New Flight Schedule Management and Seasonal Planning solution introduced at YYC Calgary International Airport significantly enhancing planning capabilities.
December 2nd, 2021 – Today The Calgary Airport Authority announced its partnership with Copenhagen Optimization and Azinq on a new Flight Schedule Management and Seasonal Planning solution. The new solution for Flight Schedule Management and Seasonal Planning is based on Copenhagen Optimization’s software solution Better Airport® and Azinq’s software solution Airport Hive®. The solution translates the slot requests submitted by airlines to a uniform format, which is then evaluated for all days and all parts of the airport operation, including check-in, security, baggage handling, border control, and stand/gate capacity. Based on this, the solution informs the user whether a new slot request causes any challenges at any given point in the airport operation.
“This partnership is supporting the Authority to create an effortless experience for our guests by allowing our operations to become more efficient and agile,” said Chris Miles, VP Operations & Infrastructure at The Calgary Airport Authority. “We now have a fully-automated solution that allows us to move from planning week-by-week to planning for an entire season. The change from manual processes to a fully automated solution will save the Authority time and improve analysis and resource planning.”
With the detailed seasonal planning capability, the intention is to be able to accept more flights without compromising the efficiency of the airport operation.
“It has been a truly great process to work with the team at Calgary. They understand to the fullest, that to optimize your airport operation, you need a holistic view on all operational areas,” said Kasper Hounsgaard, CEO of Copenhagen Optimization. “With this new solution we enable optimization at a faster pace. At the same time, we enable an analytical framework which considers interdependencies between operational areas.”
“We are pleased to have taken part in creating an innovative solution for The Calgary Airport Authority. We are delighted to equip their ability to solve key business challenges with full ownership of data, knowledge of data transformation and transparency” added Chris Taylor, Managing Partner, Azinq Ltd.
The new solution has been developed in cooperation between The Calgary Airport Authority, Copenhagen Optimization, and Azinq and was taken into use in October 2021.
About Copenhagen Optimization
Denmark-based Copenhagen Optimization is a leading provider of software and consultancy focused on airports’ operational planning and execution activities. Copenhagen Optimization has grown quickly since its founding in 2014 and is now working with more than 50 airports across the world on all aspects of the airport operation. Embracing the latest best practice within machine learning and cloud-based software, Copenhagen Optimization delivers substantial value with its intelligent and intuitive Better Airport® planning solution. For more information, visit www.copopt.com.
UK based Azinq has specialized in integration of airport solutions to generate growth and lead innovation. Azinq Ltd was founded in 2016 by a group of airport technology consultants who have a proven background in designing and deploying airport technology solutions over the past 20 years. The team consists of a dedicated group of technical, functional and airport technology business experts who all have previous experience of working with major airports and in particular CUTE/CUPPS and Airport Operational (AODB) related systems and interfaces. For more information, visit www.azinq.com
About The Calgary Airport Authority
The Calgary Airport Authority is a not-for-profit that is responsible for the management, operation, and development of YYC Calgary International Airport (YYC) and Springbank Airport (YBW). The Authority’s airports are important economic generators for the city, region, and province, supporting thousands of jobs and generating billions in GDP through associated economic activity. The Authority was also recognized as one of Alberta’s Top Employers for 2021.