Vueling Signs a Deal for Cirium Sky – a Data Package to Improve Airline Operational Performance

A Vueling aircraft with wing spoilers extended.
Javier Rodríguez from Palma de Mallorca, España, CC BY-SA 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons

LONDON – This month, Spanish airline Vueling, which forms part of IAG (International Airlines Group), signed a landmark deal with Cirium, the aviation analytics company, to improve airline operational efficiencies through the Cirium Sky managed data warehouse and analytics solution.

The multi-year deal provides the airline with access to Cirium’s new data aviation warehouse and analytics capability. This partnership will allow Vueling to gain a unique insight from over 25 operational factors, and ultimately provide a best-in-traveller experience.

Cirium Sky will enable more effective flight planning, especially around disruption, to minimize delays for its customers.

Management statements

Jeremy Bowen, Cirium CEO, said: “Our aviation data warehouse, Cirium Sky, is critical in supporting Vueling’s digital transformation initiatives and will enable the airline to improve flight operations, reduce travel delays and set the stage for operational excellence.”

Vueling is viewed by Cirium as the agile and innovative leader in IAG thanks to the implementation of several initiatives, including Vueling Transform, to unlock its full potential through digitization and low-cost leadership.

Oliver Iffert, Vueling Chief Operations Officer, said: “Coming out of the pandemic, Vueling is emerging even more efficient and competitive as we prioritize actionable insights backed by a wealth of data and context.”

“Data is key to assessing our operations and identifying ways to provide a passenger experience that stands out.”

“Using Cirium Sky, Vueling can plan flights more effectively and analyze flight delays based on accurate data. We will, as a result, drive a reduction in delays and minimize disruptions.”

Single aviation data source

The move to Cirium Sky transitions Vueling from using multiple data providers and data held in siloed systems to a single source of aviation data and analytics.

This strategic data and analytics partnership provides the airline with access to the industry’s largest data warehouse, which has a 360-degree view of flights, as well as prescriptive and predictive analytics to anticipate future operational challenges.

Added Bowen: “Improving operations is not only key for the traveller experience but also for tackling the liquidity issues and capacity recovery that airlines are facing in the wake of COVID-19.“

“By democratizing data and enabling smarter and faster decision making, airlines would see huge savings. We are delighted to partner with Vueling and drive value for their business.”

Cirium Sky is purpose-built to enable airlines, airports, financial institutions, aircraft manufacturers, and travel distributors to unlock the value in aviation data.

About Cirium

Cirium brings together powerful data and analytics to keep the world moving. Delivering insight, built from decades of experience in the sector, enabling travel companies, aircraft manufacturers, airports, airlines and financial institutions, among others, to make logical and informed decisions which shape the future of travel, growing revenues and enhancing customer experiences.

Cirium is part of RELX, a global provider of information-based analytics and decision tools for professional and business customers

About Vueling

Vueling S.A. is a Spanish low-cost airline based at El Prat de Llobregat in Greater Barcelona with hubs at Barcelona–El Prat Airport, Paris-Orly Airport in Paris, France and Leonardo da Vinci–Fiumicino Airport in Rome, Italy. It is the largest airline in Spain, measured by fleet size and number of destinations.

Vueling plays a key role in connectivity in Spain, the largest domestic market in Europe. For this winter 2022, the company has a network of more than 240 short and medium-haul routes in Europe, North Africa and the Middle East, which are operated with a fleet of Airbus A319, A320, A320neo and A321 models.

In 2021, Vueling won the World Airline Awards as the “Best Low Cost Airline in Europe”.

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