At a time when the aviation industry is searching for up-to-the-minute market intelligence, news, trend analysis and thought leadership, CAPA - Centre for Aviation delivers a virtual “Summit” on the second Wednesday of each month, jam-packed with information, data and live interviews. CAPA experts, global airline CEOs and other cutting-edge industry leaders present live from a next-gen virtual event platform.

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The most recent CAPA Live event was on 12-May-2021, and featured the below speakers and sessions. Find out more!

  • 12-May-2021
    • CTC Roundtable with HRS: Insights into Health & Duty of Care in travel programmes

      • Philippa Johns
        Director of Enterprise Solutions - Australasia & South East Asia, HRS
      • Dr. Benson Tang
        Executive Director, CTC - Corporate Travel Community
      13:25 - 14:00

      In this exclusive roundtable, hosted by our partner HRS, we bring together leading CTC health and pharmaceutical travel buyer members to discuss the most important themes impacting this industry sector. The transportation of patients and doctors remains a vital part of the health and safety of the community, emphasising the primacy of the Duty of Care those providers supporting patient travel have. In order to effectively provide the highest possible Duty of Care standards, there needs to be a managed programme considering a variety of factors, including:

      • Strategic Procurement: Clean & safe, sustainable & close to facility for the possible best rate and data driven procurement.
      • Payments: Touchless pay and automated invoice reconciliation to ensure improved efficiency for all in the booking process. Touchless and automated payments can drive program compliance and therefore greater duty of care.
      • Sustainability across the whole programme: How can this be systemised and how can patients and staff be empowered to make choices for a more sustainable trip?
      • Data intelligence: Improved data and processes to all those in the programme to make more informed choices. 
    • CAPA Live Welcome and big picture outlook

      • Derek Sadubin
        Managing Director, CAPA - Centre for Aviation
      14:00 - 14:05

      Besides connecting the global aviation industry via our conferences and virtual events, CAPA is also known for its powerful data and in-depth insights on the news, issues and trends that are shaping our industry.

      In this session, CAPA - Centre for Aviation, Managing Director, Derek Sadubin opens this month’s Summit with an in-depth look at the big picture issues impacting global aviation and travel around the world. 

      Want access to CAPA’s daily news briefs and analysis, visit centreforaviation.com and register your details?

    • Regional Express, Deputy Chairman, Hon. John Sharp live in studio to talk new routes and Australia’s domestic market

      • Hon. John Sharp AM
        Deputy Chairman, Regional Express
      • Peter Harbison
        Chairman Emeritus, CAPA - Centre for Aviation
      14:05 - 14:39
    • CAPA's 2021 Australia Pacific Aviation Summit- Now open for registration!

        14:39 - 14:41
      • The future of tourism in Australasia

        • Tom Manwaring
          Executive Chairman, AFTA
        • Andrew Hogg
          Executive General Manager Aviation and Eastern Markets, Tourism Australia
        • Margy Osmond
          CEO, TTF
        • Peter Harbison
          Chairman Emeritus, CAPA - Centre for Aviation
        14:41 - 15:14

        It is clear from CAPA’s exclusive Capacity Projection Tool that Australia continues to struggle with its lack of international capacity. However, it has seen an impressive rebound in domestic capacity since the latest COVID-19 outbreaks soon after Christmas 2020. Projections for the country are that international capacity will climb towards the end of 2021 with the opening of selected travel corridors, but a total reopening of Australian international routes isn’t likely for some time. Any international increases in capacity will be driven by the trans-Tasman travel bubble with New Zealand.

        New Zealand, much like Australia, eliminated COVID-19 early on, and once again, the benefits of this strategy are clear. New Zealand’s domestic capacity gained momentum in Jun-2020, after reaching record lows. Since then, the steady increase in capacity now means the country’s domestic market is near to 2019 levels. As in Australia, international capacity is likely going to take far longer to recover.

