Airline & Airport Strategy Interviews
anna.aero was invited to Iceland Travel Workshop (ITW) 2014 held in Reykjavik between 15 and 16 May. We got to talk to Skúli Mogensen, CEO, WOW air about the LCC’s status for transatlantic flights.
30-Second Interview ─ Martin Modarelli, Commercial Director UK & Nordic Countries, LATAM Airlines Group
Following TAM Airlines’ entry into oneworld on 31 March, anna.aero was invited to attend a special drinks reception held in London last week. We got to talk to LATAM Airlines Group’s Commercial Director for UK and Nordic Countries, Martin Modarelli about the airline holding group’s plans for 2014, the current network planning strategy, as well as the bookings for FIFA World Cup.
anna.aero contributed to improving Aer Lingus finances by paying for a quick hop over to Dublin to find out how well Aer Lingus’ mini north Atlantic hub is developing.
30-Second Interview — David O’Brien, Chief Commercial Officer, Ryanair on flights to Russia and the US
anna.aero secures the world’s first interview with DOBCCO – David O’Brien, new Chief Commercial Officer, Ryanair. We talk about his plans for Russia, flying to proper airports and whether they will ever fly to the US.
Birmingham Airport is set to become Flybe’s biggest base, with the introduction of seven new services this summer taking the airline’s offer up to 32 routes, 375 return flights a week and 1.7 million annual seats. anna.aero delves inside the numbers over a coffee and croissant with the airline’s CCO Paul Simmons.
The Soon-to-depart deputy Ryanair CEO talks about Moscow, Brussels and Rome, says why he does not like the new ‘nice’ Ryanair label, then gives €10,000 to our favourite charity.
anna.aero’s Ross Falconer gets 30 seconds with M.A.G Business Development Manager Mark Souter to discuss airline deals, spare capacity and intra-London airport competition.
Was the BBC’s John Humphrys “taken for a sucker” by the new nicer, kinder, cuddlier, Michael O’Leary at the Airport Operators Association (AOA) Conference in London this week?
Fledgling African LCC fastjet started its first international route last week, flying from its Dar es Salaam base in Tanzania to Johannesburg in South Africa. anna.aero catches up with Ed Winter, the airline’s CEO and acting Chairman, on the day of the route launch at its London Gatwick offices.
30-Second Interview with Yevgen Treskunov, EVP Strategy and Development, Ukraine International Airlines
In the first of our two 30-second airline interviews in our Ukraine special edition, we talk to the establishment, the incumbent – namely Ukraine International Airlines, about its market position following the demise of AeroSvit.
In the second of our two 30-second airline interviews in our Ukraine special edition, we talk to the new order, the encroaching ULCC – namely Wizz Air Ukraine, about its battle to establish itself in a highly regulated market where bilaterals still determine who can fly and how many times they can fly.
With an aircraft delivery schedule offering a wealth of new route opportunities for any airport within six hours flying time of Istanbul, Turkey’s other fast-growing carrier, Pegasus Airlines certainly has the scope to become a significant European force. Our 30-second interview with Guliz Ozturk, Senior Vice President (Commercial) tells you all you need to know about Pegasus’ network strategy.