Finding a balance between maximizing revenue and meeting customer needs is the core challenge of airline schedule building and availability calculation. It’s tough for airlines and distribution partners, yet metasearch seems to get it right. What is their “magic formula” and what can airlines learn from these digital-first retailers? Traditionally, the order in which flight […]
Airline Voice Radio Podcast, Episode 12: Setting the tempo for a rocking startup performance, with Birgir Jonsson, PLAY Airlines
The Airline Voice Radio series “Reaching New Heights” returns to the airwaves with Accelya CEO Jim Davidson chatting to Birgir Jónsson, CEO at PLAY Airlines. This Icelandic startup airline is benefiting from the resurgence in international travel and has added many new routes to its portfolio, including various US destinations. Not all CEOs can claim to be rockstars, but Birgir was a professional drummer in one of Iceland’s most famous bands. Now he’s setting the tempo for a great startup performance.
The recent CAPA Airline Leader Summit event provided the perfect forum for airline and technology partners to discuss the current distribution landscape and steps needed to meet customers’ growing expectations. What did we learn from the thought-leaders taking the stage and conversations over coffee?