Network Planning and Operations

Establish profitable flight networks for airlines through optimising airline fleet deployment, adjusting frequency of schedules and identifying optimal departure and arrival times



Competency Area

Commercial Management


Conduct competitive analysis for flight networks

Check and collate flight network schedules of competitors

Identify possible routes based on network hub structures and global schedules

Determine best partner flights for code-sharing

Determine cost and operational deviations between designed optimal networks and actual optimal networks

Review and analyse the implications of flight networks on downstreamoperations

Evaluate the effectiveness of flight networks in meeting market demand

Propose changes to flight networks and schedules

Determine optimal departure and arrival times with consideration for operational constraints and available slots

Determine operational implications for the implementation of flight networks for airlines

Propose approaches for assignment of fleet types and sizes to flight networks

Mitigate risks caused by network uncertainty

Develop overall hub- and-spoke or point-to- point models for flight networks through the selection of destinations or hubs

Oversee the development of short- term to mid-term optimal flight networks for the airlines

Develop strategies to reduce risks caused by network changes, uncertainty and volatility

Integrate advanced algorithms such as simulated annealing into flight network planning

Assay impact of code- shares and proration contracts of competitors on network and revenue optimisation for own airlines