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6 Crucial Airport Operations KPIs — Every Airport Must Monitor!

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. Tracking the right set…

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10 Benefits Every Airline Gets From Real-Time Dashboards!

Managing day-to-day operations reflects a complex endeavor for every airline. Real-time dashboards help to strengthen airline operations quality and reduce complexity. Here are ten benefits airlines can get from using real-time dashboards. It’s all About Decision-Making! Managing an airline’s day-to-day operations, first and foremost, means making decisions. However, making the best decisions based on holistic…

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Top 5 most Reliable Airlines

One of the essential aspects for passengers to travel during corona is reliability on their selected airline. The last year passengers have suffered from short-time cancellations or rescheduling as airlines struggle to maintain their operation. That’s why we wanted to know the details and did extensive research. Here are the results: The world’s Top 5 most…

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21 Essential Military Aviation KPIs

Aviation, as we all know, is a fascinating world. It has multiple categories, areas, and functions. In our previous posts, we have researched what is known as civil aviation involving measures for commercial and private aviation. This research is shifting to an entirely new cluster of general aviation, which involves a new approach, standards, operations,…

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Industries Thriving During the Crisis — 30 KPIs for the Winners

As an aviation lover, I’ve been focusing on researching and informing myself about the COVID-19 impact on the aviation industry. However, today I was looking outside our office windows during our lunch break and focused on our neighbors, a mattress company. For some months, I’ve wondered why I see more and more people in their…

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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 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 still…

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Suez Canal Blockage — Tracking Measures to Improve Decision Making

This week on the news, we have seen the critical cargo situation happening in the Suez Canal. Since March 23rd, the container ship Ever Given, operated by the Evergreen Marine Corp Firm, ran aground in a horizontal position, blocking all circulation possibilities in either direction for other vessels to circulate through the canal. The ship…

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COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout: What it Means for Airline KPIs?

After the first anniversary of COVID-19, we can say we are in one of the most anticipated phases of the process, the vaccination phase. Imagine the logistics pharmaceuticals, governments, and transportation companies have to arrange to guarantee the safe arrival of the doses to each of the countries worldwide. This is an example of how important…

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

The world is changing, and airlines must 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. For example, 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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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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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 worked 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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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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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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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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6 Transportation KPIs You Need Now — Air, Rail, Maritime & Road

Let me share a short backstory before we get into the details about Transportation KPIs. Being back at the office after three months of lockdown made me realized how much I missed all my colleagues. During lunch talks and team meetings, we can share our perspectives about how this situation can benefit us and how…

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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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20 Essential Sales KPIs You Should Consider To Measure!

Sales KPIs are a tricky endeavor. First of all, it is a paradise for every person dealing with KPIs. The sales area of a company is predicated for KPIs. There’s so much data available, allowing us to track and monitor so many KPIs. However, on the flip side, that can lead to a so-called KPIs…

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KPI Dashboards

KPI Dashboard — 3 Surprising Use Cases You’ve Never Thought About!

Let’s agree on the facts first: The primary use case of a KPI dashboard is about visualizing information and KPIs. Totally agree on that. However, I genuinely believe that a KPI dashboard can drive, establish, and realize additional use cases. Use cases that go beyond visualizing KPIs on a dashboard. This conviction is based on…

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Cost Reduction

6 Reasons Why You Need KPIs To Achieve Sustainable Cost Reduction

Almost every company is currently looking for cost reduction measures. And this isn’t surprising. COVID-19, like no other crisis before, forces many companies to reduce costs or completely rethink their business models. Moreover, many industries forecast a bumpy and lengthy road until business figures reach pre-COVID level again. Although predictions vary from 3 to 5…

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Why KPIs Are Important

3 Reasons Why KPIs Are Now More Important Than Ever?

It’s tough to have that standpoint right now — in a time where Corona is dominating the news. It’s really tough. I’ve had so many discussions with companies from all industries across the world in recent months. And in each of the discussions stated my case very clearly. Moreover, I precisely explained why I’m genuinely…

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KPI Best Practices

5 Essential Best Practices To Elevate Key Performance Indicators (KPI)

Boosting your Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) with new ideas and best practices seems never like the wrong idea. However, the current pandemic causes many companies to re-think their KPI usage.  Some companies are forced to establish new KPIs. Others have to completely re-think their KPI strategy. Whether you are in that situation or just want…

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How To Use KPIs

Beyond Reports — How You Should Use KPIs To Drive Performance

If you ask people at airlines how they use KPIs, I’m convinced that 95% will provide the same answer. We use them to create reports. Accordingly, airlines create a sheer endless number of reports every single day. There’s an operations report for the head of operations and a ground performance report for the head of…

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Airline Reduce Costs

6 Reasons Why Your Airline Needs KPIs To Reduce Operational Costs

Every airline is currently looking for possibilities to reduce costs. And this isn’t surprising. COVID-19, like no other crisis before, forces airlines to rethink their entire business models.  Most of the airlines forecast a bumpy and lengthy road until passengers numbers reach pre-COVID figures again. Although predictions vary from 3 to 5 years, it is…

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6 Crucial Crew KPIs Airlines Have To Monitor

Let’s focus on airline crew KPIs today. Although I’ve published many blog posts about airline operations KPIs, crew KPIs —so far— haven’t been that prominent. I think it is time to correct that. Especially since I am fully aware of the essential role cockpit and cabin crew plays in the context of airline operations. Many…

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Airline Cost Control

6 Essential Cost-Control KPIs To Manage Airline Operations

Cost-Control and Cost-Reduction — probably the two words you hear most when talking to airlines nowadays. Due to Corona and the whole pandemic situation, airlines are suffering enormous pressure to reduce costs. And I’m convinced that only those airlines that manage to control and reduce costs will survive in the long-term. Of course, in the…

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The next big innovation at airlines

The Next Disrupting Innovation: How Airlines Can Use Voice Assistants.