        However, in April-2021 the New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced a two-way travel bubble with Australia, scheduled to take effect from the 19-Apr-2021. In this important discussion, we look at the impact of COVID on tourism for the region and the industry.

      • Corporate Travel Community Welcome & Industry Survey Review

        • Harris Manlutac
          Head of Consulting - APAC, American Express Global Business Travel
        • Dr. Benson Tang
          Executive Director, CTC - Corporate Travel Community
        15:14 - 15:29

        The global and regional outlook for corporate travel is extremely challenging. Hear the latest trends and analysis from our expert presenter.

        This session will also include an in-depth analysis of the most recent CTC Industry Survey, proudly brought to you by GBT.

      • CTC Masterclass - Herd immunity, vaccines and restarting local and global travel

        • Martin Warner
          Principal, MW Travel Consultancy
        • Jessica Jia
        • Dr Simon Worrell
          Global Medical Director, Collinson Group
        15:30 - 16:04

        The pandemic has changed the needs of Corporates and their travellers, both during and post pandemic. In this session we explore these changes and how TMC’s are meeting new expectations, and at what cost.

        As the pandemic timeframe continues to extend, the impact on the corporate customer is becoming more evident. As we have a clearer picture of the vaccine rollout globally:

        • How will the concept of Vaccine Passports work?
        • How will corporates get their younger travellers vaccinated if governments reserve vaccine supplies in the public health system and prioritise older and more vulnerable groups?
        •  Can the travel industry get moving again in 2021 under these scenarios?
        • Will / when might a private market appear for vaccinations, and a more cost effective and acceptable approach to testing?

        Some destination countries are suggesting they won’t re-open for visitors until 70% of their own population have been vaccinated, this may delay potential recovery in travel well into 4th Quarter 2021 for many countries.  We explore these points with our expert panel.

      • Listening to corporate travel buyers: Benson’s Bow Tie Briefing

        • Carol Fergus
          Director, Travel, Events and Ground Transportation, Fidelity International
        • Dr. Benson Tang
          Executive Director, CTC - Corporate Travel Community
        16:05 - 16:21

        Bow-Tie Briefing shares the views of Benson Tang, a corporate travel thought leader and executive director of the CTC – Corporate Travel Community. Benson’s remarkable career in travel started more than 25 years ago and his extensive knowledge of the corporate travel sector has made him a sought-after speaker and lecturer.

        In this session, we welcome travel managers who will provide their thoughts on the industry and share knowledge on managing corporate programmes in the current environment.

      • CAPA News & Analysis - Asia Pacific

        • Nicholas Painter-Bosworth
          Head of Customer Solutions, CAPA - Centre for Aviation
        16:22 - 16:30

        Besides connecting the global aviation industry via our conferences and virtual events, CAPA is also known for its powerful data and in-depth insights on the news, issues and trends that are shaping our industry.

        In this session, we bring together the most important news of the month in our series of new CAPA News Bulletins designed to sift through the region's announcements, so you don’t have to.

        Want access to CAPA’s daily news briefs and analysis, visit centreforaviation.com and register your details.

      • In case you missed it: Qantas Airways Group CEO Alan Joyce on business models and the future of the carrier

        • Alan Joyce
          Group CEO, Qantas Airways
        • Peter Harbison
          Chairman Emeritus, CAPA - Centre for Aviation
        16:30 - 17:14

        Qantas and its LCC subsidiary Jetstar has experienced strong leisure demand following the easing of domestic border restrictions within Australia in 2021. Group CEO Alan Joyce stated the carriers domestic market share (including Jetstar) increased to approximately 70% in H1FY2021, which was assisted by more than 20 large corporate accounts and growth in small to medium sized enterprises selecting Qantas. 

        Improved planning processes have allowed for rapid network and schedule changes to maximise revenue opportunities during border restrictions and put the carrier in a stronger position than most in 2021.

