CAPA Airline Leader Summit: Airlines in Transition 2022 Highlight Reel


 The CAPA Airline Leader Summit – Airlines in Transition is part of CAPA’s regional summit series and is highly regarded as a global industry benchmark event, offering thought leadership, valuable networking opportunities, and in-depth insight on the issues and trends that shape the local and global airline industry.
After more than two years since the last Airline Leader summit, this event is expected to attract hundreds of senior aviation and transport executives, airports, political leaders, industry experts and suppliers.

Airlines in Transition: Accelerated Change

Today, change really can’t be avoided, given the industry’s parlous financial position, the many manifestations of COVID yet to come, and the impact of environmental pressures. There are also sweeping technological and operational revolutions under way, accelerated by these new forces.

The main drivers of an airline industry in transition will be the massive debt overhang, continued border uncertainty preventing financial recovery, the loss of business traffic, the role of lessors, the rise of the narrowbody LCC, and the financial impact of decarbonisation.
Once in a generation events come along to change the direction of the world.
Typically, the cause has been war, and war has meant many deaths. Unlike at the end of war, there will be no conclusive armistice to the pandemic; but it will be our challenge to create new beginnings in much the same way.
It’s too early yet to judge how extensive the industry impact will be over the medium term, although it is already clear that the pandemic will have long tendrils, economically and socially.
None of us will ever be quite the same again. That’s especially true of the airline industry – an industry undergoing accelerated transition.

 Speaker Highlights:

  • Emirates, President, Sir Tim Clark
  • Etihad, Group CEO, Tony Douglas
  • airBaltic, Chairman of the Board & CEO, Martin Gauss
  • Pittsburgh International Airport, CEO, Christina Cassotis
  • WestJet, Board Member, Alex Cruz
  • SAS, President & CEO, Anko van der Werff
  • Flyadeal, CEO, Con Korfiatis
  • CNN, Anchor, Richard Quest

 CAPA Events are hosted in key markets around the world and attract the highest calibre of thought leaders and decision makers in the aviation and travel industry. Delegates are provided with unprecedented access to the latest data, insights and trends from our global team, in addition to valuable networking opportunities with executives across all sectors of the aviation and travel industry. Review CAPA’s full events calendar here.

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