Easyjet has made the decision to use the Amadeus Skysym by Optym solution to improve the reliability of its flight schedules.

The solution is one of five included in the Amadeus Sky Suite by Optym developed after Amadeus and Optym formed a partnership in 2016.

Amadeus claims it is the only technology solution on the market that can simulate airline schedules in the planning stage to test reliability and ensure smooth operations on the actual day of the flight. It simulates the schedule under real-world conditions by modelling factors such as aircraft and passenger flows, maintenance activities, air traffic control events, weather patterns and crew and baggage delays. It can also automatically adjust schedules to improve on-time performance.

Andrew Salt, network optimisation manager at Easyjet, commented: “Skysym is a well-developed, mature product that meets the needs of the network and schedule planning team at Easyjet and we are delighted to develop our partnership with Optym and Amadeus with this product. We are confident that it will drive significant value to our business, whilst maintaining and enhancing the quality of our schedules for our customers.”

Renzo Vaccari, VP of airline solutions for Optym, said: “Every airline wants to build optimal flight schedules that will both maximise profits and be more reliable. Our results show that the system predicts on-time performance indicators with greater than 95 per cent accuracy and improves OTP by up to 4 per cent, with minimal impact to network profits. Everything is impossible until somebody does it.”

Manuel Midon, head of airlines for Northern and Western Europe at Amadeus, added: “It’s fantastic to deepen our relationship with Easyjet through the Amadeus Skysym by Optym solution. We will work closely together with the airline during the implementation of the solution, which can contribute to providing an even better customer experience and increasing incremental revenue at the same time.”

amadeus.com; optym.com; easyjet.com

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