        The carrier also opened sales for international travel from the end of Oct-2021, with the most searched service being Perth-London, "by miles" confirmed Mr Joyce. According to the CEO, passengers "don't want to stop somewhere to get to Europe", noting that the carrier's proposed Project Sunrise business case "may be even stronger" in the post coronavirus world.

        • How the Qantas business model helped or hindered the carrier during the COVID-19 pandemic?
        • What plans does the carrier have for further boosting domestic travel?
        • What impact has the opening and closing of state borders in Australia caused the carrier?
        • What role will vaccines have on travel?
        • What will international travel look like in the next five years?

        Replay from April edition of CAPA Live (14-Apr-21)

      • Asia Aviation: Can travel bubbles provide the way forward?

        • Mario Hardy
          CEO, PATA
        • Subhas Menon
          Director General, AAPA
        • Peter Harbison
          Chairman Emeritus, CAPA - Centre for Aviation
        17:15 - 17:45

        The Asia-Pacific region was initially hit hard by the pandemic, probably more so than the other regions. But some of the key Asia-Pacific markets have also recovered more quickly than those in other parts of the world. While borders generally remain closed, or are subject to quarantine restrictions that have a similar effect on travel, there have been some so-called green lanes established for essential travel, but in general the hoped-for travel bubbles have been slow to develop.

        Recent weeks have seen increased waves of the virus resurfacing in countries who had believed to have COVID-19 under control. This return however is not unexpected and has emphasised the need for practical, data-driven steps to opening up in a safe means. In this session we explore these methods and provide clear examples of required action. 

        • How are markets performing in Asia-Pacific? 
        • What practical, data-driven steps should each country take to opening up? 
        • Are governments investing enough in technology, processes, infrastructure?  
        • What impact is this having on hubs like Singapore? 
        • Are bilateral corridors effective in opening up markets? 
      • Smart Airport Terminals: Funding and building the airport infrastructure of the future in a post-Covid world

        • S Vasudevan
          Partner & Head Aviation in India & Global Sector Lead, Airports, KPMG
        • Ben Zandi
          CEO, Adani Airports Group
        • Andrew Ford
          Managing Partner, Paccaya Resources
        17:45 - 18:22

        The needs of passengers, airlines and airports will change irreversibly as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic and rapid advancements in technology. Some airports are showing leadership along the path to building smart, more customer-centric and sustainable passenger terminals as we review in this exclusive four-part segment:

        1. The big-picture airport infrastructure drivers: Technological and Market (network model) changes – The pandemic has changed airline networks and segmented international markets in new ways, by health/vaccine status. This will change the way airport flows will work long into the future
        2. Smart Terminal infrastructure – designs are being transformed by digital transformation (eg check-in) and changing health requirements.
        3. New-gen on-aeronautical revenue – as duty free moves online and new domestic retail/e-commerce trends enter, this crucial segment is all change
        4. Sustainability and Financing for the long-term- Airport finances are under huge pressures and environmental sustainability is now front and centre of all planning considerations. Trends for responsible financing, green-bonds and lower interest rates for the long term are reviewed and explained 
      • Loyalty in the midst of a crisis  - Singapore Airlines

        • Evert de Boer
          Managing Partner, On Point Loyalty
        • Ryan Pua
          VP Loyalty Marketing, Singapore Airlines
        18:22 - 18:50

        The Coronavirus pandemic is causing havoc in the airline industry. Loyalty programmes are helping airlines navigate the storm in various ways, with a strong focus on generating liquidity. Recent disclosures by some of the world’s largest airlines project that their programmes are more valuable than the core airline.

        This projection and the ongoing crisis could be a catalyst for seismic change for loyalty programmes.

