April, 8th 2019
KLM-BCG partnership announces GOL as new customer
The unique partnership between KLM Royal Dutch Airlines (KLM) and The Boston Consulting Group (BCG), aimed at improving Digital Airline Operations worldwide today announced that GOL becomes the reference low-cost-carrier customer.
With more than 33 million passengers transported annually, GOL is the largest airline in Brazil, operating 750 daily flights to 73 destinations in Brazil and in South America, the Caribbean, and the United States. KLM and BCG have developed and brought to the market state of the art solutions based on artificial intelligence, machine learning, and advanced optimization. The jointly developed technology drives growth, accelerates innovation, and streamlines operations to meet the growing demands of today’s travelers.
“Since launching at the IATA conference last year, we have received very positive responses to our offering globally. Our focus on integrated planning and control, data driven decision-support when a flight disruption occurs, adoption of our tools by frontline teams and building in-house digital capabilities to improve operations, set us apart from standard IT providers. We are excited that with GOL, we will now also start to work with a cost leader carrier in South America as the starting point to engage with a new market segment that can benefit from our world-class offering tool”
René de Groot, COO of KLM and Dirk-Maarten Molenaar, Partner and Managing Director at BCG
“We have a long-standing relationship with KLM and have partnered on several topics over the past years. Today we are very happy to start working with KLM and BCG on Digital Airline Operations. It will help us consistently deliver better on-time performance to our customers while keeping our CASK at the lowest level of the industry. KLM and BCG have developed solutions leveraging state of the art tools in artificial intelligence and optimization that we can fully customize to our specific environment and we believe this will help us create strong competitive advantage”
Celso Ferrer, COO of GOL