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Network Forecasting Manager - 30661

Location: DORVAL, QC, Canada
Posting Start Date: Sep 7, 2022
Posting End Date: Sep 29, 2022


Job Description


Being part of Air Canada is to become part of an iconic Canadian symbol, recently ranked the best Airline in North America. Let your career take flight by joining our diverse and vibrant team at the leading edge of passenger aviation.
This is a key position in the Forecasting and Network Intelligence team. The core responsibility of the team is to support and guide planning and scheduling activities with science-based models and decision-support systems. The responsibilities of this position include calibration and optimization of sophisticated network forecasting models and related data as well as participating in commercial studies and analyses. This position reports to the Manager, Network Forecasting.

  • Acquire and maintain in-depth understanding of network planning and scheduling processes.
  • Validate and calibrate Air Canada’s simulator of passenger demand dynamic distribution to competing airline schedules (NetLine/Plan).
  • In collaboration with Network Planners, design and run scenarios in our simulator to Support Network Planning and Scheduling. activities; perform analysis on the output to assess the impact of Air Canada and / or other airlines schedule changes on Air Canada’s market share and profitability.
  • Closely participate in initiatives destined to enhance the synergies between Network Planning and Revenue Management.
  • Support the multi-faceted process of launching a new route, as well as various key network design related activities by providing passenger and market share forecasts.
  • Provide sound commercial recommendations based on optimization studies using available tools, such as NetLine/Plan (NLP).
  • Collaborate with the Alliances and Interline team on the evaluation of various degrees of partnerships with other airlines.
  • Design new management information reports or modify existing reports to meet evolving business requirements associated with commercial decision making on the airline route network.
  • Maintain network planning tools and data integrity
    • Generate and update input data for forecasting models, i.e., market demand, fares, schedules as well as other reference data and parameters.
    • Investigate and integrate new data sources to improve passenger and revenue forecast.
    • Set and calibrate various model parameters to ensure good quality of the forecasts as well as reliable scenario evaluations.
    • Automate and document data management processes. Maintain Linux scripts and SAS programs for the automation.
  • Liaise between Air Canada and the Star Alliance for market size estimation and other data delivery.
  • Liaise with external vendors as required in support of ongoing projects or users’ daily work.
  • Stay current and serve as internal expert in network planning methodologies and technologies.


  • Bachelor’s degree in mathematics, Science, Statistics, Economics, Engineering or equivalent. Master’s degree an asset.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills. 
  • Ability to work under pressure and to multi-task with a strong sense of priorities, always with a high interest on precision and detail. 
  • Advanced Microsoft Excel and Access knowledge desired.
  • Understanding SAS programming language and SQL and/or other advanced analytic methods, a definite asset. 
  • Experience in handling and analyzing large volumes of complex data, a definite asset.
  • Knowledge of NetLine/Plan, Sabre Fleet Manager and/or Schedule Manager, an asset.
  • Experience in network planning and scheduling, an asset.
  • Good communication skills particularly the ability to interface with both technical and non-technical colleagues.
  • Knowledge of airline industry, preferred.
  • Strong customer service orientation essential. 
  • Solid time management and organizational skills. 
  • Must be a good team player.
Conditions of Employment:
  • Candidates must be eligible to work in the country of interest, at the time any offer of employment is made and seeking any required work permits/visas or other authorizations which may be required is the sole responsibility of the candidates applying for this position.
Linguistic Requirements

Based on equal qualifications, preference will be given to bilingual candidates. 
Diversity and Inclusion
Air Canada is strongly committed to Diversity and Inclusion and aims to create a healthy, accessible and rewarding work environment which highlights employees’ unique contributions to our company’s success.
As an equal opportunity employer, we welcome applications from all to help us build a diverse workforce which reflects the diversity of our customers, and communities, in which we live and serve.

Air Canada thanks all candidates for their interest; however only those selected to continue in the process will be contacted