        • How are loyalty programmes adjusting to the non-flying reality?
        • How are programmes utilised by airlines for the three categories of revenue raising?
        • What is the value of programmes compared to airline values?
        • Can loyalty programmes survive without the airline? 
      • For companies seeking megatrends of the global travel recovery, the China market may provide some food for thought

        • Joseph Wang
          Chief Commercial Officer, ChinaTravelNews.com
        18:50 - 19:00

        From bottoming out, to steady recovery, and then to robust growth - the curve of China’s tourism development since the pandemic is just like the country’s economic trajectory for the past decades. While a big part of the world is still struggling to control the spread of COVID-19, business in China is already taking a leading position in returning to normalcy.

      • CAPA News & Analysis - Europe, Middle East & Africa

        • Derek Sadubin
          Managing Director, CAPA - Centre for Aviation
        • Nicholas Painter-Bosworth
          Head of Customer Solutions, CAPA - Centre for Aviation
        19:00 - 19:11
      • IATA’s new DG Willie Walsh talks exclusively with CAPA

        • Willie Walsh
          Director General, IATA
        • Peter Harbison
          Chairman Emeritus, CAPA - Centre for Aviation
        19:11 - 19:45

        On 01-Apr-2020, ex-IAG CEO, Willie Walsh officially took on the role of Director General of IATA, succeeding Alexandre de Juniac.

        In a statement released to the industry, Mr Walsh said: “I am passionate about our industry and about the critical work that IATA does on behalf of its members, never more so than during the COVID-19 crisis. IATA has been at the forefront of efforts to restart global connectivity, including developing the IATA Travel Pass. Less visible but of equal importance, airlines continue to rely on IATA’s financial settlement systems, Timatic and other vital services to support their day-to-day operations. I am grateful to Alexandre for leaving behind a strong organization and a motivated team. Together, the IATA team is absolutely focused on restoring the freedom of movement that airlines provide to billions of people around the world. That means your freedom to visit friends and family, to meet critical business partners, to secure and retain vital contracts, and to explore our wonderful planet.”

        In this catch-up we explore Mr Walsh’s plans for the future of IATA, the IATA Travel Pass and delve into some of the key data points captured by the association.

      • European Aviation with Eurocontrol DG Eamonn Brennan

        • Eamonn Brennan
          Director General, Eurocontrol
        • Peter Harbison
          Chairman Emeritus, CAPA - Centre for Aviation
        19:45 - 20:14

        Eurocontrol DG Eamonn Brennan joins CAPA Live to explore the organisation's views of aviation in Europe and share a wide range of statistics and forecasts providing a complete picture of European aviation performance.  

      • Airline Risk Dashboard & Review - Europe

        • Jens Flottau
          Executive Editor, Commercial Aviation, Aviation Week Network
        • Albert Muntane Casanova
          Director Aviation Advisory, MUFG Bank
        • Daniel Roeska
          MD & Senior Analyst, Bernstein Research
        20:15 - 20:49

        Airlines around the world are facing extraordinary challenges to generate revenue, raise cash and stay afloat this spring. Some won’t make it, others will have their wings clipped and all the survivors will be deeply in debt. So, who will make it to the other side? Which airline business models will fare better – and what changes will suppliers, airports and travellers need to know about the evolving airline sector?

        We hand it over to some of the leading analysts in the business.

      • Skyscanner Horizons Report: Discover 2021’s emerging trends and changing traveller behaviours

        • Gavin Harris
          Commercial Director of Strategic Partnerships, Skyscanner
        • Richard Maslen
          EMEA Analyst, CAPA - Centre for Aviation
        20:50 - 21:18

        Global travel marketplace Skyscanner recently released an in-depth report exploring the new and emerging trends in travel in 2021. Titled Skyscanner Horizons – The Return of Travel, the report analyses three years of search and booking data to shine a light on how travellers are planning for the new normal ahead of the peak holiday season.

        Key findings from the report include:   

        • The evolution of trip planning – from longer booking horizons to the importance of airline safety scores.  
        • Price vs value – from more competitive airfares available to travellers choosing value over the lowest price.  

         In this exclusive session, Skyscanner’s Director of Strategic Partnerships, Flights, Gavin Harris explores the key findings from three years of search and booking data, to shine a light on how travellers are planning and some of the context behind the trends identified.    

