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CAPA unveils new Global Partnership Programme


CAPA - Centre for Aviation, the leading provider of market intelligence in aviation, is unveiling a new program to help aviation companies leverage CAPA's high quality content and industry engagement and grow the bottom line. The CAPA Global Partnership Programme is for companies that want to shape the global aviation agenda while growing their business.
"There are new ways of doing business in aviation, and our content and events are at the forefront of how the industry interacts for business gain," said CAPA Executive Chairman Peter Harbison. "The Global Partnership Programme is an opportunity for intelligent companies to work with us strategically to build their bottom line."

Orlando announced as 2017 Host City for the CAPA Americas Aviation Summit


ORLANDO, 1 September 2016 – CAPA - Centre for Aviation announced that Orlando will host the third annual CAPA Americas Aviation Summit on 4-5 April 2017 at the JW Marriott Grande Lakes Hotel.

The event, which attracts airline and travel industry CEOs from across the Americas region, Asia, Europe and the Middle East, is a high-level forum for debate and discussion of strategic issues facing the region’s aviation industry.

The event is hosted by Orlando International Airport and co-hosted by Visit Orlando, Experience Kissimmee and Visit Florida.

CAPA - Centre for Aviation bolsters Americas team with new leader, Mike Miller


CAPA - Centre for Aviation (CAPA) is pleased to announce the appointment of Michael Miller as its new CEO-Americas to lead CAPA's growth in the aviation market. Miller, a 25-year veteran of aviation in the region, is based in Orlando, Florida.

“With his 12 years as an aviation journalist and another 12 as an aviation consultant, Mike will be a great contributor. He's also a very nice guy and we're delighted to welcome him to the team", said Peter Harbison, CAPA’s Executive Chairman.

"CAPA has gradually grown its footprint in North America over recent years and Mike’s experience will expand that to the entire Americas region and to our CAPA Members and readers", he said.

Mike joins Lori Ranson in CAPA's US team; Lori has core responsibility for CAPA's unique high quality Americas' market analysis.

CAPA Aviation Awards for Excellence 2016: Nominations now open


CAPA is pleased to announce that entries are now open for nominations for the 13th annual CAPA Aviation Awards for Excellence.

CAPA presents two sets of Award for Excellence, each with eight award categories.

(i) the Global industry: Winners for the global awards will be announced at a Gala Dinner to be held in Amsterdam on 27-Oct-2016 as part of CAPA’s World Aviation Summit;

(ii) Asia Pacific: Winners for the Asia Pacific awards will be announced at a Gala Dinner to be held in Singapore on 15-Nov-2016 as part of CAPA’s Asia Aviation Summit.

CAPA Perspectives: All you can fly comes to Australia, but what's the point


Targeting a 3Q2016 launch, all-you-can-fly start-up Airly wants to “remove the hideousness of flying.” But the domestic travel experience in Australia is among the best in the world, and Airly's use of secondary airports - notably at Sydney Bankstown, some 45 to 60 minutes from the CBD - and primarily turboprop aircraft rapidly eats away at the time savings.

CAPA Perspectives: Tigerair Australia has finally lost its teeth


The Tigerair Australia adventure has rarely gone smoothly, but it has finally lost its teeth. Indeed it may cease to exist in the coming months with a possible rebranding. Originally part of the Singapore-based Tiger Airways Holdings, the carrier had bumpy beginnings culminating in the honour of being the first Australian airline to be grounded by CASA. Now fully-owned by Virgin Australia, to call Tiger stagnant in 2016 would under-represent a carrier flying less domestic ASKs than it was two years ago but with a larger fleet.

CAPA Perspectives: Sydney Airport an impressive performer, but there's always a limit


With another month of +10% international passenger growth Sydney Airport has continued to shine with 1.2 million international passengers passing through in Apr-2016. Since 2002, Sydney has grown international traffic by 54% and made significant efficiency gains as it works toward a capacity goal of 75m passenger p/a. But there is a limit - a cap of 80 movements per hour. According to most recent schedules filed with OAG, Sydney Airport is already close - at 78 movements - in the hour between 08:00 to 08:59, though the practical execution of the cap is slightly more complex than this number suggests.

CAPA Perspectives: Virgin rationalises its fleet; it needs to, as capacity falls


During 2016, Virgin Australia plans to remove 19 aircraft from its group fleet as part of an ongoing consolidation. According to the CAPA Fleet Database, the total fleet stands at 127 aircraft at 24-May-2016 as compared to 142 a year previously. Note: four aircraft are yet to leave the fleet this year. For the purposes of this analysis, three Boeing 737-800s provided to Tigerair Australia on ACMI lease are excluded from Virgin’s numbers. The comparison includes only Virgin Australia and Virgin Australia Regional Airlines.

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