The Pandemic has been Hardest for Amadeus but it Remains Dominant
The migration of GOL from Amadeus Navitaire to Sabre is the first PSS move of any airline in the top three tiers this year and is the largest airline migration since the pandemic hit 18 months ago. This First View looks at the future strategy of the top three PSS vendors; Amadeus, Sabre and TravelSky and their outlook after the pandemic.
2021 Vendor Forecast
T2RL has reconciled passenger volumes for the first half of 2021 published by the three largest PSS providers - Amadeus, Sabre & TravelSky - and created a forecast for their full year 2021 passenger volumes. T2RL will continue to research actual passenger volumes and our 2021 vendor forecast will be updated regularly here: Vendor Forecast.
Revenue Accounting Snapshot 2021
T2RL has recorded the total size of the market for airline revenue accounting systems in 2020 as 1.6 billion passengers boarded, a decline of 59% from 2019. This report takes a snapshot of the current revenue accounting market share for vendors in August 2021 using passenger numbers from 2020.
A Strategic Year for Hitit
Hitit has recently announced it is gearing up for an IPO in the near future. In what has been a turbulent year for the industry, this First View explores Hitit's activities in the past year.
2020 Global Passenger Volumes: 1.84 Billion
T2RL has released its assessment of 2020 global passenger volumes showing 1.84 Billion passengers boarded - a 60% decline from 2019's 4.63 billion. This first view includes significant highlights from our 2020 passenger volumes and the impact on passengers boarded by the three largest PSS vendors - Amadeus, Sabre & TravelSky.
IBS - Leading the Way in Loyalty
IBS has announced that Gulf Air has chosen its iFly Loyalty solution to power its Falconflyer Loyalty programme. This the latest in a string of signings the loyalty vendor has in the pipe. This First View looks at why things are heating up in the loyalty space.
Outsourcing - One Step Beyond
Amadeus have announced a wide-ranging partnership with Microsoft which will see some or all of its applications moving to the Cloud. This comes a year after Sabre's announcement with Google's cloud hosting. This First View looks at the implications for airlines of these leading IT vendors outsourcing their data hosting.
Kambr Win Shakes up the RM Market
Kambr, a recent start-up in the revenue management field has won the business of AirAsia, one of the giants of the LCC world.
2020 Vendor Forecast
In August T2RL reconciled passenger volumes for the first half of 2020 published by the three largest PSS providers - Amadeus, Sabre & TravelSky - and created a forecast for their full year 2020 passenger volumes. T2RL will continue to research actual passenger volumes and our 2020 vendor forecast will be updated regularly here: Vendor Forecast.
Flexibility key to Recovery for Loyalty Vendors
Along with the rest of the industry, airline loyalty programs are struggling to deal with the impact of the COVID-19 crisis. This First View looks at why loyalty is a key area to drive recovery.
Amadeus Scheduling Moves to the Next Level
Amadeus and Optym have announced that the airline network planning business of Optym has been acquired by Amadeus. This First View looks at what this acquisition means for the industry.
The PSS Market Settles Down - A Bit
T2RL data show 34 airlines changed their PSS provision in 2019, together migrating the management of over two hundred million passengers boarded. T2RL analyse PSS Migration data for 2019, putting this into context with previous years and the vendors who have been the most and least successful over the past five years.
IBS acquires AD OPT
On September 10, 2019, IBS Software announced that it had completed the acquisition of AD OPT. This First View looks at what this acquisition means for the industry.
AGIFORS Symposium 2019
The annual Symposium from AGIFORS (Airline Group of the International Federation of Operational Research Societies) was held in Seattle, USA from September 30 to October 4, 2019. This First View looks at the presentations given at the forefront of tech research in the airline industry.
ATPCO Continues its Reinvention
T2RL attended the ATPCO 'Elevate' customer conference in Washington DC on October 1st and 2nd. In this First View T2RL looks at ATPCO's recent activity and why they are succeeding in their reinvention.
6 Billion Revenue Passengers Boarded by 2023
T2RL has just released its projections for the passenger air transport market out to 2029. They show growth from 2018's 4.47 Billion passengers boarded to 6.06 Billion in 2023 and almost 9 Billion in ten years' time.
FLIGHTKEYS: Advancing the State-of-the-Art in Flight Planning
In a briefing from Senior Management T2RL have learned that FLIGHTKEYS GmbH will soon launch its new Flight Planning solution, FLIGHTKEYS 5D, and announce launch customers. In this First View, T2RL assesses FLIGHTKEYS' new solution and the impact it may have on the industry.
GE Aviation: Playing the long game
GE Aviation has been the global leader in commercial aircraft engine deliveries for many years. On 18-21 February 2019, it hosted a conference in Dallas, around the theme of using data to generate insights. In this First View, T2RL look at GE Aviation's strategy moving forward and how they plan to add value from insights obtained from data.
ONE Order may bring value - eventually
IATA continues to promote its new standard for communications between Order Management Systems, delivery and accounting systems. There have been some limited proof of concept projects and a number of airlines have committed publicly to the new standard. In this First View, T2RL look at what is needed to make this standard a success and what it might mean for the industry in the long term.
Blockchain has not yet found its problem
Airlines, like many other enterprises, are currently subject to extensive marketing on behalf of blockchain technology providers. In this First View, T2RL looks into this new technology and where it could possibly be used by an airline.
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