CAPA Live returns with another important issue for Covid-hit aviation industry

Planning and discussion of strategies have assumed paramount importance in a world battered by Covid, the resultant travel restrictions, demand downturn and loss of revenue

CAPA Live returns with another important issue for Covid-hit aviation industry
CAPA Live is one of the prominent global aviation events. Image courtesy: CAPA Live

Global aviation consultancy firm CAPA would be organising a live session on July 14, 2021, to discuss the business models employed by low-cost carriers (LCCs) and full-service carriers (FSCs) in the backdrop of the Covid-19 pandemic that has crippled global tourism and aviation industries.

The focus of the event would be 'Surviving a Pandemic: LCCs and Full Service Business Models'. This virtual event series called CAPA Live is being held throughout 2021, taking place on the second Wednesday every month. It brings together airline CEOs, industry leaders and analysts on a common platform for sharing their views on critical issues.

Planning and discussion of strategies have assumed paramount importance in a world buffeted by Covid, the resultant travel restrictions, demand downturn and loss of revenue. Planning is also required to ensure that the recovery is sustainable. And keeping that in mind, it becomes all the more important to know from the experts. CAPA Live events complement CAPA's daily news and analysis activities. 

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Content spanning more than 15 hours and four regions -- Asia-Pacific; Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA); The Americas; and Global Outlook -- would be available live. It would also be available on-demand, accessible from the comfort of one's home and at a time that suits the participant. The proceedings can be followed on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn using the hashtag #CAPALive. 

In June, CAPA Live witnessed over 7,100 aviation and corporate travel participants from around the globe attending to hear from airline CEOs and industry executives. It focused on 'Understanding and Tapping into Business Travel Recovery'. The May edition discussed 'Herd Immunity, Vaccines and Restarting Local and Global Travel'. All of these are highly current and important issues under the prevailing circumstances influenced by the pandemic.   

CAPA Live in July would feature the who's who of global aviation, including Tony Fernandes, Group CEO, AirAsia; Eddie Wilson, CEO, Ryanair DAC; Robert Crandall, Former Chairman and CEO, American Airlines; Yvonne Manzi Makolo, CEO, Rwandair; William Franke, Managing Partner, Indigo Partners; Jacob Nitter Sorensen, CEO, Air Greenland; Abderahmane Berthe, Secretary General, AFRAA; Eamonn Brennan, Director General, Eurocontrol; Foong Chee Yeong, Group Chief Strategy Officer, Malaysia Airlines Berhad; William Boulter, CCO, IndiGo; Bjorn Tore Larsen, Founder and CEO, Norse Atlantic Airways; Birgir Jonsson, CEO, Play; Angus Clarke, EVP (Strategy), Air France-KLM; Scott Haralson, CFO, Spirit Airlines; Ahmet Olmustur, Chief Marketing Officer, Turkish Airlines; Rochelle 'Chellie' Cameron, CEO, Philadelphia International Airport; Raul Revuelta, CEO, Mexican Pacific Airport Group; Nino Singh Judge, CEO, Flypop; Andrew Levy, CEO, Avelo Airlines; Bjorn Erik Barman-Jenssen, CGOO, Flyr; Jorge Saco, CFO, Vueling; Henrik Hololei, Director General (Mobility and Transport) European Commission; Peter Harbison, Chairman Emeritus, CAPA - Centre for Aviation; Usec Benito C Bengzon Jr, Undersecretary for Tourism Development, Philippine Department of Tourism; Jorge Hernandez, President and Chief Executive Officer, Aerostar Airport Holdings; Rob Koh, Analyst, Morgan Stanley; Paul Yong, Head of Regional Transport Research, DBS Bank; Alex Cruz, Professor and Former Chairman and CEO, British Airways IESE Business School; Manish Dureja, Chief Executive Officer, InterMiles; John Strickland, Director, JLS Consulting; Jens Flottau, Executive Editor, Commercial Aviation Aviation Week Network; Adam Pilarski, Senior VP, AVITAS; Todd Handcock, President, Asia Pacific Collinson Group; Anup Mysoor, Board Member Oxfam Enterprise Development Programme; Melissa Willock, Group Travel and Corporate Events Director, Informa PLC; Evert de Boer, Managing Partner On Point Loyalty; David Stroud, Managing Director, ASM - Global Route Development; Lee Lipton, Senior Vice President, Aviation Strategy, ASM - Global Route Development; Parash Jain, Analyst, HSBC; Philippa Johns, Director of Enterprise Solutions - Australasia & South East Asia, HRS; Mark Lenahan, Head of Air Propositions, Travelport; Andrea Tucci, Vice President (Aviation Business Development), SEA Milan Airports; Amesh Adalja, Senior Scholar, Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security; David Brown, Business Development Director, Bluebox Aviation Systems; and Magdalene Tennant, Partner, Fragomen.