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Rio Tinto expects integration of FIFO flights into single itineraries

9-Aug-2013 1:00 PM

Rio Tinto global sourcing travel and expense management lead Kurt Knackstedt, speaking at the CAPA Australia Pacific Aviation Summit, stated (09-Aug-2013) fly-in fly-out (FIFO) flights in Australia could become integrated with commercial flight bookings within the next 12 months. He said there have been a lot of talks the last 12 to 18 months about integrating itineraries and the technology is almost there to move forward with implementation of a single itinerary. Adagold general manager commercial Jeff Eager told the summit there is a big desire in the FIFO sector to be able to book end to end and he agrees “integration will come” eventually. But Mr Eager points out “the reality is a big portion of the FIFO world” still rely on Excel spread sheets to keep track of seat inventories and passengers.