(04 Oct 2021)
Flyr, a new low-cost airline based in Norway, has
implemented a wide range of solutions from SITA that help boost
operational efficiencies, reduce carbon emissions, and streamline
border processes for a smoother passenger experience.

Based at Oslo Gardermoen Airport, Flyr completed
its first commercial flight on 30 June and currently operates
flights within Norway and between Norway and European leisure
destinations.

Alf Sagen, CIO of Flyr, said, “We are glad to have
adopted SITA’s tried and tested solutions, which have supported
the smooth take-off of our commercial operations. Having a trusted
industry partner on our side makes a huge difference as we
establish our offering, assuring passengers that we will provide
the best experience possible while simultaneously boosting our
operational efficiencies. The SITA teams’ attentiveness to our
needs from the outset only makes us more confident in our
collaboration, which we look forward to continuing.”

In the air, Flyr has implemented SITA’s eWAS Pilot
and eWAS Dispatch to provide pilots and dispatchers real-time
access to multi-source weather reports.

eWAS Pilot, an
application used by 67,000 pilots worldwide, provides 4D
weather forecasts and real-time updates from various sources to
warn about weather hazards such as thunderstorms, lightning, clear
air turbulence, strong winds, icing, and volcanic ash.

Cloud-based eWAS Dispatch incorporates that data into a
next-generation flight tracking system which reduces dispatchers’
workload by streamlining flight monitoring.

Together, the solutions help Flyr optimize
decision-making and efficiency for flight route planning to save
fuel and reduce carbon emissions, all while ensuring a more
comfortable service for passengers.

To connect air and ground operations, Flyr has
adopted SITA’s AIRCOM Cockpit Services and AIRCOM FlightMessenger.

On the ground, the addition of SITA Messaging
connects Flyr to their partners and over 2,400 air transport
industry actors via fully-managed message distribution services,
while SITA’s Community Connect DCS service is providing Flyr
network connectivity across approximately 10 airports.

SITA’s WorldTracer desktop management and tracing
modules will be operational this month and provide Flyr a single,
standardized solution for reporting and

repatriating mishandled bags.

Also starting this month, Flyr will be able to
provide passenger and crew data as required by destination
governments using SITA’s API PNR Gateway. With an agreement
initially covering France and Spain, the solution will enable Flyr
to add countries as they expand their operations in the European
market, providing a single feed to each government.

Sergio Colella, SITA President for Europe, said,
“We are proud that Flyr has selected SITA solutions to start its
operations. We have delivered to the new airline a complete suite
of industry-leading solutions, spanning flight planning
optimization, air-to-ground communications, baggage tracing, and
border management to streamline the passenger experience. We are
confident that the added efficiencies provided by our solutions
will contribute to Flyr’s sustainable development, supporting its
low-cost model. We look forward to a long and fruitful partnership
with Flyr.”

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