Australia’s international aviation links have changed radically over the past two decades – though not always in ways that many people would expect.
Passenger numbers have almost trebled. Meanwhile however the number of airlines serving Australia – which actually dropped in the middle of this period – is almost unchanged from 20 years ago.
The nature and nationality of the airlines has however changed dramatically. Almost all of the European airlines which once served Australia have dropped out, a process that was already under way in the early 1990s. Only British Airways remains, with a once daily service to Sydney.
From a trade perspective Australia’s new role is well reflected in the new profile of Asian airlines serving this market. And the expansion of the Gulf carriers has brought daily one stop service from all of Australia’s capital cities to every major gateway in the world.
What will the next 20 years look like?
Find out at the CAPA Australia Pacific Summit on 1/2 August in Sydney.
Keynote speakers include: Air New Zealand CEO, Christopher Luxon; Qantas International CEO Gareth Evans; Jetstar CEO Jayne Hrdlicka; Sydney Airport CEO Kerrie Mather; Virgin Australia acting group executive for airlines and CEO Tigerair Rob Sharp; Hawaiian Airlines CEO Mark Dunkerley; AirAsia X CEO, Benyamin Ismail; Fiji Airways CEO Andre Viljoen; Managing Director Tourism Australia John O’Sullivan; CEO Sri Lankan Airlines Suren Ratwatte; CEO Nok Air Patee Sarasin; Chairman & CEO AccorHotels Asia Pacific Michael Issenberg; CEO Dallas Fort Worth Airport Sean Donohue; CEO Mantra Group Bob East – and many more.
To witness thought proving discussions from these key industry leaders and many more, ensure you attend one of CAPA’s upcoming events and conferences, including the CAPA Australia Pacific Aviation & Corporate Travel Summit, scheduled for 1-2 August in Sydney, Australia. To learn more or register, visit https://centreforaviation.com/events