KLM successfully deploys Airpas Transport Cost Manager enriched by Airpas Contract Management Service

Q3 2018 - KLM Royal Dutch Airlines went live with Airpas Transport Cost Manager and Crew Cost Manager to support the airline’s digital transformation program (DTP), allowing the group to accurately verify supplier charges against real time operational data.

KLM successfully deploys Airpas Transport Cost Manager enriched by Airpas Contract Management Service

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines also opted for Airpas’ Contract Management Service (CMS) which provides public airport and navigation charges directly to their Airpas system in the form of digital contracts.

The successful implementation of Airpas Phase 1 & 2 projects now allows the KLM group to verify direct operating costs (DOCs) for Airport, Ground Handling, Navigation and Crew charges providing them with the one stop solution for comparing these charges with live operation data. This offers KLM complete visibility of their DOCs allowing them to strategically and tactically challenge their suppliers.

The project had to overcome several hurdles where the key item was how to manage two airlines (in this case KLM & KLM Cityhopper) as separate business entities in one Airpas installation which also supports a complex accounting interface to their financial system. Working closely together, the KLM Airpas project team designed a solution which satisfied KLM’s specific requirements and delivered a solution which manages this complexity with minimal user interaction.

KLM Business Owner, Rob Kies states “Getting better visibility and control on flight related cost worldwide was one of the key reasons for choosing Airpas. Airpas provides us with an in-depth insight into our flight related costs on multitude of levels, allowing us to make better decisions based on clear validated operational and financial data. To our advantage, Airpas has also allowed us to gather accurate budget and forecasting information in a more efficient manner. To further benefit from Airpas, KLM plan to invest more into people and processes to grow the utilization of the Airpas Solution and work closely with the Airpas team to achieve the maximum benefits from our investment.”

Airpas Aviation Managing Director, David Jaqua says: “KLM’s decision to select our fully integrated product, including a vast array of add-on modules again underscores our ability and commitment to support, manage, develop and address the ever-growing needs of the flag carrier’s business model.”

About: KLM Royal Dutch Airlines is the flag carrier of the Netherlands and the world’s oldest scheduled airline still operating under its original name.
KLM and KLM Cityhopper are the core of the KLM Group with 30 million passengers and 635.000 tons of Cargo. KLM’s extensive hub network of European (88) and intercontinental (72) destinations provide for easy, direct connections to the economic centers and capitals around the world. Together with our (Skyteam) airline partners, we offer 225 destinations worldwide. The KLM Group further includes the wholly owned subsidiaries Transavia and Martinair. Transavia being the leading low-cost carrier from The Netherlands operating from Amsterdam, Eindhoven and Rotterdam, welcoming 8 million passengers on board in 2016.
On May 6, 2004 KLM merged with Air France and is operating on the concept: one AFKL group, two airlines and three core businesses (passenger, cargo business and engineering & maintenance). With Air France, KLM is at the forefront of the European airline industry.

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