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Why Schedule Simplicity Is Important

 While the world is moving towards a trend of simplicity – we still see some airlines who prefer to have complex fight schedules. Apart from being easy for the customers and to attract more of frequent passengers on the route, there is a host of benefits that can come by keeping your schedule simple. Have […]

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The Networker Lessons #5: CASM

Welcome to the fifth chapter of The Networker lessons. CASM. I’m sure that you have heard this phrase once or twice. What does CASM stand for ? CASM stands for Cost per Available Seat Mile. It is an important measure about an airline’s efficiency. What does it do? Let’s learn. CASM is the cost to […]

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The Networker Lessons #4 : Overbooking

 I am sure that you have heard the word overbooking at least once. What is overbooking? Why do airlines overbook?  Overbooking is the process of an airline booking more passengers than the available capacity on a flight. For example, in an Airbus A320 aircraft with seating capacity for 180 passengers, an airline may opt to […]

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The Networker Lessons #3 : GDS

 I am sure that you have heard the word GDS plenty of times when discussing about airlines. What does GDS mean? What can it do? Let’s find out.  GDS is the acronym for Global Distribution System. A GDS enables an airline to sell its tickets via travel agents.  The GDS evolved from the concept of […]

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The Networker Lessons #2 : Equipment

 Welcome to the second chapter of The Networker lessons. I’m sure that you have often heard the word equipment when talking about an airline route. What is an equipment ? Let’s find out.  The equipment refers to the equipment type – or vehicle – that is used to operate a particular flight. This is not strictly […]

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The Networker Lessons #1 : Load Factor

 Welcome to a new feature on The Networker – Lessons – teaching you about the essentials of airline route networking.  Let’s start with the Load Factor.  I’m sure that you have heard of the term load factor at some point. What does load factor mean ? The load factor is the actual number of seats […]

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