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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 next CAPA Live event is in 5 days on 10-Mar-2021, and features the below speakers and sessions. Find out more!

  • 10-Mar-2021
    • Focus on Asia Pacific - Host welcome

        13:55 - 14:00
      • CAPA News & Analysis - Asia Pacific

        • Derek Sadubin
          Managing Director, CAPA - Centre for Aviation
        • Nicholas Painter-Bosworth
          Head of Customer Solutions, CAPA - Centre for Aviation
        14:00 - 14:10

        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?

      • Airline CEO Interview - Jetstar Airways

        • Gareth Evans
          Group CEO, Jetstar
        • Peter Harbison
          Chairman Emeritus, CAPA - Centre for Aviation
        14:10 - 14:40

        Jetstar Airways, the low cost carrier and wholly owned subsidiary of the Qantas Group, will continue to play an important role in Australia’s domestic and international markets, especially as recovery continues in 2021.

        Both Qantas and Jetstar have experienced strong leisure demand following the easing of border restrictions, but it was the LCC which experienced the biggest growth, for example Nov-2020 had more than 250,000 bookings during sale activity in the month.  

        Despite positive signs of growth, the LCC experienced an almost 80% decrease in traffic for the six months ending 31-Dec-2020.

        In this in-depth discussion with Jetstar Airways, Group CEO, Gareth Evans, we explore these important results, plans for 2021 and fleet management as the carrier looks towards a sustainable future.
         

      • Australian Airports Forum: Understanding the impact of COVID on airports

        • Margy Osmond
          CEO, TTF
        • Jim Parashos
          Executive General Manager Aviation, Brisbane Airport Corporation
        • Kevin Brown
          CEO, Perth Airport
        • George Woods
          Partner, L.E.K. Consulting
        14:45 - 15:15

        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?
        • How important is environmental sustainability in light of the pandemic? 
        • Pre-departure and arrival health screening may become a permanent feature according to some industry observers. How can airports best make arrangements to handle that requirement in the long run? Can airports reasonably be expected to become vaccination centres as well?
        • It is said that there will be more competition between airports now. That the most efficient will win. Does that mean the cheapest?
        • Which type of airport has the better prospects now? The one geared up to hub operations, or to point-to-point ones?
        • What is the future for airport lounges?
        • How can airports creatively fill space left vacant by retired retail and F&B concessions?
      • In case you missed it: NDC - is it helping or hindering recovery in the travel industry?

        • Nadine Dawood Morgan
          Head of Distribution, Qantas
        • Will Owen Hughes
          Head of Customer Strategy & Marketing - Air, Travelport
        15:15 - 15:45

        In February, CAPA Live welcomed Qantas, Head of Distribution, Nadine Dawood-Morgan and  Travelport, Head of Customer Strategy & Marketing - Air, Will Owen Hughes who explored the role NDC will play in influencing recovery in the Travel Industry. The aim of the session was to explore the converging and potentially diverging points of view.

        The session was one the highest viewed of the Summit, so we thought we would replay this for those who missed it. 


      • Executive Interview - Flight Centre Group

        • Graham 'Skroo' Turner
          CEO, Flight Centre Group
        • Peter Harbison
          Chairman Emeritus, CAPA - Centre for Aviation
        15:45 - 16:15

        Flight Centre Travel Group MD Graham Turner has been very vocal in 2021 regarding border restrictions, vaccination rollouts and the future of travel in Australia and the world.

        Mr Turner made the bold prediction that as the coronavirus vaccination is rolled out major destinations for international travel will begin to open up in Jun/Jul-2021. In the meantime, he has called for a national coronavirus protocol across Australia "that everyone agrees with and states must trust each other to deal with hotspots as they come up." According to Mr Turner, the opening and closing of state borders in Australia has caused widespread frustration and caused travellers to be “gun-shy about travelling interstate".

        In this session, Mr Turner explores all these important factors facing the travel industry and sheds light on future plans for one of the world’s largest travel agency groups.
         

      • Corporate Travel Community Welcome & Outlook

        • Dr. Benson Tang
          Executive Director, CTC - Corporate Travel Community
        • John O'Shea
          Senior Research Analyst - Travel & Tourism, Ord Minnett
        16:15 - 16:30

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

      • CTC Masterclass - Sustainable Corporate Travel: How the travel industry can help reduce its impact

        • Kieran Tempest
        • Philippa Johns
          Director of Enterprise Solutions - Australasia & South East Asia, HRS
        • Rob Dell
          Leader, Strategic Sales and Sustainability, American Express Global Business Travel
        • Kurt Knackstedt
          Co-Founder and CEO, Troovo Technologies
        16:30 - 17:00

        Environmental sustainability has taken something of a back seat in the last 12 months as the world and the corporate travel industry has come to terms with the impact of the global pandemic. This important discussion should not disappear and in fact be at the forefront of the industry’s thinking as we begin to see recovery come back.

