FlightPredictor | SITA



FlightPredictor is an application designed for airlines and airport operators to help proactively manage Irregular Operations (IROPS).  By improving the predictability of flight movements, airlines and airports can better plan the allocation of assets and resources to serve flights during the day of operation.  With FlightPredictor’s unique approach, long look-ahead windows of up to 24 hours are possible for airport users, increasing to 72 hours out for airline users.

How it helps

Flight disruption results in significant costs to the air transport industry (ATI).  Global on-time performance (OTP) figures show around 1 out of every 4 flights arrives more than 15 minutes behind schedule. Airlines alone spend in excess of USD$25 billion per year as a result of poor OTP.

And it’s not just about delayed flights.  While early arriving flights may be good news for passengers, this can be just as disruptive to the resourcing challenges faced by airport operators.

FlightPredictor uses years’ worth of historical flight movement, weather and air traffic control data to train the latest Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence (AI) platforms to provide an accurate flight prediction service.  This cutting-edge technology is available for users to access via an intuitive web-based Graphical User Interface (GUI) or an Application Programming Interface (API) for easy integration with an operator’s existing systems.

By using FlightPredictor, users can identify potential problems and put recovery actions in place early. This enables a shift from a traditional reactive response to flight disruption, to proactive management of flight movements forecast to deviate from schedule.

Key features

  • Proprietary machine learning algorithms integrate real-time and historical data from multiple sources
  • Algorithms learn as new predictions are made, continuously improving model performance
  • Intuitive GUI is available via any standard web browser
  • APIs provide easy integration with existing systems and tools


  • Provides ongoing updates to operational teams concerning flight deviations from schedule
  • Long look-ahead windows to confidentially plan assets and resources to serve flights
  • Helps users take proactive action to avoid or mitigate disruptive events
  • Fewer missed connections and gate swaps result in improved turnaround performance
  • Flexible implementation options compatible with existing operational systems

Why us?

SITA FlightPredictor uses multiple sources of data, both historical and real time. These data feeds built into various AI platforms, combined with SITA’s industry expertise, result in an accurate flight prediction service. This is a cloud-based service that can also be delivered via an API, or airports can choose both. It is designed to be compatible with the operational systems used in the air transport industry today. 

SITA Global Services

This product is supported by a dedicated multilingual operations team which provides monitoring and support 24/7/365 from command centers in Montreal and Singapore, ensuring global business continuity through a flexible service model. Our monitoring service ensures your IT systems are reliable and available, around the clock, around the world.

Our experts proactively monitor your infrastructure, identifying and resolving problems often before they impact your services.

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