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2022 Online Meeting - Scheduling and Strategic Planning (SSP)

Due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic and the travel restrictions still in place in many parts of the world, all AGIFORS study group meetings will be ONLINE in 2022.

2022 SSP Study Group meeting will be held on May 23, May 24, and May 25


As this conference is again an online event, the registration fees could be kept very low.

  • Agifors members working for an airline: USD 20

  • Agifors members not working for an airline: USD 50

  • Non-Agifors members: USD 75

Register here for the SSP 2022 Meeting.

Not an AGIFORS member yet? Membership is free; just visit https://agifors.org/join-us


Here are the technical presentation abstracts.

Here is the detailed agenda and timetable.

Agenda overview:

UTC Monday, May 23 2022
13:30 Study Group Chairs' welcome remarks
13:40 President's welcome address

Keynote address: 

Future of Airline Scheduling and Planning: Challenges and Opportunities

Nawal Taneja, Airline Business Strategist and Author

14:30 Technical Presentations, Airline updates
15:00 Sponsor presentation - Amadeus
15:30 Break
15:45 Technical Presentations, Airline Updates
18:00 Day1 Closing

UTC Tuesday, May 24 2022
13:30 Day2 welcome
13:30 Technical Presentations, Airline Updates
15:00 Sponsor presentation - Boom Supersonic
15:30 Break

Panel discussion

Turning Crisis to Opportunity: What has changed in airline network planning and scheduling, what is here to stay, and what remains to evolve?

16:45 Technical Presentations, Airlines Updates
18:0 Day2 Closing

Conference Closing

UTC Wednesday, May 25 2022
13:30 Day3 welcome
13:30 Technical Presentations, Airline Updates
15:00 Sponsor presentation - Lufthansa Systems
15:30  Break
15:45 Technical Presentations, Airline Updates
17:00 Conference Closing and Farewell

Sponsored by

The AGIFORS SSP Study Group welcomes sponsors supporting our event and our community. Sponsorship is especially welcome because it enables AGIFORS to keep registration fees as low as possible and this enables academics and airlines to continue attending the conferences and provide new insights and research to the broader airline community. A strong presence by airlines brings great value to both the vendors and the airlines. This would only be possible because of our sponsors - thank you!

Gold Sponsors (USD 1000)


Since this is an online event, the sponsorship options are limited. There will be no booths to display and there will just be a single sponsorship option for USD 1000.

Our sponsors will get a 20-minute sponsor presentation within the main program and their logo will be posted on this website. If you would like to sign up as a sponsor or for any questions, please contact ssp@agifors.org or complete the online sponsorship form.


For questions or more information, please contact SSP study group chairs:

Keynote Address

We are thrilled to announce that Nawal Taneja will deliver a keynote address on "Future of Airline Scheduling and Planning: Challenges and Opportunities".

Nawal Taneja, whose experience in the aviation industry spans five decades, has worked for, and advised major airlines and related aviation businesses worldwide. Currently, he serves, as an Executive-in-Residence at the Fisher College of Business, at the Ohio State University. He has authored an airline management series of 13 books, written at the encouragement of, and for, practitioners in the global aviation industry. This series attempts to move the arc of thinking about aviation businesses to develop, capture, and deliver new value by pursuing creativity and collaboration to drive change. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Aeronautical Engineering, a master’s degree in Flight Transportation, a master’s degree in Business Administration, a doctorate in Air Transportation, and is a Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society of Great Britain.

Panel Discussion - Turning Crisis to Opportunity

We are delighted to introduce our distinguished panel, and looking forward to a live discussion on Challenges and Opportunities in Airline Network Planning and Scheduling: What has changed, what is here to stay, what remains to evolve. Our panel will also share their thoughts and insights on how SSP community can help develop best network planning and scheduling models, tools, and processes.

Click on pictures for bios.

Aaron McGarvey

Director of 

Business Development,

Network and Resource Management


Sebastian Ponce

Sr Director of

Network, Scheduling, and Alliances


Philippe Puech

Director of 

Domestic Network Planning

American Airlines

Brian Streeval

Regional Director of 

Network and Fleet Planning


Nawal Taneja

Airline Business Strategist

and Author


We are looking forward to an enriching meeting with representatives from the following (so far) 28 airlines, 20 solution providers, vendors, industry, government, and other organizations, and 7 academic institutions. 

Air Canada Airbus Beihang University
Air France - KLM Amadeus Delft University of Technology
Air Transat Aviation Decision Sciences DLR, Institute of Air Transportation Systems
Alaska Airlines Boeing Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Amazon Air BoldIQ Georgia Institute of Technology
American Airlines Boom Supersonic McGill University
Azul Brazilian Airlines Decisal University of Washington
Binter Canarias FLYR Labs  
Cathay Pacific ICF  
Delta Air Lines Industrial Optimizers  
easyJet InterGlobe  
flydubai Jeppesen  
GoFirst Airlines Lift Airline Planning  
GOL Airlines Lufthansa Systems  
Hawaiian Airlines OptiFly  
LATAM Airlines Rostrerize  
Lufthansa Sabre  
Pegasus Airlines Stena Line  
Portugalia Airlines T2RL  
Qatar Airways Zenz Technologies  
Saudia Airlines    
Southwest Airlines    
Sun Air    
TUI Airways    
Turkish Airlines    
United Airlines    

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