        The pandemic has given us the option to review the industry’s environmental footprint, reset our thinking and ultimately right some of the wrongs of the past. The question remains, what can the industry do to improve?

        In this important discussion, we bring together key members of the corporate world to understand what new improvements are being implanted, what targets are being put in place and the expectations of travellers.

        • How important is environmental sustainability in 2021?
        • What technology exists to allow corporate programmes to make informed decisions about sustainability?
        • Environmental sustainability has taken something of a back seat in the last 12 months as the world and the corporate travel industry has come to terms with the impact of the global pandemic. This important discussion should not disappear and in fact be at the forefront of the industry’s thinking as we begin to see recovery come back.
        • The pandemic has given us the option to review the industry’s environmental footprint, reset our thinking and ultimately right some of the wrongs of the past. The question remains, what can the industry do to improve?
        • In this important discussion, we bring together key members of the corporate world to understand what new improvements are being implanted, what targets are being put in place and the expectations of travellers.
        • How important is environmental sustainability in 2021?
        • What technology exists to allow corporate programmes to make informed decisions about sustainability?
        • How can travel managers prepare for a renewed emphasis on environmental sustainability?
      • Listening to corporate travel buyers: Benson’s Bow Tie Briefing

        • Dean Fowles
          Head of Travel, Asian Development Bank
        • Dr. Benson Tang
          Executive Director, CTC - Corporate Travel Community
        17:00 - 17:20

        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


      • CTC Roundtable

        • Dr. Benson Tang
          Executive Director, CTC - Corporate Travel Community
        17:20 - 17:50

        Private round-table – invitation-only for CTC corporate travel buyer members 

      • Transport’s next big thing: eVTOLs

        • Natasha Santha
          Partner, L.E.K. Consulting
        17:20 - 17:40

        The advanced air mobility (AAM) industry rapidly taking shape, with billions to be made in investment and more than 30 aircraft manufacturers engaging in certification a race is on to capture a share of the market in many advanced global regions.

        • AAM could become a billion-dollar industry for Australia at scale.
        • The first commercial passenger flight of an electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft is likely to launch within the next three to five years with several manufacturers competing to be the first to launch.
        • Los Angeles, Paris, China, Singapore and Seoul are some of the most likely jurisdictions for the first launch of commercial passenger services, but we are seeing interest in AAMs across the board, including in Australia.
        • In Australia, once eVTOL aircraft are certified, and necessary operator and manufacturing certifications are obtained, it will be possible to operate initial commercial flights under the existing regulatory construct. This undercuts the current perception that red tape would prevent eVTOLs from flying within urban and regional environments.
        • The industry is attracting significant investment globally as it plans for commercialisation, with Archer and Joby going public by merging with SPACs. 
      • Asia Aviation: Inspiring clear action for aviation growth

        • Vinod Kannan
          Chief Commercial Officer, Vistara
        • Subashini Silvadas
          Group Head, Strategy, Fleet & Network , AirAsia Group
        • Guoxiang Wu
          SVP, International and Corporate Relations , China Southern Airlines
        • Adrian Schofield
          Air Transport Editor - Asia-Pacific, Aviation Week Network
        17:45 - 18:25

        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 are continued waves in countries such as Japan and South Korea have on the region?
        • What impact is this having on hubs like Singapore?
        • Are bilateral corridors effective in opening up markets?


      • Appraiser’s Outlook - AVITAS

        • Adam Pilarski
          Senior VP, AVITAS
        18:30 - 18:45

        Industry guru, Adam Pilarski, recently said the lessor share of the aircraft market is becoming bigger, “not because of careful planning but because of circumstances”. He said, “In the current environment, airline requests for financing help, lease deferrals and SLB deals that airlines use for short-term cash generation are omnipresent. It is not that [the lessors] suddenly became stronger—everybody else became weaker”. Hear Adam’s views on this topic and Avitas’s latest views on the values of key aircraft types. 

