Blockflyer is a solution that works not just for travelers. Airlines alike can benefit from the system equally. Our vision is to create an ecosystem, which allows travelers as well as airlines to get the absolute most out of an asset that already exists but lacks efficiency.

In our attempt to unify the frequent flyer mile and to make this market more efficient we have spent countless hours in research and development in order to provide airlines with benefits of their own. Our DLT technology-based algorithm makes sure, that the value proposition works for every party involved.

Open-Miles Protocol

The Open-Miles Protocol (OMP) is our in-house developed DLT-based algorithm, that allows us to redistribute value in FFM ecosystems in a more efficient and economically sustainable way. Through the OMP, airlines are able to reduce mile-bound liabilities while improving customer relationships and customer loyalty by at the same time. 
Most systems nowadays are simply not designed to achieve both, low liability and high loyalty.The OMP’s special design and our extensive research in the aviation sector gives us the edge over existing systems and can accommodate both conflicting goals seamlessly.

 
 

 
 
The Open-Miles Protocol connects travelers and their miles to airlines and their accounts, allowing the miles to be returned to airlines faster, while still keeping the intrinsic value of frequent flyer miles in circulation with the customer. Blockflyer hereby only exchanges reward miles and does not interfere with status miles. Furthermore we also do not interfere with the breakage term on miles issued and implement the same term into any specific smart contract.
 
 

    
What we do for airlines:

Deferred
Liability
Through the exchange of miles into the Blockflyer transaction currency, we are able to return miles faster to the issuing airlines, allowing them to eliminate associated deferred liabilities quicker.

 

Loyalty
Through the special design of the OMP and through carefully crafting customer incentives, Blockflyer can actually improve loyalty while keeping liabilities low.

 

Breakage
Returns generated from mile breakage can easily be compensated for through a multiple on that return, generated through increased service consumption and bookings

 

Market Data
Through having insights in the usage of miles by travlers across frequent flyer programs, we can provide travel habits and travel data per passenger and provide insights to fully personalize the frequent flyer program experience better than ever before

Integration

Blockflyer provides different models to integrate the Open-Miles Protocol into existing operations and mile-management of airlines in order to provide the best service we can. The base functionality of OMP integration is free of charge for airlines and offers paid add-ons and services. 
Check back for updates and specific pricing on this page soon, or drop us a note!

Research

Blockflyer has done extensive research in aviation, distributed ledger technology, and customer relationship management in order to provide the best product we can. Blockflyer has existed as an academic research project since 2017 and is currently moving on to seed-stage startup.
We are happy to share some of the research we have done so far on this page in order for airlines to better understand what it is we do and how we do it. However, if we spark your interest as someone who works at an airline or is interested in becoming an investor, we would love to hear from you, just drop us a note!

 

More research will be published soon!