easyJet has chosen the advanced network simulation solution Amadeus SkySYM by Optym to improve the reliability of its flight schedules. This solution is one of the five solutions offered as part of the Amadeus SKY Suite by Optym, after Amadeus and Optym formed a partnership in 2016.

SkySYM works by simulating planned schedules under real-world conditions by modelling factors such as aircraft and passenger flows, maintenance activities, air traffic control events, weather patterns, and crew and baggage delays. It can also automatically adjust flight schedules in order to improve on-time performance.

“Every airline wants to build optimal flight schedules that will both maximize profits and be more reliable. Our results show that the system predicts on-time performance (OTP) indicators with greater than 95% accuracy and improves OTP by up to 4%, with minimal impact to network profits. Everything is impossible until somebody does it,” says Renzo Vaccari, Vice President of Airline Solutions for Optym. “We’re proud to be bringing another airline on board the Amadeus-Optym partnership to unlock more value from their flight schedule, and we look forward to extending our reach with more airline customers in order to help reinvent the future of Network Planning and Flight Scheduling.”

Andrew Salt, Network Optimisation Manager at easyJet commented: “SkySYM is a well-developed, mature product that meets the needs of the network and schedule planning team at easyJet and we are delighted to develop our partnership with Optym and Amadeus with this product. We are confident that it will drive significant value to our business, whilst maintaining and enhancing the quality of our schedules for our customers.”