Recorded at CAPA Global LCC Summit, 1-2 Mar 2018

APEX Update

Airline Passenger Experience Association (APEX) CEO Joe Leader talks about how LCCs in the US are at the forefront of passenger experience innovation. APEX sees opportunities for similar innovation at LCCs in Southeast Asia, which are generally behind in areas such as providing Internet connectivity. Mr Leader also talks about the fast expanding long haul low cost sector, where passenger experience is particularly important.

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David Siegel, via his personal LinkedIn account, reported (Apr-2018) his appointment as executive chairman with Sun Country Airlines, effective Apr-2018. 

CAAC confirmed (19-Apr-2018) the following traffic highlights for Chinese airlines for Mar-2018:

  • Passengers: 51.4 million, +15.9% year-on-year;
    • Domestic: 461 million, +15.4%;
    • International: 5.3 million, +20.3%;
  • Cargo: 615,000 tonnes, +4.0%;
  • On time performance: 81.2%, +5.9ppts;
  • Fleet: 3339 aircraft. [more - original PR - Chinese]

Aerolineas Argentinas announced (19-Apr-2018) the average price of its cheapest fare declined by 20% in the last two years. The carrier reported that 21% of its sales are for the cheapest fare. Aerolineas Argentinas CEO Mario Dell'Acqua stated: "The drop in prices is part of an exhaustive work from our commercial teams to offer more competitive fares in an increasingly more demanding market". The carrier's overall average fare reduced by 8%. [more - original PR - Spanish]

Garuda Indonesia stated (19-Apr-2018) it is targeting passenger capacity growth of 9% to 10% in 2018. The carrier said meeting the target will be challenging due to projected fluctuations in foreign exchange rates and fuel prices. [more - original PR - Indonesian]

Chile DGAC awarded (19-Apr-2018) Aerovalle an AOC for the transportation of passengers on 19-Apr-2018. [more - original PR - Spanish]

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