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"Strategy is what differentiates airlines that last from those that fail and vanish. The most crucial aspect of our work and our passion is working with our clients to define their network strategy"

WHAT WE DO FOR YOU

Our experienced and dedicated team of airline executives help airlines and airports define a network strategy with which they can grow and improve their profitability.

 

Once the network strategy of our partners is well defined, we support airlines to create and improve all network planning, scheduling and fleet processes that will help them realize their growth and profitability targets. 

A large set of proven tools and reports are provided to our partners to help them not only allocate capacity by route but also keep the rest of the departments and senior management engaged and informed over the the direction and performance of the network.

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NETWORK STRATEGY

To many Airline Executives, Network Strategy is the single most important element of an airline.

NETWORK PLANNING

Good planning makes the best use of the airline assets providing the airline with superior margins.

SCHEDULING

Nothing gets done until a compelling scheduling team turns weekly frequencies into real aircraft schedules.

"Although very tedious and time consuming, nothing provides more value to an airline than getting the Network Strategy right".

MEET THE TEAM

THE GLOVE PLANNING ™

Can you think of how well your hand fits a good-sized glove? That’s how well airline capacity should address passenger demand.

More than 15 years of work in the Network Planning departments of fast growing and very profitable airlines is the time the Route Hunters has spent working on our propietary planning methodology called The Glove Planning.

Large and very sophisticated airlines in the world use some of our tools, analysis, procedures and reports but very few airlines have access to all our tools. 

While some may think planning is an important but an isolated function that a small group of people in the airline do, it is a complex and interconnected function that impacts the entire organization. Having a proven methodology that has helped some airlines in the world grow upbeating their competitors is worth investing in.

A methodology that supports airlines cope with their seasonality, not only allowing them to plan accordingly but also making the necessary corrections to adjust capacity to passenger demand to maximize network profitability.

Many years going through the most unpredictable events has taught our team that having the right methodology and processes in place help airlines being focused, informed and aligned leaving no money on the table.

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NETWORK STRATEGY

To many Airline Executives, Network Strategy is the single most important element of an airline.

Strategy is what differentiates airlines that last and those who fail and vanish. The most crucial aspect of our work and our passion is working with our clients to define their network strategy. Although we have become damn good at launching new routes, all of us have launched a route that performed well below expectations losing hundreds of thousands of dollars. Although this is unavoidable when one launches hundreds of routes, if the strategy behind the launch of these routes is right, this loss is never wasted.

Your network strategy must be based on the airline’s competitive advantages, its strengths and weaknesses but is equally important considering those of your competitors.

Although data analysis is important, network strategy is best done when discussions with all levels of management are conducted. And this is the most exciting part of our work because it does not only help the airline shape its future, it also creates a culture of collaboration and the engagement needed to execute the defined strategy.

 

Do you want us to help your organization? Email us at support@theroutehunters.com 

 

NETWORK PLANNING

Painting, architecture, dancing and music are traditional forms of art. To us and to those who appreciate airline economic performance, Network Planning is also a form of Art.

Good planning makes the best use of the airline assets providing the airline with superior margins. While some believe the highest aircraft utilization will provide the airline with the best returns, this is unfortunately not always the case. Accuracy while deploying airline capacity is key to maximizing profitability. The goal is to achieve a perfect harmony between, network, fleet and utilization.

Can you think of how well your hand fits a good-sized glove? That’s how well airline capacity should address passenger demand. To make sure network planning is done properly, The Route Hunters has developed a methodology that allows network teams to analyze, plan, review and improve network profitability. Sometimes its about growing rapidly, other times is about shrinking and reducing losses. No matter the circumstance, using a proven methodology makes a big difference.

While working with us, airlines have access to a good number of tools and reports that help their teams have control over their networks. While some of the tools focus on supporting network planners while allocating capacity by route, others are meant to keep senior management and the rest of the commercial team informed about the performance of the airline as well as those network changes that require commercial support to achieve optimum results.

Glove Planning ® proprietary software

Do you want us to help your organization? Email us at support@theroutehunters.com 

 

SCHEDULING

While Network Planning or allocating capacity by route is key, nothing gets done until a compelling scheduling team turns weekly frequencies into real aircraft schedules. Very close collaboration with the different operations departments as well as with those who will need to generate the expected revenue is needed to come up with the right schedules.

Schedules that do not only maximize aircraft utilization but also, crew utilization as well as gates and other ground limited resources.

The Globe methodology includes tools and processes the Scheduling department must follow to:

  • Be aligned and to keep informed the operations department of the airline. Not doing so has costly consequences, lack of pilots to operate all planned flights, more pilots that those that are really required or leaving the airline without spare aircraft to back up the operation.

  • Avoid scheduling aircraft that need to inevitably be grounded for scheduled maintenance.

  • Inform the Fleet Planning department over the need or excees of aircraft in different periods of time.

  • Inform the Operations department on short notice cancellations needed due to unexpected situations.

Do you want us to help your organization? Email us at support@theroutehunters.com 

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