Codeshare synchronicity within the major alliances
Codeshare co-operations between airlines are reflected in the schedules with different Data Element Identifiers (DEI). The operating carrier labels its own operating flight wanted to be offered for a certain partner with a DEI 010 identifying the respective marketing flight. The codeshare partner has to build the according marketing flight as a kind of mirror image using the Data Element Identifier 050. Example:
Best practice in Codeshare Management
As the airline industry is among one of the most competitive, airlines often enter into codeshare agreements - whereby partners mutually agree on common routes and flight numbers to generate additional revenue and improve operating margins.A well planned and executed codeshare can translate into several million EUR resp. USD of additional revenue (or profit) per year, however this is only realized in daily business when a working process of how to reflect the codeshare agreements into two or more partners’ schedules is defined.