SkyCAST is a flight forecasting system that predicts network profitability and includes new destinations, flight timings, hub structures, alliances, codeshares and competitor responses.

Key Benefits

Enhanced Network Profitability

Accurately forecast passenger demand, revenue and costs to enable better decision making. Increase network profitability with better business insights from SkyCAST.

Improved Strategic Planning

Make consistent and objective schedule evaluations of multiple what-if scenarios in hours, not days or weeks, and without needing extensive manual calibration.

Improved Transparency

SkyCAST provides different workspaces for basic and advanced users. Easily analyze results of forecasts at the flight, station and market levels and pinpoint changes in the network.

Key Features

Advanced Forecasting Models

SkyCAST considers passenger preference factors such as time of day, service type, airport preference and carrier preference. The system’s traffic model converts forecasted demand of each itinerary into expected traffic, considering spill and recapture effects. New-generation features include cabin-level forecasting with upsell, multi-airport city forecasting, market stimulation, change-based demand forecasting and capacity plan demand forecasting.
 

Advanced User Experience

User can add, remove and modify forecast input data to easily create different what-if scenarios. The system provides batch editing to accommodate simultaneous, multiple edits on large amounts of data. Analyze and compare the results of one or more forecast outputs directly from the client application.

Accuracy and Calibration Tool

Automatically run forecasts on previous years’ schedules (back-cast) and compare results with historical traffic data to determine detailed forecasting accuracy measurements and adjustments at the system, market and flight levels.

Advanced Mathematical Techniques

Forecast the total network profitability of proposed schedules. With SkyCAST, simulate passenger choice behavior and revenue management effects to calculate market shares, passenger traffic, passenger revenue and detailed flight costs.