The global aeropolitical and regulatory landscape – a patchwork of regional variations

It is now 75 years since the aviation regulatory framework was established, and with the evolution of the industry many believe it is time for a serious global review of its relevance today. The “business of freedom” underpins 10% of global GDP and it is too important to be constrained by economic regulation that was designed to meet entirely different conditions.

What trends and opportunities await our industry? What strategic challenges and risks are we set to face in the year ahead? Discussions will cover Europe’s aviation relations with the world, a post Brexit world and its repercussions, North America’s approach to open skies, how open skies have helped Asia’s emerging markets, Africa and SAATM, airport privatisation and infrastructure, air cargo and industry sustainability.

Last year, at the inaugural CAPA Qatar Aeropolitical and Regulatory Summit, it was claimed that “aviation remains trapped in a web of protectionism”. National University of Singapore professor of aviation law Alan Tan noted “most states are enamoured by the outdated, archaic idea that flagship carriers are spreading the brand of the nation”.

European Commission director general mobility and transport Henrik Hololei noted that aviation is not punching above its weight when it comes to government importance. “It is not necessarily seen on a political agenda to the level its statistics suggest,” he explained.

The current alliance system was described as “old fashioned” by Qatar Airways Group CEO Akbar Al Baker, who claimed they simply allow airlines to “burn miles on each other and use their lounges”. Meanwhile, Arab Air Carriers Association secretary general Abdul Wahab Teffaha stated “fair competition is like beauty, it is in the eyes of the beholder”.

The CAPA Qatar Aviation Aeropolitical and Regulatory Summit returns for a second edition in Doha in Feb-2020. CAPA – Centre for Aviation will once again address the latest developments in aviation regulation, both within the Gulf Cooperation Council countries and globally.

As the foremost authority on aviation in the world, CAPA – Centre for Aviation’s events provide cutting edge knowledge about strategic market trends and dynamics to help attendees make informed decisions, delivering the information and connections needed to inspire and improve business. The CAPA Qatar Aviation Aeropolitical and Regulatory Summit will take place in Doha, Qatar between 4-6 February 2020.

It is a high level forum dedicated to addressing the latest development in aviation regulation, both within the Gulf Cooperation Council countries and globally. Alongside this topic, discussions will be centred around Europe’s aviation relations with the world, a post Brexit world and its repercussions, North America’s approach to open skies, how open skies have helped Asia’s emerging markets, Africa’s pathway to liberalisation with SAATM, airport privatisation and infrastructure, air cargo and industry sustainability.

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.

This event, hosted at the Sheraton Grand Doha Resort & Convention Hotel, is a forum for debate and discussion of strategic issues facing the aviation industry and it is attracting delegate interest from across the globe.

FIND OUT MORE… visit the CAPA Qatar Aviation Aeropolitical and Regulatory 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.

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