CAPA Australia Pacific Aviation Summit

Adelaide, Australia
3rd week of Sep 2022
DAY 2 - Wednesday 14 September 2022



9:00-9:05 Welcome and Introduction to Day 2


Australia’s domestic and regional market situation – a review [Download presentation]

With Omicron behind us and state borders reopened, Australia’s domestic market is undergoing a round of rapid growth and transformation. Virgin Australia’s fall into administration and the pandemic response of Qantas/Jetstar create significant space in the market. With domestic demand now nearly recovered, a new battle for market share is heating with up new entrants Rex and Bonza seek to challenge the incumbent operators. This has the potential to trigger the kind of fare war last seen in the Australian domestic market in 2016.

  • ASM Australasia, Director, Jayne Davey
  • ASM Australasia, Director, Hans Mitterlechner
9:25-9:40 Airline CEO Keynote with Virgin Australia Group CEO, Jayne Hrdlicka
  • Virgin Australia Group, CEO, Jayne Hrdlicka



CAPA Exclusive: Virgin Australia Group leadership on recovery and strategy

Join executives from Virgin Australia in this exclusive panel discussion. Hear the latest on recovery, market analysis and future strategy for the carrier. 

Virgin Australia is Australia’s second-largest airline and one of the few carriers that has managed to successfully diversify across the airline value chain. Since launching in 2000 as Virgin Blue - then wholly owned by the Virgin Group - Virgin Australia has moved away from its LCC origins to become a network carrier with integrated regional and international operations.

Now under the control of Bain Capital following its exit from voluntary administration in 2021, the carrier has resumed operations on its domestic network as well as short haul international operations. It has reimagined around a 30% market share of the profitable Australian domestic market, with ambitions to return to its previous share of around 33%. 

Moderator: ASM Australasia, Director, Jayne Davey & ASM Australasia, Director, Hans Mitterlechner

  • Virgin Australia Group, CEO, Jayne Hrdlicka
  • Virgin Australia Group, CFO, David Marr
  • Virgin Australia Group, Chief Strategy & Transformation Officer, Alistair Hartley
10:25-10:30 CAPA Australia Pacific Aviation Summit 2023 Host Announcement

CAPA - Centre for Aviation, Commercial Director, Claudia Kunz

Coffee Break & Networking


Airline Leader Keynote - Rex
Rex, Executive Director, Chris Hine


Recovery across the Regions: How have different sectors performed over the last 2.5 years

Moderator: ASM Australasia, Director, Hans Mitterlechner


  • Albury City Airport, Airport Operations, Nick Politis
  • Emerald Airport, Manager, Salomon Kloppers
  • Rex, Executive Director, Chris Hine
  • Cairns Airport, Manager Aviation & Business Development, David Nye

EVTOL: How far have we come in the last 12 months

Short haul electric aircraft offer potentially the greatest revolution in aviation since the introduction of the jet engine. With the promise of helicopter-like performance and car-like costs to operate, the EVTOL concept is no longer just the playground of a few ambitious start-ups. Major aerospace OEMs, global technology firms, major car manufacturers and others are now investing billions of dollars in what they hope will be the next major frontier for aviation.

Moderator: ASM Australasia, Director, Jayne Davey

  • ASML Aero, Founder & CEO, Andrew Moore
  • Brisbane Airport Corporation, Executive General Manager Aviation, Ryan Both
  • EVE Air Mobility, Regulation & Public Policy, Robert Weaver
  • Invest Victoria, Engagement Lead, Advanced Air Mobility, Dale Sheridan
  • Sydney Seaplanes, Founder & CEO, Aaron Shaw
13:00-13:30 Airline Interview  Qantas, Group Executive Associated Airlines and Services, John Gissing

Moderator: Aviation Week, Senior Air Transport Editor - Asia-Pacific, Adrian Schofield
13:30-13:35 Day 2 Closing Remarks