Video of the week – Low Cost Long Haul Summit: industry perspectives

New aircraft technologies, evolving passenger preferences and stable fuel prices are pushing LCCs (and restructuring full service airlines) to consider new growth opportunities. High fare long haul markets are ripe for disruption and airports/destinations are aggressively courting new routes. New city pairs are emerging, and secondary airports are featuring regularly in the long haul low cost networks.

But it’s not just fuel efficient widebody equipment that’s changing the game – the new long haul narrowbodies are opening up vast new opportunities for airlines – and they’ll be entering the fleets of airlines around the world in large numbers in the coming years.

The implications are profound, touching the entire travel value chain from airports to accommodation, ground transportation, distribution/payment and technology – and even corporate travel.

The CAPA Low Cost Long Haul Global Summit, returning for a second year, attempted to tap into the latest industry issues and developments, challenging leaders of the industry to reflect on what is needed to drive the industry forward.

The event, hosted at The Grand Elysée Hotel, close to Hamburg’s city centre, brought together hundreds of aviation and travel executives from airlines, airports and suppliers to explore relevant issues, as well as the commercial and operational pillars underpinning strategic decision making at international carriers.

Here’s full coverage of the panel sessions from the event.

Low cost long haul strategy: feeding the network

Moderator: CAPA – Centre for Aviation, Chairman Emeritus, Peter Harbison

Panel: flyadeal, CEO, Con Korfiatis; Lufthansa Group, Member of the Executive Board and CCO Network Airlines, Harry Hohmeister; Royal Jordanian, President & CEO, Stefan Pichler

The trans-Atlantic shift: what impact will low cost long haul have on this important market?

Moderator: John Byerly, Consultant, Principal, John Byerly

Panel: American Airlines, Director Sales Programs, Ivonne Brauburger; Norwegian, EVP Strategic Development, Tore Østby

How the Middle East LCCs will change Asia to Europe long haul

Moderator: CAPA – Centre for Aviation, Chairman Emeritus, Peter Harbison

Panel: Air Arabia, CEO, Adel Ali; flyadeal, CEO, Con Korfiatis

The low cost long haul air finance outlook

Moderator: Shane Matthews, Head of Strategic and Market Analysis, SMBC Aviation Capital

Panel: Steve Udvar-Hazy, Executive Chairman, Air Lease Corporation; Robert Martin, Managing Director & CEO, BOC Aviation; Wendy Sowers, Director, Market Analysis, Boeing Commercial Airplanes; Tony Davis, Managing Director, Gramercy Associates

How will investing in technology help drive low cost long haul growth?

Moderator: CAPA – Centre for Aviation, Content Editor, Blue Swan Daily, Rich Maslen

Panel: Bluebox Aviation Systems, Director Sales – EMEA, Mark Stevens; Caravelo, CCO, Jonathan Newman; Skyscanner, Commercial Director, Gavin Harris

What do airports and LCCs need from each other?

Moderator: ASM, SVP Consulting and Product Development, Nigel Mayes

Panel: Avinor, VP Traffic Development, Jasper Spruit; Hamburg Airport, General Manager Aviation Marketing, Joergen Kearsley; Kiwi.com, Airline Partnerships Manager, Slavomir Mucha; Nordstar Airlines, Deputy CEO, Sergei Koltovich; London Stansted Airport, CEO, Ken O’Toole

The impact of low cost long haul on evolving leisure markets

Moderator: CAPA – Centre for Aviation, Content Editor, Blue Swan Daily, Rich Maslen

Panel: Budapest Airport, CCO, Kam Jandu; Hamburg Tourist Board, Managing Director, Michael Otremba; TUI Aviation, Director Corporate Communications, Aage Dünhaupt

Who will win the greatest wallet share over the next five years?

Moderator: European Aviation Club, Chairman, Rigas Doganis

Panel: Amadeus, SVP, Airlines, Christian Baillet; Budapest Airport, CCO, Kam Jandu; VINCI Airports, Chief Commercial & Operational Officer, Pierre-Hugues Schmit

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