Latest updates from CAPA HQ
22-Nov-2012 10:06 AM
Global aviation leaders are gathering in Hong Kong next week for the year's premier commercial aviation industry summit. CAPA's World Aviation Summit, which will play host to the 10th annual CAPA Awards for Excellence, will be staged on 28/29 November at the InterContinental Grand Stanford Hong Kong, drawing dozens of senior airline executives who will debate the global commercial aviation market landscape and strategies for success in 2013.
Airlines attending include Air India, Air France-KLM, Air Seychelles*, Azul, AAPA*, Bangkok Airways, Cathay Pacific*, China Airlines, Emirates, Ethiopian Airlines*, Etihad Airways*, Finnair*, Hainan Airlines Group (HNA), Hong Kong Airlines, Japan Airlines, Jetstar Airways*, Jin Air, Korean Air, Lufthansa German Airlines, Malaysia Airlines, Spring Airlines*, Turkish Airlines*, VietJet Air*, as well as senior figures from leading airports and industry suppliers. (* Indicates CEO/MD attending).
2-Nov-2012 4:55 PM
CAPA AeroPark today held a ceremony at the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel, Mumbai to mark the launch of its aviation executive education programme. More than 80 industry professionals, visiting international faculty and diplomats, together with senior executives from CAPA and its joint venture partner SCDC, participated in the function which took place in the exclusive Taj Chambers overlooking the Gateway of India.
Peter Harbison, Executive Chairman, CAPA launched the proceedings by explaining that “CAPA AeroPark was launched with a mission of bringing world class aviation education and training to fast growth emerging markets.” India is the location for the first series of courses, which will subsequently be rolled out to other regions including North and Southeast Asia, the Middle East, Africa and Latin America. Almost 70 senior industry professionals are enrolled across the four courses, each of which will run for the next three days, with participants drawn from a wide range of organisations including Air India, Airports Authority of India, Bird Group, Delhi International Airport, Essel InfraProjects, GMR Airports, Hyderabad International Airport, Jet Airways and SpiceJet.
22-Oct-2012 10:52 AM
With the Indian market at a turning point, it is critical for global aviation businesses to understand what happens next and the implications for them. CAPA is therefore convening India’s leading aviation event in Mumbai in just one week from now on 30-31 October 2012.
The CAPA India Aviation Summit will be a unique knowledge-building and networking forum, allowing participants to understand the real situation on the ground, and to meet the industry and government leaders that influence the market’s direction. Panel discussions will be supported by executive briefing papers, leveraging CAPA India’s research and data capabilities.
With an audience of 200+ critical decision-makers from one of the leading growth prospects in global aviation, any company with short or long term interests in Indian aviation needs to be part of the conversation that will take place at the CAPA India Aviation Summit.
8-Oct-2012 12:16 PM
CAPA AeroPark today announced details of a series of 3-day international executive programmes for aviation professionals, to be held at the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel in Mumbai on 1-3 November 2012. Kapil Kaul, CEO South Asia, CAPA – Centre for Aviation said, “CAPA AeroPark was established with a mission of bringing world class aviation education and training to fast growth emerging markets and we are proud to be launching this inaugural series of courses in conjunction with the leading global universities and executive training organisations. The preliminary marketing of the courses has already elicited a strong response not only from India, but from across South Asia, the Gulf, the Indian Ocean islands and even parts of Africa.”
Mr Kaul added, “Given the dynamism and complexity of the aviation industry, the leaders of tomorrow cannot rely on traditional models from the past. These courses are therefore designed to achieve both professional development and personal growth. It was important to us to develop practical formats designed to stimulate innovation, productivity and performance, critical attributes in these challenging times.” CAPA AeroPark Executive Education will shortly publish an extensive calendar of day, residential and online courses to be held in 2013/14.
27-Sep-2012 3:19 PM
The CAPA India Aviation Summit to be held in Mumbai on 30-31 October 2012 is set to be the most significant gathering of aviation leaders ever held in the Indian market.
The event comes at a time of resurgent global interest in the Indian aviation sector following significant reforms announced by the Government earlier this month, which included permission for foreign airlines to invest in Indian carriers. Combined with a broader set of reforms designed to liberalise and kick-start the economy, stakeholders with both short and long term interests need to understand more than ever the current status and future direction of the market.
With over 200 senior decision-makers in attendance and a programme based on up-to-date research and analysis, the networking and knowledge building opportunities will be unsurpassed at this critical time of transition in the industry.
25-Sep-2012 5:25 PM
Technology driving you nuts? Or getting you all excited at the opportunities it presents?
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Yes, we know that Search, Social Media, Mobile – all that’s changing the way customers behave and how airlines can sell, distribute and brand themselves – and no conference gets into these topics the way Web In Travel does. In its eighth year, WIT has been at the forefront of how technology is re-shaping travel distribution and marketing.
25-Sep-2012 9:28 AM
CAPA will organise and host this year’s leading knowledge event on the global commercial and strategic aviation landscape in 2013, the World Aviation Summit. Featuring CAPA’s Aviation Awards for Excellence gala dinner, the event will draw CEOs from airlines and airports worldwide – delivering rich content and networking.
The draft Agenda for the two-day event, to be held in Hong Kong on 28/29 November, has been released, involving CEOs from airlines from across the globe. More CEOs are expected to confirm their participation in coming weeks.
21-Sep-2012 9:45 PM
The past few years have witnessed a remarkable turnaround in US legacy airline profitability. It is still not enough to move the investment world to forsake IT stocks and, granted one of the majors has slipped into bankruptcy, but there has been an unusual amount of black ink recently. A lot of this is usually ascribed to consolidation in the domestic industry – with the predictable effect of reducing competition and allowing yields to increase. That certainly seems to have helped.
But the really dramatic bottom line effects have come from the imposition of baggage fees and increases in cancellation fees.
This is the second part of a report that has been extracted from the August-September 2012 issue of CAPA's Airline Leader hard copy journal. Click here to view a cutting edge html5 version.