Posted on: 19 July 2016 by Mark Howells
Cebu Pacific has become OpenAirlines’ launch customer in the Asia Pacific region after choosing to install the company’s solution to save fuel and reduce its carbon dioxide emission per flight.
Under the agreement, OpenAirlines will continuously analyse the flight data across Cebu Pacific’s 57-strong aircraft fleet as well as the upcoming 48 on order using SkyBreathe Fuel Efficiency, a fuel management system which uses big data algorithms.
On each flight, SkyBreathe looks at multiple sources of data, including flight data recorders, and helps the airline implement a fuel-saving plan. The advanced consultancy arm of OpenAirlines has fuel experts assisting companies in implementing new best practices.
“Cebu Pacific offers flights to an extensive network of more than 90 routes on 64 destinations, spanning Asia, Australia, the Middle East, and theUSA. With more than 12,000 flights per month, all the data automatically collected by SkyBreathe will help us save time and achieve the best fuel economy,” explained Lance Gokongwei, Cebu Pacific’s president and CEO. “Fuel is a significant factor in airlines’ operations, accounting for 20-40% of their cost. With this new fuel programme, our passengers can continue to enjoy the lowest fares possible for their flights.”
“With 18 airlines on all continents now using our system, OpenAirlines has become the fastest growing fuel preservation software provider and the number one provider among low-fare airlines. This deal also marks a cornerstone in our Asian development, being the first one inked by our recently opened sales and support offices in Hong Kong,” noted Alexandre Feray, OpenAirlines’ CEO.