Identifying the next big disruptive innovation —for airlines or business in general— isn’t that easy. However, this blog post is a huge topic that has been on my mind for many months now. It goes back to the acquisition of my first Alexa device somewhere around late 2018. Since then, a lot happened. Almost every…

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60-30-10 — The Most Essential Airline KPI Dashboard Rule

The success of an airline KPI dashboard stands and falls with the right KPIs — and following the right rules. Indeed, there are many other factors I’m not getting tired of mentioning. Perfect visualization, seamless integration, or mobile usage are just a few aspects in this context. Nonetheless, without the right KPIs, your dashboard project…

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Airline KPI Ideas

5 Ideas To Boost Airline Key Performance Indicators (KPI)

Boosting your airline’s KPIs with new ideas seems never like a wrong idea. However, the current pandemic causes many airlines to re-think their key performance indicators’ (KPI) usage.  Some are forced to establish new KPIs or deploy new concepts that cope with the current de-centralized working situation. Whether you are in that situation or just…

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Why Your Airline Needs Key Performance Indicators Now More Than Ever?

I love airline key performance indicators (KPI). Probably, I love KPIs in general. They give me the feeling of being in control (although I’m not a control freak). And of course, many of the discussions I have with colleagues from airlines revolve around KPIs. Here’s A Little Backstory First I’m currently running that super-amazing format…

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Airline KPI Trends

10 Essential Airline KPI Trends You Have To Watch

From time to time, I love to publish my thoughts and predictions about the trends in the world of airline KPI. Although I’m not right with each forecasted trend, my hit rate seems to be quite good.   The last time I wrote down my thoughts about airline KPI trends was by the end of 2019…

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What We’Ve Learned From Cargo Airlines And Crisis: Spotlight On Cargo KPIs

We’re all aware that airlines have suffered possibly the biggest crisis in aviation history during current Corona times. However, cargo airlines are one part of aviation that hasn’t ceased operations. On the contrary, it has continued to provide the necessary medical and essential food supplies within countries.  Cargo airlines have reinvented themselves in unimaginable ways…

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Airline Operations

Why You Need To Track 10,000 Airline Operations KPIs In Real-Time

Airline operations KPIs have been around for quite a while. Actually, I guess there’s no airline in the world that doesn’t track and monitor their on-time performance, regularity, or seat load factor. Especially during the last years, airlines have started to set up additional airline operations KPIs, allowing them to track processes more in detail…

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Smart Airline KPIs — Dipping A Toe Into Innovative Water

Let’s start with a blast: Smart airline KPIs will revolutionize the world of airline KPIs. But no worries, I won’t leave you with this bold statement. On the contrary, with this blog, I want to dip a toe into this innovative idea. What Are You Going To Learn With This Blog Post? There are four…

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Airline KPI Tips

5 Essential Airline KPI Tips To Unleash The Full Potential

One of the questions I’m asked most during Tea with Me sessions is about important airline KPI tips — especially operations KPIs. What are the essential aspects when setting up airline operations KPIs and what kind of tips do I give to clients? Although I already wrote some blog posts about this topic, I thought…

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How CORONA Impacts Airline Dashboards — And How To React?

Many airlines lately reported that Corona massively decreases the value of their KPI dashboard. Since this is isn’t surprising for me, I want to do two things today. First, I am going to share some reasons why Corona impacts your airline dashboard. And second, I’ll provide a concept of how to react. Corona Challenged Us…

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23 Visuals to Boost Your Airline KPI Dashboard

Today, you’re going to learn about the best information visualizations for your airline KPI dashboard. In fact, these are proven chart types that our customers use within aWall. To overwatch departure and arrival punctuality. To handle passenger misconnection. Or even to rule maintenance. And I should point something out: We might start with some generic…

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Airline KPI App

Airline KPI Apps — Why There’s No Way Around

Having an app to access operations key performance indicators (KPI) is one of the most important things for airlines nowadays. I’m actually not getting tired to spread that word. And to tell airlines why it is so super-important. Unfortunately, many airlines still rely on old-school solutions when it comes to KPIs. Instead of a KPI…

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airline operations trends

Airline Operations KPI Trends that will gain increasing importance in 2020

The idea of airline operations KPIs more and more attracts airlines. Many of them have started to track KPIs regularly or even in real-time. However, a considerable proportion of airlines concentrate on “traditional” KPIs, for example, punctuality, stability, etc. Don’t get me wrong: There’s nothing wrong with that. Conversely, we encourage and empower airlines to…

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6 Most Important KPIs For Airline Operations

Key Performance Indicators (KPI) are a common instrument to track a company’s performance and goals. And airlines, of course, use a huge variety of KPIs too. With this blog post, we want to put a spotlight on operations KPIs and answer the question: “What are the most important operations KPIs for airlines?” Airline Operations KPIs…

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Enhance Your Airline On-Time Performance KPI — 4 Essential Design Tips

On-time performance (punctuality) still is the number one operational performance indicator for every airline. The on-time performance is published regularly and analyzed to the very detail. Additionally, an increasing number of airlines monitor it in real-time. And, on top of that, more and more airlines do have dashboards — especially in their operations or network…

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