Routes Asia 2014

The route development forum for Asia

Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia
9 – 11 March 2014

Route Exchange- Airline Briefing

Route Exchange Airline Briefings are exclusively open to attending airport and tourism authority delegates. Delivered by senior network planners and scheduled over two meeting slots, these briefings provide delegates with an 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. 

For more information on the Route Exchange briefings which took place at Routes Asia please contact Simon Baxendale.

Monday 10th March

08.55- 09.40 Hong Kong Airlines Michael Burke, Assistant Director Commercial
Established in 2006, Hong Kong Airlines has since grown to become an internationally-acclaimed carrier. Recognising the warmth of its service and the quality of its onboard offering, Hong Kong Airlines awarded the highly-esteemed 4-star rating from SKYTRAX for two consecutive years. Michael Burke will delve into HX future and outline requirements for considering new markets.
11.25- 12.10 Garuda Indonesia Bayu Riyadi, Senior Manager Network Planning
Indonesia’s flag-carrier operating scheduled services from hubs at Jakarta, Bali, Medan and Surabaya. Bayu Riyadi will talk us through recent developments and news of their imminent induction into SkyTeam.
14.25- 15.10 GoAir Girish Nair, Chief Commercial Officer
Saudi Airlines Cargo continues to reinforce its performance in the UAE market, confirming its position as one of the leading cargo airlines operating out of not only Jeddah, but also Dubai and Sharjah. In this airline briefing presented by Mansoor Khan Sr. Specialist, Network Management, you can hear what it takes to be a part of their continued growth strategy.
16.05- 16.50 Hong Kong Express Airways Andrew Cowen, Deputy CEO
Hong Kong Express is Hong Kong’s first and only low-cost carrier (LCC). Focusing on low fares and on-time reliability, Hong Kong Express has brought true competition to the Hong Kong market and surrounding region. Andrew Cowen will present KH Express’s recent transformation into a LCC.

Tuesday 11th March

08.55- 09.40 Malaysia Airlines Briefing Suresh Singham, SVP, Government & International Relation
Malaysia Airlines is a public limited airline group based in Malaysia. It has operations in six continents and covers over 100 destinations. Malaysia Airlines is officially a Oneworld alliance partner effective 01 February 2013. Suresh Singham will use this opportunity to inform the audience of their plans to modernise the fleet and return to profitability.awarded the highly-esteemed 4-star rating from SKYTRAX for two consecutive years. Michael Burke will delve into HX future and outline requirements for considering new markets.
10.10- 10.55 LOT Polish Airlines Mateusz Klimek, Route Manager
LOT Polish Airlines is one of the oldest airlines in the world. It has been connecting Poland with the rest of the world since 1929. LOT operates to nearly 60 destinations in Europe, the Middle East, North America and Asia. Mateusz Klimek a Specialist in Network Planning will outline the carriers product and future strategy!