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Quintiq announces deal with KLM Royal Dutch Airlines

3 September 2014

Quintiq said it has announced that KLM Royal Dutch Airlines has rolled out its software platform to optimize its workforce planning strategies for pilot management.

KLM pilots are each trained for a specific function, so career transitions such as a promotion would affect schedules that may have been planned up to three years in advance. Given the scale of coordinating thousands of pilots across multiple functions, KLM´s planners faced massive challenges in creating schedules one to three years ahead. Furthermore, these advanced schedules had to anticipate flight demand, accommodate pilots´ vacation requests, adjust for career transitions and adhere to evolving labour laws.

Using Quintiq´s software platform, planners now have the strategic support to efficiently develop and revise plans that span years and account for changes. Prior to the implementation of Quintiq software platform, KLM´s planners could take up to a month to complete the development of a three-year plan. With the Quintiq solution, KLM planners can develop a three-year plan overnight. The elimination of repetitive planning and increased efficiency enable planners to also simulate the results of different strategic decisions in order to make the optimal choice.

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines was founded in 1919, making it the world´s oldest airline still operating under its original name. In 2004, Air France and KLM merged to form Air France-KLM.

Quintiq counts approximately 12,000 users in over 80 countries using its software to plan and optimize workforces, logistics and production. The company has headquarters in the Netherlands and the USA, and offices around the world. For more information, visit


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