Lufthansa Systems Blog - "Codeshare Management" tag
Partnerships between airlines are common more than ever. Each partner has its own perception of how the best synergies can be reached in a partnership. This belief is usually based on their own experience, the available knowledge, established processes and used tools. But in a partnership, both parties have to act as team together to be successful and to generate the ideal synergies for all parties.
In a series of several articles in our LSY blog, we’ll illuminate the various business steps how both partners can generate the best advantages out of their mutual partnership.
Codeshare agreements, joint-ventures, mergers or airline groups – partnerships between two or more airlines are more and more common. The closer they work together, the more significant is the adjustment of their doing among each other.
Codeshare co-operations between airlines are reflected in the schedules with different Data Element Identifiers (DEI). The operating carrier labels its own operating flight wanted to be offered for a certain partner with a DEI 010 identifying the respective marketing flight.
As the airline industry is among one of the most competitive, airlines often enter into codeshare agreements - whereby partners mutually agree on common routes and flight numbers to generate additional revenue and improve operating margins.