CAPA – Centre for Aviation has established a major new partnership with Seville Tourism to launch a strategic airline summit to be held in the Spanish province. The CAPA Low Cost Long Haul Global Summit, taking place over 08-09 October 2018, is the world’s first conference dedicated solely to exploring the evolution and sustainability of the low cost long haul airline model.
The Summit complements CAPA’s existing suite of global aviation events held in Asia, Europe, the Americas, Australasia and the Middle East, and is expected to attract more than 250 senior level executives and decision makers from LCCs, airports and industry suppliers.
Reservations were held until very recently about the long term validity of the low cost long haul airline model, but this has changed greatly, as full service airlines themselves have introduced subsidiaries like Singapore Airlines' Scoot, Qantas' Jetstar, IAG's Level, Lufthansa's Eurowings, Air Canada's rouge, Korean Air's Jin Air and many others.
These join to compete with major independents including the Norwegian air group, AirAsia X and Cebu Pacific, whose services are now criss-crossing the world.