SAS to Manage Codeshare Connections with ShedConnect


  • Lufthansa Systems expands cooperation with Scandinavian airline

Raunheim | October 15, 2015– Lufthansa Systems today announced that the Scandinavian airline SAS (Scandinavian Airlines System) will use its SchedConnect codeshare management solution. The two companies recently signed a five-year agreement to this effect.

“At SAS, we want to make our customers’ life easier by providing hundreds of world-wide destinations. Therefore, we combine our route network with several partner networks, such as Star Alliance. To ensure an even more seamless experience, we will rely on SchedConnect from Lufthansa Systems to manage our codeshare connections efficiently in the future,” said Tobias Jönsson, Vice President Revenue Management at SAS.

SchedConnect is currently the most technologically advanced system of its kind. The
solution offers a high level of automation by receiving and sending schedule data of around 25 customers and its codeshare partners and calculating the optimal codeshare connections for the current customer schedules on a daily basis. The system processes up to 45 million schedule changes each month for its customers. If a minimum connecting time is violated due to a schedule change or if a partner flight is canceled, SchedConnect assigns the marketing flight number to another suitable connecting flight operated by the partner. Changes are sent through the reservation systems to travel agents and customers as well as to the operations and passenger-related systems of the airlines involved.

In addition to supplying and implementing SchedConnect, Lufthansa Systems will take charge of the solution’s smooth operation. The application will be sub-hosted on a high-quality server, with Lufthansa Systems handling coordination with the provider.

“As a fully integrated network carrier and member of Star Alliance, codeshare management at SAS is particularly intensive. With SchedConnect, we are offering our customer a system that can reliably process the mass and complexity of data from its 23 codeshare partners,” explained Marco Cesa, Senior Vice President Regional Management EMEA at Lufthansa Systems.

SAS consists of three Scandinavian carriers from Denmark; Norway and Sweden. The airline has its base in Stockholm and is one of the leading airlines in Europe. From its hubs in Copenhagen, Oslo and Stockholm SAS serves destinations worldwide with a fleet of 132 aircraft.

Picture description: “SchedConnect’s graphical visualization of codeshare connections facilitates user’s understanding of complex and comprehensive co-operations.”

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