CAPA’s Latin America Aviation Outlook: Finding the next 20% yield improvement in Latin America

There is a lot going right in Latin American aviation. Airport and airspace infrastructure is improving, and airline operating efficiencies are rising. Airport privatisation processes are well underway and the global alliances framework is well established. Open access arrangements are taking hold and regional economies are recovering, driving a buoyant travel demand picture. But Latin American’s full service airlines could be performing better, particularly in the mission to unlock top line revenue improvements.

Meanwhile, the LCC sector undoubtedly is confronted with the greatest global expansion opportunity in Latin America as hundreds of millions of people enter the middle class across the region. Huge new travel markets await. Across the region, second tier cities are emerging that offer great promise to LCCs as flag carriers defend their traditional hubs.

The LCC sector undoubtedly is confronted with the greatest global expansion opportunity in Latin America as hundreds of millions of people enter the middle class across the region. Huge new travel markets await. Across the region, second tier cities are emerging that offer great promise to LCCs as flag carriers defend their traditional hubs.

Next month, aviation and travel professionals from around the region and other parts of the world will convene in the Colombian city of Cartagena for the CAPA – Centre for Aviation Latin America Aviation & LCCs Summit where a number of questions confronting the industry will be answered.

These include:

  • What are the strategies the region’s full-service airlines should be adopting, based on best practice from other regions and other sectors?
  • Can they better leverage data, loyalty, distribution and ancillaries to produce better revenue outcomes and thereby drive improving profitability?
  • How do the region’s fledgling LCCs stay true to their business model of high efficiency?
  • How can they drive the next step change in unit cost (CASK) reduction?
  • Will it be driven by new aircraft technology, better supplier deals, greater operational flexibility or a combination of these?

It’s hardly a secret that the airline industry is facing myriad challenges, notably in the marketing and distribution areas, as companies with personalised data, and the analytics and artificial intelligence to go with it, become greater threats to the stability of the traditional airline model. Understanding aviation markets is CAPA’s great strength and passion and the event agenda includes a variety of topics sure to generate interest.

This year’s high-level aviation event, hosted at the upscale Intercontinental Cartagena De Indias hotel in Cartagena, Colombia, is a forum for debate and discussion of strategic issues facing the aviation industry and it is attracting delegate interest from across the globe.

Alongside keynotes from Avianca and  Iberia and a high-level airline panel where Latin American LCC leaders divulge the key ingredients for successful and sustainable growth, topics under discussion include:

  • The evolution of LCC business models, vs traditional business model, in Latin America
  • Airline investment and foreign ownership in Latin America
  • The Intra Latin America Outlook
  • The next big thing:  China and the Asia opportunity
  • What’s set to cause the next wave of disruption on North-South markets?
  • How are Latin American airlines unlocking revenue opportunities?
  • As NDC becomes a reality, how do airlines avoid the kodak moment?
  • Revolution is underway! Who’s driving low cost travel around the region?
  • Greasing the wheels. How do we optimise the selling environment to access the huge growth in the middle classes?
  • Overcoming infrastructure constraints: What is needed from the airports?

FIND OUT MORE… visit the CAPA Latin America Aviation & LCCs Summit homepage to find out more about this not-to-be-missed opportunity to discuss relevant issues impacting the aviation sector and learn meaningful insights from your industry peers.