Some of the interesting things going on around Big Data & Airlines:
And a story from Saudi Airlines and how Microsoft Services implemented a Business Intelligence System for them for an anticipated operational savings of several millions. http://bit.ly/1bU8rSp
The airline needed to consolidate systems and data sources within various departments that supported all of their critical business functions including Human Resources, Operations, Sales, Maintenance, Customer Relations, Safety, and Revenue Accounting. They also needed to improve manageability of the BI architecture as well as the consumption of information by business stakeholders through flexible, self-serve reporting that could be made available quickly.