      • CAPA Commercial MRO and Aerospace News Update

        • Andy Webster
          Head of MRO Research, Aviation Week Network
        18:45 - 18:55

        Aviation Week’s MRO Digest reports IAG, the parent of British Airways, Iberia, Vueling and Aer Lingus, predicts "suppressed" MRO demand "for several years". The group suffered a EUR7.4 billion ($8.9 billion) operating loss for the year, and although it did not provide specific reporting for Iberia Maintenance, it did note that ‘other’ revenue – of which the MRO provider is one of the largest components – had fallen by almost half to EUR988 million.

        Catch more on this – and all the other key MRO and aftermarket news and reports in this vital monthly update from Aviation Week Network.

      • CAPA 商业 MRO和航空新闻更新

        • Evelyn Tsui
          Data Researcher, CAPA - Centre for Aviation
        18:45 - 18:55

         据航空周刊MRO文摘报道, 英国航空 (British Airways), 西班牙国家航空 (Iberia), 伏林航空 (Vueling) 和爱尔兰航空(Aer Lingus)的母公司国际航空集团 (IAG) 预测, 在未来几年内其MRO的需求会遭到大幅削减。该集团 (IAG) 在2020年遭受了74亿欧元 (89亿美元) 的巨额营业亏损, 尽管其并没有提供有关西班牙航空公司维修工程部的具体报告, 但该集团的“其他”收入项下跌近一半, 约至9.88亿欧元, 并且MRO服务是该项最大的组成部分之一。 

        请在航空周刊集团的每月更新中了解更多相关资讯 - 以及所有其他重要的MRO和售后市场的新闻和报告。  

      • Focus on Europe, Middle East & Africa - Host Welcome

          18:55 - 19:00
        • 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 - 19:10

          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?

        • CAPA Middle East & Africa Regional Aviation Outlooks

          • Richard Maslen
            EMEA Analyst, CAPA - Centre for Aviation
          19:10 - 19:35

          Besides connecting the global aviation industry via our conferences and virtual events, CAPA is also known for its thought-provoking analysis and comprehensive data sources. Here you’ll be introduced to the people behind these insights – our very own CAPA Analysts as they provide their unique perspectives on their chosen region discussing trends and forecasting recovery.

        • Loyalty in the midst of a crisis

          • Nejib Ben Khedher
            Managing Director / Sr. VP / EVP, Emirates
          • Evert de Boer
            Managing Partner, On Point Loyalty
          19:35 - 20:00

          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?
        • OAG EMEA Aviation Outlook

            20:05 - 20:15

            As an important partner of CAPA’s, OAG continues to be one of the world’s leading aviation data and analytics providers.

            Their flight schedules data enables the world’s leading airlines, airports and travel tech innovators to deliver passenger services, strategise and grow.

            Hear directly from OAG’s John Grant as he dissects some of the key data pieces and trends.
             

          • Air France CEO Anne Rigail on recovery and how aviation can grow back sustainably

            • Anne Rigail
              CEO, Air France
            • Jonathan Wober
              Chief Financial Analyst, CAPA - Centre for Aviation
            20:20 - 20:50

            Air France is Europe's number five airline (by 2019 passenger numbers) and the larger partner in Europe's number four airline group, Air France-KLM. The group was built around the connecting power of its two main hubs, Paris CDG and Amsterdam Schiphol. 

            As with all airlines, Covid-19 has presented huge challenges to Air France. French government support is helping it through the crisis, partly conditional on environmental commitments.  

            Air France CEO Anne Rigail will discuss the airline's prospects for recovery, its emissions targets and how the aviation sector can grow back sustainably.  
             

          • CAPA Connect - Virtual Networking

              20:50 - 21:00
            • Focus on Global Outlook - Host Welcome

                20:55 - 21:00
              • CAPA News & Analysis - Global

                • Marco Navarria
                  Global Content Director, CAPA - Centre for Aviation
                • Nicholas Painter-Bosworth
                  Head of Customer Solutions, CAPA - Centre for Aviation
                21:00 - 21:10

                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?


              • CAPA Chairman’s Update: Environmental Sustainability

                • Peter Harbison
                  Chairman Emeritus, CAPA - Centre for Aviation
                21:10 - 21:35

                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.

              • Zero emission ambitions: Aircraft of the future

                • Glenn Llewellyn
                  VP Zero Emission Aircraft, Airbus
                21:40 - 22:00

                Airbus has revealed three concepts for the world’s first zero-emission commercial aircraft which could enter service by 2035. These concepts each represent a different approach to achieving zero-emission flight, exploring various technology pathways and aerodynamic configurations in order to support the company’s ambition of leading the way in the decarbonisation of the entire aviation industry.

