Airline & Airport Strategy Interviews

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.

30-Second Interview – Bernard Lavelle, Aviation Business Development Director, London Southend Airport

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.


30-Second Interview – Ulrich Topp, Director Aviation Marketing, Düsseldorf Airport

30-Second Interview – Ulrich Topp, Director Aviation Marketing, Düsseldorf Airport

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.

30-Second Interview – Ulrich Heppe, CEO of Fraport Bulgaria

30-Second Interview – Ulrich Heppe, CEO of Fraport Bulgaria

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. 

30-Second Interview – Roy Kinnear, CCO of Flybe

30-Second Interview – Roy Kinnear, CCO of Flybe

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.   


30-Second Interview at Slots Madrid – Lara Maughan, Head Worldwide Airport Slots, IATA

30-Second Interview at Slots Madrid – Lara Maughan, Head Worldwide Airport Slots, IATA

During the 141st IATA Slot Conference in Madrid this week, anna.aero caught up with IATA’s Head Worldwide Airport Slots Lara Maughan to discuss the challenges facing the Latin America region.

30-Second Interview - Juha Järvinen, CCO at Finnair

30-Second Interview – Juha Järvinen, CCO at Finnair

Last week, anna.aero’s Chief Analyst Nick Preston met with Finnair CCO Juha Järvinen on the fringes of the CAPA-ACTE Global Summit in London, to discuss the carrier’s capacity growth and the strategies that will drive its future network expansion plans.

30-Second Interview – Dean Dacko, Business Strategist Consultant, Canada Jetlines

30-Second Interview – Dean Dacko, Business Strategist Consultant, Canada Jetlines

Last week anna.aero’s Assistant Editor Jonathan Ford sat down with Dean Dacko, Business Strategist Consultant for Canada Jetlines, a planned ULCC, to discuss the carrier’s proposed business strategy, where it will serve, and how it is planning to break-up the Canadian market.