Airline & Airport Strategy Interviews

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.

30-Second Interview – Paul Winfield, Director of Aviation Development and Marketing, Liverpool Airport

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.

EXCLUSIVE – Pakey confirmed boss of Toronto City Airport operator Nieuport Aviation

EXCLUSIVE – Pakey confirmed boss of Toronto City Airport operator Nieuport Aviation

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.


30-Second Interview – Neil Garwood, Managing Director, Southampton Airport

30-Second Interview – Neil Garwood, Managing Director, Southampton Airport

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.

30-Second Interview – Rob Veron, CEO, Blue Islands

30-Second Interview – Rob Veron, CEO, Blue Islands

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.

30-Second Interview – Kevin Burke, President and CEO, Airports Council International-North America

30-Second Interview – Kevin Burke, President and CEO, Airports Council International-North America

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.