Airline & Airport Strategy Interviews
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.
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.
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.
30-Second Interview – Paul Winfield, Director of Aviation Development and Marketing, Liverpool Airport
A few weeks ago anna.aero’s Assistant Editor Jonathan Ford sat down for a chat with Liverpool Airport’s Director of Aviation Development and Marketing Paul Winfield. In the meeting the two discussed recent route launches and upcoming announcements, plus the airport’s strategy for the coming years.
anna.aero can exclusively confirm that Neil Pakey, Chairman of Regional And Business Airports Group (RABA), has been appointed CEO of Nieuport Aviation, operators of Toronto City Airport terminal. Pakey caught up with Jonathan Ford to discuss his exciting new challenge, and how he hopes to advance the most central airport serving Canada’s largest city.
anna.aero’s Chief Analyst Nick Preston dropped into Southampton Airport on the UK’s South Coast in early August to meet its new Managing Director, Neil Garwood. The airport welcomed a record high of two million passengers in 2017 and Garwood discussed its main challenges and opportunities for the future.
anna.aero’s Chief Analyst Nick Preston recently took the opportunity to visit Channel Islands airline Blue Islands at its office in Guernsey. The airline’s CEO Rob Veron took time out from his busy schedule to discuss some of the recent developments at the carrier and its strategy for the future.
anna.aero recently spoke with ACI-North America’s President and CEO Kevin Burke to discuss next month’s JumpStart® Air Service Development Conference, taking place 4-6 June in Cleveland. Burke talks about how the show continues to grow, and which airlines are making a first-time appearance.
30-Second Interview – Bernard Lavelle, Aviation Business Development Director, London Southend Airport
anna.aero’s Chief Analyst Nick Preston paid a visit to London Southend last week to see it welcome its latest carrier, Air Malta. While on site, there was also an opportunity to discuss the airport’s plans for future growth and network expansion with its Aviation Business Development Director, Bernard Lavelle.
anna.aero’s Assistant Editor Jonathan Ford recently flew to Düsseldorf for Eurowings’ inaugural New York JFK service. While there he met with Ulrich Topp, Director Aviation Marketing, Düsseldorf Airport, plus his colleagues Christina Knicker and Florian Bongard, to discuss the airport’s route network plans for the future.
anna.aero’s Assistant Editor, Jonathan Ford, recently travelled to Varna to meet with Fraport Bulgaria’s CEO, Ulrich Heppe, to learn about seasonality challenges, plus how the company is trying to attract more year-round services at both Varna and Bourgas airports. Ford also managed to get a few moments to chat with Dimitar Bikov, Head of Aviation Marketing Department.
anna.aero’s Jonathan Ford recently travelled to Flybe’s headquarters in Exeter to meet with the UK regional carrier’s recently appointed CCO Roy Kinnear to learn more about his move to the airline, plus what he hopes to bring to the company to help bolster its future endeavors.