TRIP signs up for Lufthansa Consulting “Rent-a-plan”

TRIP Linhas Aéreas is to extend its partnership with Lufthansa Consulting by implementing the German aviation consultancy’s successful “Rent-a-plan” product.

The moves follows initial co-operation between the two in 2010 when they worked together on network optimisation and fleet plan validation.

“Rent-a-plan” is designed to improve the reliability and speed of network planning and scheduling activities for small and medium-sized carriers without adding further overhead costs. Fleet and network planning units which have to use different databases and systems incur expenses for most airlines.

“Rent-a-plan” provides a one-stop-shop solution for data, tools and expertise, tailor-made for airlines to save on cost without compromising the reliability of the planning, explains Lufthansa Consulting. Airlines benefit from advanced network planning instead of extending in-house resources and investing additional funds for an uncertain outcome. Lufthansa Consulting personnel support carriers throughout the entire planning workflow including fleet planning, network planning and scheduling, according to a predefined time plan.

The objective of the assignment is to apply TRIP’s niche strategy to increase its impact in the growing Brazilian market. The main recommended actions are to boost the airline’s existing monopoly routes, build new connections in designated hubs, launch new non-stop routes between unconnected cities and open new destinations. Following these guidelines, TRIP expects to generate a considerable additional profit per year.

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