Benjamin Walther

The World’s Best Airports — Here’s The Ultimate Top 10

Discover the ultimate list of the world’s best airports — assessed according to punctuality, service quality, and food & shops.  For me, holidays but also a business trip starts with entering the airport. And especially, if you are often traveling, an airport’s quality massively contributes to your travel experience. That’s why we wanted to know…

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World’s Best Airlines — The Ultimate Top 10

Discover the ultimate list of the world’s best airlines — assessed according to punctuality, service, and customer support.  We all know that flying can be everything from an enjoyable and relaxed trip to the worst nightmare. However, the experience doesn’t solely depend on the compartment (first, business, premium eco, or eco) you choose. On the…

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The world’s 100 most punctual airports for 2020

We made a data deep-dive and analyzed the world’s 100 most punctual airports. Here are the results! Discover the world’s most punctual mega airports and find out all about small punctuality top players! Discover an essential analysis On-time performance, still, is one of the essential quality factors when traveling by plane. However, it’s not solely…

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The 20 Best Aviation & Airline Memes!

There’s more than dogecoin and stock memes. We’ve collected 20 of the best aviation and airline memes — from funny to crazy and nerdy. Over the last years, memes became increasingly prominent. And especially the latest crypto and stock hype generated a meme-hype and mass adoption at the same time. Based on the hype, the…

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How Corona (temporarily) turned the aviation industry upside down!

The Corona pandemic hit the aviation industry with a mighty clash and reshuffled it completely — at least temporarily. We take a closer look at airline and airport rankings and how traffic has changed. When we first heard about a virus breakout in Asia, we couldn’t imagine how this would change the world. Especially the…

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Here are the world’s most punctual airlines (Global Top 20 + Regional)

On-time performance remains one of the critical quality attributes of airlines. That’s why we did some analysis on airlines’ performance. Here’s an overview of the top players when it comes to punctual airlines. The most punctual airlines and why we look at 2019 For many years, Hawaiian Airlines was the king of on-time performance and…

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Attention Airlines: Here’s an upcoming standard you should evaluate!

The pandemic accelerated the digital transformation of airlines around the globe. Due to the industry’s interconnected processes and various stakeholders, the transformation drives new standards. Here’s one of the standards airlines should evaluate! Airlines — A (former) forerunner when it comes to standards and digital transformation The first companies that come into your mind when…

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Cutting Costs: Why airlines overpay fuel bills and how to prevent it!

Most airlines constantly overpay fuel bills. Not because they want to, but they lack alternatives. I genuinely believe that a digital fueling infrastructure makes fuel bill overpayment unnecessary and obsolete. Here’s how that works and how it helps airlines. Airline need to cut costs now! Around the globe, airlines are desperately seeking ways to reduce…

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The unknown approach to reducing airline turnaround times!

Reducing the turnaround time is one of the ultimate goals for every airline — especially in such testing times with growing complexity. With this blog post, we introduce an approach to reduce turnaround time sustainably. Moreover, this approach is feasible for every airline!  Airline turnaround processes — A quick introduction More than any other airline…

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The 6 Most Important Airport Operations KPIs — You Have To Know!

Airport operations management is an ultra-complex task, especially in large hubs with thousands of daily flights and challenging passenger connections. Therefore, monitoring the right set of KPIs is essential for high-quality airport operations. With this blog post, we introduce six of the most important airport operations KPIs every airport should track. Let’s quickly provide some…

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The most essential airline KPIs — a post-pandemic assessment

With one of my first-ever blog posts, I’ve introduced and discussed the most essential airline operations KPIs. Almost three years later, the world has turned upside down. A pandemic hit airlines with a mighty clash and disrupts the entire industry. Therefore, it is time to reassess and check whether the (former) most essential KPIs are…

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The Punctuality Debate: Is Airline On-Time Performance Still Relevant?

The world is changing, and it’s vital that airlines acknowledge re-examining certain long-held beliefs. Undoubtedly, no one blames airlines for the current situation due to COVID-19. However, many airlines are stuck doing things in an outdated way that leads to inefficiency. One thing I often observe when talking to airlines is the quasi-religious focus on…

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How CORONA changes airline KPIs radically!

CORONA is the dominating topic of the airline and aviation industry for many months now. Unprecedented, devastating, and destructive are just a few adjectives that describe the airline nation’s state at this moment. However, we want to take another perspective on CORONA and the airline industry with this blog post.  Analyzing CORONA’s impact on airlines…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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aWall Special Event — Airline KPIs

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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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50 Crazy Aviation Facts You Have To Know!

The aviation world is one the most fascinating industries. And it is an industry full of secrets, myths, and unbelievable facts. With this blog, we are going to unravel some of the craziest aviation facts about airlines, airports, or simply travelling. Discover an amazing list of aviation facts you definitely haven’t know before!! Crazy Aviation…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Implementing Master Data Management Systems — 5 Lessons I Learned!

I think I’m not exaggerating when saying that Master Data Management Systems (MDS) have a boring image. No fancy user interface, no AI, no nothing. Not sexy at all. And I’m not exaggerating when stating that many Master Data Management Systems projects last much longer than expected, don’t achieve set goals, or fail completely. Master…

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10 Most Important IT KPIs You Should Track!

