LCCs have been rarely out of the news over the past 20 years as they disrupted market after market. And ever since, full service airlines have been learning from the often revolutionary methodology applied by the LCC model, in such areas as ancillary revenue as well as operational efficiencies and cost reduction. Equally, as LCCs proliferated and entered new markets, many sought to diversify, creating systems that mimicked their older peers.
CAPA – Centre for Aviation looked closely at the industry in North Asia at its CAPA LCCs in North Asia Summit, which had more than ten hours of agenda content. Here’s full coverage of the panel sessions from the event at the Radisson Blu Cebu, in the heart of Cebu City.
CEO roundtable – the low cost edition – what do LCCs in North Asia need?
Moderator: CAPA – Centre for Aviation, Chairman Emeritus, Peter Harbison
Panel: Cebu Pacific Air, Chief Executive Adviser, Mike Szucs; Eastar Jet, CEO/President, Jong-Gu Choi; Spring Airlines, President, Zhijie Wang
Spotlight on the Philippines – how LCCs revolutionised tourism
Moderator: Cebu Pacific Air, Board Adviser, Garry Kingshott
Panel: Cebgo, President and CEO, Alexander Lao; Civil Aeronautics Board, Deputy Executive Director, Atty. Alexander Paul Rivera; Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines, Director General, Captain Jim C. Sydiongco; Mactan-Cebu International Airport Authority, General Manager and CEO, Atty. Steve Y Dicdican; Philippines AirAsia, Head, Government Affairs & Policy, Desiree Bandal
Aircraft Developments: Long Haul narrowbodies set to drive change in North Asia
Moderator: The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Assistant Professor, Jae Woon (June) Lee
Panel: Airbus, SVP Sales Japan, Jean-Pierre Stainnack; Boeing Commercial Airplanes, Executive Director Market Analysis, Wendy Sowers; Embraer, Marketing Director, Adam Young; T’way Air, Senior Vice President, Hyung Yi Kim
Digital transformation in a connected aviation ecosystem
Moderator: Aviation Cooperation Program, Program Director, Sandeep Bahl
Panel: Collins Aerospace, Sales Director, APAC, Stephen Robinson; Kiwi.com, Head of Airline Partnerships, Marco van Ieperen; SITA, Vice President & General Manager, Sanjeev Kumar; Spring Airlines, Deputy General Manager IT, Xiaowei Qu
Accessing the future traveller – what drives the future traveller’s decision process?
Moderator: CAPA – Centre for Aviation, Chief Analyst, Brendan Sobie
Panel: Air Black Box Company, Founder, Timothy O’Neil-Dunne; Eznis Airways, CEO, Tamir Tumurbaatar; Skyscanner, Commercial Director, Gavin Harris
How to attract LCCs to your airport – the art of collaboration
Moderator: ASM, Senior Vice President, Tony Griffin
Panel: Mactan-Cebu International Airport Authority, General Manager and CEO, Atty. Steve Y. Dicdican; Philippines AirAsia, Head, Government Affairs & Policy, Desiree Bandal; Taoyuan International Airport, Director Corporate Development, Chungli Yu
The LCC air finance outlook
Moderator: Korn Ferry, Senior Client Partner, Torbjorn Karlsson
Panel: Boeing Commercial Airplanes, Executive Director Market Analysis, Wendy Sowers; Development Bank of Japan, Head of EMEA, Asia Pacific and Investment, Yu Kimura; DVB Bank SE, SVP, Deputy Head Aviation Finance APAC, Christopher Turner