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The CAPA Low Cost Long Haul Global Summit is the only strategy event dedicated to the new frontier of low cost travel: long haul. New aircraft technologies, evolving passenger preferences and stable fuel prices are pushing LCCs (and restructuring full service airlines) to consider new growth opportunities. High fare long haul markets are ripe for disruption and airports/destinations are aggressively courting new routes. New city pairs are emerging, and secondary airports are featuring regularly in the long haul low cost networks. But it’s not just fuel efficient widebody equipment that’s changing the game – the new long haul narrowbodies are opening up vast new opportunities for airlines – and they’ll be entering the fleets of airlines around the world in large numbers in the coming years. The implications are profound, touching the entire travel value chain from airports to accommodation, ground transportation, distribution/payment and technology – and even corporate travel.

  • The role of low cost long haul subsidiaries in full service carrier groups
  • The viability of independent low cost long haul carriers vs those that belong to large LCC groupings
  • The LCCs’ evolving relationships with airports
  • Low cost long haul to short haul connectivity
  • Virtual interlining, and the role of new-generation equipment in enabling the growth of the model – including the impact of long haul narrowbodies on traditional high fare markets
CAPA Asia Aviation Summit

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Singapore: CAPA Asia Aviation Summit

The summit will bring together up to 30 CEOs of leading carriers based in Asia, as well as those serving the world’s most vibrant aviation region. It will also have a dedicated day on corporate travel focusing on the biggest corporate travel spend: air

CAPA Asia Corporate Travel Summit

Upcoming Event

8
Nov
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Singapore: CAPA Asia Corporate Travel Summit

The summit will bring together up to 30 CEOs of leading carriers based in Asia, as well as those serving the world’s most vibrant aviation region. It will also have a dedicated day on corporate travel focusing on the biggest corporate travel spend: air

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23-Oct-2018 3:25 PM

Kuwait Airways appoints new CEO

Kuwait Airways, via its official Twitter account, announced (21-Oct-2018) the appointment of Kamel Hassan Al Awadhi as CEO, effective 01-Nov-2018. Mr Al Awadhi succeeds Abdullah Ahmed Al Sharhan, who was appointed acting CEO in Apr-2018.

Airports of Thailand reported (22-Oct-2018) the following traffic highlights for Sep-2018:

  • Passengers: 9.9 million, +0.5% year-on-year;
    • Domestic: 4.2 million, stable;
    • International: 5.7 million, +0.9%;
  • Cargo: 143,324 tonnes, +0.2%;
    • Domestic: 7068 tonnes, -17.0%;
    • International: 136,256 tonnes, +1.3%;
  • Aircraft movements: 68,902, +4.4%;

Etihad Airways and Saudia announced (22-Oct-2018) a new codeshare partnership covering 41 destinations and plans for greater cooperation in other areas, including frequent flyer programmes, cargo and engineering and maintenance. Details include:

CAAC reported (22-Oct-2018) the following traffic highlights for Chinese airports for Aug-2018:

  • Passengers: 117.0 million, +11.0% year-on-year;
    • Eastern region airports: 60.8 million, +11.4%;
    • Western region airports: 35.5 million, +9.4%;
    • Central region airports: 13.2 million, +14.9%;
    • Northeast region airports: 7.4 million, +8.8%;
  • Cargo: 1.4 million tonnes, +5.3%;
    • Eastern region airports: 1.0 million tonnes, +4.8%;
    • Western region airports: 221,000 tonnes, +5.3%;
    • Central region airports: 94,000 tonnes, +12.6%;
    • Northeast region airports: 44,000 tonnes, +2.8%;
  • Aircraft movements: 975,000, +8.3%;
    • Eastern region airports: 436,000, +5.6%;
    • Central region airports: 142,000, +12.1%;
    • Western region airports: 332,000, +9.1%;
    • Northeast region airports: 66,000, +16.1%. [more - original PR - Chinese]

CAAC reported (22-Oct-2018) the following traffic highlights for Aug-2018:

  • Passengers: 56.6 million, +12.1% year-on-year;
    • Domestic: 50.6 million, +11.9%;
    • International: 5.9 million, +13.8%;
  • Passenger load factor: 86.5%, +1.4ppts;
  • Cargo: 607,000 tonnes, +6.4%;
    • Domestic: 404,000 tonnes, +3.8%;
      • Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan: 21,000 tonnes, -0.1%;
    • International: 203,000 tonnes, +11.9%. [more - original PR - Chinese]

EuroAirport's board of directors appointed (22-Oct-2018) Luc Gaillet as president, effective 17-Oct-2018. He replaces Jean-Pierre Lavielle, who passed away on 02-Aug-2018. Mr Gaillet was previously project manager of the extension of the EuroAirport runway during his time at the Departmental Public Works Directorate of the Upper Rhine and headed the new EuroAirport rail link project from 2011 to Apr-2018. [more - original PR]

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