A must-read: 2020’s most-read airline blog posts

What were the topics and blog posts that drove attention in 2020? Was it all about COVID-19? Or about new concepts and innovative ideas? We put together the five most-read airline blog posts of 2020. Enjoy! An exceptional year comes to its end. Looking at the aviation industry, it probably has been the most challenging year we’ve ever witnessed. And for most airlines, this was a year of turmoil. However, for innovations and new concepts,…

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Digital Innovations Airlines Need for the New Normal

The global pandemic pretty much upended almost every industry and sector of modern society. And while the pandemic’s effect on the world is pretty substantial, it’s safe to say that airlines may face the fallout from this for years to come. Air travel will likely continue to be affected even as the world approaches a state of normalcy. This means that airlines will have to make significant changes in order to thrive and survive in…

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Travelers’ Experience in COVID-19 Times

After asking people around the world, their perception and willingness to travel during Corona times, I wanted to see the perspective of people who have already taken the step and traveled during COVID-19 times. Therefore, I decided to interview four different persons who have traveled during Corona times to various destinations and consider multiple trip categories.  Traveler’s experience in COVID-19 times — here are the questions To understand if the duration of the journey could…

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Airline Podcast: 2020’s Top Episodes Of The ID1 Audio Experience!

With more than 150 podcast episodes, 2020 was a remarkable year. We tried new formats, new topics and invited new co-hosts. But overall, we had one clear goal: Creating the world’s best airline podcasts that focus on data, business intelligence, and KPIs. Continue reading and discover 2020’s top episodes of the ID1 Audio Experience. 2020 — The year the ID1 Audio Experience grew up and became a significant airline podcast. Before we look at this…

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5 Aircraft Maintenance KPIs Every Airline Should Monitor In Real-Time

There are only a few areas that are equally important for an airline’s safety than aircraft maintenance. Therefore, airlines operate sophisticated reporting systems to ensure the highest level of safety and quality of their aircraft. This article introduces five specific aircraft maintenance KPIs every airline should monitor in real-time. Aircraft maintenance — A vast field with tons of KPIs Aircraft maintenance, undoubtedly, is a vast area. Base maintenance, line maintenance, component management, engine overhaul —…

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4 Reasons Why Your Airline Must Use KPI Benchmarks In Operations

Key Performance Indicators (KPI) have become a standard tool to rationalize a company’s performance. Especially in operations, airlines use the KPI tool to track their performance. This article goes beyond usual KPI usage and manifests the importance of KPI benchmarks. Read on to find out why your airline must use benchmarks for operational KPIs, how to set them up, and why real-time matters. The Status Quo Of Airline KPIs Almost every airline I know is…

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aWall Event — Airlines, KPIs, And Design At Its Best

It was the first-ever aWall Product Update Live Show — and it was a blast. On 2nd December, we presented the upcoming aWall release details during a 90-minute live web show. In case you couldn’t tune in, here are the details you have to know. “It was different, but at the same time, amazing, and we definitely had so much fun.” That’s how Benjamin Walther, CEO of Information Design, described the first-ever aWall live event…

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aWall — Product Update Special Event

For the first-time-ever, we’re hosting an aWall Product Update live-event! Don’t miss this fantastic show taking place on 2nd December, at 1 pm Central European Time (CET). For the first-time-ever, we’re hosting an aWall Product Update live-event! Don’t miss this fantastic show taking place on 2nd December, at 1 pm Central European Time (CET). 2020 definitely will be a year to remember — and probably not in the most positive way. However, we want to…

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How New Technologies Are Disrupting Incumbent Industries

As Millenials and Gen Z— generations that grew up with technology—saturate the job market, they are using new technologies to innovate stagnant industries. Technology is at the center of these innovations, and entrepreneurs build businesses in industries that already have distinct leaders. Entrepreneurs know an up-to-date business plan, direct-to-consumer products, and software as a service (SaaS) disrupt businesses that rely on distribution networks and deals for shelf space in retail stores. Innovations can happen to…

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COVID Travel Survey: Are You Ready To Travel Under The New Normal?

After my first experience traveling, I was inquisitive about what people’s perception is about traveling during COVID-19 times. Therefore, I decided to generate a COVID Travel Survey and distribute it to people from different nationalities. My main objective was to understand if the perception was similar or had significant variations depending on the participants’ regions. COVID Travel Survey — What It Is About The survey consisted of nine questions that we will see in detail…

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Pyjamas & 5 Other Crazy Ideas How Airlines Try To Make Money During The Crisis!

