Airline & Airport Strategy Interviews
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.
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.
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.
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.
anna.aero’s Assistant Analyst Mohammad Bhimani sits down for a chat with Virgin Atlantic’s Executive Vice President Commercial, Juha Järvinen.
Ted Christie, CEO of Spirit Airlines spoke at this years ACI-NA 2019 JumpStart conference in Nashville, TN and caught up with anna.aero.
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.
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.
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.