Lufthansa Systems announced that Norwegian Air Shuttle has opted for its IT solutions Lido/Flight and NetLine/Sched, Crew and Ops. The two companies recently signed an eight-year agreement for the two solutions which will be hosted in the Lufthansa Systems datacenter. The systems will help the Norwegian airline optimize its flight planning with a complete operational planning and control system customized precisely to its needs.
Lido/Flight covers all aspects of the airline’s flight planning. The system, which has already been deployed by leading airlines around the world operating in different business models, provides dispatchers with many optimization options regarding flight time, fuel consumption or costs of each flight. Taking into account the latest flight-related data such as weather conditions, total weight and the availability of airways, Lido/Flight calculates the suitable routes for each flight from all available options. This enables Norwegian Air Shuttle to benefit from more efficient processes and lower costs.
In NetLine/Sched, NetLine/Crew and NetLine/Ops, Lufthansa Systems offers the airline a complete operational planning and control system for flight scheduling, crew management and operations control. These basic components address the key aspects of Norwegian’s operations. NetLine/Sched covers all processes for medium- to short-term flight scheduling, NetLine/Crew simplifies the crew planning process by generating fast, cost-efficient and fair duty rosters, and NetLine/Ops enables the airline to enhance its operations control processes.
“We opted for the IT solutions from Lufthansa Systems because the NetLine systems enable us to achieve the ideal balance between the company's operational requirements and the needs of our flight crews. NetLine gives us access to the latest technologies available in this area,” said Norwegian’s Chief Operational Officer Asgeir Nyseth.
“Norwegian is a new customer with great growth potential, and we are very pleased to start this close cooperation with them," said Marco Cesa, Senior Vice President Regional Management Europe, Middle East & Africa at Lufthansa Systems. “Having Norwegian opt for two of our leading IT solutions plus the hosting agreement is a tremendous sign of confidence in our work.”
Norwegian Air Shuttle is the second-largest airline Scandinavia. The Norwegian airline currently operates 313 routes to 116 destinations. Norwegian has a fleet of 73 aircraft and has also placed Europe’s largest aircraft order, with 222 planes on order from Airbus and Boeing.