Belt And Road Initiative And Aviation
China’s One Belt One Road strategy essentially follows in concept the old Silk Road, a trading route linking East Asia with Europe and other regions along the way. As trading links are re-established and expanded, the One Belt seeks to accelerate and enhance the natural trend.China is helping fund much of the infrastructural development of the new “road”, either directly or through loans, and the geographic scope of the road extends southwards into the Middle East and Africa.There is a natural presumption that enhancing trade routes will be accompanied by a liberal access market regime.The strategy has not attracted a great deal of attention in aviation terms, but it would seem likely that market access principles will filter down into the aviation sector. This panel takes a high level look at current and future potential impacts for airlines, Chinese and non-Chinese.
- What are the implications for airlines of China’s Belt and Road plan?
- How will China’s Belt and Road strategy affect the aviation market – in both short and long term?
- What is in the next Five Year Plan for Belt and Road?
- Are China’s airlines adapting their strategies to align with the “road”?
Moderator: AAPA, Director General, Andrew Herdman
- Agri-nomics Australia, Director, Barry Parsons
- Cathay Pacific, CEO, Rupert Hogg
- LOT Polish Airlines, President & CEO, Rafał Milczarski
- SriLankan Airlines, CEO, Suren Ratwatte