Lufthansa Network Airlines continues SchedConnect codeshare agreement

Darren Wood
By Darren Wood August 14, 2019 10:56

Lufthansa Network Airlines continues SchedConnect codeshare agreement

Lufthansa Systems has said that the airlines within the Lufthansa Group will continue to use its SchedConnect codeshare management solution.

SchedConnect helps airlines optimise 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 standardised administration, which will reduce complexity and costs.

Renata Widmann, key account manager Lufthansa Group Airlines at Lufthansa Systems, said: “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.”

SchedConnect processes around 360 million schedule changes per year and identifies the potential effects on codeshare connections.

The company says the solution guarantees a high degree of automation in order to calculate the best codeshare connections for the 35 customers and 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.

Darren Wood
By Darren Wood August 14, 2019 10:56