anna.aero’s Cake of the Week competition made big news Down Under this week. ABC Radio Darwin ran a special feature on its popular Drive show, hosted by Liz Trevaskis, on Wednesday (7 July 2021), after Darwin Airport was recently awarded Cake of the Week for QantasLink’s launch to Canberra. Listen to the radio interview with anna.aero Publisher Paul Hogan.
The Routes Americas 2021 conference heard from four leading airports – Philadelphia International Airport, SEA Milan Airports, Aeropuertos Dominicanos Siglo XXI (Aerodom), and Lima Airport – on how they have embraced transformation to future-proof their businesses and helped to create a stronger, more resilient industry in the long-term.
The Routes Americas 2021 conference featured a panel discussion focused on ‘Bringing Back Tourism – How to Stimulate Demand?’ Participating in the session were the U.S. Travel Association, Visit Orlando, Disney Destinations, Experience Kissimmee, and Visit Florida.
Tweed New Haven Airport (HVN) partnered with AvPorts on a $100 million investment project to develop the needed infrastructure to have Avelo Airlines establish HVN as its first East Coast base. Jorge Roberts, CEO Avports, Tweed New Haven Regional Airport – Avports, shared details of the project during the Routes Americas 2021 conference.
The Routes Americas 2021 conference heard from the two leading ultra low cost carriers in the Americas – Frontier Airlines and Spirit Airlines – on how they have re-planned their networks during COVID-19, what their major plans are for the next few years to rebuild demand, and what they need from airports during this time.
The Routes Americas 2021 conference included a session focused on the ‘State of the Airport Industry in the Americas’. Matthew Cornelius, Executive Vice President, Airports Council International (ACI) – North America, discussed the impact of COVID-19 on the airport business in the Americas and the path to recovery.
In the Routes Americas 2021 conference, Peter Cerdá, Regional Vice President the Americas, IATA, outlined the state of the airline industry in the Americas. The session covered how the region could tackle COVID-19, as well as long-term competitiveness in the areas of infrastructure, taxes and charges, regulatory framework and environmental sustainability.
Routes Americas takes place this month (Orlando, 23-25 June), marking a much-anticipated return of face-to-face networking. Over 600 meetings have already been scheduled for the event and more than 230 organisations are currently registered to attend, including 41 airlines and 160 airports.
Day 2 of FTE APEX Virtual Expo 2021 (26 May 2021) included ‘Fireside Chats’ with Scott Kirby, CEO United Airlines, and Ed Sims, President & Chief Executive Officer, WestJet, conducted by Shashank Nigam, Founder & CEO, SimpliFlying. They shared their perspectives on relaunching global air transport.
Day 2 of FTE APEX Virtual Expo 2021 (26 May 2021) included a ‘Fireside Chat’ with Capt Ibrahim Koshy, CEO Saudia Airlines, conducted by Shashank Nigam, Founder & CEO, SimpliFlying. He shared his perspective on relaunching global air transport, and what differentiates Saudia from other airlines in the region.
FTE APEX Virtual Expo 2021: easyJet CCO on diversity, inclusion and strategies to close the gender gap
Day 2 of FTE APEX Virtual Expo 2021 began this morning (26 May 2021) with the Women in Aviation Leadership Summit. Sophie Dekkers, Chief Commercial Officer, easyJet, was among the panellists and shared her perspective on the impact female leaders are having in the industry, as well as insights into how air transport can achieve the fastest possible recovery.
FTE APEX Virtual Expo 2021: Ava, EGO, PLAY and Pop on “huge opportunity” for start-up airlines to enter market
FTE APEX Virtual Expo 2021 today (25 May 2021) heard from four CEOs who, amid the global COVID-19 pandemic, are launching brand-new airlines: Olivier Arrindell, CEO Ava Airways; Matteo Bonecchi, CEO EGO Airways; Birgir Jonsson, CEO PLAY; and (Nino) Navdip Singh Judge, Chief Executive and Founder, Pop.