World Routes 2014

The 20th World Route Development Forum

Chicago, Illinois, USA
20 - 23 September 2014

Route Exchange Airline Briefings

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Route Exchange Airline Briefings are exclusively available to airport and tourism authority delegates. Scheduled over two meeting slots, Route Exchange Airline Briefings provide delegates with the opportunity to gain an insight into their target & current airline partners' business.

Held in private theatres on the show floor, Route Exchange Airline Briefings are the only place to further develop your understanding of the route planning function of airlines, hear a valuable update on the opportunities the airline feels are out there and gain an understanding of how decision makers at airlines see the market place. A Question & Answer session follows each presentation.

The following airlines will be delivering a Route Exchange Airline Briefing at World Routes in Chicago:

Sunday 21 September

Airline  Location  Time  
Iberia Airlines Theatre 1 16.10 - 17.00 Delivered by Neil Chernoff, Senior Vice President, Network Planning & Alliances
Transavia Theatre 2 16.10 - 17.00 Delivered by Roy Scheerder, Chief Commercial Officer

Monday 22 September




easyJet Theatre 1 10.00- 10.50 Delivered by Aurelien Villevalois, Market and Strategy Analyst
AirAsia Group Theatre 2 10.00- 10.50 Delivered by Joann Chow, Manager, Network & Fleet
Finnair Theatre 1 11.05- 11.55 Delivered by Rikke Munk Christensen, Head of Network Planning
WestJet Theatre 1 12.05- 12.55 More details to follow 
Southwest Airlines Theatre 1 13.40 - 14.30 A representative from Southwest Airlines will deliver a Route Exchange Airline Briefing 
Ethiopian Airlines Theatre 2 13.40 - 14.30 Delivered by Girma Shiferaw, Director, Alliances & Network Planning
Thomas Cook Airlines Group (TCAG) Theatre 1 14.40- 15.30 Delivered by Eric Oberhuber, Head of Planning & International Relations
Virgin Atlantic Airways Theatre 2  14.40- 15.30 Delivered by Robert Bissett, Network Planning & Analysis Manager, Commercial
Oneworld Alliance – Airport Focused Theatre 1 15.45-16.35 More details to follow
Air New Zealand Theatre 2  15.45- 16.35 Entering their 75th year of service and having reported their largest ever profits. Air New Zealand is expected to be flying their 787-9 by the start of World Routes 2014. Expect a detailed overview of the fleet plan expected to secure a profitable future

Tuesday 23 September




Southwest Airlines (SPANISH) Theatre 1 09.00 - 09.50

A representative from Southwest Airlines will deliver a Route Exchange Airline Briefing 

Please Note: This Briefing will be spoken in Spanish (en Español)

Etihad Airways Theatre 1 11.35- 12.25 Their equity alliance model continues to grow as do their profits, but what’s next for Etihad Airways?
JetBlue Theatre 1

13.40- 14.30

 More details to follow 
Cebu Pacific Air Theatre 1 14.40- 15.30 Delivered by Alexander Lao, Vice President, Commercial Planning
Air India Theatre 2 10.00- 10.50 Delivered by Surendra Gupte, Executive Director, Strategy & Planning
Flynas Theatre 2 11.05- 11.55 Delivered by Clayton Begido, Director, Commercial Strategy
Air Canada Theatre 2 12.05- 12.55 Delivered by Frank Satusky, Manager, Network Planning 
BMI  Theatre 2 13.40 - 14.30 Delivered by Chris Graham, Director, Revenue and Network
ACMI 24 Theatre 2 14.40- 15.30   More details to follow