                All of these concepts rely on hydrogen as a primary power source – an option which Airbus believes holds exceptional promise as a clean aviation fuel and is likely to be a solution for aerospace and many other industries to meet their climate-neutral targets.

                Tune in and hear about each of the exciting concepts Airbus is exploring!

              • Sustainable Travel: The key facts

                • Eamonn Brennan
                  Director General, Eurocontrol
                • Peter Harbison
                  Chairman Emeritus, CAPA - Centre for Aviation
                22:05 - 22:35

                Half of CO2 emissions come from just 6% of flights: the long-haul ones. And with widebody utilisation in free-fall (only expected to reach 50% of 2019 levels in 2021) does that mean we can expect suppressed emissions for some years to come? But what will happen once the recovery in long-haul travel really takes hold? 

              • Using Weather, Climate and Environmental forecasts to improve airport operations

                • Elizabeth Krajewski
                  Aviation Offering Leader, IBM
                22:40 - 23:10

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                Airline and airport operations weather forecast solutions are critical to helping improve safety, efficiency and performance.

                Shipping & global air travel involves greater responsibility.  Weather can significantly affect airport operations. Low cloud, fog, rain and snow can impede visibility at or around an airport while thunderstorms and lightning can cause serious disruption to flight schedules. Every decision must account across a wide range of factors, such as safety, timing, aircraft functionality and airline profitability. One of the most critical successful operations relies on the overall understanding of weather's impact end to end.

                Come to this session to hear how airports are using the IBM Weather Operations Operations Center for Airports to continuously monitor weather conditions and stay informed of potential impacts. By using this weather-based solution, they are able to prevent injuries and property damage, reduce the number and cost of cancellations and delays and minimize ground congestion. Solutions from IBM help airlines and airports improve operations with inflight weather data, tracking and decision support. These insights help users control costs, enhance safety and improve efficiency — while enhancing both the shipping for greater visibility into the supply chain and passenger experience. 

                In this exclusive session, you will hear repeatable client use cases where they planned and responded to disruptive events like weather to ensure business continuity.

              • Travel Tech Corner - The time has come for green air travel

                • Thorsten Lange
                  EVP for Renewable Aviation, Neste Energy
                • Johnny Thorsen
                  Futurist, Traveltopia
                23:15 - 23:45

                An in depth look at the current and future state of Sustainable Air Fuel and alternative fuel sources. 

              • Travel Tech Corner - start-up studio

                • Johnny Thorsen
                  Futurist, Traveltopia
                23:50 - 00:00

                During the pandemic a multitude of start-up organisations have been created to help the aviation and travel industries navigate through these times. Hear from industry futurist Johnny Thorsen as he shares his top picks.  

            • 11-Mar-2021
              • ICAO, Deputy Director Environment, Jane Hupe

                • Jane Hupe
                  Deputy Director, Environment, ICAO
                00:05 - 00:15
              • CAPA Chairman’s Lounge: Restoring travel in a responsible way

                • Nancy Young
                  VP Environmental Affairs, Airlines for America (A4A)
                • Michael Gill
                  Executive Director, ATAG
                • Thomas Reynaert
                  Managing Director, Airlines For Europe
                • Peter Harbison
                  Chairman Emeritus, CAPA - Centre for Aviation
                00:15 - 00:55

                Interestingly, airlines around the world are using the downtime caused by COVID-19 to re-evaluate their carbon footprint with many announcing a commitment to net zero carbon emissions by 2050. Airlines and supporting businesses are keen to develop their individual approaches to reach these targets, through various initiatives such as efficiency measures, investments in sustainable aviation fuels and more fuel-efficient aircraft, reduction of waste and single-use plastics, and carbon offsets among other measures. In this session we look ahead to 2050 to identify what needs to be done to reach these targets. 

              • CAPA Connect - Virtual Networking

                  00:45 - 01:00
                • Focus on the Americas - Host Welcome

                    00:55 - 01:00
                  • CAPA Connect - Virtual Networking

                      00:55 - 01:00
                    • CAPA News & Analysis - Americas

                      • Marco Navarria
                        Global Content Director, CAPA - Centre for Aviation
                      • Nicholas Painter-Bosworth
                        Head of Customer Solutions, CAPA - Centre for Aviation
                      01:00 - 01:10

                      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?


