Belgian national flag carrier, operating the Brussels hub in the capital of the European Union.
Mr Erik Follet, Chief Commmercial Officer
Schedule Consult's contribution to Brussels Airlines and pre-decessors covered a range of topics.
TURN AROUND TIMES
Objectivation of the discussion on turn times and their correlation with on-time performamnce and staff workload.
Process mapping of the entire
ground time process between arrival and departure of an aircraft.
Broad awareness that short turnarounds are
feasible as they had been applied on large scale during test phase, even down to as little as 12
GROUND TIME POLICY
Comparison of capacity reserves in Sabena with effective needs in order to assess possibilities to improve efficiency.
Evaluation of maintenance planning, effects of operational reserves on schedule completion, planning of pilot trainings, long term fleet transition planning, etc.
Adjustment of standards for operational reserve
capacity, streamlining of maintenance planning, harmonization with production planning and fleet
Exploration of the opportunities of liberalization of the European aviation market for the complete SAir Group.
City presence analysis, defining
the needs for the SAir Group to make its commercial position sustainable in all active sales
Concrete plan for development of a second hub in Europe.
HI-SPEED RAIL COMPETITION
Assessment of the possible impact of new high-speed rail links between Brussels and London on Sabena's production; what is the best answer to this development?
Identification of critical sales motivations for travellers. Comparison of the Sabena product with the new competition based on these requirements. Identification of needed adjustments in the ground product and schedules.
Adjusted schedule to focus on sustainable strengths. Recommendation to strive for a no-frills terminal in coordination with airport authorities.
INTEGRATION OF SCANDINAVIA IN THE HUB
Trade-offs for Scandinavia schedules after fundamental change in hub strategy.
Competitive analysis on local markets with sales teams of the regions involved. Profitability analysis of all available alternatives. Joint evaluation of options.
Recommendation on new schedules for routes concerned. Shared support by all parties involved. Schedules successfully implemented.