      • Airport Leaders Interview - Dubai Airports

        • Paul Griffiths
          CEO, Dubai Airports
        • Peter Harbison
          Chairman Emeritus, CAPA - Centre for Aviation
        21:19 - 21:52

        The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has been felt across the entire aviation ecosystem and while the airlines are receiving the most attention in the media, one cannot forget the impact on the airports and their supporting businesses. 

        Each month, CAPA Live’s airport discussion will move between regions as we delve into the issues facing airports around the world.  

        • What impact has the COVID-19 pandemic had on airports? 
        • What have airports learned so far that would better prepare them for another pandemic? 
        • Much is spoken and written about ‘the new normal’ for airports. What is it?

        In this month’s edition we catch up with Dubai Airports CEO Paul Griffiths to understand the impact of COVID-19 on this global hub.

      • CAPA News & Analysis - Global

        • Nicholas Painter-Bosworth
          Head of Customer Solutions, CAPA - Centre for Aviation
        • Marco Navarria
          Global Content Director, CAPA - Centre for Aviation
        21:55 - 22:06
      • The enablers – and dis-enablers – of recovery

        • Arvind Kothandaraman
          General Manager, Specialty Diagnostics, PerkinElmer
        • Derek Sadubin
          Managing Director, CAPA - Centre for Aviation
        22:07 - 22:26

        The rebuilding of travel is reliant on the reopening of domestic and international air routes, as well as improvement in business travel – a core of route profitability for airlines. How this recovery will look is still yet to be determined.

        In this CAPA Live Summit we take investigate the: 

        • Enablers of the “reconstruction” process, including: Vaccinations, Travel passes, Air Capacity, Borders & Government Restrictions; 
        • Hurdles to recovery, namely shrinking/shifting corporate travel budgets, the ‘substitution’ effect of digital technology on travel as well as the ‘Greta effect’ – businesses and individuals travelling less to reduce carbon emissions.

        We boil it all down to make some assessments of what this might mean for travel volumes for the remainder of 2021 and beyond.

        We begin our enablers of recovery portion of the agenda with an in-depth look at testing procedures and technology and are joined by PerkinElmer, General Manager, Specialty Diagnostics, Arvind Kothandaraman.

      • Travel pass – The Commons Project

        • Simon Talling-Smith
          President, CommonPass, The Commons Project
        22:26 - 22:39

        CommonPass lets people collect their lab results and vaccination records from trusted data sources and share their current health status so they can safely return to travel, work, school and life, while protecting their data privacy.
        If they meet the requirements of their destination, CommonPass generates a simple yes/no certificate that they can share without revealing any personal health information.

      • CAPA Chairman’s Update: Aviation Market Outlook

        • Peter Harbison
          Chairman Emeritus, CAPA - Centre for Aviation
        22:40 - 23:09

        As aviation and travel continues what can only be described as a period of darkness, the industry that emerges will look vastly different than it did before the COVID-19 outbreak. The implications are wide-ranging and highly disruptive. As a continuation of CAPA’s Masterclass Series, CAPA – Centre for Aviation’s Chairman Emeritus Peter Harbison delivers a global big picture overview of our industry and where it will be in 2021. 

      • ForwardKeys – Insights & Global Outlook: What destinations are open?

        • Olivier Ponti
          VP Insights, ForwardKeys
        23:10 - 23:28

        Understanding travel demand is at the heart of what ForwardKeys does. Their ability to analyse global flight reservations plus other data allows them to monitor and qualify traveller flows, understand global demand, and forecast trends. In this session, hear from ForwardKeys, VP Insights, Olivier Ponti as he shares some of their key data sets for each region around the world.   

