Amadeus, a global travel technology company, has acquired Sky Suite, the airline network planning software business of Optym, after a three-year partnership. The firm has confirmed that it will further integrate Sky Suite into its Airline Platform. This will include software for network optimization and simulation, frequency and capacity planning, network planning and forecasting, and a flight scheduling development solution.
Amadeus will have a team of 90 employees dedicated to Sky Suite
In the past, both the companies have successfully delivered solutions to Southwest Airlines, Easyjet and LATAM Airlines through their partnership. After the acquisition, Amadeus will have 90 employees solely dedicated to Sky Suite. The team will be led by Renzo Vaccari, who held a similar position at Opytm. Additionally, these staff members will be a part of the Airlines R&D unit, reporting to Christophe Bousquet, senior VP of the division.
Amadeus and Optym complement each other
Bosques said: “We believe that better airline network planning presents a significant opportunity for airlines to drive more profit and reliability. Today’s systems only scratch the surface of what is possible. 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.”
Renzo Vaccari also commented on the acquisition saying, “Optym’s expertise in world-class decision support technologies and optimization intelligence and Amadeus’ broad product portfolio, technical expertise and global reach have complemented each other with leading airlines around the world. 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 optimise their schedules and increase network profitability with our breakthrough technology.”