135 people attended the third Volaire Air Service Forum between 24 and 26 April in Tuscon, Arizona, seen here enjoying the desert sunshine. Among the airlines in attendance were Alaska Airlines, Allegiant Air, American Airlines, Boutique Air, Southwest Airlines, Sun Country Airlines and United Airlines. The team at Volaire Aviation appreciate the support of its attending airports and airlines, and they look forward attendees at future Volaire air service forums.
Volaire Aviation recently held its spring 2019 air service forum in Tuscon, Arizona, an event sponsored by Tuscon International Airport. Last year the airport handled just shy of 3.62 million passengers, an increase of 5.4% versus 2017. This growth trend appears to be continuing into 2019 as well. During Q1 2019, Tucson processed 1.03 million passengers, an 8.8% rise compared to the same period of 2018.
Overall, 135 people attended the three-day event which took place between 24-26 April, with some 15 airlines and 53 airports in attendance. Among the airlines being represented at the event were Alaska Airlines, Allegiant Air, American Airlines, Boutique Air, Cape Air, Contour Airlines, Flair Airlines, Southern Airways Express, Silver Airways, SkyWest Airlines, Southwest Airlines, Sun Country Airlines, Taos Air, Ultimate Air Shuttle and United Airlines.
Volaire Aviation has a team that boasts over 100 years of combined experience in airline recruitment, air service expansion, airline and airport marketing, and airport strategic business planning.
The keynote address of the third Volaire Air Service Forum was given by Will Berchelmann, Director – Air Service Development, Volaire Aviation. Berchelmann has over 22 years of experience in the industry, having held positions in network planning and analytics at American Airlines and Southwest Airlines, along with years of consulting.
One of the other speakers at the event was Bonnie Allin, President & CEO, Tucson Airport Authority, a position she has held since 2002. The airport handled 3.62 million passengers in 2018, an increase of 5.4% versus 2017.
Along with many one-to-one airline and airport meetings, a number of social events took place over the course of the three days in Arizona, enjoyed by all 135 attendees.
Among the sponsors of the third Volaire Air Service Forum were Tuscon Airport, Visit Tucson, Tailwind, Dunkin’ Brands, Airline Data Inc, Advance Media New York, Expedia Group Media Solutions, McFarland Johnson, XI Media Productions along with anna.aero. In total ten companies sponsored the three-day event.