Braathens Aviation to optimize fleet with NetLine from Lufthansa

Lufthansa Systems strengthens position in the Scandinavian market (June 24, 2008) -- Braathens Aviation, the parent company of the airlines Malmo Aviation and Transwede Airways, opts for NetLine from Lufthansa Systems. A five-year contract to this effect was recently signed. By using a comprehensive range of modules, both airlines will be able to speed up the processes involved in fleet and crew planning, save costs and improve revenues. Malmo Aviation is the second-largest airline in Sweden. Its main business is scheduled domestic service from Stockholm/Bromma Airport to Malmo, Goteborg and Umea. In addition to regularly scheduled service, the company provides charter service to more than 60 destinations in Europe. Transwede Airways is a rapidly growing airline whose mission is ACMI (Aircraft, Crew, Maintenance, Insurance) / wet leasing operations of aircraft for other airlines, with focus on London City Airport. "Our goal is to further develop Malmo Aviation and Transwede Airways as leading players in their markets. A scalable and integrated IT system to optimize our fleet and crew planning is critical for our success. With NetLine we finally have a solution that helps us to react quickly to changing market demands or schedule disruptions and improve efficiency", comments Knut Solberg CEO of Braathens Aviation. Malmo Aviation and Transwede Airways will deploy NetLine/Ops for all operations control processes, NetLine/Sched for schedule management, and NetLine/Crew for all aspects of crew management. The integrated use of this complete range of modules allows both airlines to fully benefit from a seamless integration of processes. They will be able to quickly and reliably run through various scenarios, generate plans and make decisions. This is made possible by the high degree of automation and the flexibility of the solution which has secured a leading position in its segment. "We are experiencing an increasing demand for integrated systems that provide all necessary information relevant to a specific business process. In the recent past, several new customers opted for our airline IT solutions. I am very pleased that we could win over yet another leading Northern European airline aviation company," says Stefan Auerbach, Senior Vice President Sales EMEA/Central at Lufthansa Systems.

Source: Lufthansa Systems AG
Date: Jun 25, 2008