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Flight delays and cancellations are not only troubling for passengers, but also for airlines and airport stakeholders. Flight disruption is becoming an increasingly expensive operational problem for airlines, airports and hotels to solve – in fact, T2RL, a leading airline IT industry research company, has estimated that disruptions cost the airline industry US$60b per year.
We looked at disruptions or irregular operations (IROPS), in our reportShaping the future of Airline Disruption Management (IROPS) , and identified the key areas where improvements can make a real difference. In the report, we also explored the top ten most common causes of airline disruptions, outlined below:
By understanding where disruptions are likely to originate, all stakeholders can work to prevent where possible and provide a faster recovery. After all as Benjamin Franklin said, “By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.”
Want to learn more about how irregular operations impact airlines and what can be done about them? Download a copy of theShaping the future of Airline Disruption Management (IROPS) report.