Executive Director, Content
Head of Content and Industry Relations
Routes, UBM EMEA
Vice President, Network & Revenue Management
Ana Carolina Lago
EMEA, CIS & Central Asia, Embraer
Sponsored by Embraer, The Routes Europe Strategy Summit will provide a valuable insight into aviation across the region as panels of leading industry experts take part in a number of moderator led discussions addressing key air service development issues affecting commercial aviation across Europe.
Session 1 - LCCs: The game changers in Europe
Part 1 - LCCs: Europe's Growth Engine
Ryanair and Easyjet will command 35 percent of the intra Europe market share by 2024 (Redburn report) from 22 percent now. Wizz Air is fast expanding in Eastern Europe and major carriers across Europe are shifting or seeking to shift EU capacity to their own LCCs. Lufthansa and Turkish are creating new LCC subsidiary in 2015, and Germanwings, Transavia and others are being given larger roles. How will this change how airlines approach the market? How will mainline service change? Will labour strikes be the new normal as pilots and other unions resist?
Part 2 - How are legacy carriers competing with LCC growth?
As competition increases, how are legacy airlines responding? By mid 2014, the LCCs have managed to get 53 % of the German market, 57 % of UK, 60 % of Spain... and 30 % of France. Carolyn McCall, the easyJet CEO has revealed that there are 86 million seats per year being flown at a loss in Europe, seats that the legacies can no longer afford to fly. Meanwhile, Lufthansa, Air France and IAG are making bold moves and shifting flights and the airlines that operate them. What can legacy carriers do? Are airports able to keep up with the increasing demand and the differing requirements of LCC and Legacy carriers?
- Moderator: Mark Pilling, Executive Director, Content , Flightglobal
- David Sandier, Vice President, Network & Revenue Management, Transavia
- John Grant, Executive Vice President, Data & Market Intelligence, OAG
- Fernando Estrada, Strategy & Alliances Director, Vueling Airlines
- Kam Jandu, Chief Commercial Officer, Budapest Airport
What will the changes be for European airlines in 5 years time? How will this affect the traditional European legacy carriers? The debate continues over flying rights for Middle Eastern carriers, whilst at the same time some European carriers are building long term relationships through investments and acquisitions with the Gulf carriers. The skies of Europe may be more turbulent ahead as the new battle lines of competition and cooperation are drawn up.
- Moderator: Nigel Mayes , Senior Vice President Consulting & Product Development , ASM
- Jochen F. Schnadt, Principal and Managing Director, Latitude Aviation
- Peter Morris, Chief Economist, Ascend
- Jeremy Robinson, Legal Director, Hill Dickinson
- Simon McNamara , Director General, European Regions Airline Association (ERAA)
- Jens Boyd, Group Director Long Haul Network & Revenue Management, Thomas Cook Airlines Group
* Please note like all events, the programme is subject to change.