Recorded at CAPA Airline Leader Summit, 11-12 May 2017
How Do Airlines Prepare For The New Environment? Operational - Assessing Strategic Options
Whatever the status of disruption in the short and medium term, what can airlines do to prepare for a new environment which will exist in 2025? Creating a bridge to the future. Getting it right now will not just be optional, but a matter of survival – or not. As the old system dies, there will be casualties. This Board meeting will explore the options available to airline managements, notably the shape of alliances and airline partnering, the role of equity acquisitions, how regulatory bodies will view JVs; can inter-governmental bilateral relations adapt fast enough to allow airlines the scope to prepare for the future. Is there scope for large non-airline investors to help?
- What are the pre-requisites for successful partnerships as a platform to a more viable future?
- Should cross-border JVs be adapted formally into bilateral agreements?
- Are JVs the future (with potential for further equity links)?
- Where do the anti-trust bodies sit now – what attitudes are they exhibiting towards JVs?
- Is it useful to plan on the assumption that O&C rules will be reduced or removed – and if so what can be done?
- Aeroflot, Deputy General Director for Strategy & Alliances, Giorgio Callegari
- European Commission, Director General MOVE, Henrik Hololei
- IAG, CEO, Willie Walsh
- Irish Aviation Authority, Chief Executive, Eamonn Brennan
- Malaysia Airlines, Group MD & CEO, Peter Bellew