Puerto Rico welcomes events back to the island with the 2022 CAPA Americas Aviation & LCCs Summit

Press Release

CAPA – Centre for Aviation (CAPA), the world’s most trusted source of market intelligence for the aviation and travel industry, is pleased to announce the return of the in-person CAPA Americas Aviation & LCCs Summit, hosted by Puerto Rico Tourism Company, 25/26-May-2022.

After more than two years since the last regional Americas summit, the event is expected to attract hundreds of senior aviation and transport executives, airports, political leaders, industry experts and suppliers to the sunny shores of San Juan, Puerto Rico next year.

The two-day Summit will tap into the post COVID-19 aviation industry across the Americas to address the latest developments, challenges and strategic issues, plus include a new injection of stimulating discussion on the evolving LCC market.

Low cost operators in the Americas continue to recover at a much faster clip than their legacy counterparts due to their lower cost structures, and generally more nimble networks that allow for greater flexibility to take advantage of shifting demand patterns. 

In Latin America, the rebound in demand will be accompanied by changing partnership dynamics as low cost and ultra low cost operators team up with traditional full service airlines to stake out claims in what remains one of the most promising aviation markets. 

At the same time, operators in the Americas are joining their counterparts worldwide in working to achieve new levels of sustainability as the industry works to accelerate the reduction of carbon emissions. 

Commenting on the return of the event, CAPA Managing Director, Derek Sadubin said:

“CAPA has developed a deep passion for bringing together innovators, disruptors and thought leaders to offer high level strategic insights into airline strategy and identify emerging markets. Before the COVID-19 pandemic struck, we had big plans to bring the CAPA Americas Summit to Puerto Rico, so we are delighted to still have the support of the Puerto Rico Tourism Company to revive this essential industry event. We look forward to showcasing this fantastic destination while reflecting on what is needed to drive the aviation industry forward.”

The Governor of Puerto Rico, Pedro Pierluisi said:

“I extend a warm welcome to the executives of CAPA - Centre for Aviation who will hold their CAPA Americas Aviation and LCCs Summit 2022 in Puerto Rico. Our Island has a wide variety of hotels and convention facilities that attract an increasing number of events such as theirs each year. Our health protocols, as well as our high inoculation rate, have set the gold standard and positioned us as the United States jurisdiction with the highest vaccination rate. This fact has been key in showcasing Puerto Rico as a safe travel destination and with a wide variety of tourism attractions available for everyone’s enjoyment." 

The Executive Director of the Puerto Rico Tourism Company, Carlos Mercado Santiago said:

“The Government of Puerto Rico is committed to facilitating the recovery of the tourism industry and its substantial and positive impact on both local and global economy. For over a year Puerto Rico has been implementing a comprehensive health and safety program specifically designed for the hospitality sector and has served as a benchmark for other destinations due to its success”.

Puerto Rico is very pleased to be hosting next year’s CAPA Americas Aviation and LCCs Summit as it will provide participants the opportunity to personally reconnect with their business partners and create new alliances, as well as generate awareness of our Island’s potential as travel destination and air access hub,” Mercado Santiago added.

The CAPA Americas Aviation and LCCs Summit is part of CAPA’s regional summit series and is highly regarded as an industry benchmark event, offering thought leadership, valuable networking opportunities and in-depth insight into the issues and trends that shape the local and global airline industry. CAPA is due to release the full 2022 CAPA Event Calendar later this month.

The 2022 CAPA Americas Aviation & LCCs Summit will be organised in accordance with CAPA's parent company Informa’s AllSecure health and safety standard. As the world’s leading events’ organiser, Informa has developed a detailed set of enhanced measures to provide the highest level of hygiene and safety at its events, providing everyone with reassurance and confidence they are participating in a safe and controlled environment. The Summit will run in accordance with official government and local authority guidance in the first instance, as well as any venue or location-specific regulations.

The in-person event will also be streamed live via CAPA’s virtual event series, CAPA Live to offer greater access to the event proceedings across the globe. 

For more information on the 2022 CAPA Americas Aviation & LCCs Summit or to register, visit amas22.capaevents.com

Pictured: The Governor of Puerto Rico, Pedro Pierluisi together with the Executive Director of the Tourism Company of Puerto Rico (PRTC), Carlos Mercado Santiago, and Charlie McCurdy, CEO of Informa Markets, parent company for CAPA - Centre for Aviation, at World Routes 2021 in Milan, Italy.  

About Puerto Rico Tourism Company (PRTC)

The Puerto Rico Tourism Company (PRTC), founded in 1970, is a public corporation responsible for stimulating, promoting, and regulating the development of the tourism industry in Puerto Rico. It promotes and oversees the growth of air and maritime access options in order to maximize Puerto Rico’s position as one of the main hubs in the Caribbean; provides technical assistance to local and foreign entrepreneurs looking to invest on the island thereby increasing room inventory and diversity of entertainment options; evaluates tourism facilities and implements comprehensive quality guidelines to guarantee a high-quality product and customer satisfaction; markets Puerto Rico as a tourism destination within the local market through advertising, public relations and promotional activities; and manages regional information centers to provide residents and visitors an enjoyable and memorable experience.

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CAPA - Centre for Aviation (CAPA), part of Aviation Week Network, is the leading provider of independent aviation market intelligence, analysis and data services covering worldwide developments. Established in 1990, CAPA’s platforms help the aviation sector and supplier businesses stay informed, remain connected to industry leaders and fuel inspiration to drive change. CAPA’s global C-level and corporate travel in-person and virtual Summits and Masterclasses attract executive level speakers, attendees and leading stakeholders of the global commercial aviation industry. Understanding aviation markets is our great strength and passion, along with providing CAPA members, clients and partners with an unparalleled level of expertise and insight. For more information and details on membership and events, please visit centreforaviation.com.

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