CAPA India Summits to discuss traffic growth, aircraft financing, airport capacity, Air India

More than 250 delegates from around the world will assemble in Mumbai next week for the CAPA India Aviation Summit on 30-31 January, followed by the CAPA India Airport & Airspace Summit on 1-Feb-2018.

These two events have seen unprecedented global interest, reflecting India’s current status as the world’s fastest growing aviation market.

CAPA will launch the summit by presenting our annual India outlook for FY2018/19, including traffic forecasts and analysis of capacity trends, yields, profitability, fleet orders, capital raising activities and strategic plans. The outlook, which leverages our strength as the region’s leading aviation advisory and research practice, will set the scene for three days of informed debate.

In addition, CAPA will release a series of strategic research reports during the summit on issues such as:

  • Opportunity and challenges for bidders in the proposed privatisation of Air India;
  • State of the aircraft financing and leasing market in India;
  • A new framework for regional connectivity;
  • Prospects for international outbound leisure travel in 2025;
  • Analysis of key trends in inbound tourism; 
  • Opportunities for long haul low cost to/from India;
  • Demystifying the true MRO expense of Indian airlines;
  • ATC capacity and its impact on growth and route networks;
  • Developing a new business model for the Airports Authority of India;
  • Operational and financial benchmarking of Indian airports.

With key stakeholders from India and abroad represented at the highest levels of industry and government, the summit will address topical issues such as:

  • the impact of the proposed privatisation of Air India;
  • the evolution of airline business models;
  • managing growth with traffic growing at sustained double-digits;
  • the prospects for long haul LCCs in India;
  • the appetite for financing India’s 1000 aircraft order book;
  • the viability of regional operations;
  • key trends in technology and distribution;
  • designing the appropriate development framework for airport capacity;
  • economic regulation and its impact on investor interest;
  • opportunities for ground and cargo handling, duty free and retail.

Please visit CAPA India Aviation Summits for more information and to register.

Key confirmed participants – with many more to come over the next few days – include:

  • Airports Economic Regulatory Authority: S. Machendranathan, Chairman


For all those with an interest in Indian aviation, the CAPA Summits will be invaluable knowledge-building and networking opportunities, especially in what could be a watershed year in India’s aviation history with the proposed privatisation of Air India.

With the venue approaching capacity, registrations will unfortunately be closing shortly.

Please visit CAPA India Aviation Summitsfor more information and to register.

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