Volaire Aviation Consulting hosts second Air Service Forum in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina; attended by 42 airports and 12 airlines

Volaire Aviation Consulting’s second Air Service Forum took place between 14-16 March in Myrtel Beach. The event kicked off with a tour of Myrtle Beach Airport. Delegates were led by around the facility by Kirk Lovell, Director of Air Service & Business Development at Horry County Government.

Volaire Aviation Consulting recently held its second Air Service Forum in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. The event was officially hosted by Myrtle Beach Airport and the Myrtle Beach Convention and Visitors Bureau. Volaire has a team with over 100 years of combined experience in airline recruitment, air service expansion, airline and airport marketing, and airport strategic business planning. The consultancy held its first forum last October in Pasco, Washington, an event that was hosted by Tri Cities Airport. 

The second Air Service Forum took place between 14-16 March and welcomed 112 attendees, with 42 airports, 12 airlines and seven sponsors taking part in the event. The airlines in attendance were SkyWest Airlines, Cape Air, ViaAir, Southern Airways Express, Contour Airlines, OneJet, Elite Airways, Spirit Airlines, Frontier Airlines, Allegiant Air, Ultimate Jet and Southwest Airlines. This was Volaire’s second sold-out event.

Michael Mooney, Managing Partner at Volaire made the opening remarks at the consultancy’s second Air Service Forum. In addition to 236 one-to-one meetings between airlines and airports, the event included over five hours of educational content including presentations on small community air service success, the outlook for regional jets and updates from both Spirit Airlines and Southwest Airlines.

There were 236 one-to-one meetings between airlines and airports during the three days, with delegates also having the opportunity to take in more than five hours of educational talks. Subjects included: ‘Innovative Alternative Data Source’, presented by Myrtle Beach Airport, ‘Destination Marketing’ presented by St. Augustine, Ponte Vedra, & The Beaches Visitors and Convention Bureau, ‘Small Community Air Service Success/Application to Launch’ with Toledo Express Airport, a ‘Regional Jet Outlook’ from Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation (MRJ), ‘Marketing with Your Hub Airport’ presented by Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority (MWAA), plus updates from both Spirit Airlines and Southwest Airlines.

After taking in views of the sunset, delegates at Volaire Aviation Solution’s second Air Service Forum were treated to a welcome reception and dinner at the Wachesaw Country Club. There were plenty of opportunities to catch up and an evening of networking was enjoyed by all.


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