Most of the world’s airlines have been sending us flight information for over 90 years and use our complimentary distribution and data management services and wider ecosystem to drive tickets sales and support the day-of-travel experience. Through OAG you can :-
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The Standard Schedule Message SSM and the Ad Hoc Schedules message ASM are the industry preferred methods of distributing changes.
The use of SSM allows the transmission of permanent changes to an airline’s basic, (i.e. regularly operated) schedules, whereas ASM is intended to transmit deviation from the basic schedule for single days. ASM messages are accepted by OAG for use in our Flight Status and Dynamic schedules products but ASM messages are not applied to the OAG Schedules database.
For all airlines, the effectiveness of flight data exchange whether to their scheduling and operational systems, ARS or to data distributors; the timing and immediacy of schedule distribution is critical.
The Key Benefits
SSIM data format offers an automated method of exchanging and updating schedules, and is defined and positioned as the Industry Format for the exchange of complete data schedule changes. SSIM (Standard Schedules Information Manual) is an acronym for the industry standard format for relaying complete schedule information in an automated environment.
The Key Benefits
Submitting your schedule to OAG is complimentary. We make it easy to provide your schedule data. We accept data supplied according to industry standards but also accept manual submissions preferably in Excel files - alternative formats can be used where required. We also have an online direct access facility to enable you to load your own data. Data will be loaded on receipt and verification of your schedule.
Our experts are on hand to make the process as simple as possible and support your every step. For more advice on the best method for your airline please contact us via firstname.lastname@example.org.
OAG can distribute schedule changes dynamically and we handle over 120,000 changes every day on average from more than 120 carriers updating 5000 changes hour. Travel providers have sophisticated algorithms that create unique ranking systems,for flight search some of which include the freshness of the data in their calculations. This means your schedules data will need to be fit for purpose if you are going to compete and avoid lost revenue.
We can provide the best management your schedules data ensuring your flight changes can be updated in real time to the marketplace.