Tag: schedule management

Often neglected – but so important: KPIs in Schedule Management

Tuesday, Sep 17, 2019, 6:36
Key Performance Indicators allow users and managers of schedule departments to measure and manage their targets and goals. But there is still a gap when it comes to this discipline. Read more about this topic in my blog.

Short-term profitability evaluation in Schedule Management (1/2)

Friday, Aug 16, 2019, 11:59
A tactical profitability evaluation should be standard at any airline of any size and any business model. It is powerful support for schedule management departments to evaluate the profitability contribution for schedules that are near the publication or close-out date. The following blog will give more insights about this important commercial topic.

Automation strategies within the Initial Submission process (Part 2 of 2)

Wednesday, May 08, 2019, 6:30
Efficient management of airport slots is very challenging nowadays. Air traffic grows and so does the amount of fully coordinated airports. This makes the Initial Submission more and more complex. This blog is therefore about automation strategies within this important Slot Management process.

Automation strategies within the Initial Submission process (Part 1 of 2)

Wednesday, Apr 17, 2019, 6:22
Efficient management of airport slots is very challenging nowadays. Air traffic grows and so does the amount of fully coordinated airports. Especially during the Initial Submission airlines needs to be sure to achieve an optimum slot utilization. Automation can support here tremendously.  

…and when did you make your last mistake at the ticket vending machine? Error minimization strategies in Slot Management.

Wednesday, Mar 06, 2019, 6:33
Slot Management is still managed at many airlines in a manual-oriented manner. But looking at our human nature, such manual working routines imply a high risk of human errors that naturally happen. Please read my blog to get some ideas how an efficient error minimization risk strategy might look like.

How can you build up a robust schedule in Flight Scheduling? (Part 3 of 3)

Tuesday, May 15, 2018, 8:57
How do you balance punctuality vs. productivity? Please read the third and final part of the joint blog of my three colleagues and I, where we share five approaches towards minimizing propagated delays and increasing aircraft utilization by robust scheduling.

How can you build up a robust schedule in Flight Scheduling? (Part 2 of 3)

Thursday, Mar 01, 2018, 7:40
How do you balance punctuality vs. productivity? Within this three-part joint blog sequence my three colleagues and I share five approaches towards minimizing propagated delays and increasing aircraft utilization by robust scheduling.

How can you build up a robust schedule in Flight Scheduling? (Part 1 of 3)

Thursday, Jan 18, 2018, 7:21
How do you balance punctuality vs. productivity? Within this joint three-part blog sequence my three colleagues and I share five approaches towards minimizing propagated delays and increasing aircraft utilization by robust scheduling.

Best practice in Codeshare Management

Thursday, Jul 07, 2016, 9:13
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.  

Codeshare Management: Obstacles to getting it right!

Thursday, Feb 18, 2016, 10:24
You read in the news nearly every day that airlines agree on closer co-operation and announce new codeshares on certain routes and markets. Codeshare agreements are used to virtually extend your own operational network by adding new destinations.  By connecting to your partner’s network and markets you will attract more of your partner’s passengers to your own flights. It is an easy way to grow, or maintain the status quo, without increasing your operational costs.

How to optimize your slot management on the day of ops!

Wednesday, Oct 14, 2020, 8:54
The efficient management of airport slots is very challenging nowadays. Especially in these bumpy times, airlines face many ad-hoc schedule changes resulting in high amounts of slot change messages on the day of ops. As a consequence, this leads to great efforts for slot coordinator communication requiring efficient IT solutions. This is where the NetLine/Sched Slot Manager Short Term Mode comes in!

Improve your efficiency. Thoughts at the beginning of the year

Tuesday, Feb 02, 2016, 10:57
How can we be more efficient? Probably one of the most stated goals in airline business nowadays. With this initial blog I would like to start a series of future blogs that shall give a more holistic approach towards this important business goal.

Codeshare synchronicity within the major alliances

Tuesday, Jan 31, 2017, 10:13
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:

Short-term profitability evaluation in Schedule Management (2/2)

Wednesday, Sep 11, 2019, 8:37
A tactical profitability evaluation is a powerful support for schedule management departments to evaluate the profitability contribution for schedules that are near the publication or closeout date. The second part of this blog sequence will give more insights about this important commercial topic.

“Use it or lose it”-Rule & Strikes: Do I always lose it, when not use it?

Monday, May 28, 2018, 5:45
Currently many airlines face a lot of problems again: Strikes among Air Traffic Control, public sector, pilots, etc.: Different strike reasons, but same effect: The airlines are forced to do flight cancellations and adjustments. The important question here is: Does a cancellation /adjustment as a result of a strike - no matter what reason – always have the same effect on the grandfather rights?

Real-time Slot Management with Web Services

Monday, Dec 10, 2018, 10:30
More and more airports become slot coordinated nowadays – but two obstacles apply hereby: First, this information exchange between airlines and airport coordinator is still done manually on an email base. Second, this process produces useless waste response times. The solution for the first deal breaker are slot management tools. The solution for the second obstacle are web services, which is the main topic for the following blog.