      • CAPA Chairman’s Lounge: Herd immunity, vaccines and restarting local and global travel

        • Alan Murray Hayden
          Head Airline, Airport & Security, IATA
        • Henrik Hololei
          Director General for Mobility and Transport, European Commission
        • Bayram Annakov
          CEO, App in the Air
        • Peter Harbison
          Chairman Emeritus, CAPA - Centre for Aviation
        23:29 - 00:05

        Closing off our “enablers of recovery” sessions, we bring together key industry experts to deliver a clinical look across the spectrum at the reconstruction process. Key questions include:

        • What role will Governments play in recovery?
        • How can the industry assist with ensuring safe and secure travel? 
    • 13-May-2021
      • The path to recovery and rebuilding the airline industry through technology, data and partnerships

        • Lauri Reishus
          President & CEO, ARC
        • Chris Youlten
          Executive Director Operations Strategy, Etihad Airways
        • Julie Kyse
          VP Global Air Partnerships, Expedia Group
        • Charuta Fadnis
          SVP, Research and Product Strategy, Phocuswright
        00:06 - 00:39

        In this session, we look to the future and explore:

        • The pandemic one year on: where is the airline industry headed and what lessons have we learned

        • Technology, data and counsel: how the airline industry is dusting itself off and preparing for the rebound

        • The path to recovery – partnerships and collaborations to help rebuild the airline industry

      • The Appraisers Outlook: Ishka

        • Eddy Pieniazek
          Head of Advisory, Ishka
        • Siddarth Narkhede
          Analyst, Ishka
        00:39 - 00:54

        Underpinned by an exceptional track record in aviation finance spanning several decades, Ishka delivers trusted, independent values data to evaluate risk and make informed decisions about buying, trading and managing aircraft assets. In this session, we look to Ishka to provide an overview of aircraft values and the industry at large.

      • Air Lease Corporation, Executive Chairman, Steven Udvar-Hazy provides an update on the industry

        • Steven Udvar-Házy
          Executive Chairman of Board, Air Lease
        • Peter Harbison
          Chairman Emeritus, CAPA - Centre for Aviation
        00:54 - 01:29

        Hosted by CAPA Chairman Emeritus Peter Harbison we welcome Air Lease Corporation, Executive Chairman, Steven Udvar-Hazy to CAPA Live, as they discuss a range of topics facing the leasing industry.

        • How is the aircraft leasing and trading performing?
        • How are aircraft values and lease rates affected by the crisis? Is the impact only short term, or will it endure?
        • Is the pandemic changing lessors' approach to investment and the relative importance of the operator versus the asset?
        • Will there be consolidation in the leasing sector?
        • Is it better being publicly listed or privately held during a downturn?
        • What are airlines typically looking for in terms of assistance? Is this continuing?
        • Can we expect airlines being able to repay the debt accumulated without waivers? 
      • Cargo demand & supply proves more important than ever before

        • Turhan Ozen
          Chief Cargo Officer, Turkish Airlines
        • Vladimir Zubkov
          President, VZ International Aviation Consulting
        • Wilson Kwong
          Chief Executive, Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals
        01:29 - 02:03

        Airlines have responded differently to the way that the pandemic has affected the demand for goods, to the changing nature of those goods, and the way that they are supplied. Several of them have risen to the challenge to a greater degree than others.

        Airports and airlines with a cargo contribution have seen volumes and revenues increasing as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, with some having as much as 50% of revenues coming from cargo. This vital sector has been put at the forefront of thinking for the entire aviation industry which has resulted in new investment and management.  

