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Network Planning Support Officer

Date:  05-Jan-2023
Company:  Air Arabia PJSC (G9)
Location: 

Sharjah, AE

Country:  AE

Job Purpose

The purpose of this role is to support the network planning team with system updates and reporting related activities ensuring effectiveness is in line with the set measures and company’s adopted policies and procedures. Also, to coordinate airport slots and facilitate planning for ad hoc & charter flights requests with a key objective of optimum aircraft usage on profitable routes. 

Key Result Responsibilities

  1. Apply and negotiates slots for all additional & ad hoc extra for (L2) and (L3) airports.  This includes communications with Airport Authorities, Civil Aviation and Commercial Sales teams.
  2. Obtain timely approvals from Airports and Civil Aviation Authorities on all schedules and extra flights as per adopted procedures. Manage schedule changes resulting from different causes such as operational requirements, commercial reasons, airport slots approvals, or weather conditions etc.
  3. Maintain an up-to-date database of airports/airlines codes based on IATA manual for coding and communicates the data to concerned stakeholders as necessary. Maintain and file ASA agreements and keep an up-to-date traffic right status sheet to be retrieved whenever needed.
  4. Create and regularly update the timetable for all Air Arabia hubs. Communicate with INNOVATA (IATA Partner) and (OAG) on regular basis to include/update Airline schedules and new routes in the SSIM (Standard Schedules Information Manual) ensuring records are included and changes are updated in due time to be recognized worldwide.
  5. Initiate/publish the buses codes and schedules through adopted channels: Accelaero and on Lufthansa/Net-line for relevant hubs, this includes loading, changes, and cancellations.
  6. Implement schedule changes, loading extra flights and cancellation in system ensuring smooth protection of passengers.
  7. Generate Weekly Utilization Reports to highlight the average flying hours per aircraft in the assigned region/hub/area. 
  8. Coordinate with Revenue Management on any cancellations, extra or addition of flights to ensure optimum utilization and yield management
  9. Co-ordinate and assists dispatch to manage flight schedule disruptions caused due to AOG or other unforeseen circumstances.

Qualifications (Academic, training, languages)

  • Bachelor degree in Engineering (Industrial, Planning, Computer), Business Management, Commerce or equivalent from a recognized university.
  • IATA Certified in Network Fleet and Schedule Planning is a plus.
  • Capable of using technology systems and tools; proficient in Microsoft Office (Advanced Excel Skills),
  • Fluent in English Language, Arabic is a plus

Work Experience

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  • 2+ years of working experience in a similar role or in an analytical role within the commercial division in the aviation industry, experience with low cost airline is an advantage.
  • Proven skills in analyzing data, identifying pitfalls and recommending cost-effective solutions.
  • Cost-oriented, possesses effective problem solving skills.
  • Ability to use a balance of technical expertise to generate various reports based on data collation.

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