CAPA LCCs In North Asia

Tokyo, Japan
7-8 Jun 2016
Day 2: Wednesday 8 June 2016
08:15-09:15  Pre-Conference Breakfast Briefing
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Location: Conference Ballroom (Royal Hall), Hilton Tokyo Narita Airport Hotel
Open to all attendees
09:20 Welcome by Conference Chairman
09:25 Spotlight on selected North Asian LCCs: Q & As with CAPA's Peter Harbison 
Panel Members:
  • Jeju Air, CEO, Ken Choi
  • Spring Airlines, President, Stephen Wang
10:00 Panel discussion: Opportunities for foreign LCCs flying into/from North Asia
  • Long-haul opportunities to SE Asia, Nth America and Australia?
  • Slots, traffic rights and other constraints
Moderator: McKinsey & Company, Partner, Steve Saxon
Panel Members:
  • AirAsia, Group Head of Risk, Attila Emam
  • Cebu Pacific, Former Chief Executive Advisor, Garry Kingshott 
  • Experienced Airline Executive, Sandeep Bahl
  • Spring Airlines, Social Media Director, Jonathan Hutt
  • VietJet, Board Member, Chu Viet Cuong
11:00 Morning Tea
Panel discussion: The LCC potential for destinations, tourism and retail
  • What are the key airline-airport partnerships? What can we learn from them?
  • How has LCC growth changed the way people travel?
  • How do you market North Asian destinations to LCC travellers?
    • Partnerships or collaborations with TV shows etc.
  • Role of duty free and tax refunds
  • Tourism inbound potential: Japan’s story
  • Visa liberalisation
Moderator: McKinsey & Company, Senior Partner, Masahiro Komatsubara
Panel Members:
  • AGORA Hospitalities, President & CEO, Aya Aso
  • Japan Tourism Agency, Director of General Affairs Division, Ichiro Takahashi
  • Narita International Airport Corporation, Senior Executive Officer, Deputy Executive Divisional Director, Corporate Planning Division, Tatsuya Hamada
  • Peach Aviation, Executive Advisor, Patrick Murphy
Panel discussion: The Korean LCC market
  • Korean LCCs have largely focused on domestic flights to/from Jeju. Now that Jeju Airport is slot constrained, what is the growth outlook?
  • Is it better to be an independent LCC or have a parent airline owner (part/full)?
  • Are Koreans different? Will they not accept a Southeast Asia, Japanese-style LCC?
  • Strategies in accessing China when bilateral is heavily limited and there are restrictions on charter market
Moderator: Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Asia, Adjunct Assistant Professor, June Lee
Panel Members:
  • Air Busan, Executive Vice President, Choi Pan-ho
  • Eastar Jet, President & CEO, Kim Jung Shik
  • Jin Air, Senior Vice President / Director of Marketing & PR, Emily Cho
  • T'way Air, Vice President of Business & Management Division, Kim Hyung-Yi

13:00 LUNCH
14:00  Panel discussion: The Hong Kong & Taiwanese LCC Market
  • Hong Kong and Taiwan have different aviation regulatory environments to mainland China. What opportunities and challenges does this present in accessing China?
  • The Middle East of Asia? Hong Kong and Taiwan sit in the middle, accessible to much of Northeast Asia and Southeast Asia. What is this opportunity? Are intra-regional connections worthwhile to pursue?
  • Japan is the favourite market for Hong Kong and Taiwan. How much risk is there in relying on Japan?
  • There has been pent-up demand in Hong Kong and Taiwan for flights to major cities, previously prohibitively expensive. How to develop entirely new markets, destinations that may not have full-service airline flights?
Moderator: CAPA - Centre for Aviation, Senior Analyst - North Asia, Will Horton
Panel Members:
  • Heidrick & Struggles, Partner, Con Korfiatis
  • HK Express, CEO, Andrew Cowen
  • Tigerair Taiwan, CEO, Kwan Yue
  • Vanilla Air, Representative Director, President, Katsuya Goto
Airline Cloud 9 Track: The OTA explosion and travel distribution challenges in North Asia 
  • Is each country's booking system working with efficiency/coordination?
  • What changes occur from consumers booking action journey with meta-search?
  • What are the critical differences in different countries?
  • How can LCCs optimise ancillaries in this environment?
Moderator: Web in Travel, Editor & Founder, Yeoh Siew Hoon
Panel Members:
  • Booking.com, Director Strategic Partnerships, Asia Pacific, David Peller
  • DeNA Travel, CIO, Jun Nakamura
  • Travelport, Director Online Business Group APAC, Ming Foong
  • Venture Republic, Co-Founder & CEO, Kei Shibata
Panel discussion: The LCC potential for cargo operations
  • Why do LCCs not like getting involved with cargo operations?
  • Are there opportunities for adding revenues from cargo? Any new collaborations between airlines and forwarders?
  • Critical differences between short haul and long haul?
Moderator: Tokyo Institute of Technology, Associate Professor, Shinya Hanaoka
Panel Members:
  • Air Logistics Group, MD, Middle East and Asia & Pacific, Vikram Singh
  • IACT (International Air Cargo Terminal), President, Osamu Tsukahara
  • Nakamura Air Express, President, Hiroshi Kawasaki
16:30 Conference close