Lufthansa Systems today announced that Eritrean Airlines has opted for its comprehensive NetLine SP planning and control system. The two companies recently signed an agreement to this effect. NetLine SP combines the industry-renowned performance of the NetLine suite with professional system operation in the Lufthansa Systems data center, enabling Eritrean Airlines to benefit from lower capital expenditure and quick amortization.
NetLine SP - short for NetLine Service Providing - is a clearly structured package consisting of NetLine/Sched, NetLine/Crew and NetLine/Ops. These basic components provide Eritrean Airlines with an easy way to cover key operational areas such as flight planning, crew management and operations control. In addition to the three basic components, the contract also includes the additional NetLine/Ops Maintenance Control module for efficient and cost-effective maintenance planning.
"We are delighted that we were able to win Eritrean Airlines as the second African customer for NetLine SP and further enhance our market presence in East Africa," says Peter Ahnert, SVP Regional Management Middle East & Africa at Lufthansa Systems. "Offering maximum flexibility for a relatively low investment, NetLine SP is an ideal solution especially for smaller airlines with limited resources."
Eritrean Airlines is Eritrea's flag carrier. Operating a fleet comprising one Airbus A319-100, two Airbus A320-200 and one Boeing 767-200ER aircraft, the airline connects the national capital of Asmara with the cities of Lahore, Dubai, Jeddah, Cairo, Khartoum, Johannesburg, Cape Town, Frankfurt and Rome.