CAPA India Aviation & Airport Summit

Delhi, India
12-14 Feb 2019

Tuesday 12 February 2019

Registration, Networking & Coffee
Welcome Address by Summit Chairman
The impact of global aviation trends on India
Aviation is one of the most dynamic industries in the world and is highly influenced by the likes of economics, geo-politics, technology and even force majeure events. These in turn drive the evolution of regulation, airline business models, partnership strategies, competition and viability. What is the current global outlook and how will this impact India?

CAPA – Centre for Aviation, Executive Chairman, Peter Harbison [Download Presentation]
CAPA India aviation outlook for FY2020
CAPA India will present its widely anticipated annual outlook for FY2020 covering traffic and capacity forecasts, profitability projections, fleet orders, capital raising plans, and key strategic issues including the prospects for consolidation. This presentation will set the scene for three days of informed analysis and debate.
CAPA India, CEO & Director South Asia, Kapil Kaul [Download Presentation]
A new era in the Australia-India aviation and tourism markets
Australia and India have recently emerged amongst each other’s fastest growing source markets, elevating the priority that is attached to this expanding traffic corridor by aviation and tourism companies alike.
Tourism Australia, Managing Director, Mr. John O'Sullivan [Download Presentation]
Coffee Break
CAPA Advisory & Research Exclusive: The USD250 billion opportunity in Indian aviation over the next 20 years

By FY2040 India is expected to see its fleet increase by around 2500 aircraft and the construction of more than 50 new airports. Combined with investment in ancillary services such as ground handling, MRO and training, Indian aviation will require up over USD250 billion of capital expenditure over this period.

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 The CEO Sessions: The outlook for India’s full service carriers

In a series of dedicated individual sessions with the CEOs of India’s full service carriers, issues to be discussed include the prospects for full service on domestic routes; and the outlook for the growth of international services.

Air India, Director Finance & Board Member, Vinod Hejmadi
Vistara, Chief Strategy & Commercial Officer, Sanjiv Kapoor
CAPA Advisory Exclusive: 20-year market & fleet forecast for India
CAPA will present its long-term projections for traffic and aircraft deliveries in India based on proprietary modelling and analysis.
The CEO Sessions: The outlook for India’s low cost carriers

In a series of dedicated individual sessions with the CEOs of India’s low cost carriers, issues to be discussed include whether the market the can absorb projected capacity expansion; the prospects for regional and widebody operations; the emergence of hybrid models; and the impact of airport and skills constraints.

SpiceJet, Chairman & MD, Ajay Singh
AirAsia India, CEO, Sunil Bhaskaran
Air India Express, CEO, K. Shyam Sundar
CAPA Advisory & Research Exclusive: Operational & financial benchmarking of Indian airlines
This presentation will benchmark Indian carriers against each other and relative to their global peers on metrics such as fleet, aircraft utilisation, CASK, RASK, fuel & maintenance costs, and profitability.
Coffee Break
CAPA Advisory & Research Exclusive: The state of regional aviation and the impact of the Regional Connectivity Scheme
CAPA will present its research on key trends in regional operations in India, including analysis of the economics of services under the Regional Connectivity Scheme, setting the scene for the following panel.
Executive Panel: Are regional airlines viable in India? 

Regional connectivity has been a priority focus for the government in recent years. As a result, India now has a diverse range of operators in this segment from regional subsidiaries of large airlines to standalone carriers and even commuter airlines with small equipment. This panel will examine the circumstances under which they could succeed.

  • Bombardier, Director India & South Asia, Ajay Mehra
  • GMR Hyderabad International Airport, former CCO, Hemanth D.P.
  • Pratt & Whitney, Managing Director India, Palash Roy Chowdhury
CAPA Advisory & Research Exclusive: Key trends in outbound travel from India

The outbound travel market from India is estimated to be close to 20 million passengers, but who are these travellers; where are they going and why? And how can the market be stimulated further? This presentation will drill down into issues of critical value for airline network planning, airport route development and destination marketing.

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Executive Panel: Is India-Australia the ‘next big thing’ in travel

India is the fastest growing major source market into Australia, with visitor numbers having doubled in the last five years. Despite limited non-stop connectivity, Australia has emerged as one of the most popular long-haul destinations for Indian travellers. What is driving this success; and have we only just scratched the surface?

Moderator: CAPA, Peter Harbison, Executive Chairman

  • Melbourne Airport (APAC), Lyell Strambi, CEO
  • Brisbane Airport Corporation, Gert-Jan de Graaff, CEO
  • Perth Airport, Kevin Brown, CEO
  • Tourism Australia, Managing Director, John O’Sullivan 

Fireside chat with special guest

Tourism Australia, Managing Director, John O’Sullivan in conversation with Harsha Bhogle, Cricket Commentator 

Pre-Dinner Drinks (all delegates welcome)

Networking Dinner hosted by Tourism Australia (all delegates welcome)
Menu curated by Celebrity Chef, Vicky Ratnani

Close of Day 1