Michael Becker blog posts
A codeshare agreement between two partnering airlines requires mutual consent on processes and a regular schedule data exchange. In the crisis, these process arrangements are put to test. How does the Covid-19 crisis with reduced staff power and high volatile schedule data influences the quality of the schedules between partnering airlines? Does the codeshare synchronization check between the major three alliances allows us to draw some conclusions to established processes or even used tools?
Airlines all around the globe continuously are planning how their network should look like during and after the crisis. They had and they still have to reduce not only the frequency to specific destinations, they also have aircraft on the ground and ceased operations to some destinations overall.
The pandemic is having a worldwide effect. Nearly every economy has to fight with the negative impacts. The aviation sector in particular is very badly affected by the crisis. Airlines get away from the traditional seasonal-based schedule planning to a more agile way. What does it mean for schedule and codeshare management?
Airlines and airports have to consider measures to minimize the transmission of COVID-19 between travelers, airport staff and crew members. These actions may increase the time passengers have to spend at the airport before they board a flight or while waiting for the connecting flight.