Since the 1990s, AACO started a new activity, which formed in earnest one of the first alliances in the world. All members of AACO are party to one or more joint projects that AACO manages on the basis of the creation of common sets of interest for the members in question.
These joint projects achieved a cost/benefit ratio of 1/200: An achievement that has become the trademark of AACO.
|AACO Amadeus Joint Distribution Agreement
AACO has a joint distribution agreement with a global leader in technology and distribution solutions for the travel industry, Amadeus. This global agreement is the fourth contract of its kind in the past 17 years. It is also the largest in airline count, as it comprises 13 member airlines.
The strategic partnership with Amadeus serves AACO’s objective strategy is to achieve the optimal value structure for its airline members. This is achieved through partnering with a leading-edge technology provider who has a strong global presence. AACO airlines benefit from the intensive presence of Amadeus in their home markets, Amadeus' strategic technology partnership and rationalizing the distribution cost for the airline members. In turn, the National Marketing Company (NMC) in each home market of the thirteen member airlines cater for the market needs while bring customer-oriented distribution technology to the travel agents.
High Market Share, strong market presence, rationalized distribution cost, innovative functionalities, wider network coverage, better passenger service.
Afriqiyah Airways, Air Algerie, EgyptAir, Etihad Airways, Kuwait Airways, Libyan Airlines, Qatar Airways, Royal Air Maroc, Saudi Arabian Airlines, Sudan Airways, Syrian Arab Airlines, Tunisair and Yemen Airways.
Ms. Rola Jawad
Based on an agreement between AACO and Sabre Airline Solutions, the latter provides a set of individual management reports for applicable AACO member airlines highlighting opportunities and threats of the airline networks in terms of schedules, pricing, and competition and cite clear recommendations on these matters.
The reports help airlines maintain and expand their existing codeshare agreements, develop new commercial cooperation and bilaterally move ahead with potential partners.
All AACO passenger member airlines
Ms. Manal Fares
|Joint Cooperation at Outstations
It’s objective is to promote cooperation amongst the member airlines at Outstations in order to maintain and enhance the quality of services that are being delivered to our member airlines while addressing cost issues and improving the contractual terms with service providers in the following domains:
- Ground Handling Services: Core of the project that addresses consolidating all ground handling services provided to operating member airlines at a particular outstation with prominent competent ground handler, if attainable and practicable
- Developments at outstations along with all related legislation
- Currently, exploring further possibilities like CIP Lounges, Check-In areas and other areas.
The Board and since the launch of the project, has succeeded in signing a number of Joint Ground Handlings agreements with various service providers at outstations such as Swissport , AFSL , Fraport , ADRH , and currently with Havas at Istanbul & other 10 Turkish airports , and in Rome with Flightcare Italia S.P.A.
- Reduce the total cost services at Outstations of each Member
- Enhance & improve the QoS offered to Passengers
- To interact with the regulatory bodies to support and protect the interests of the Arab airlines & improve cooperation amongst them.
Air Algerie, Air Cairo, EgyptAir, Etihad Airways, Gulf Air, Kuwait Airways, Libyan Airlines, Middle East Airlines, Qatar Airways, Royal Air Maroc, Royal Jordanian, Saudi Arabian Airlines, Sudan Airways, Syrian Arab Airlines, Tunisair and Yemen Airways.
Ms. Rola Jawad
AACO works to successfully provides better economic environment and contractual advantages to its Arab member airlines at worldwide airports where the fuel supply market is competitive and through bilateral negotiations with fuel suppliers in stations where the market is monopolistic.
Reducing cost in order to consummate profitable savings (Achieving estimated savings of USD $45 Millions in 2013)
Afriqiyah Airways, Air Algerie, Air Arabia, Air Cairo, EgyptAir, Gulf Air, Jordan Aviation, Kuwait Airways, Libyan Airlines, Middle East Airlines, Oman Air, Qatar Airways, Royal Jordanian, Saudi Arabian Airlines, Sudan Airways, Syrian Arab Airlines, Tunisair, Trans Mediterranean Airways and Yemen Airways.
Mr. Mohamed Awada
|Market Data Acquisition and Analysis
AACO works with various parties to ensure the availability of an extensive and updated information database that brings together various booking data from multiple sources for all markets around the world whereby Arab airlines would be able to cost-effectively acquire, integrate, and analyze the data sources.
Market visibility, cost effective integration, acquisition and analysis of data from various sources.
EgyptAir, Gulf Air, Kuwait Airways, Middle East Airlines, Royal Jordanian, Saudia and Yemen Airways.
Ms. Manal Fares, Mr. Rashad Karaky
|Regional Training Center
AACO established its regional training center in Amman in 1996 to provide management training for AACO members, the mission statement is "to offer cost effective quality training", and this today still stands true.
AACO Regional Training Center has been preparing for the launch of its branch in Cairo inside EGYPTAIR Training Center hosted by EGYPTAIR.
In 2005 our scope was broadened to include other types of training from the basic training and soft skills, and in 2007 further broadened to include academic educational programs to provide quality training of higher value to educate airline staff on aviation related post graduate programs.
To provide the training needed by AACO member Airlines by focusing on management training, and offering some basic training courses especially those related to international auditing programs as IOSA and ISAGO. Providing the soft skills needed to raise the capability of the airlines employees, and to offer academic programs related to aviation.
One of AACO RTC main focus is to contribute in developing human resources for member Airlines by organizing training programs for preparing and developing trainers in different aviation topics.
Mr. Emad Abouzied