                    • IATA Outlook, Latin America and the Caribbean

                      • Peter Cerda
                        Regional Vice President, The Americas, IATA
                      01:10 - 01:20

                      The COVID-19 pandemic has had a devastating effect on the global aviation industry, but one region which has been particularly hard hit is Latin America and the Caribbean. While recovery efforts are on-going, there must be a fundamental change to make air transport in Latin America and the Caribbean more competitive. The session will highlight the impact of COVID-19 on the region and discuss how governments across Latin America and the Caribbean can use the crisis and partner with airlines to build a stronger and more competitive air transport sector that drives the region’s economic recovery.

                    • Airline CEO Interview - United Airlines

                      • Scott Kirby
                        CEO, United Airlines
                      • Michael Bell
                        Senior Client Partner, Korn Ferry
                      01:25 - 01:55

                      One of the world’s largest airlines, United Airlines operates an extensive domestic, regional and international network of services from its main hubs at Chicago O’Hare, Denver, Houston George Bush, Los Angeles, Newark Liberty, San Francisco, Washington Dulles and Guam airports. 

                      The airline has pledged to reduce 100% of its greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 and will continue to invest in sustainable aviation fuel. United has announced a multimillion dollar investment in 1PointFive, a partnership between Oxy Low Carbon Ventures and Rusheen Capital Management that utilises atmospheric carbon capture technology to physically remove CO2 from the air.

                      The airline believes real improvement in passenger numbers will only happen in the fourth quarter once a critical mass of the US has been vaccinated.

                      In this session, United Airlines CEO Scott Kirby will explore how the pandemic has affected the carrier, and how they are moving towards more sustainable operations.   

                    • Critical Thinkers - Leading an airline in 2021

                      • Barbara van Koppen
                        SVP Corporate Center & General Counsel, KLM
                      • Molly Wilkinson
                        VP Regulatory/ Head of Regulatory & International Government Affairs, American Airlines
                      • Jose Ricardo Botelho
                        CEO, ALTA
                      • Kenneth Quinn
                        Principal, International Aviation Law
                      02:00 - 02:30

                      Critical Thinkers - Leading an airline in 2021 

                      Being an airline industry leader has never been more challenging.  Billions gone, Traffic wiped out. Quarantines everywhere. Cancellations policies, advance booking restrictions, often waived. Yet, with new vaccines, pent-up demand promises a fresh start. But are governments and industry ready for take off?   

                      In this session, senior leaders from Europe, the United States, and Latin America discuss:

                      • What is the role of governments in ensuring a strong, healthy, competitive airline industry? 
                      • How will joint business agreements and alliances evolve? 
                      • Will different regions restart more quickly?
                      • What are the keys to not only survive, but thrive to innovate and adapt to a new world order? 
                      • Are airlines up to the challenges of sustainability, diversity, and innovation?
                      • 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? 


                    • Network Planning in 2021: Air Route Development

                      • Andrea Lusso
                        Vice President Network Planning, JetBlue Airways
                      • Laura Jackson
                        VP, Denver International Airport
                      • Ilona Cambron
                        Director of Air Service Development, ASM North America, Aviation Week Network
                      02:35 - 02:55

                      The airline network planner’s task has become incredibly challenging as travel restrictions are applied, removed and reapplied – not to mention vastly shorter advance booking times and the loss of a key profitability driver: business travel. On the other side, airports are mourning the loss of hard-fought frequencies and destinations, and are having to enter a massive rebuild phase.

                      So what are the prospects for 2021 from a network planning point of view – and how has the approach to the art-and-science of network planning changed?
                       

                    • Airline CEO Interview - Latam Airlines

                      • Roberto Alvo
                        Chief Executive Officer, Latam Airlines
                      • Peter Cerda
                        Regional Vice President, The Americas, IATA
                      03:00 - 03:30

                      LATAM Airlines Group was formed with the merger of Lan Airlines and Tam Airlines in 2012 and operates an extensive network of passenger and cargo services internationally and throughout Latin America.

                      On 26-May-2020, LATAM Airlines Group announced a reorganisation plan which includes filing for Chapter 11. LATAM Airlines Chile, LATAM Airlines Peru, LATAM Airlines Colombia, LATAM Airlines Ecuador and LATAM Airlines' affiliate in the US have also filed for Chapter 11. 

                      LATAM Airlines has been recognised the most sustainable airline in South America and second in the world. 

                      As the group starts to recover passenger numbers in many regions, LATAM Airlines Group CEO Roberto Alvo will provide an update on the Chapter 11 reorganisation, their sustainable success and plans for the future.