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There is something very important that most airlines either do not recognise – or don’t wish to: The future airline industry will never be the same again. In 2021 at least, there'll be very limited business travel, perhaps as much as 50% of previous levels in the second and half of the year, but even that's probably optimistic. The loss of business travel will undermine the full service airline business model and limit what has traditionally been an important and profitable market segment. In this edition of CAPA Live, we look at the recovery of business travel and try to answer: What segments of the industry will return first? What technology exists to help support recovery? How have the expectations of business travellers changed?
Speaker Highlights include:
- KLM, President & CEO, Pieter Elbers
- Finnair, President & CEO, Topi Manner
- Alaska Air Group, CEO, Ben Minicucci
- Japan Airlines, Director, Tadashi Fujita
- Wizz Air, CEO, József Váradi
- Viva, CEO, Felix Antelo
- Heathrow Airport Holdings Ltd, CEO, John Holland-Kaye
- Widerøe, CEO, Stein Nilsen
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Bahamas' Government invited (22-Jun-2021) interested parties to attend a virtual event concerning the 'Bahamas Airports' public private partnership (PPP) programme on 28-Jun-2021. The government is seeking partners to update, operate and maintain the following airports for up to 30 years:
- Freeport Grand Bahama International Airport;
- Marsh Harbour International Airport;
- George Town Exuma International Airport;
- North Eleuthera International Airport;
- Deadmans Cay Airport;
- Great Harbour Cay Airport;
- San Salvador Cockburn Airport.
The procurement process will take place through 2021, with tenders likely to be awarded in 1Q2022. The government will retain ownership of the airports. Airport facilities are not being sold. [more - original PR]
Guam Visitors Bureau (GVB) announced (22-Jun-2021) Guam's Governor Lou Leon Guerrero and the Department of Public Health and Social Services approved the 'Air V&V' programme, enabling visitors to book combined vacation and vaccination (V&V) packages. The travel packages include transport to and from the airport, three COVID-19 tests, administration of two vaccine doses, health monitoring and digital vaccination records. Travellers must undergo a seven day quarantine upon arrival to Guam, at their own cost. Travellers will also undergo a COVID-19 test prior to departure and will be issued with a vaccination record and health authority record. Packages are available for US citizens, green card holders and non-US citizens. GVB president and CEO Carl T C Gutierrez commented: "This programme captures a unique demographic of travellers around the world that are tired of waiting to get vaccinated in this pandemic". [more - original PR]
Gulf Air launched (22-Jun-2021) Athens-Larnaca and Bangkok-Singapore services in Jun-2021, marking the start of point to point flights beyond the carrier's Bahrain hub. Gulf Air acting CEO Waleed AlAlawi said the new routes were selected based on observed demand, and form part of a wider plan to expand its global network beyond Bahrain. [more - original PR]
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