Since the beginning of the Coronacrisis, airlines are burning cash every day. And the longer the pandemic takes, the airlines are getting more creative when it comes to revenue sources. Here are six of the craziest ideas! Unprecedented times require unorthodox ideas. And there has never been in a time in aviation history when airlines tried so many crazy ideas. Indeed, this is not about trying fancy things for many airlines but doing everything possible…

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AskBen — Episode 13 — Spotlight On Aviation

We hope y’all ready for the next edition of #AskBen. For this episode, we went back to the roots and answer five super-relevant questions about aviation and airlines! AskBen — Episode 13 — Spotlight On Aviation We’re thrilled to publish the next episode of AskBen. For this edition, we went back to the roots and answer questions that are related to airlines and aviation. So make sure you don’t miss that — and here’s the…

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Corona: World’s Biggest Airlines To Layoff More Than 100,000 Workers

The COVID-19 pandemic has a devastating effect on the global air industry. While it became evident that airlines will suffer a long-lasting impact, more and more airlines announced job cuts and layoffs as a necessary response to the crisis.  With passenger numbers on an all-time low, parked aircraft, and travel restrictions, airlines are undergoing the biggest crisis ever. And there is no day without news from airlines about countermeasures. Obviously, layoffs and job cuts are…

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Flying During The Time Of COVID-19 — Insights From An Industry Expert

I read and heard so much about how different it is to fly during the time of COVID-19. Safety regulations, additional processes, and additional restrictions are just a few examples. However, as an aviation lover, I was looking forward to my first flight after many months so very much. Here’s what I observed and all details you have to know when planning to fly! Flying In Times Of Covid-19 — I Am Ready! Remember when…

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Revealed: How COVID-19 Will Impact Airlines’ Ability To Innovate — 5 Predictions!

COVID-19’s impact on the airline industry is devastating. The pandemic exposed the vulnerability of an industry based on globalization — business and leisure wise. What does that mean for innovative and digital developments in the airline industry? We put together five predictions! Airlines & COVID It is tough to write an article about the airline industry without mentioning COVID-19 at the moment. Indeed, COVID-19’s impact on the aviation industry is incomparable to anything past but…

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Are We At The Beginning Of A Chinese Aviation & Airline Decade?

COVID-19 turned the airline and aviation industry upside down. Moreover, the aftermath of COVID-19 will redefine the entire industry. Up to now, Chinese airlines seem to handle the pandemic much better than competitors from Europe and the US. What does that mean for the future of the aviation and airline industry? Summary Contrary to US and European airlines, Chinese airlines seem to handle the pandemic more successfully. They avoided taking on large amounts of debt,…

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77 Essential KPIs Airlines Track For Improved Operations

Have you ever asked yourself about the metrics airlines monitor during the day of operations? Or in other words, what are the Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) airlines have a close eye on? We work with airlines all over the world and collected the most essential operations KPIs. The most successful airlines are successful because they keep tracking and monitoring their airline operations KPIs. They literally swim in data and performance indicators. These airlines understood that…

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30 Of The Craziest Aviation Facts!

I was looking forward to this blog post for quite a time. And today, I can finally announce the start of our ultimate source for crazy aviation facts. Sounds bold? Well, it will definitely take some time — but as you know, Rome wasn’t built in a day 😉 Why Do We Want To Build The Ultimate Source For Crazy Aviation Facts? Frank answer: Actually, there is no reason. The aviation industry certainly is one…

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A Very Private Session — AskBen Episode #12

We hope y’all ready for the next edition of #AskBen. For this episode, we wanted to know a little bit more about Ben, himself. That’s why we collected your questions during the last weeks that a rather Ben than business-related! AskBen — Episode 12 — A Very Private Session! We’re thrilled to publish the next episode of AskBen. For this edition, we collected some Ben-related questions. So make sure you don’t miss that — and…

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The Future Of Business Intelligence & Key Performance Indicators

We are beyond thrilled to present the first-ever Future Perspective Edition about Business Intelligence and Key Performance Indicators. A massive document that holds innovative thoughts, latest trends, and pioneering concepts! +40 Pages About Business Intelligence And Key Performance Indicators! We are more than thrilled to publish the sixth edition of the “Future Perspective” series. For this edition, we went back to our roots and put together an amazing amount of valuable knowledge about business intelligence…

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Practical Perspective — Data Warehouse & Business Intelligence

We are beyond thrilled to present the first-ever Practical Perspective Edition about Data Warehouses, Business Intelligence, and KPIs. On top of that, all articles are tailored to the airline industry! 40 Pages About Data Warehouses, Business Intelligence, And KPIs! If we have data, let’s look at data. If all we have are opinions, let’s go with mine! You may know the statement — Jim Barksdale, former Netscape CEO said this quite some time ago. And…

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Practical Perspective — Master Data Management

We are beyond thrilled to present the first-ever Practical Perspective Edition about Master Data Management. The document spans across more than 35 pages and contains valuable articles. Plus, unpublished material that will help to drive your master data management project. If you want to have a source for knowledge, including best-tips and a whole bunch of best-practices always in your pocket — this document is for you! Here’s an overview of the articles that are…

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Innovations & Digital — AskBen Episode #11

We hope y’all ready for the next edition of #AskBen. For this episode we selected some pioneering questions about innovations and digital approaches. Actually, it was tough to answer some of them — so don’t miss that! AskBen — Episode 11 — Spotlight On KPIs! We’re thrilled to publish the next episode of AskBen. For this edition, we collected a innovative and digital questions only. So make sure you don’t miss that — and here’s…

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Master Data Management Strategy: Here’s The Most Important Advice!

If you type in Master Data Management Strategy, Google presents you 519 Million results. Even when we put the hyphens around the phrase “Master Data Management Strategy,” we can choose between 176,000 results. Both numbers are fascinating. However, I genuinely believe that 97% of the results won’t tell you about the most critical advice concerning Master Data Management Strategy. Master Data Management Strategies — A Step-By-Step Approach But let’s take a step-by-step approach. First of…

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