Airbus Airport-Devoted Conference, ACI Oslo: Aer Lingus to explain how “A321LR unlocks new city pairs”
anna.aero is thrilled to announce that Aer Lingus’ Lander Dominguez, Director of Fleet Assets, is the latest airline executive to join the line-up at Airbus’ airport-devoted conference: “New possibilities for airports by Airbus”. The event takes place 28 November at ACI Airport Exchange, hosted by Avinor Oslo Airport. anna.aero is an official Airbus Media Partner. 10 Airbus presenters have also been announced (see below).
Aer Lingus’ accelerating “North Atlantic Hub at Dublin” plans are of vital relevance to both North American and European airports as the airline pursues “a mission to be the leading value carrier across the North Atlantic, enabled by a profitable and sustainable short-haul network.”
Aer Lingus 5-year Atlantic plan to 2023
Dominguez is expected to explain the Aer Lingus “fleet investment plan,” subtitled in new IAG investor materials as: “an accelerated North Atlantic fleet growth opportunity.” The plan centres on achieving some very specific key benchmarks by 2023:
- Aer Lingus believes “the A321LR unlocks new city pairs” – the airline will have a net 10 extra long-haul narrow-bodies (14 by 2023) centred on the A321LR “and the potential A321XLR platform” currently under consideration by Airbus.
- + 3 widebodies (16 by 2023) – based on the A330 platform (currently -300s, although the later types are not confirmed).
- +11% annual North Atlantic growth – rising from 2.8 million to 4.7 million passengers by 2023
- Near-doubling of North Atlantic weekly frequencies – from 115 to 196
- Five more North Atlantic destinations – a total 18 routes by 2023
anna.aero presumes that this means opportunities for more long-and-thin routes like Hartford Connecticut, which Aer Lingus began serving two years ago (for detail see here), as well for more routes and frequencies to European airports hoping to feed the expanding Aer Lingus North Atlantic Hub at Dublin.
10 Airbus experts announced for Oslo
A field of 10 Airbus experts has also been assembled to present specialist analysis and solutions:
- David Dufrenois, VP Sales, Head of A220 Sales, Qatar and A380 Market Development
- Laurent Boisson, Deputy Head of Air Transport Affairs
- Sunny Guglani, A380 Product Marketing
- Frederic Eychenne, Director Air Transport Affairs & Environmental Matters
- Fabrice Valentin, Head of Market Research and Forecast
- Andrew Armitstead, Fleet and Network Profitability Director, Market Consulting
- Fabrice Villaume, Head of Digital Growth & Innovation
- Frédéric Sutter, Digital Transformation Leader
- Willy Pierre Dupont, Director Airport Operations & Chairman IIWG, ICCAIA member to ICAO ADOP
- Peter Esteie, Head of Ground Operations
- Olivier Chauvet, Airside Operations Engineer
Exciting new markets and routes made possible by Airbus
The “New possibilities for airports by Airbus” conference will include the following content:
- A glimpse of exciting new markets and routes made possible by Airbus aircraft ranging from the fuel-efficient A220 and A320neo; the new-generation, lowest-risk route opener A330neo; the A350 XWB, the latest widebody in the Airbus family; and finally the 600+ seater A380.
- Ways Airbus aircraft can contribute to balancing air transport growth with airport congestion and scarce airport/airfield capacity.
- Presentation of a new Airbus airport demand and capacity modelling tool.
- Minimising impact on the environment, and communities around airports with quieter, cleaner and more efficient aircraft.
- How new ICAO regulation benefits airports in making better use of their facilities with more flexible aircraft integration into existing infrastructure.
The Airbus day will take place on Wednesday 28 November 2018 at ACI Airport Exchange Hosted by Avinor Oslo Airport. anna.aero is fully supporting and promoting this event as an Airbus media partner.