What Is The Outlook For LCCs In China?

    Recorded at CAPA LCCs in North Asia
    Three years after the CAAC gave sweeping support for LCCs, the transition remains gradual. What obstacles are there? Are CAAC's predictions of LCC growth attainable? Moderator: McKinsey & Company, Partner, Steve Saxon Panel:
    • 9AIR, Director Marketing & Sales, Airline Network, Jianming Qiu
    • AirAsia Group, President China & North Asia, Kathleen Tan
    • Lucky Air, CFO, Jiawen Fu
    • MIT SCALE NSCIIC, Director, Dr Shaoxuan Liu
    • Spring Airlines, VP Jonathan Hutt
    As business customers increasingly seek value for money, especially for short haul travel, and a new generation blends work and leisure when travelling, the distinction between travelling for business or personal reasons has become less relevant. This has provided LCCs with the opportunity to compete for ‘corporate’ business that may previously have not been considered a real revenue opportunity. This session will focus on the increasing role of LCCs in corporate travel, the development by some ‘LCC’ carriers of premium economy or business class products, and the opportunities and challenges of competing in this space. Moderator: CAPA - Centre for Aviation, Managing Director, Stephen Pearse Panel:
    • AirAsia X, CEO, Benyamin Ismail
    • Amadeus, Head of Commercial Asia Pacific, Airline Group, Cyril Tetaz
    • Hong Kong Express, Director, Strategy & Regulatory Affairs, Philip Herbert

    Peach Aviation Update

    Recorded at CAPA LCCs in North Asia
    Peach Aviation, CEO, Shinichi Inoue

    Embracing Technology To Avoid LCC Commoditisation

    Recorded at CAPA LCCs in North Asia
    How is technology enabling LCCs in the region to further develop – focusing on distribution, through evolution of working with basic intermediaries (travel agents) through to new tech intermediaries such as online aggregators, and big market players such as CTrip. And how is technology supporting LCCs with the sale of ancillaries? Moderator: WebinTravel, Founder & Editor, Siew Hoon Yeoh Panel:
    • Booking.com, Director, Strategic Partnerships, APAC, David Peller
    • Inmarsat Aviation, Vice President Asia Pacific, Otto Gergye
    • OAG, Regional Sales Director JAPAC, Mayur (Mac) Patel
    • SITA, VP Business Management, Passenger Solution Line, Asia Pacific, Chris Eite
    • Travelport, Senior Commercial Director - North Asia & Pacific, Chris Ramm
    • Unisys, Global Lead, Airline Passenger Business, Darko Todorovic

    T'way Air Update

    Recorded at CAPA LCCs in North Asia
    T'way Air faces saturation in the domestic market. It supports Korea-China open skies, and T'way is expanding services from secondary Korean cities. For infrastructure, T'way hopes for a LCC terminal at Seoul Incheon. T'way is looking for second-hand 737-900s.

    IATA NDC Update

    IATA director, new distribution capability (NDC) Yanick Hoyles explains how through a collaborative approach NDC can give the customer more transparency, access to more choice and a more consistent experience. He highlights that adoption rates have been strong with more than 110 airlines confirming NDC plans for the next two to four years, including 36 that have already deployed NDC. But, he warns that challenges remain and IT providers, travel agents and corporate buyers must all work together to make it a success.

    AirAsia X CEO Update

    Recorded at CAPA LCCs in North Asia
    Benyamin Ismail talks about the success of the Hawaii launch, with a strong response from Asia. Elsewhere in the network, China remains a growth focus, while resuming service to London is not a priority for now. The AirAsia X chief also discloses the airline’s financial turnaround has been built on cost discipline and a focus on improving yield.

    FCm Sees Changes In The Workplace Driving TMC Evolution

    Recorded at Melbourne Aviation & Corporate Travel Summit
    Rob Dell explains that Generations X & Y have come into the workforce and changed the game. Travel management companies are reinventing themselves around the traveller experience with a big focus on mobile.

    What Lies Ahead For LCCs In North Asia?

    Recorded at CAPA LCCs in North Asia
    The LCC operational model is clear, but the market environment is increasingly complex, competitive and interconnected: what lies ahead for LCCs in the region? CAPA Outlook. Latest research and perspective on LCC performance and outlook for LCCs with focus on North Asia/APAC. CAPA - Centre for Aviation, Managing Director, Stephen Pearse

    LCCs In Japan – Too Many Airlines And Time For Consolidation?

    Recorded at CAPA LCCs in North Asia
    Japan’s aviation market is increasingly complicated with overlap between carriers and ownership within larger aviation groups. Overall in Japan however the percentage of LCC seats is relatively low. How can LCCs increase their market share – is the number one priority access to slots – especially at Haneda? And should there be consolidation, more new carriers, or development of more alliances? Moderator: Tokyo Institute of Technology, Associate Professor, Shinya Hanoaka Panel:
    • Jetstar Japan, Chairman & Representative Director, Masaru Kataoka
    • Kansai Airports, Corporate Exec VP/Chief Commercial Officer (Aeronautical), Gregory Jamet
    • Peach Aviation, Deputy CEO & COO, Takeaki Mori
    • Vanilla Air, Senior Executive VP, Mio Yamamuro