On-time performance is not an option. It’s mandatory! This principle has become common sense in aviation and a matter of competitive strength. In recent decades, airlines have increasingly focused on how to improve OTP. Given the many tasks involved in preparing a flight for departure, how can airlines achieve this? The key lies in 3 factors that are part of the so-called OTP triangle. What are they? Find out here.
Last year´s air travel summer season was a bit chaotic. Flight delays, and endless lines made travelers´ vacations more than stressful. This summer, experts warn the situation may not differ much. Passenger numbers are expected to surpass pre-pandemic levels. With the operational issues that put punctuality in aviation in checkmate not yet resolved, what can the industry do to overcome the challenges? Find out in our blog post.
After an incredibly difficult 2020, the airline industry sees passenger traffic rapidly bouncing back. But capacity constraints, especially in terms of staff shortages, are challenging carriers to be on-time. Since delays have a direct impact on customer satisfaction, what can be done to improve airlines´ on-time performance?
While sustainability has become a major focus for airlines, the emphasis has largely been on areas such as fuel alternatives. In-flight services have not been that much of a focal point. That is now beginning to change. Not only are airlines recognizing the opportunities to develop more eco-friendly in-flight services, but they are also seeing the potential savings to be gained. Read here some of the initiatives that carriers are already taking.
Queues at airports, congested taxiways, and bursting airspaces – this was the reality before the Coronavirus outbreak. With the pandemic, carriers experienced a significant reduction in their flights and thus an apparent improvement in their on-time performance. However, as increasing vaccinations generate greater confidence to travel again, 2022 is expected to be a crucial year for aviation to rebound. How may higher traffic and increased journey times due to COVID-19 measures affect airline punctuality?
From enhanced cleaning routines to physical distancing measures, fulfilling COVID-19 safety requirements can extend the time for aircraft turnaround. As airlines add more flights to cover travel demands this summer, the surge of potential capacity bottlenecks puts ground handling operations under pressure. Read here how airlines can optimize the time jets spend on the ground between flights.
Looking forward to a bright summer season 2021 – Airlines prepare for demand to rebound as experts predict an increase in leisure and “visiting friends and relatives” travel. However, the patchwork of quarantine and testing regulations that apply to different destinations is forcing carriers to plan their operations very carefully. How can they do that? Find out here.
After challenging months where carriers had to ground most of their fleets, optimism breaks out with an upturn in global capacity in recent weeks. Pent-up demand and the increase in vaccinations are moving planners to add more flights to their schedules. Read here how airlines can prepare for ramping up operations towards summer travel 2021.
Flight delays and cancellations are not only an inconvenience for passengers. They can bring aviation stakeholders high operational costs. With an ongoing pandemic that forces government regulations to change rapidly, the industry needs strategies to minimize the impact of flight disruptions. Read here, how operators can deal with irregular operations amid COVID-19.
To control another wave of Coronavirus, countries like Germany and the UK imposed another lockdown. Restrictions on international travel affected booking numbers, for which airlines had to cancel several flights. Now that these measures are about to be eased in the coming weeks, carriers need strategies to resume flight operations efficiently. Read here how to achieve that.