China Southern successfully introduced another software solution from Lufthansa Systems
Raunheim, November 18, 2015 – Lufthansa Systems today announced that the Chinese airline China Southern plans its flights with Lido/Flight. Following the completion of the implementation phase, the flight planning solution from Lufthansa Systems is successfully operational since a few weeks. China Southern has been a Lufthansa Systems customer since 2007 and is also using the NetLine/Plan and NetLine/Sched solutions from the airline IT specialist for its medium- and short-range flight planning.
“We require a flight planning software that meets our needs as the largest airline in the Asian market,” said Mr. Cui Maixi, Director of Dispatch at China Southern. “With its powerful flight planning functions and automated data processing which ensures efficient flight operations, Lido/Flight from Lufthansa Systems optimally meets our requirements.”
Every day, more than 30,000 flights worldwide for over 110 airlines are calculated using Lido/Flight. The core features of Lido/Flight are the integrated and continually updated aeronautical database and the so-called optimizer. Based on all flight-related data, weather conditions and the current airspace situation including any restrictions, Lido/Flight interactively and fully automatically calculates the most suitable route for each flight. Lido/Flight provides dispatchers with significant optimization options regarding flight time, fuel consumption or costs of each flight. The system has around 2,700 configuration parameters, enabling it to be adapted to specific customer requirements and regulations. Lido/Flight is being used successfully worldwide by leading airlines of all sizes, business models and alliances – including low-cost, network, cargo and charter airlines. The system is a component of the Integrated Operations Control (IOCC) Platform from Lufthansa Systems, which facilitates comprehensive monitoring of all business processes by integrating several operations control solutions.
“We are delighted that China Southern is satisfied with our products and has opted for another solution from our portfolio. This successful, long-standing cooperation with the largest carrier in China strengthens our position in the Asian market and also highlights the great economic benefits of our products,” said Tom Vandendael, Senior Vice President Regional Management Asia Pacific at Lufthansa Systems.
Based in Guangzhou, China Southern is the largest airline in the People’s Republic of China. The airline serves 190 destinations worldwide with its fleet of 540 aircraft. China Southern is a member of the SkyTeam alliance.