Airline & Airport Strategy Interviews

30 Second Interview: easyJet CEO Carolyn McCall shares a Moscow traffic jam with anna.aero

30 Second Interview: easyJet CEO Carolyn McCall shares a Moscow traffic jam with anna.aero

The Moscow traffic of the booming Russian capital meant the easyJet CEO Carolyn McCall had to give a little bit longer than the standard 30-second interview when she talked to anna.aero on a bus to Moscow Domodedovo airport.

30 seconds with: Marcos Caramalengos, Chief Commercial Officer, Minoan Air

30 seconds with: Marcos Caramalengos, Chief Commercial Officer, Minoan Air

With new operations from London Oxford to Edinburgh and Dublin starting this week, Marcos Caramalengos has his hands full. But he still found time to talk to anna,aero’s Editor Marc Watkins before the airline’s first UK flight.

30-seconds with: Paul Kehoe, CEO, Birmingham Airport

30-seconds with: Paul Kehoe, CEO, Birmingham Airport

Birmingham Airport wants a route to its US twin – Chicago; as well as Japan, China, Thailand and Singapore.


Seoul Incheon wants to be hub for Northeast Asia

Seoul Incheon wants to be hub for Northeast Asia

Incheon International Airport, serving South Korea’s capital Seoul, wants to increase transfer traffic, making use of its strategic location between the major markets Japan and China. But how much is traffic to China growing? And which new connection opportunities does Korean Air now have from London after adding flights with a different schedule?

30-seconds with Thierry Antinori, Emirates’ EVP Passenger Sales Worldwide

30-seconds with Thierry Antinori, Emirates’ EVP Passenger Sales Worldwide

anna.aero took the chance to speak to Emirates’ top executive Thierry Antinori about where the airline sees opportunities – and which markets give Emirates headache? And what does the EVP Passenger Sales Worldwide formerly with Lufthansa Group think about alliance membership for Emirates?

30-seconds with: Robert Westgate, Senior Director, Planning & Scheduling, Frontier Airlines

30-seconds with: Robert Westgate, Senior Director, Planning & Scheduling, Frontier Airlines

What does the future hold for animal-loving Frontier Airlines now that its owner wants to sell it? How is the airline’s fleet evolving and why is it still operating a single ERJ145? What new routes is the airline starting this summer, with what aircraft? And which is the newest spokesanimal for the airline?


30-seconds with: Birkir Holm Gudnason, CEO, Icelandair

30-seconds with: Birkir Holm Gudnason, CEO, Icelandair

Read what Icelandair’s CEO has to say about the new Denver route, what it has in common with just two other of the airline’s routes, and how much the airline is growing this summer. We also asked about the future for the airline’s all 757 fleet.

30 seconds with: Daniel Skjeldam, Chief Commercial Officer, Norwegian

30 seconds with: Daniel Skjeldam, Chief Commercial Officer, Norwegian

anna.aero took the opportunity to speak to the CCO of the fast-growing low-cost airline Norwegian; Daniel Skjeldam. What will the airline do with the many aircraft it has ordered? What is happening with the long haul expansion using 787s? And is there a theme to Norwegian’s latest European route launches?

Exclusive interview with easyJet CEO Carolyn McCall; key opportunities in Switzerland, France and Italy

Exclusive interview with easyJet CEO Carolyn McCall; key opportunities in Switzerland, France and Italy

At the Lisbon base launch, the anna.aero fan and easyJet CEO Carolyn McCall set aside time to speak exclusively to anna.aero about the new base and the airline’s overall network plans.


Vueling CEO comments on new route expansion – and new competitors

Vueling CEO comments on new route expansion – and new competitors

Interviewing an airline boss on a train may seem a bit strange but it’s how anna.aero recently got to chat with Vueling’s CEO during FrenchConnect. How much is the airline planning to grow this summer, what’s happening in Toulouse, and what does Alex Cruz think of what some of his former employees are doing at Iberia Express and Volotea?

Aéroports de Paris consortium’s high hopes for Zagreb

Aéroports de Paris consortium’s high hopes for Zagreb

In conversation with anna.aero, Zagreb Airport’s Tonci Peovic explained his high hopes that the Aéroports de Paris-led consortium behind Zagreb’s future will see low cost, national carrier and other-carrier all developing routes in harmony.

US market underserved from Malaysia; MAS’ oneworld membership raises hopes for BA and Qantas

US market underserved from Malaysia; MAS’ oneworld membership raises hopes for BA and Qantas

Malaysia’s air transport market is facing changes with the partnership between the country’s two main airlines; Malaysia Airlines and AirAsia. How are the country’s regional airports attracting new services compared with Kuala Lumpur? And which are the main network gaps to fill? anna.aero spoke to Tan Sri Bashir Ahmad, Managing Director and CEO of Malaysia Airports Holdings, in Kuala Lumpur.