A new interactive data dashboard provides accurate, current performance information for US airlines and airports, offering a snapshot of the how airports are performing at any given time.
Airlines for America (A4A), an industry trade organisation for US airlines, worked with travel technology firm Global Eagle Entertainment (GEE) to create the dashboard. It can be used by industry partners and others who need aggregated on-time performance data at the airport level or based on current weather patterns.
The dashboard features scroll-over maps, real-time flight departures, completions, cancellations, on-time performance and weather conditions at the national and local airport level. The resource also provides a detailed, rolling 30-day analysis of completed and cancelled flights.
John Heimlich, A4A’s vice president and chief economist, said that air travellers, airlines and airports would all find the dashboard useful.
“Weather conditions can change quickly and have a significant impact on U.S. airlines and the 2.2 million passengers they serve every day across the globe,” Heimlich explained. “Airline passengers, airlines and airports now have the most reliable and current information about how potential weather disruptions are impacting travel at a specific airport or across an entire region of the country.”
Bernard Asare, vice president of connected aircraft solutions for GEE, added:
“Global Eagle’s operations solutions and analytics business is built on our ability to provide real-time, in-depth analysis of increasing amounts of big data produced across the aviation industry. This is a powerful and unprecedented approach to data analytics, and we anticipate the A4A dashboard becoming a go-to resource for those in the industry and policy-makers who want to be better armed with information.”