China Eastern taps SITA tech

China Eastern has recorded a 16 per cent drop in staffing hours and a 60 per cent drop in overtime for ground operations as a result of a new Hub Control Center (HCC) using SITA’s resource management technology.


China Eastern taps SITA tech


China Eastern has recorded a 16 per cent drop in staffing hours and a 60 per cent drop in overtime for ground operations as a result of a new Hub Control Center (HCC) using SITA’s resource management technology.

 

The improved efficiencies are expected to deliver the airline savings of more than US$4 million in 2015.

China Eastern, one of the world’s top five airlines with more than 500 aircraft and serving 80 million passengers, has met the challenge of a growing fleet and operations with limited human resources by launching a new HCC powered by SITA technology. The HCC covers resource, hub and turnaround management.

 

Hu Zhenming, chief service officer and general director of Airport Service, China Eastern said the cost savings the carrier is experiencing will see the investment pay for itself in less than a year.