Airline & Airport Strategy Interviews

London Stansted has added Dubai and Amritsar. Where next?

London Stansted has added Dubai and Amritsar. Where next?

98% of London Stansted capacity is short-haul. But within one year, both Emirates and Air India began service. Long-haul is the focus. Where’s next?

30 Second Interview: Martin Gauss, CEO airBaltic

30 Second Interview: Martin Gauss, CEO airBaltic

anna.aero’s Assistant Editor James Davis recently sat down with airBaltic CEO, Martin Gauss to learn about the network implications of becoming an all-A220 airline, and the news of a possible non-Baltic base. We also take a quick look at the carrier’s top unserved markets.

30 Second Interview: Owain Jones, MD Wizz Air UK

30 Second Interview: Owain Jones, MD Wizz Air UK

anna.aero’s Assistant Editor James Davis recently caught up with Owain Jones, MD Wizz Air UK, as Europe’s cost leader prepares to launch London-Russia flights on 1st October.


30 Second Interview: Vic Naughton, Air Canada General Manager Australia and New Zealand

30 Second Interview: Vic Naughton, Air Canada General Manager Australia and New Zealand

anna.aero spoke to Vic Naughton, General Manager Australia and New Zealand at Air Canada, ahead of this year’s World Routes conference in Adelaide. The talk focused on establishing how the airline can build on its core Vancouver-Australia routes, and Air Canada’s plans to expand further in the Asia-Pacific.

30-Second Interview: Stefan Pichler, CEO, Royal Jordanian Airlines

30-Second Interview: Stefan Pichler, CEO, Royal Jordanian Airlines

anna.aero’s Assistant Analyst Mohammad Bhimani travelled to Jordan to interview Stefan Pichler, CEO of Royal Jordanian Airlines, at the carrier’s HQ in Amman.

30-Second Interview – Juha Järvinen, EVP Commercial, Virgin Atlantic Airways

30-Second Interview – Juha Järvinen, EVP Commercial, Virgin Atlantic Airways

anna.aero’s Assistant Analyst Mohammad Bhimani sits down for a chat with Virgin Atlantic’s Executive Vice President Commercial, Juha Järvinen.


30 Second Interview: Ted Christie, CEO Spirit Airlines

30 Second Interview: Ted Christie, CEO Spirit Airlines

Ted Christie, CEO of Spirit Airlines spoke at this years ACI-NA 2019 JumpStart conference in Nashville, TN and caught up with anna.aero.

One-to-one with Evgeniy Ilyin, CCO, St. Petersburg Airport

One-to-one with Evgeniy Ilyin, CCO, St. Petersburg Airport

anna.aero’s Aviation Development Editor Jonathan Ford recently travelled to St. Petersburg to meet the airport’s CCO Evgeniy Ilyin. The gateway has grown from 6.8 million passengers in 2009 to 18.1 million in 2018. Learn here about how this has been achieved, and find out about the airport’s plans for the future.

One-to-one with Robert Smith, Head of Aviation Development, Manchester Airport

One-to-one with Robert Smith, Head of Aviation Development, Manchester Airport

In early February, anna.aero’s Chief Analyst Nick Preston met with Robert Smith, Head of Aviation Development, Manchester Airport. Manchester is currently undergoing a £1.0 billion redevelopment programme and the pair discussed it aims for future traffic growth, plus it top targets for new routes.


One-to-one with John Cunliffe, Aviation and Commercial Director, Leeds Bradford Airport

One-to-one with John Cunliffe, Aviation and Commercial Director, Leeds Bradford Airport

anna.aero’s Chief Analyst Nick Preston recently visited Leeds Bradford Airport to meet its Aviation and Commercial Director John Cunliffe. The airport is aiming to increase passenger numbers by 25% over the next five years, and the discussion turned to targets for new routes and infrastructure development plans.

One-to-one with William Pearson, CCO Regional & City Airports

One-to-one with William Pearson, CCO Regional & City Airports

anna.aero’s Chief Analyst Nick Preston recently met with William Pearson, the new Chief Commercial Officer at Regional & City Airports, to discuss his vision for expanding passenger services across the group’s portfolio of UK airports, plus the potential for future acquisitions.

One-to-one with Stephen Gill, MD, Bournemouth Airport

One-to-one with Stephen Gill, MD, Bournemouth Airport

Just before the Christmas and New Year holidays, anna.aero’s Chief Analyst Nick Preston took a trip down to Bournemouth Airport to meet its new MD Stephen Gill. The airport expects to see a 20% boost in passenger numbers in 2019 and the pair discussed the primary targets for new destinations.