Brussels Airlines Opts for Codeshare Management Solution from Lufthansa

(November 27, 2009) -- Brussels Airlines will manage its codeshare flights with SchedConnect from Lufthansa Systems. The companies recently signed a 5-year contract to this effect. The Belgian airline offers around 180,000 codeshare connections per year with 26 partners. Brussels Airlines will join Star Alliance in December 2009 and requires a powerful tool to handle the growing number of codeshare flights. SchedConnect is the most advanced system of its kind available today and offers a high degree of automation. Each day, it calculates the optimum codeshare assignments based on the current flight schedules. The system processes up to five million schedule changes of all SchedConnect customers every month. If a minimum connecting time is violated due to a schedule change or if a partner flight is cancelled, SchedConnect assigns automatically the marketing flight number to another suitable connecting flight. 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. Brussels Airlines is the leading Belgian airline and operates a network to 120 destinations in Europe, North America, Asia and Africa.

Source: Lufthansa Systems AG
Date: Nov 30, 2009