Top News ForwardKeys taps OAG to track airline capacity changes By TTG Asia / Posted on 23 October, 2020 13:16 Travel analytics firm ForwardKeys has enhanced its flight data capabilities through a new long-term partnership with global flight information provider OAG. Under the agreement, OAG will provide ForwardKeys with a weekly feed of the latest worldwide airline schedules, a daily feed of schedule changes to understand volatility better, a daily feed of flight status data to track flight cancellations worldwide, and improved modelling and identification of aircraft configurations used on specific routes. Jager calls ForwardKeys’ partnership with OAG to tap its flight data an “appropriate and timely change” This will enable ForwardKeys to provide even more accurate data on airline seat capacity to its clients, amid the rapidly evolving Covid situation, the company said in a statement. Olivier Jager, CEO and co-founder of ForwardKeys, said: “Seat capacity and schedule data is a core, strategic asset for ForwardKeys. It is not only a dataset that is consumed directly by a significant number of clients via our online platforms and offline reports, but it is also used extensively in the company and is a key component for our algorithm to model and generate total air market estimates. “After careful consideration and analysis of OAG’s data, our team collectively agreed that this was an appropriate and timely change to make as we strive to continuously improve.” The new data files will be available to ForwardKeys clients via its flagship online subscription tool ForwardKeys Nexus, as well as through the company’s offline reports, API web services or flat-file deliveries. The new dataset will also appear in new products and services that ForwardKeys bring to the market, according to Jager.