Skytra has been established by Airbus to strengthen the air travel industry with unique data to support strategic decisions and new regulated benchmarks which enable the industry to hedge revenue volatility. We were created in collaboration with the industry, for the benefit of the industry.
With most revenue coming in 30 days before travel, highly volatile prices and exposure to external, unforeseen risks (Covid-19), Airlines understandable find it difficult to commit to long term strategic investments. Moreover, as a capital intensive business which can only hedge inputs, the risk of one sided hedge moving against the firm is greater. Long term capital commitments.
The Skytra Price Indices (regulated benchmarks) measure the cost of travel in the major travel markets around the world every day. The indices provide the reference price to enable risk transfer between buyer and sellers of air travel. Speak with us regarding hedge accounting and IFRS9.
The Skytra Price Indices (regulated benchmarks) are measured in $/RPK, which is the price received for delivering 1 passenger 1 kilometre.
Hedging costs and revenues can better protect EBIT margins, strengthen your balance sheet, and promote a positive credit cycle which could enable the long term strategic investments required to achieve environmental emission targets and fleet upgrades.
Access Embry Riddle Aeronautical University’s white paper and case study on revenue hedging here.
Air travel contracting has always been a complex business. The inability to contract at a regional level results in inefficient and protracted negotiations conducted by origin and destination, which increases the complexity both in contracting and also in contract performance measurement. There is also little transparency in pricing, leading to discounts which offer very little evidence of any advantage having been delivered to the customer. How does the Airline corporate sales team show value in this environment?
Regulated benchmarks can be used as the reference price for air travel supply contracts. Enabling negotiations at regional level rather than by letter class and O&D, dramatically increasing transparency and simultaneously reducing time and offering the possibility to contract with more customers.
A regulated benchmark acts as a universal language when negotiating contracts. This enables better-informed decisions and faster, more efficient contracting, ultimately arming the corporate sales teams with the tools needed to meet targets and negotiate contracts efficiently.
We own the world’s biggest air ticket database, curating billions of daily data points from IATA and Kiwi.com, enabling us to gauge a clear view of past, present and future pricing, revenues and volumes of air travel globally. From our database we have developed two key product lines to empower all participants of the air travel eco-system.
Skytra Price Indices ($/RPK): We have developed six benchmarks measuring the daily price of air travel globally. The benchmarks are regulated by the UK FCA and permit, for the first time ever, a regulated daily reference price for air travel.
Airtyx: Our expansive database provides granular forward looking industry insights, which can be broken down by airline, region, date and more. With reliable, clean, accessible alternative data, we are able to provide far greater transparency to the industry.
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