OAG Aviation Worldwide

We’re the world's leading provider of digital flight information, intelligence and analytics for airports, airlines and travel tech companies.
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Every day almost 12 million air passengers are impacted by changes to their journey and every week more than 9,000 flights are cancelled. Global travel data provider, OAG, helps airports and airlines keep one step ahead of disruption using the world's largest network of schedules, and status data, connection times and leading-edge analytics tools.

Data collected from every journey, every booking, every take-off and landing, departure and delay is consolidated and curated into predictive tools to help its clients design innovative products, responsive services and seamless experiences.

Headquartered in the UK, the Luton-based private sector company was founded in 1929 as the Official Aviation Guide and operates in the USA, Singapore, Japan, Lithuania and China, working with clients in more than 114 countries.

The last year has been turbulent for everyone in the travel industry which has been particularly hit hard by the pandemic. However, OAG weathered the storm thanks to collaborative staff getting onboard with its plans to protect the business by introducing a temporary pay cut and giving them the chance become investors in the business. Instead of having the deduction repaid in full, 80% of staff globally signed up to the new Employee Transaction Bonus Scheme.

Honesty, transparency and strong collaboration are hallmarks of the OAG culture. During the pandemic chief executive, Phil Callow, took a personal approach, having at least one informal video call with every employee. He also sent personal hand-written notes along with small gifts to show his appreciation for #TeamOAG.

Featured Workplace Factors

Personal Growth

80% of staff agreed

This job is good for my own personal growth

Continuous learning and development are an integral part of the culture at OAG where managers act as mentors helping staff to gain professional skills or relevant experience and everyone is encouraged to dedicate one paid day per month for self-development.

Wellbeing

81% of staff agreed

I am happy with the balance between my work and home life

In addition to weekly wellbeing webinars and regular wellbeing surveys the firm organised a wide range of fun events to boost team spirit with virtual activities including horse racing, a Family Fortunes game show, photo competitions, a Quarantine Kitchen OAG cook-a-long, and quiz nights.

Giving Something Back

73% of staff agreed

This organisation has a strong social conscience

Throughout the pandemic OAG has continued to support charities by taking part in virtual fundraising events including a week long Christmas Jumper Day for Save the Children where staff were encouraged to get creative and jazz up an old jumper to help the environment and children at the same time.

Quick Facts

Organisation established in
1929
Total number of employees
1
Number of UK locations
45
Employee average age
46% : 54%
Male : Female employee ratio
67%
Employees earning £35k+
2%
Employee turnover (voluntary)

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Quote from the top...
“We're delighted to have achieved an “outstanding” accreditation in our first year of entry. Congratulations to all members of the OAG "family" and a huge thank you for your outstanding engagement. This accreditation is testament to the hard work we all put in to ensure OAG is a fantastic company to be part of.”

Phil Callow, CEO - OAG Aviation Worldwide

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