        • Will we see further airport development in favour of freight on the long-term or will this be considered a short-term phenomenon?
        • Could passenger infrastructure spend be substituted by cargo infrastructure?
        • What methods of automation and digitalisation can be introduced to alleviate the dependency on people by carriers and airports in the freight segment?
        • What can airports do to assist cargo operators in the way they organise the use of space?
        • What size of aircraft is going to be needed moving forward?
        • What are the realistic timeframes for delivering the vaccine across the world?
        • Have there been any problems with the roll out of the vaccine to date? 
      • Advanced Air Mobility with Honeywell Aerospace

        • Stéphane Fymat
          VP & General Manager UAM/UAS, Honeywell
        • Graham Warwick
          Executive Editor, Aviation Week Network
        02:03 - 02:28

        Advanced air mobility is a market largely being driven by startups new to aviation challenging the “business as usual” approach to air travel. Honeywell Aerospace is one of the first, and biggest, of the established system suppliers to fully embrace this new industry, seeing it as a catalyst to bring an entirely new generation of avionics, in terms of capability and cost, to the wider aviation market that it already services. How does Honeywell see this new sector evolving and how it is placing its bets? Join us to find out. 

      • CAPA News & Analysis - Americas

        • Marco Navarria
          Global Content Director, CAPA - Centre for Aviation
        • Nicholas Painter-Bosworth
          Head of Customer Solutions, CAPA - Centre for Aviation
        02:30 - 02:40

        Besides connecting the global aviation industry via our conferences and virtual events, CAPA is also known for its powerful data and in-depth insights on the news, issues and trends that are shaping our industry.

        In this session, we bring together the most important news of the month in our series of new CAPA News Bulletins designed to sift through the region's announcements, so you don’t have to. 

        Then you’ll be introduced to the people behind CAPA’s in-depth analysis articles – our very own CAPA Analysts as they provide their unique perspectives on their chosen region discussing trends and forecasting recovery.

        Want access to CAPA’s daily news briefs and analysis, visit centreforaviation.com and register your details?

      • Americas Critical Thinkers - Leading an airline in 2021

        • Dennis Cary
          SVP, Commercial & Planning, Copa Airlines
        • Andrew Watterson
          EVP & Chief Commercial Officer, Southwest Airlines
        • Carolyn Prowse
          Chief Commercial Officer, Volaris
        • John Thomas
          Senior Advisor, CAPA - Centre for Aviation
        02:40 - 03:21

        It cannot be denied that leading any part of an airline in 2021 is going to look very different than ever before. The impact of COVID-19 has required all airlines to reassess their processes, innovate and adapt to a new world order.

        In November, CAPA’s Chairman Emeritus stated: “It is important to have some sort of reality check now that we’re nine months on from the onset of this COVID-19 disaster. Fundamentally, we’re looking at a new platform from which the industry will build over the next decade.

        What will the new situation be like? Most people realise now, unless they're really deluding themselves, that it is going to be a structurally very different industry”.

        As we look further into 2021, we ask key airline executives to explore how they will run their business differently and what they expect from the year ahead. 

        • How has COVID-19 impacted processes within airline management? 
        • How has the additional focus of staff and passenger safety changed the way airlines are run? 
        • What will recovery look like? 

      • CEO Interview: Canadian North

        • Chris Avery
          President & CEO, Canadian North
        • Helane Becker
          Managing Director, Industrials; Consumer - Airlines, Airfreight & Aircraft Leasing, Cowen & Co
        03:21 - 03:49

        Canadian North, the regional Canadian airline based at Yellowknife Airport (Northwest Territories) and Iqaluit Airport (Nunavut) operates a network of services across Canada's far-northern provinces. The airline specialises in cargo and charter service, utilising a fleet of Boeing 737-200 Combi aircraft, as well as passenger-only Bombardier Dash 8 equipment.
        In this discussion, we receive an update from CEO Chris Avery on the carrier, managing the airline during the pandemic and plans for the future.  

      • Caribbean Islands Panel

        • Tracy Cooper
          CEO, Bahamasair
        • Senator Lisa Cummins
          Minister of Tourism and International Transport, Government of Barbados
        • Trevor Sadler
          CEO, interCaribbean Airways
        • Peter Cerdá
          Regional Vice President, The Americas, IATA
        03:49 - 04:38

        The panel will highlight the importance of partnership and collaboration between the industry and the Government to drive the travel and tourism and overall economic recovery for the Caribbean.

      • Summit Close

          04:38 - 05:00