Airline leaders talk digital transformation – download your free ebook

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Digital transformation is no longer a buzzword. It’s no longer a choice. It’s a necessity for business success.   The Fourth Industrial Revolution, an era characterised by technology breakthroughs in fields like cyber-physical systems, data analytics, artificial intelligence, and the Internet of Things, isn’t coming – it’s already here. Aviation was in many ways an early adopter of digital technology. …

[Press Release]: SKYdeals will attend the Aviation Festival Asia in Singapore

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About SKYdeals SKYdeals is an innovation in the world of travel retail: the first solution of Inflight “Shoppertainment”, an e-commerce platform dedicated to passengers connected to the Internet via onboard Wi-Fi. A new and personalized shopping experience for passengers, with exclusive offers of products and services at destination, available only during the flight. More than a significant source of additional …

Route expansion possibilities in Asia – what’s left for FSCs?

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Senior executives from China Southern Airlines, Mega Maldives Airlines and Association of Asia Pacific Airlines gathered at Aviation Festival Asia 2016 in February to discuss route expansion possibilities in Asia. Asia’s aviation industry will grow further, providing exciting growth opportunities for carriers, but executives agreed that there are huge challenges that may hinder route expansion. One of the biggest challenges is …

Long-haul low-cost airline operations: Are we nearly there yet?

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Can low-cost airlines replicate short-haul success on longer routes? Steven Greenway, former Head of Commercial at Scoot, shared his thoughts at Aviation Festival Asia 2016. Here’s a brief summary of his session. What are the biggest challenges for LCCs when considering long-haul? Financials – long-haul operations are very costly. Utilisation – you can get the hours, but you can’t get …

The future of LCCs: Where do we go from here?

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According to IATA, over 3.8 billion passengers will be transported via air in 2016 with this number dramatically increasing to 7 billion in 2024 of which 3 billion will be in ASEAN. There are tremendous growth opportunities for airlines in Asia, however, significant challenges are posed by poor infrastructure and lack of partnerships and collaborations between all aviation stakeholders, including …

New airline ancillary revenue management strategies

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Airlines have different customer segments and different network structures. Therefore ancillary products and marketing strategies have to take this into account and need to be tailor-made to fit with the customer’s needs, their buying behaviour and their willingness to pay. Saravanan Ramasamy, Group Head Distribution & Ancillary Commercial of AirAsia and Andrew Cowen, CEO of HK Express joined us at the Aviation Festival …

North Asia: New players, new routes, new opportunities

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Kim JungShik (CEO of Eastar Jet), Andrew Cowen (CEO of HK Express), Stephen Wang (President of Spring Airlines) and Patrick Murphy (Executive Advisor of Peach Aviation) gathered at Aviation Festival Asia 2016 to discuss their biggest growth challenges and opportunities. Here’s a summary of what was discussed. All the LCCs agreed that infrastructure remains the number one challenge, especially in …

Talent gap in aviation: Coping with exploding passenger numbers

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Passenger numbers in Asia are expected to triple by 2030. An estimated of 226,000 pilots will be needed in the next 20 years, however currently only half of this demand can be fulfilled. Here is what AirAsia India, Cebu Pacific, Garuda Indonesia and Myanmar National Airlines are doing to plan for these future talent challenges. Airlines are looking to partner with …

Talent gap alert: Coping with exploding passenger numbers

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Despite its booming aviation industry and huge numbers of people, Asia is suffering a big shortage of skills. And it is about to get worse. It seems odd. In the world’s most populous region the biggest problem facing airline employers is a shortage of people. Asia has more than half the planet’s inhabitants and is home to many of the …

Alliances in aviation are changing

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With increasing competition from low-cost carriers, alliances and partnerships are playing an increasingly important role for full-service carriers. Almost all full-service carriers are partnering with others to expand their network and service additional regions, either as part of an alliance or an individual partnership. But what changes will we need to make to the existing partnership model to take account of …