The World Routes conference programme will provide delegates with a valuable insight into key air service development issues currently affecting the commercial aviation community.
The conference will bring together senior leaders from the route development and aviation industries, to engage in thought-provoking discussion that will set the commercial and political agenda for the aviation industry, in the coming 12-18 months.
Sunday, 16 September 2018
This session will explore airports’ capacity to become central to the economic and innovation enablers for the wider city, country and region. Drawing on the experiences of Guangzhou and major international hubs, we will hear how airports can promote economic development and competiveness.
Speakers will include senior figures from leading airlines, airports, China Civil Aviation Authority and ICAO, along with economists and venture capitalists.
Hear more about why Routes is taking place in Guangzhou as well as what you can expect over the course of the event.
Skies across the world are changing. Africa recently launched the Single African Air Transport Market (SAATM), aiming to transform intra-African air travel, lower prices and increase connectivity. Some 26 countries are already on board, but there is a way to go before all 54 signed up to the agreement.
However, in other markets across the world, external factors are threatening to present barriers to growth. In the UK, Brexit negotiations are ongoing and new agreements need to be forged. Elsewhere, US president Donald Trump’s policies remain unpredictable, with protectionism policies giving way to recent deals with Gulf carriers.
What regulatory changes are opening up new markets or presenting challenges? Which countries could roll back open skies? With China set to become the largest aviation market by 2022, what regulatory changes needs to occur to allow airlines to make the most of their route development?
The long-haul low-cost sector is stimulating passenger growth, representing an opportunity for destinations and airports to reach new markets. As more carriers enter this space, more opportunities will be created for airports and destinations. However, incentives and the right strategy will be critical.
What do long-haul low-cost airlines need from an airport? What are the incentives that airports should offer them? What are the main barriers facing operators?
Hear from our expert line-up of airline professionals on what you need to know when exploring the potential for long-haul low-cost services – and how to keep operators once you get them.
Traffic forecasts are the key to route development, providing evidence of a route’s potential success in terms of passenger numbers and yield. This session will explore how to utilise appropriate market data, help you understand how successful your target route can be, and offer tips on how to pitch to airlines
Expert consultancy ASM will provide this exclusive Masterclass to World Routes attendees.
Guangzhou has set out its vision to create an international aerotropolis economy, with the airport sitting at its very heart. In this case study delegates will hear how airlines and airports can work collaboratively with the manufacturing, logistics leasing corporations among many others to share lessons from the innovative Chinese city.
Speakers include leading individuals from Chinese airports, airlines and government, along with urban development and aviation experts.
Monday, 17 September 2018
How can airports integrate seamlessly with other transportation and city networks? Our panel of experts will outline how Big Data can bring together the airport, smart city, transportation, tourist and logistics industries to create a coherent and unified transport network.
Speakers will include representatives from China’s biggest airlines, China Civil Aviation Authority and SITA, alongside manufacturing giants and leading logistics organisations such as FedEx and Alibaba.
Over the past decade, there has been a seismic shift in the way airports and airlines operate with new business models coming to the fore.
So what is in store over the next 10 years? What are the new innovations that will change the marketplace forever? Our panellists will gaze into our crystal ball to look at the next major advancements taking place and why you should be prepared.
Some of the topics that this panel will cover are:
- The future direction of smart cities and smart airports.
- The related technologies’ application prospects of smart city and smart airport in the next 10 years.
- How will smart technology innovation change the way people travel, their habits, and interests?
- How can data be used in Route Development?
- How has new technology changed distribution channels?
In #LIFEINHEL campaign, a Chinese man Ryan Zhu lived in Helsinki Airport in Finland for 30 days with an aim to test the airport and its services. Based on his feedback, Finavia is developing the smooth travelling experience of Helsinki Airport even further.
What were the key learnings?
Learn about Ryan’s adventure and how it engaged people around the world, and how 2.2 billion people was reached with media with this disruptive content marketing campaign mixing reality tv, game shows and social media.
Hear directly from Mr Tan Wan Geng, the president and CEO of China Southern Airlines. Mr Tan will be discussing the airline’s major plans for the next few years, including its network strategy and how it aims to maintain its position as Asia’s market-leading airline.
He will also explain what opportunities could be created with the recent changes in Chinese aviation and what this means for the future of aviation in the region and globally.
China Southern is the official carrier for the event as well as the biggest airline by seat capacity in the Asian continent and the world’s sixth largest airline measured by passengers carried. The airline is a member of SkyTeam and operates more than 2,000 flights to 208 destinations daily, with main hubs at Guangzhou Baiyun Airport and Beijing Capital International Airport.
As one of the world’s largest sectors, the benefits from travel and tourism are clear. The industry creates jobs, drives exports, and generates prosperity across the world.
The World Travel and Tourism Market’s latest report shows that tourism was responsible for 10.4 percent of the global GDP and 313 million jobs in 2017.
But how can tourism authorities make a destination more attractive, while at the same time as ensuring growth is sustainable? What are the requirements to make your destination stand out from the competition?
Learn from industry leaders’ best practice examples on how your destination can create a unique offer and grow sustainably.
India and China are two of the fastest-growing aviation markets in the world. According to the International Air Transport Association, India will leapfrog the UK and Indonesia to have the third largest market by 2036 and China will overtake the US as the world’s largest during 2022.
Such strong economic growth, coupled with a population that has a greater propensity to fly, strengthens their prospects, opening up huge opportunities for these markets.
Elsewhere, Turkey and Indonesia are also forecast to grow rapidly, while IATA predicts that Latin American markets will expand by 4.2 percent over the next 20 years, the Middle East will grow by 5 percent and Africa by 5.9 percent.
However, rapid growth can result in challenges in trying to cope with the demand. IATA’s director general and chief executive Alexandre de Juniac has warned of a “major infrastructure crisis” in Asia in particular.
What is behind this fast growth in some markets? How can India and China cope with the demand? Is enough being done to face up to infrastructure challenges?
Tuesday, 18 September 2018
Almost every traveller today has a smartphone, which they actively use to document their journey from the moment they reach the airport to the moment they return home. Many will also be sure to tag the airline in their social media posts, giving airlines a clear view of their experiences in real time.
Learn how airports and airlines can take advantage of that trend to maximise their revenue opportunities in an increasingly competitive global marketplace, including how you can get your message heard on the likes of Weibo and WeChat.
Air cargo serves as an increasingly important catalyst to local, regional and in some cases, national economic growth. IATA’s 2017 data for global air freight markets show that demand, measured in freight tonne kilometres (FTKs) grew by 9 percent. This was more than double the 3.6 percent annual growth recorded in 2016.
Full-year demand for air freight grew at twice the pace of the expansion in world trade (4.3 percent). This outperformance was a result of strong global demand for manufacturing exports as companies moved to restock inventories quickly.
But the importance of air cargo can often be overlooked by airports. This session will explore how you can evaluate the opportunities that exist, giving practical information on how to maximise the benefits of air freight.
* Please note like all events, the programme is subject to change.