Peak lists are very useful when you’re charging different rates during day and night.They can also be used to define holiday periodsto setup pricing according to a specific period, for example, night time, special events, public holidays, weekends etc.
A peak list defines for all days of the week, if whether the regular rate applies or the a special rate. The list is automatically repeated every week, starting at the given valid from date, and until it is superceeded superseded by another peak list for that same category.
Setting up a peak category and
its peak category values
The category represents the type of special rate you want to apply. You can for example define a category for Handling Fee surcharges, with values Day, Night, Weekend, Holiday. Each value would represent a surcharge for the handling fees. On top of that you can define additional categories, for example for security screening, with values such as Regular, and Special Event. You can define price agreements for the security screen product that apply based on a value of this category. So, when the calendar defined in the peak list defines that it 'special event' time (Olympic Games for example), your security screen charge will automatically be adjusted. To do this, first create a peak category and add all values you need for the category. For example we created a peak category called Handling fees, a product we charge different rates for during day, night, weekends and holidays. be applied.
In this example, a peak list is being created in order to setup pricing for the 'Handling Surcharge' (product) to be applied when an Aircraft is handled at night.
The peak category 'Handling Surcharge' is being created. The category values being assigned are: Day and Night
To create a peak list, go to ‘Administration’ ‘Administration > ‘Station’ (1) , ‘Station’ (2), > ‘Peak categories’ (32) and use the 'add a new' button to create the peak category (43).
Add the values you need in this peak category by adding them as peak category values.
Create a peak list and define peaks
Once you created the peak category, you can set up one or more peak lists for this category. Go to ‘Administration’ (1), ‘Station’ (2), ‘Peak lists’ (3).
Now add a new peak list by clicking on ‘Add new’ (4).
Create the peak list by selecting a ‘Peak category’ (1), a ‘Station’ (2) or a station group if applicable and a ‘Valid from date (LT)’ (3) and click ‘Save’ (4).
At any point in time, there is only one peak list active for each category and station. Each peak list is valid from the valid-from-date of the list, until the valid from date of the next peak list of the category. In our example we define a list that defines the 'Holiday' rate for the full week, and make it valid from Christmas day 2008. We also define a peak list with the regular weekly rates (Day/Night/Weekend) that starts the day after boxing day (2 days after Christmas) Dec. 27th.
For each of our new peak lists, we need to define the rate to apply for each day and time during the week. We start by defining the rate (category value) that applies on Sunday midnight, and then add a new value each time another rates becomes valid during the week.
To add a new peak value, first click 'select' on the applicable peak list. The click on add new in the table editor for the list items to add the first item. Set a ‘Start day of the week’, since our Christmas holiday starts on Dec. 25th, which is a Thursday, I put 4 in the field (1). Also set a ‘Starts at time of day’, this is the activation time for this peak (use local times) (2). Set the ‘Peak category value’, in our case this is a Holiday (3). When finished, click ‘Save’ (4).
Note that for this example, it would also be sufficient to add just a single item to list, starting on day 0 (Sunday), with value Holiday. This would define that all week days are to be considered a holiday. The list itself will only be active during two days (December 25 and 26), as it will be superceeded by a new list as of December 27. The new list will define a regular weekly schedule.
An example for a weekly peak list could be like this:
Once the peak category is created, in this case 'Handling Surcharge', the 'peak category values' can be added.
For this example only the categories 'Day' & 'Night' are required, in order to define which times during the day are defined as 'Day' and which should be 'Night'.
Creating the Peak List(s)
Once the peak categories have been created, remain in 'Administration’ and go to 'Peak Lists' (1)
Use the 'Add new' button, and in the field 'Peak category' select the category just created. For this example 'Handling Surcharge'. Add the 'Station' (or 'Station Group', in some cases) for which the Peak List is being created (2).
Finally, add the date from which the Peak List is to be valid (3).
Next, the Peak List itself is defined, under the section 'list items'.
NOTE: Whether the default times used by the FBO/User are UTC or LT, the Peak List timings are always added in Local Time.
The days of the week are defined using the numbers 0-6.
Sunday = 0 / Monday = 1 / Tuesday = 2 / Wednesday = 3 / Thursday = 4 / Friday = 5 / Saturday = 6
The timings must be added in the format hh:mm (e.g. 00:55)
The list should always begin at midnight on Sunday and the appropriate peak category should be assigned to this time.
For this example, Midnight on a Sunday is classified as 'Night'
- A Handling Surcharge is applied during Night Hours
- During the Winter months each year, 01-November - 30-April, Night hours begin at 1900 and end at 0600
- During the Summer months each year, 01-May - 31-October, Night hours begin at 2000 and end at 0500
The above Example Scenario requires the creation of two separate Peak Lists.
To begin, the Winter Peak list is created as follows:
Use the peak list to define price agreements