Lufthansa Systems today announced that the Taiwanese airline EVA Air will use IT solutions from Lufthansa Systems for its scheduling and codeshare management. The airline has signed a 10-year contract for the use of NetLine/Sched for scheduling and SchedConnect for codeshare management and schedule distribution. Using the latest IT solutions will enable EVA Air to optimise its scheduling processes and the management of its codeshare flights while lowering costs and increasing revenues.
“An optimum schedule is a decisive competitive factor for airlines in a hotly contested market. This is why we have decided to replace our in-house solution and rely on the technological know-how of the airline IT experts at Lufthansa Systems. This will bring us significantly closer to our goal of becoming a leading global network carrier,” said Jerry Wu, DJVP of Project Division, at EVA Air.
NetLine/Sched covers all processes for medium- to short-term flight scheduling. Airlines can use the solution to modify their flight plans and schedules in a way to increase the overall capacity utilisation of their aircraft. The systems also make it possible to evaluate “what if” scenarios and gauge their cost-effectiveness. The system supports planners in making decisions and provides high-quality optimisation tools to improve the quality of flight schedules from an operational and commercial perspective.
SchedConnect offers a high degree of automation, calculating the optimum codeshare assignments based on the current flight schedules every day. The system processes schedule data of more than 150 airlines worldwide. If a minimum connecting time is violated due to a schedule change or if a partner flight is canceled, the system automatically assigns the marketing flight number to another suitable connecting flight. Changes are sent through the reservation systems to travel agents and customers as well as to the operations and passenger-related systems of the airlines involved. Lufthansa Systems offers its codeshare management solution as an Application Service Providing (ASP) model, delivering 24/7 server operation and state-of-the-art infrastructure services.
“Following the successful introduction of Lido/Flight last year, we are delighted that EVA Air has opted for additional products from our portfolio. The NetLine/Sched and SchedConnect IT solutions will optimise the airline’s scheduling and codeshare management and pave the way for its membership in the Star Alliance,” said Olivier Krüger, SVP Regional Management Asia/Pacific at Lufthansa Systems.
Headquartered in Taipei, Taiwan, the Taiwanese carrier EVA Air was founded in 1989 as a subsidiary of the Evergreen Group. From its base at Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport, the airline serves a dense route network of 64 destinations in Taiwan and abroad with its fleet of 61 passenger and cargo aircraft. EVA Air will become a member of the Star Alliance from June 18th.