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Latin American aviation revival? Airline chiefs to gather in Cartagena for vital CAPA Summit

26/07/2017

Home to some 382 airlines, Latin America is a dynamic aviation region. Its airlines have 2,350 aircraft currently in service (the fourth largest region globally by fleet) and some 845 aircraft are currently on order by Latin America"™s airlines, including 716 narrowbodies. Does the region have the airport infrastructure to cope? There are currently 736 airports handling scheduled services across Latin America, and some USD23.2 billion in new airport projects have been announced across the region, according to CAPA.

The inaugural CAPA Latin America Aviation Summit will be held at the Hilton Cartagena on 11-12 September 2017. The Summit will bring together high level executives of airlines, airports, suppliers in aviation as well as travel, tourism, government organisations and infrastructure companies from across Latin America and beyond to address the key strategic and commercial issues affecting aviation development in the continent.

High level speakers already confirmed include William Franke, Co-founder and Managing Partner of Indigo Partners, Hernan Rincon, CEO of Avianca, Eduardo Lombana, CEO of Copa Colombia, Luis Gallego, CEO of Iberia and Fernando Poitevin, CEO of LATAM Colombia. In addition the summit will hear from a number of airlines serving the region including Azul, British Airways, interCaribbean, Hainan Airlines, Interjet, JetSmart, LATAM, Qantas, SKY, Southwest Airlines and VivaColombia, with many more speakers from industry suppliers and airports.

The summit will feature keynotes from three airline CEOs plus debates on a number of issues affecting the region, including:

Stimulating untapped demand in the Latin American marketplace

The role of connectivity in both long haul, and intra-LATAM business: The future of Latin American hubs

Low Cost Airlines and Latin America

Hybridisation and transformation from FSC to LCC

The future Latin American traveller: How Mobile, OTAs and Metasearch is transforming airline marketing, and the changing “customer proposition” in Latin America

Handling the growth: Airport and ANSP Infrastructure outlook in Latin America

Market Reviews 1) Brazil On The Rise (again)? 2) Caribbean: The Future of the Caribbean Market, 3) Colombia – The Big Picture of Travel & Tourism: What happens when you change the rules?

Sales, distribution and payments: what are the priorities, objectives & challenges in Latin America?

Consolidation and Alliances in Latin America

The full speaker list and agenda can be seen on the website: https://laas17.capaevents.com

The summit is being organised by CAPA "“ Centre for Aviation, which is well known around the world as a leading provider of independent market intelligence for the aviation and travel sectors. The CAPA Leader"™ Summits take place in all the major aviation markets around the world and provide cutting edge knowledge about strategic market trends and are regarded as the industry benchmark events.

Aviation and travel professionals with an interest in aviation in Latin America are encouraged to attend this high level Summit. Airlines are being offered a limited number of complimentary delegate passes and all enquiries should be directed to events@centreforaviation.com.

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Fuente: https://laas17.capaevents.com/

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