Virgin Australia Adopts Amadeus Flight Management Tools

2nd Oct 2015

Australian carrier Virgin Australia announced today it will deploy the Amadeus Altea Departure Control Flight Management tool. This will be the first time an airline that doesn't use the Amadeus Altea Suite deploy the above tool as a standalone.

The new management solution should help Virgin Australia take better control of aircraft load, but also optimize flight departure.

The carrier and Amadeus are now set to develop an interface that will be integrated with VA's current passenger service system.

Andrew Lilyman, Virgin Australia general manager of network ops commented on the deal:

"Virgin Australia is pleased to work with Amadeus to implement their flight management application. Achieving optimal aircraft load distribution is key to safety of flight, improving fuel efficiency, optimizing cargo and increasing productivity."

Executive vice president for airline commercial at Amadeus Asia Pacific Hazem Hussein said the following about the partnership with Virgin Australia:

"Working with Virgin Australia to implement Altea Departure Control Flight Management as a standalone solution to their existing PSS is a huge milestone for us. This opens the doors to any carrier who is looking for a best-in-class weight and balance solution without having to go through a full migration to a new passenger service system."

The Altea Departure Control Flight Management is one of the most used solutions at this point, with more than 90 airline companies and ground handlers utilizing it in their operations.

The solution provides:

- An increase in productivity for load controllers thanks to automated flight departure monitoring

- Smoother ground handling (easier to switch between flights of different airlines in just one view)

- Enhanced capacity management (maximized load capacity for freight)

- Centralized load control

- Integration with Altea Departure Control ? Customer Management, Altea Inventory and Altea Reservation

- Lower cost