CAPA Asia Aviation Summit 2019

Singapore, Singapore
14-15 Nov 2019

Friday 15 November 2019

Registration, Networking & Coffee
Chairman’s Welcome
CAPA – Centre for Aviation, Chairman Emeritus, Peter Harbison
Airline Keynote
9 Air, Chairman of the Board, Guangping Ji 
Urban Air Mobility – changing the competitive landscape of short haul aviation as barriers to entry are lowered
Between 2000 and 2018, the populations of the world’s cities with 500,000 inhabitants or more grew at an average annual rate of 2.4 per cent. However, 36 of these cities grew more than twice as fast, with average growth in excess of 6% per year. Of these, 28 are located in Asia, with 17 in China alone.
Furthermore, two-thirds of the global population will live in cities by 2050 and the number of megacities is predicted to rise from 33 to 43 within the next decade – again, many of which are located in Asia.
With rising populations, comes a need for greater mobility solutions.

As flying cars become the next step forward in innovation, Asia has become a testing ground for a number of urban air mobility vehicles, one of the latest examples being in Singapore where German company, Volocopter tests its next round of flight tests for its urban air mobility vehicle.

In the session, delve into integrating traditional aviation with the disruptors and the potential challenges and impacts this presents to the industry, now and in the future.

  • Is urban mobility an opportunity for airlines or a threat?
  • Are airlines likely to be the first to adopt this new technology?
  • What is the likely competitive impact for airlines that operate short-haul and regional routes, especially for the corporate travel market?
  • What is the predicted impact of the lowered barriers to entry across the market?

Moderator: CAPA – Centre for Aviation, Chairman Emeritus, Peter Harbison

  • Japan Airlines, VP, Marketing & Strategy Research, Akihide Yoguchi
  • NEO Aeronautics, Co-Founder/Avionics Systems Spec, Charles Aravinda
How the next generation narrow and wide-body aircraft will change the shape of air travel in Asia
New generation aircraft offer game-changing economics and range for LCCs and FSCs. Airlines across the spectrum of business models are using these new tools to extend their network reach. While these advances create the potential for many new markets, route developers still face the inherent challenges of long haul flying. Maintaining consistent and profitable demand in those markets is paramount, especially once airport incentives are no longer available. However, with the exception of a few key players, Asian carriers have not yet fully taken advantage of the range of new aircraft technology. This is about to change though with the likes of: Cebu Pacific, Saudia, and Qantas Airways (for subsidiary Jetstar) ordering A321XLR at the 2019 Paris Air Show 
  • What examples of implementation of new aircraft types has been successful around the world?
  • What opportunities still exist to tap into new aircraft types?
  • What routes will be opened up to the Americas thanks to new aircraft technology?
Moderator: Frost & Sullivan, Consulting Analyst, Shantanu Gangakhedkar
  • Bangkok Airways, Advisor to Board of Directors, Peter Wiesner
  • IndiGo, Chief Commercial Officer, Willy Boulter 
  • PwC, Chief Consultant, Johnny Lau
10:55 Coffee Break & Networking
11:30 Travel Tech Roundtable - Where to next?
We invite leaders from across the aviation and technology landscape to discuss standout technological innovations and trends that have shaped the aviation industry over the last year and identify any key learnings. Panellists will also share their projections on how the industry will evolve with the introduction of new technologies in 2020 and beyond.
  • How can organisations turn big data into actionable insights that intelligently understands and delights the customer (and enhances revenue)?
  • How can organisations use technology to further improve the customer experience?
  • What are the opportunities and implications of AI and robotics? What opportunities exist to become more efficient in their operations with the implementation of AI and new technologies?

Moderator: Travelport, Global Vice President & Global Head of Air Travel Partners, Damian Hickey

  • China Eastern Airlines, Head of Data Labs, Shawn Wang
  • IBM, Travel & Transport Sector Leader APAC & MEA, Michael Parsons
  • Skyscanner, Commercial Director, Gavin Harris
12:15 Airline Keynote: A 40 Year Journey
SriLankan Airlines, CEO, Vipula Gunatilleka
12:35 Closing Remarks
CAPA – Centre for Aviation
, Chairman Emeritus, Peter Harbison
12:40 Lunch & Networking
13:40 Close of Summit