Transport services provider Get-e finds that airlines can save at least 13% on their crew transfer costs by going digital.
Commenting on the saving – which was calculated using Get-e’s internal data and customer feedback – Alexander van Deudekom, CEO and founder of Get-e says: “The figure of 13% is based on smaller regional airlines, and through economies of scale a larger legacy carrier could save much more by automating this process. In addition to the financial savings, we have also seen that, on average, managing crew transfers digitally saves the time equivalent of four to five staff members, which provides huge support to airline teams managing with reduced resources at the moment.
“We’ve noticed that during the recent downtime for the aviation industry that there has been an increase in the number of digital solutions designed to support airlines. In the case of Get-e’s platform, not only is it free for airlines to use, but also provides access to the best airport transfer rates for crew due to our global presence.”
Airlines using Get-e’s platform can book crew airport transfers in more than 110 countries and 900 destinations worldwide, with the benefit of receiving just one invoice each month plus full visibility of costs, trips, travellers and pricing. All transfers are tracked via GPS, and if there is any foreseen delay, a different driver is dispatched automatically, significantly reducing any administration time for crew managers.
Get-e has several ancillary logistics projects in development including a crew meal ordering process and an integrated hotel and catering (HOTAC) proposition to support its global transportation offering. In addition, the company launched a disruption management platform in February 2021, providing airlines with a digital solution for transporting and communicating with displaced passengers in the event of a flight diversion.
Get-e’s in-house multi-lingual operations control team provides support 24/7, monitoring and coordinating all transportation requests. To find out more about Get-e and its crew transfer capability, please visit: www.get-e.com