Lufthansa Network Airlines continue to benefit from SchedConnect codeshare management solution
13 Aug 2019
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Group agreement with Lufthansa Systems optimizes codeshare connections and harmonizes administration within the Group
Raunheim, August 13, 2019 – Lufthansa Systems today announced that the airlines of the Lufthansa Group will continue to use its SchedConnect codeshare management solution. SchedConnect helps airlines optimize the handling of codeshare flights, reduce costs and increase revenues. By signing the group agreement, the five airlines – Lufthansa, Swiss, Austrian Airlines, Air Dolomiti and Edelweiss Air – will also enjoy standardized administration, which will reduce complexity and costs.
“Our innovative SchedConnect codeshare management solution was already being used successfully by a few separate airlines in the Lufthansa Group. This joint agreement will now generate additional long-term synergies that will benefit all the airlines,” said Renata Widmann, Key Account Manager Lufthansa Group Airlines at Lufthansa Systems.
SchedConnect is currently the most technologically advanced system of its kind. It processes around 360 million schedule changes per year and identifies the potential effects on codeshare connections. The solution guarantees a high degree of automation in order to calculate the best codeshare connections for the 35 customers and their partners. If a minimum connecting time is not met due to a schedule change or if a partner flight is canceled, SchedConnect assigns the marketing flight number to another suitable connecting flight operated by a partner. 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.
“In a Group with shared goals, the only way to achieve success is by acting together. Despite the airlines’ different needs, we quickly found a suitable solution through pragmatic, constructive cooperation,” said Olivier Krüger, CEO of Lufthansa Systems. “This project is another example of the role Lufthansa Systems plays as a strategic partner in the digital transformation of airlines and of the close collaboration within the Lufthansa Group.”