Countdown to Seoul – CAPA LCCs and New Age Airlines in North Asia summit

Press Release

Following successful aviation Summits in Singapore, Dublin and Sydney this year, CAPA’s next high level industry event, LCCs and New Age Airlines in North Asia, will be held at the Conrad Seoul, on 4/5 September 2013.

Some exciting developments for North Asian aviation will emerge at the Summit, which will be attended by senior executives representatives from Air Busan, Air Do, Air Link Co Ltd, Air New Zealand, AirAsiaAirAsia X, Asiana Airlines, China Airlines, Eastarjet, Hong Kong Express, IATA, Ibaraki Airport, Incheon Airport, Japan Airlines, Jeju Air, Jetstar Japan, Jin Air, Juneyao Airlines, Korean Air, MEGA Maldives Airlines, Nok Air, Peach, Scoot, Spring Airlines, TransAsia Airways,  t'way, Vanilla Air, Vietjet, West Air, and many more.

The Summit will also feature government regulators and leading travel and tourism authorities and organisations. Hosted by Incheon Airport and supported by Travelport, SITA, Sabre, Bombardier and ebay enterprise, it comes at a pivotal time for the aviation industry in North Asia. A confluence of more liberal aviation policies, new airline business models and rising incomes across Asia is spurring a new wave of aviation activity and travel is burgeoning. But it is not without challenges.

Several North Asia-based airlines have established budget airline subsidiaries to defend and grow core markets. Meanwhile, cross-border joint ventures are establishing, albeit with some difficulties.

The Summit will feature CEO panels on the key markets of Korea, Greater China, Japan and Hong Kong/Macau, as well as industry panels on the unique features in North Asia of travel distribution, the regulatory environment and the fleet and financing sector.

CAPA will welcome some 200 delegates to attend this unique LCCs and New Age Airlines forum. The Summit will feature unique networking events, including a Gala Dinner and golf/city tours. Early bird discounts expire on Wednesday 21 August.

Click here to view the latest Agenda.

Media registrations are essential. Please register by emailing us.

Confirmed speakers

James Rhee
CEO North Asia


Ken Choi
Jeju Air



"Excellent job – substantial discussions and good networking opportunities" - Jonathan Hutt, Spring Airlines (Deputy GM, Strategy)


"Panel discussions [were] very interactive, and good information/opinions from panelists (many were CEOs/Senior executives) and fantastic networking opportunities in between sessions.
One of the best organized conferences I’ve attended" - Paul Wan, CLSA (Equity Analyst)



"Content was excellent! Panel discussions led into some excellent debates. Peter was an excellent host" - Thomas Scruby, World Aviation (JTG) – Jetstar Travel World (Head of Commercial)


"Presentations and panel discussions were good to wrap up what’s going on in the market. Networking was the best take away" - Inaki Uriz Millan, Change Your Flight (CEO & Co-founder)



"Presentations were excellent [and] meeting with people in the industry was very nice" - Seung-Kyu (Starsky) Park, Philippine AirlinesKorea (Director)



"A good list of topics and variety of speakers" - Nicholas Cunningham, Macquarie Securities Japan (Analyst)



"Good airline representation" - Peter Huijbers, Hong Kong Aviation Capital (Head of Commercial – Asia Pacific & Latin America)



"Good panel discussions and sharing new ideas by the speakers" - Mavis Chan, Air Macau (GM – Networking Planning)

Miyuki Suzuki
Jetstar Japan

Soo Jeon Park
President & CEO

Won Ma
Jin Air

Xiuzhi Zhang
Spring Airlines

Sadao Saito


Air Do

   Azran Osman-Rani
AirAsia X

Chul Ho Hahm

Patrick Murphy
Non-executive Director

Andrew Cowen
Managing Partner
Mango Aviation and Deputy CEO
Hong Kong Express

Duc Khanh Luu
Managing Director

Chang-soo Jung
Incheon Airport

Patee Sarasin
Nok Air

Campbell Wilson

Masami Watanabe
Senior Director of Airport Promotion Division, Ibaraki Prefectural Government
Ibaraki Airport

Victor Luciano
Clark International Airport

Yashuhiro Shinohara
Vice Commissioner for International Affairs
Japan Tourism Agency

Peter Harbison

Executive Chairman

CAPA - Centre for Aviation

Charm Lee
Korea Tourism Authority

Von Lueders
Regional VP Asia Pacific

Adrian Currie
Managing Director, Asia Pacific

Pei Tsen Chen
Taiwan Tourism

Kei Shibata
Co-Founder & CEO
Venture Republic Inc

Ross Veitch 
CEO & Co-Founder

Tae Oum
Air Transport Research Society

John Mims
Senior VP World-Wide Sales & Resort Marketing Asia
Las Vegas Sands Corporation

Chris Eite
Vice President for Passenger Solution Line
Ian Heywood
Head of Global Supplier Strategy
David Huttner

Con Korfiatis
Heidrick & Struggles

  Siew Hoon Yeoh
Founder & Editor
Web in Travel

NB: Programme is subject to change

Register now!

CAPA will welcome some 200 delegates to attend the LCCs and New Age Airlines in North Asia 2013 Summit. The event will feature unique networking events, including a Gala Dinner and golf/city tours. Early bird discounts expire on Wednesday 21 August. Click here to register.

Media registrations are essential. Please register by emailing us.