Travel technology company Amadeus has announced that it has acquired the airline network planning software business of Optym, a leader in network optimization.
The two companies have been partners for more than three years, jointly delivering solutions to Southwest Airlines, easyJet, and LATAM Airlines. The Amadeus Sky Suite will be further integrated into the Amadeus Airline Platform, including software for network optimization and simulation, frequency and capacity planning, network planning and forecasting, and a flight scheduling development platform.
As a result of this transaction, 90 employees will be dedicated to the Amadeus Sky Suite. The group is led by Renzo Vaccari, who held a similar role at Optym, and is focused on a smooth transition. These employees join the Airlines R&D unit, reporting to Christophe Bousquet, Senior Vice President, Airlines R&D; the Amadeus Sky Suite is part of Amadeus’ Airlines Offer Suite of solutions.
“We believe that better airline network planning presents significant opportunity for airlines to drive more profit and reliability. Today’s systems only scratch the surface of what is possible,” said Bousquet.
“This acquisition accelerates our vision of offering a modern, next-generation airline network planning system. We are focused on more fully integrating this solution in the airline ecosystem and operating it at scale, building on the momentum of Amadeus and Optym’s strong, multi-year partnership.”
“Optym’s expertise in world-class decision support technologies and optimization intelligence, and Amadeus’s broad product portfolio, technical expertise and global reach have complemented each other with leading airlines around the world,” said Vaccari, Head of Sky Suite, Amadeus.
“We are excited to join Amadeus to reinvent the future of airline network planning and scheduling. We believe airlines of all sizes and types, in all regions, can optimize their schedules and increase network profitability with our breakthrough technology.”
The acquisition is effective immediately, and the companies have begun integration and employee onboarding, continuing to serve customers with a focus on business as usual.