One doesn’t know if the universe is endless. But one thing I’m convinced of is the fact that the universe of IT KPIs is infinite. I wrote many articles about the KPIs of various business areas — finance, HR, social media, etc. And for sure, each of these areas posses a considerable amount of KPIs.…

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Spotlight On KPIs — AskBen Episode #10

We hope y’all ready for the next edition of #AskBen. Especially when you’re dealing with KPIs this episode is a must-watch for you! We’ve collected five essential KPI question for Ben to answer — so don’t miss that! AskBen — Episode 10 — Spotlight On KPIs! We’re thrilled to publish the next episode of AskBen.…

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Future Perspective — Employee Engagement + Corporate Communication

I am thrilled and beyond happy to present the most valuable and insightful content piece we’ve ever created. With the first “Future Perspective” edition about Employee Engagement and Corporate Communication, we put together some of our most essential knowledge and thoughts. With more than 40 pages, we get you prepared for the Future Of Employee…

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Strategy Talk: What’s Wrong With Today’s Corporate Communication?

I’m super happy to share the second part of our strategy talk about internal corporate communication strategy. With this interview part, we focused on today’s shortcomings many companies have in the field of corporate communication and related strategy. However, I also provide very practical advice on how to improve. I do hope the strategy talk…

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Mashing It Up — AskBen Episode #9

We hope y’all ready for the 8th edition of #AskBen. Particularly, because we selected a set of super interesting questions this time! AskBen — Episode 9 — Mashing It Up! We’re thrilled to publish the next episode of AskBen. For this edition, we collected a wide variety of questions — spanning from master data management…

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12 Financial KPIs Every Company Should Monitor!

Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) are probably among the most prominent tools to manage, monitor, and steer a company’s operations and strategy. And if you search Google, you’ll find hundreds of different KPIs that cover your business processes. However, if you’d ask me which KPIs to start with, my immediate answer is Financial KPIs! Marketing Counts,…

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15 Most Essential Social Media KPIs You Must Track!

Social media key performance indicators (KPIs) should reflect an essential part of your social media strategy. They rationalize the success of your social media activities. Moreover, social media KPIs help to monitor whether you are reaching your defined goals or not. Unfortunately, many companies —still— track the wrong social media KPIs. Very often they solely…

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10 Innovation Podcasts You Must Listen To In 2020!

Podcasts are constantly becoming an essential source of insights, knowledge, inspiration — and also thoughts about innovation. Moreover, the number of people listening to podcasts on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, or Google Podcasts is steadily increasing. In the United States alone, approximately 100 million people listen to podcasts. And that number is expected to grow to…

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Social Media Dashboards — 5 Stunning Examples You Should Check Out!

In today’s world, many companies are utilizing social media channels, like Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram. And undoubtedly, focusing on social media channels has become an essential pillar of a company’s success. Therefore, a considerable number of companies try to set up social media dashboards, including their most crucial Key Performance Indicators (KPI). Nevertheless, and although…

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47 Key Performance Indicator Examples — KPIs You Definitely Must Track!

Regardless of the business you operate, or the size of your company, Key Performance Indicators (KPI) are essential for sustainable success and growth. Moreover, monitoring the right set of Key Performance Indicators help to reach business and strategic goals massively. That’s why we put together the most relevant Key Performance Indicator Examples.  Actually, we went…

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10 Most Essential HR & Employee Engagement KPIs

Regardless of the business you operate or the size of your company, Human Resource (HR) and Employee Engagement KPIs are essential for sustainable success and growth. Moreover, monitoring the right set of HR and Employee Engagement KPIs helps to reach business and strategic goals massively. Why Are HR & Employee Engagement KPIs So Essential? The…

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Why Your Employee Motivation Strategy Doesn’t Work & How To Solve It!

Employee motivation and a proper employee motivation strategy is probably a company’s biggest asset. A highly motivated team that’s ready to rock’n’roll can outperform competitors that seem unbeatable on a fact sheet. Money, market position, or brand — that are all crucial factors indeed. But nothing comes close to motivation.  And I know, I’m not…

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Attention Is The Key To Corporate Communication!

I recently stumbled upon an article that talks about the key to corporate communication. Although from 2017 and not that lengthy, the text, that was published on DigitalSignageToday.com, attracted many people on social networks. And I have to say that the headline caught my attention. Not because I was curious but because I thought this…

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How To Improve Employee Engagement — A 5 Steps Approach

With COVID-19 impacting many businesses and particularly their processes and organization, many companies face new challenges. First and foremost, many companies have to adapt to lockdowns, remote working, and new working models. Accordingly, the question “how to improve employee engagement” during the pandemic and post-COVID times drives many managers. Apparently, employee engagement is probably an…

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Strategy Talk: The ROI Of Employee Communication.

This blog post is a summary of an interview I gave about Employee Communication Strategy. What’s contained? Thoughts on the growing relevance of employee communication and how it has to change. Additionally, I touch the aspect of the business case behind employee communication. Interviewer: Many blog posts, podcasts, and videos you published recently cover the…

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