The Routes Aviation Podcast

The Routes Aviation Podcast offers insight on route development and aviation, featuring some of the most pivotal people from the global industry. 

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Ray Webster, former easyJet CEO

 Ray Webster croppedFormer easyJet chief executive Ray Webster discusses easyJet’s early days, long-haul low-cost and why some carriers have taken their eyes off the ball.

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Alex Cruz, British Airways

 Alex CruzAlex Cruz, chairman and CEO of British Airways, opens up about industry challenges, fleet expansion, network priorities and how the airline can retain its premium status.

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Rob Sharp, Virgin Australia

Rob sharp croppedVirgin Australia group executive Rob Sharp explains how the airline plans to expand its international focus using its fleet of wide-bodied Airbus A330 aircraft.

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Gareth Evans, Jetstar

Gareth EvansGareth Evans, the chief executive of low-cost carrier Jetstar, discusses the airline's future network priorities and why China is such an important market.

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Javier Suarez, VivaAerobus

javier suares squareJavier Suarez discusses the Mexican low-cost airline’s fleet expansion plans, why VivaAerobus is growing so quickly, and US protectionism policies. 

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Tackling disruption

WR17 disruption resized.jpgThe fourth episode of the Routes Aviation Podcast features a panel of airline CEOs discussing how to grow and thrive in a world where disruption is the new norm.

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Declan Ryan, Viva Air

Declan ryan small.jpgRecorded live at Routes Americas 2018, Declan Ryan opens up about his career in aviation and his hopes for Viva Air, including plans to expand to Ecuador and go public within two years. 

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Willie Walsh, IAG

Walsh H and SInterviewed by John Strickland at World Routes 2017 in Barcelona, IAG chief executive Willie Walsh talks openly about the launch of new low cost-long haul airline LEVEL.

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Doug Lansky, author

Doug Lansky H and SAs part of the World Routes 2017 conference programme author and travel writer Doug Lansky discusses the importance of sustainability in developing global tourism.

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Kenny Jacobs, Ryanair

Jacobs H and SIn a wide-ranging interview Kenny Jacobs addresses tourism in Northern Ireland, Brexit, how airports should be run, and the airline’s desire to become ‘the Amazon of air travel’.

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