The South Pacific aviation market has enjoyed relatively benign operating conditions in the last couple of years, allowing the region’s carriers to record some of its best ever results. Major inbound markets are performing well and bringing solid traffic growth.
Against this backdrop, Australia and New Zealand air carriers are exploring the latest aircraft technology, opening up new city pairs, realigning their hubs and reviewing their partnership strategies on key markets such as the Trans Tasman and Trans Pacific.
But as we head deeper into the year, changing macroeconomic conditions, rising fuel prices and growing trade protectionism could cause major headwinds in the industry. What is the outlook for Australia and New Zealand aviation for the medium term and what new dynamics will shape?
CAPA – Centre for Aviation attempted to address those questions with its Australia Pacific Aviation and Corporate Travel Summit, exploring these issues, as well as the commercial and operational pillars underpinning strategic decision making at local and international carriers.
Here’s the highlights from the two day event hosted at the Hyatt Regency Sydney hotel, located adjacent to Darling Harbour in central Sydney.
View insights from the CAPA – Centre for Aviation Australia Pacific Aviation & Corporate Travel Summit.
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