As Dr. Ahuja, President and CEO of Optym, comments: “This partnership is a great fit – each party brings complementary strengths, combining our world-class mathematics and proprietary optimisation know-how with Amadeus’ airline experience, size, global reach, and technical sophistication. We think airline network planning is ready for some new, innovative thinking, and we are excited about helping airlines unlock more value from their schedule.”
Optym works in other industries, including rail and mining, but Amadeus is exclusively investing in the development of their airline solutions. The partnership has Amadeus contributing its vast knowledge of the airline business and financial support to develop the solutions that have not yet been brought to market. In addition, Amadeus will use its global network to accelerate Optym’s growth plans and sell the solutions worldwide.
Julia Sattel, Global Head of Airline IT at Amadeus added: “We want our technology to help airlines succeed in this increasingly competitive market, and that’s why we see network planning and scheduling as a very important area for airlines and their customers. The Optym network planning and scheduling solution is already the best one in the market, and with our help we think it will become truly game-changing.”
This suite of network planning solutions are offered as the Amadeus SKY suite by Optym. This suite includes two solutions which are already available in the market today - Amadeus SkyMAX by Optym providing schedule optimization, and Amadeus SkySYM by Optym providing schedule reliability simulation. The next three solutions in the suite will deliver schedule forecasting (Amadeus SkyCAST by Optym), schedule management (Amadeus SkyWORKS by Optym), and route frequency optimization (Amadeus SkyPLAN by Optym).