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15 Aug 2012

The Department for Transport in the UK announces it is awarding a 13-year franchise to operate the West Coast Mainline in the UK to Aviado Partners' client FirstGroup plc.

The Department for Transport in the United Kingdom today announced it has selected FirstGroup plc to operate the Inter-City West Coast franchise for a 13-year period. The team at Aviado-Partners Consulting GmbH, a leading international transport-sector consulting firm, assisted FirstGroup plc with the development of its bid for this franchise.

The team currently at Aviado Partners which assisted FirstGroup plc have more than 100 years of revenue management, operational research, pricing and product strategy experience to assist the client's bid team.

About Aviado-Partners Consulting GmbH

Aviado-Partners Consulting GmbH is a specialist management consulting firm providing objective, independent and evidence-based analysis, advice and implementation support to airlines, airports, rail operators, hotels and other transportation related companies around the world. The firm advises management, boards, investors, governments, leasing companies and other stakeholders across all the key commercial and strategy issues. Aviado Partners' team members and associates have worked with leading international full service and low cost airlines, global consulting firms, financial institutions and manufacturers. The Partners and Associates have led or had significant involvement in numerous merger, acquisition, restructuring, start-up, aircraft selection and performance improvement assignments in Asia, the United States, Canada, South America, Russia & the CIS, Africa and the Middle East.

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About the Client

Aviado's client is a multi-national transport conglomerate providing passenger transport services across multiple transport modes in Europe, the UK, the US and Canada amongst other countries. It serves a passenger base of over 100M passengers per year with a turnover exceeding $1Bn USD.

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