Press release: LARA editor to chair at World Low Cost Airlines Congress

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LARA editor to chair at World Low Cost Airlines Congress                  

Mark Thomas, editor of the LARA media portfolio, will chair the Routes and Regions session at the upcoming World Low Cost Airlines Congress in Singapore.

The Congress, part of Terrapinn’s Aviation Festival Asia event, is scheduled to take place on 27-28 February 2018 at Singapore’s Suntec Convention Centre. The Routes and Regions session, highlighted by event organisers as the most popular track of the entire show, will explore strategies for growth and new business development in Asian markets, focussing on Japan, South Korea and south-east Asia.

Now in its 14th year, the World Low Cost Airlines Congress continues to attract the C-Level executives of low cost carriers from across the Asia-Pacific and Middle East regions. Visitors come together to discuss the latest strategies for developing new routes, finding new customers and exploring new sources of revenue. In 2018, the Congress is expected to attract an audience of up to 800 airline executives.

As editor of the market-leading publication covering low-fare and regional aviation, Mark is ideally situated to provide an informed, impartial overview of proceedings. The event will be Mark Thomas’ first chairperson role since joining LARA in February 2017, but he previously amassed a wealth of events experience in the oil and gas industry, representing leading energy publisher Hart Energy.

Mark Thomas commented: “I am delighted to support the Aviation Festival Asia event and am looking forward to delving into topics affecting global aviation’s fastest-growing regional and low-fare market. This is an exciting step forward for LARA as we look to dramatically increase our presence at major events like this over the next 12 months, and I thank Terrapinn for this opportunity.”

Two-day conference passes to attend the event start from $1,395. For more information on the event, visit:

Routes and Regions schedule – Wednesday 28 February 2018

14:00    Panel: South-East Asia outlook: How to reaccelerate the network growth

14:40    Traffic growth strategies for Japanese LCCs: A case study of Vanilla Air

15:00    South Korea market: Creating viable business strategies in a crowded and competitive market

15:20    Panel: Northeast Asia outlook: How to thrive in an increasingly complex, competitive and interconnected market


About LARA

LARA (formerly titled Low-Fare & Regional Airlines) has provided the leading global coverage of the low-fare and regional aviation industry for over 30 years.

As a dedicated media portfolio for this dynamic, emerging sector, LARA helps leading industry professionals to track the latest industry news and developments. The bi-monthly LARA magazine reaches a qualified global audience of 35,000 key decision makers from sector-specific airlines, manufacturers and suppliers. The magazine is complemented by an online news service, weekly e-newsletters, live event coverage and an active presence across social media.

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Media contacts

For more information, please contact:

Ross McSweeny, Marketing and Communications Manager:

Mark Thomas, LARA Editor:                                            

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