Tunisair plans flights with Lido OC (press release)

Ten-year contract for leading dispatch solution from Lufthansa Systems

Tunisair, Tunisia's largest airline, is going to use the flight dispatch solution Lido Operations Center (Lido OC) from Lufthansa Systems for the next ten years. The airline's IT subsidiary, AISA, and Lufthansa Systems concluded the landmark contract which will enable the carrier to realize significant efficiency gains by optimizing flight routes and saving fuel and emissions.

Raouf Khelil, Operational Logistics Director at Tunisair, explained the management's decision: "In the current economic environment, it is important for us to check all options to enhance the efficiency of our operations. Lido OC is the only solution on the market that can achieve the savings in fuel and emissions we were aiming at. It even opens up new opportunities for reduced air traffic control charges and other expenses, so it will directly have an impact on our operating costs."

Matthias van Leeuwen, Senior Vice President Sales EMEA South at Lufthansa Systems, said, "We welcome Tunisair as our latest Lido OC user. By implementing this modern solution, Tunisair is taking a leadership role in the region in terms of operational efficiency. It is an excellent investment in the future."

Lido OC fully meets the requirements for safe and reliable flight operations that are at the core of any airline's operations. Beyond this basic prerequisite, the solution delivers utmost flexibility and opportunities to reduce costs. With its modern technology and user-friendly architecture, Lido OC covers all aspects of flight planning and the associated follow-up processes. Drawing on its own database, Lido OC automatically calculates the ideal route between two airports and creates reliable and easy-to-understand briefing documents for each flight. Crews can access the briefing documents provided by the Lido Briefing module over the Internet using a PC or laptop and a Web browser.

Tunisair celebrated its 60th anniversary last year. The Tunis-based carrier flies 30 modern aircraft to over 47 destinations in Africa, the Middle East and Europe.

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