SkyPLAN is an industry-first frequency plan optimization system that automatically suggests both the right markets to serve and the right number of services for every market to maximize an airline’s total network revenue.

Optimize Your Frequency

Key Benefits

Maximize Network Profitability

Determine the optimal frequency and capacity plan to maximize network revenue by identifying the ideal number of non-stop flights for every market.

Enhanced Strategic Planning

Discover your airline’s ideal route frequency and capacity plan. Find the right solution given resource constraints, making strategic planning more efficient and revenue-oriented.

Clean-Sheet Planning & Seamless Integration

SkyPLAN is the first step in true clean-sheet scheduling, and its frequency and capacity plan is a critical input for the flight scheduling optimization program, SkyMAX. Both systems apply the same business assumptions to minimize revenue leakage.

Improved Aircraft Utilization

Create capacity plans quickly that allocate multiple aircraft types and respect utilization targets. SkyPLAN’s quick processing time allows planners to easily try out different scenarios.

Deciding which routes to fly and the correct frequencies for those routes determines the revenue potential and success of your airline

The complexity of airline networks results in missed revenue opportunity, inefficient utilization of resources and untapped or underutilized markets. Our sophisticated optimization software enables you to identify the ideal route frequencies across your network to maximize revenue in both new and existing markets while respecting marketing, operational and utilization constraints.

Amadeus SkyPLAN by Optym is a revolutionary frequency plan optimization system that maximizes an airline’s total network profitability by suggesting the best nonstop markets and frequencies to fly while respecting the airline’s resource constraints.

  • Determine where to fly and the optimal frequencies per day or per week

  • Calculate the total expected revenue for each route without creating the detailed flight schedules

  • Use state-of-the-art data analytics techniques to maximize total revenue

  • Balance demand for local nonstop markets and connecting markets across the network

How does SkyPLAN work?

SkyPLAN uses a proprietary algorithm to estimate connections based on nonstop route frequency. Advanced, industry-leading optimization is used to optimize the frequencies and routes with the objective function of maximizing total system revenue subject to market, fleet and route constraints. Planners are able to maximize total passenger revenue for both nonstop and connecting markets. The system can identify both local and global network effects that occur after changing route frequencies, which is not feasible in manual systems.

Smart Features

Advanced User Experience

SkyPLAN manages the optimization model’s data, such as the cities to be considered, market sizes, average revenue per passenger, block times, average aircraft capacity, and other variables. SkyPLAN’s users can change numerous scenario assumptions and store the results for future reference.

Increased Revenue

SkyPLAN estimates the revenue for each origin-destination market, and then adds up the estimates. The revenue estimate in a specific origin-destination market is a multiplicative combination of three effects: market share, market size, and average revenue.

Superior Optimization Model

SkyPLAN uses a combination of proprietary algorithms and mathematical functions to calculate both nonstop frequencies and resulting connecting itineraries to maximize network revenue.

Sensitivity Analysis

SkyPLAN provides users with the ability to vary input assumptions and understand the impact on results.

SkyPLAN features an advanced interface for managing data, creating forecasts and analyzing results from multiple optimization scenarios.

  • View historical schedules and other input data

  • Prepare scenarios that have all of the relevant information needed for any optimization run in one place

  • Color-coded capacity plans to represent increase or decrease in revenue or other KPIs

  • Intuitive graphical representation of output data