EgyptAir selected the Lido/Flight flight planning system from Lufthansa Systems. Lido/Flight calculates the optimal route regarding flight time, fuel consumption or costs for each flight, which can lead to fuel savings of up to 5 percent, according to Lufthansa. The airline will also use the Traffic Flow Restrictions (TFR) add-on of Lido/Flight.
"Our modernization strategy focuses not only on fleet renewal but also on IT. In order to increase the efficiency of our operational flight planning, we need a powerful and proven dispatch system. Lido/Flight will add value to us because of the high degree of automation and strong route optimization capabilities. We expect substantial fuel and air traffic control charge savings," said Captain Alaa Ashour, chairman of EgyptAir.
EgyptAir already uses Lufthansa's Sirax AirFinance Platform for its revenue accounting and SchedConnect to automatically calculate the optimal codeshare assignments based on the current flight schedules.