Computerization Of Airline Reservation System (A Case Study Of British Airway Lagos)

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Computerization Of Airline Reservation System (A Case Study Of British Airway Lagos)


This project is carried out to Develop a Computerized Airline Reservation System with a view to produce information needed to have smooth running and an effective reservation of seat for airline passengers. It also involves keeping records of passengers for future purposes.

The work was carried out by first examine relevant literatures after which analysis done by personal interview with the staff of British Airways Lagos and searching for more information through Lagos and searching for more information through their website after which the software was designed using Visual Basic 6.0 the newly designed system was tested to ensure that it is reliable.

The new system focused on Reservation of seat for the customers and identifies the potentials area of Airline Reservation, it is better than the manual system because it helps to solve the problems associated with manual method without any stress also there is more improvement in the hardware and software facilities in the department.

Table of Content

  • Title Page
  • Certification
  • Dedication
  • Acknowledgement
  • Abstract
  • Table of Content

Chapter One

1.0 Introduction

  • 1.1 Background of the Study
  • 1.2 Statement of the Problem
  • 1.3 Purpose of the Study
  • 1.4 Scope of the study
  • 1.5 Significance of the Study
  • 1.6 Limitation of the Project
  • 1.7 Definition of Term

Chapter Two

2.0 Literature Review

  • 2.1 introduction
  • 2.2 Brief History of the British Airway
  • 2.3 Objective of the British Airways
  • 2.4 Need for Visual Basic

Chapter Three

3.0 System Analysis and Design

  • 3.1 Analysis of Existing System
  • 3.1.1 Data Collection
  • 3.2 Problem of Existing System
  • 3.3 Description of the New System
  • 3.4 Merit of the New System
  • 3.4.1 Accuracy and Speed Totally Improved
  • 3.5 System Design
  • 3.5.1 Input Design
  • 3.5.2 Output Design
  • 3.6 File Design

Chapter Four

4.0 System Implementation and Documentation

  • 4.1 Introduction
  • 4.1.1 System Specification
  • 4.2 Programming Language Used
  • 4.3 System Testing
  • 4.4 System Documentation
  • 4.5 Documentation
  • 4.6 Program Specification
  • 4.7 Software User

Chapter Five

5.0 Summary, Conclusion and Recommendation

  • 5.1 Summary
  • 5.2 Conclusion
  • 5.3 Recommendation
  • Reference

Chapter One

1.0 Introduction

1.1 Background of the Study

This project is principally designed for BRITISH AIR LINE. Air transport can be said to have been conceived when the first controlled and sustained flight with a prove red heavier than air machine was achieved by the writher on December 17, 1903 this earned America the birth place of air place.

It was in Europe that the airplane was first put into regular carriage of passenger in 1916, England, an airline company known as aircraft transport and travel was formed for schedule passenger, freight and mail service as soon as the war was over on August 23, 1919. it was international air service operation between London and Paris By 1926 a well-knit European network of air service had been established and the airline operated by British, France and Germany, Italy and Netherlands were playing 9 million miles and carrying 100,000 passengers annually.

1.2 Statement of the Problem

The project developed a computerized system for keeping records and efficient Airline Reservation System firms with particular reference to British Airline.

1.3 Purpose of the Project

The main purpose of this project is to develop an effective and reliable Airline ticket reservation system for the management of British Airways Organization.

It is carried out to achieve the following

  • Provision of service for the customer
  • Reduction of workload on ticket reservation clerks.
  • Provision of information that is faster, more accurate and detailed to the customers.
  • Provision of a compact and integrated basic records of airline ticket reservation for the customers.

1.4 Scope of the Study

This project covered areas such as flight schedules, flight routines, flying time & also seat reservation.
This project has extensively covered how flights are going to be scheduled for intended travelers, so as to meet up with their flight schedules. And also covered the route and areas the flight is going to travel through. Also this project discuss the flying time for all traveling passengers, the time of their departure and the time they will be embarking from the flight. It talks about how seat reservation are going to be made for travelers how to know their seat number.

1.5 Significance of the Project

In order to enhance efficient and efficient ticket reservation system, the significance of this project work can not be under estimated. This project would enable ticket reservation agents to formulate and implement practicable policy.

It would also help ticket reservation agents to have unprecedented patronage and brings about improvement as well as provision of effective air transport services.

1.6 Limitation of the Project

There are some limitation that are experienced in the study. But the greatest has to do with customer services. The work of a reservation staff can never be completely replaced by computer since it involves dealing with the customers. Passenger are often faced with the problem of clarifying some issue enquiries, regarded their reservation activities in is only human being rather than electronic machine that can adequately answer all customers question and enquires.

1.7 Definition of Term

There are different terms used in this project the terms are common to all airline or airways such terms are as follows:


This is the person that intends to travel with the airline at a particular point in time.

Reservation Staff:

This is the person that closes the booking and also takes the data of the customers and offers them the ticket of which they will board the plane with.


It means of transport through the air. It is the fastest means of transportation in the world.


This is the process at which the airline takes off from one place to another caring the passenger or customer.

Ticket Reservation:

It is a process of taking booking for intending passenger who wishes to travel in an aircraft from one place to another.

Chapter Five

5.0 Summary, Conclusion and Recommendation

5.1 Summary

This project cater for the electronics means of reserving seat for the customers in an aircraft to be use at a cater date. This is because the manual approach used before is becoming rather too tedious and less effective as the number of customer increases daily.

The project attempts to standardize the aircraft system in Nigeria so as to meet the demand of daily increases in the number of customers.

The computer system is introduce in order for effective manage, the system for better output. The method used in on (FIFO) first come first serve basis. This is needed to travel of reliability of the reservation system in aircraft computer system is put into effective use in order to achieve this goal.

With this, the new approach introduces will without doubt, go along way in effecting and judiciously manage the improvement of the aircraft system in Nigeria.

5.2 Conclusion

There is no doubt that the overview of the whole project has achieved its aim and objective. In conclusion, we believe, that in order to effectively implement the new system, there is need to have a computer network in place.

The need is justify because it increase the level of reliability of the reservation system. A good network ensure that reservation is done on first server basis, better coordination of reservation activities and instant recording of entry into the system as they are generated.

5.3 Recommendation

Having an effective and reliable computerized reservation system. In an airline organization is very essential to enhance efficiency and good customer relation in an airline reservation system. Therefore the new system is recommended for the British Airways in order to provide information needed to have smooth running and effective reservation of seat for the airline passengers.

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