Southeast Asia intra-regional connectivity – it is time to take regional aircraft more seriously?

Despite the proliferation of LCCs over the past 20 years, the short haul intra-regional market in the Asia Pacific remains underdeveloped. A part of the problem is fleet composition - compared to markets like Europe and the Americas, there is a dearth of turboprops and regional jets in the Asia Pacific.

What do regional aircraft makers need to do to break into the region? How can OEMs like Embraer and ATR attract Asia Pacific customers for their aircraft?

Is Southeast Asia, and the Asia Pacific more broadly, set-up to handle short haul regional operations? What infrastructure, regulatory and market impediments exist in the market?

How can smaller airports work with operators to create successful short haul regional operations?

What lessons can the Asia Pacific learn from regions such as Latin America and Africa, where short-haul and regional aircraft make up a greater portion of fleets and regional connectivity is superior?

Moderator: National University of Singapore, Professor of Aviation Law, Alan Tan


  • Cambodia Airports, CCO, Stephen King
  • Embraer Asia Pacific, Director of Market Intelligence, Fernando Grau
  • ATR, Head of Commercial APAC, Jean-Pierre Clercin

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