Airline & Airport Strategy Interviews

30-Second Interview – Andrew Cowen, CEO, HK Express

30-Second Interview – Andrew Cowen, CEO, HK Express

It’s nice to see former colleagues doing well. anna.aero’s Chief Analyst used to work for Go, as did Andrew Cowen, newly appointed CEO of HK Express. They recently caught up for a chat at Routes Asia in Kunming.

30-Second Interview ‒ Paul White, Business Development Manager, Glasgow Airport

30-Second Interview ‒ Paul White, Business Development Manager, Glasgow Airport

With double digit growth in January and February this year, and 24 months of consecutive passenger increases, Glasgow Airport is clearly on the up. During a pit-stop on his epic journey to Barra, anna.aero’s Editor Marc Watkins sneaks 30 seconds with the Scottish airport’s Business Development Manager Paul White.

30-Second Interview ‒ Kevin Burke, President and CEO, Airports Council International-North America

30-Second Interview ‒ Kevin Burke, President and CEO, Airports Council International-North America

With one-to-one mega-hub providers like American Airlines, Delta Air Lines and United Airlines in the same room as LCCs like Allegiant Air, Southwest Airlines and Spirit Airlines, ACI-NA’s JumpStart® Conference will undoubtedly deliver air service development. anna.aero grabs 30 seconds with ACI-NA’s President and CEO Kevin Burke to discuss his expectations for the Seattle event.


30-Second Interview - Raffaele Pasquini, Responsible for Aviation Marketing Development on Asian and Middle East markets, Aeroporti di Roma

30-Second Interview – Raffaele Pasquini, Responsible for Aviation Marketing Development on Asian and Middle East markets, Aeroporti di Roma

anna.aero catches up for a chat with Aeroporti di Roma’s Head of aviation marketing development for the Asian and Middle East markets to chat about Rome’s rapid growth in 2014 and what Alitalia, Etihad Airways, Vueling and Ryanair have in store for 2015.

30-Second Interview – Neil Pakey, CEO, Shannon Airport

30-Second Interview – Neil Pakey, CEO, Shannon Airport

18 months into his new role as CEO at Shannon Airport in Ireland, industry veteran Neil Pakey has made an impact already, turning around the airport’s red financial and passenger volume numbers. anna.aero’s Ian Hill grabs a Guinness and a chat with the man at the helm of Ireland’s #3 airport.

30-Second Interview - Mike Morisi, Founder and COO, PEOPLExpress

30-Second Interview – Mike Morisi, Founder and COO, PEOPLExpress

“Our network is this big at the moment.” anna.aero grabs half a minute with one of the busiest people in the industry at the moment — US start-up PEOPLExpress Founder and COO Mike Morisi — to discuss where next for the fledgling LCC and crab cakes.


30-Second Interview - Stewart Wingate, CEO, London Gatwick Airport

30-Second Interview – Stewart Wingate, CEO, London Gatwick Airport

After his press conference with Norwegian CEO Bjørn Kjos, celebrating three new US routes, anna.aero’s Ross Falconer grabbed some time with London Gatwick’s CEO Stewart Wingate to talk about where next for the LCC and maximizing single runway capacity.

30-Second Interview - Peter Foster, President, Air Astana

30-Second Interview – Peter Foster, President, Air Astana

Following the introduction of Air Astana’s third weekly flight to London Heathrow, anna.aero was invited to attend a press briefing held in London last week. We got to talk to the Kazakh flag carrier’s President, Peter Foster about Air Astana’s mission, new route additions as well as its future fleet.

30-Second Interview - Skúli Mogensen, CEO, WOW air

30-Second Interview – Skúli Mogensen, CEO, WOW air

anna.aero was invited to Iceland Travel Workshop (ITW) 2014 held in Reykjavik between 15 and 16 May. We got to talk to Skúli Mogensen, CEO, WOW air about the LCC’s status for transatlantic flights.


30-Second Interview ─ Martin Modarelli, Commercial Director UK & Nordic Countries, LATAM Airlines Group

30-Second Interview ─ Martin Modarelli, Commercial Director UK & Nordic Countries, LATAM Airlines Group

Following TAM Airlines’ entry into oneworld on 31 March, anna.aero was invited to attend a special drinks reception held in London last week. We got to talk to LATAM Airlines Group’s Commercial Director for UK and Nordic Countries, Martin Modarelli about the airline holding group’s plans for 2014, the current network planning strategy, as well as the bookings for FIFA World Cup.

30-Second Interview - Aer Lingus Chief Commercial Officer, Stephen Kavanagh

30-Second Interview – Aer Lingus Chief Commercial Officer, Stephen Kavanagh

anna.aero contributed to improving Aer Lingus finances by paying for a quick hop over to Dublin to find out how well Aer Lingus’ mini north Atlantic hub is developing.

30-Second Interview — David O’Brien, Chief Commercial Officer, Ryanair on flights to Russia and the US

30-Second Interview — David O’Brien, Chief Commercial Officer, Ryanair on flights to Russia and the US

anna.aero secures the world’s first interview with DOBCCO – David O’Brien, new Chief Commercial Officer, Ryanair. We talk about his plans for Russia, flying to proper airports and whether they will ever fly to the US.