Google Cloud announced that Lufthansa Group has selected Google Cloud to optimize its operations performance.
Lufthansa, the world’s largest aviation group in terms of revenue, will combine previously disparate systems and data feeds into one unified platform by leveraging Google Cloud’s infrastructure and machine-learning capabilities.
“By combining Google Cloud’s technology with Lufthansa Group’s operational expertise, we are driving the digitization of our operation,” said Detlef Kayser, member of the Executive Board of the Lufthansa Group. “This will enable us to identify flight irregularities earlier and implement countermeasures at an early stage.”
Lufthansa Group’s new operations platform will simultaneously consider a number of factors of a stable operation — aircraft rotation, aircraft maintenance, crew assignment and more –and provide recommendations to improve passenger punctuality, on-time flights and flight plan adherence in case of disruptions, such as weather events or delays due to airspace congestion.
Lufthansa Group will receive an onsite Google Cloud team in designing and implementing the platform.
“Through this collaboration, we have a significant opportunity to revolutionize the future of airline operations,” said Thomas Kurian, CEO for Google Cloud.
Lufthansa Group generated sales of around 35.8 billion euro in 2018. Lufthansa has handled more than 145 million passengers.