Routes Reconnected

Bringing together the global route development community to stimulate recovery

Virtual & Amsterdam
30 November - 4 December 2020

Conference Programme

Over 30 hours of industry insight will be delivered during Routes Reconnected 

Hear directly from 40 industry heavyweights as they examine the impact of COVID-19 and engage in conversations that will shape future, collective industry action. Live and on-demand sessions will provide you with unmatched insight, informing future business strategies and recovery plans. 

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Monday, 30 November 2020

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    Virtual Content - The Future of Aviation

    ASM White Paper

    Expert consultancy ASM will give their views on what the future holds for route development and how best to succeed in this volatile market environment. Through data, leakage studies and traffic forecasts, this presentation underpinned with a White Paper will provide you with the insight that you need to influence successfully your future business decisions

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    Virtual Content - CEO Keynote Address

    Peter Foster, President & Chief Executive Officer, Air Astana

    Hear directly from the leading figures in aviation on how they re-planned their network during the peak of the COVID-19; what are their major plans for the next few years on rebuilding demand and what do they need from airports during this time.

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    Virtual Content - Returning to the Skies with Confidence

    Innovation & Safety

    As airlines and airports resume operations, new health and safety requirements are transforming the passenger experience. Consistency between destination authorities, airlines and airports as well as guidance to travel providers and operators is essential to build confidence among travellers and strike the right balance between safeguarding public health while permitting viable air services. Learn from the best practice guidelines to help restart and speed up the recovery of the sector in the wake of COVID-19

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    Virtual Content - Sponsored Demo

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    Virtual Content - CEO Keynote Address

    Robin Hayes, Chief Executive Officer, JetBlue Airways

    Hear directly from the leading figures in aviation on how they re-planned their network during the peak of the COVID-19; what are their major plans for the next few years on rebuilding demand and what do they need from airports during this time. 

Tuesday, 1 December 2020

Wednesday, 2 December 2020

Thursday, 3 December 2020

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    Virtual Content - Spotlight by Region

    Asia Pacific

    Dilhan Haradasa, ‎Group Head of Network & Regulatory Affairs, AirAsia Group

    With global passenger numbers not forecast to return to pre-COVID levels until 2024, it is clear the market which emerges from this pandemic will be vastly different. This analysis by region will discuss:

    • How has the government action influenced on the way every country has develop from COVID-19? How these measures have affected other countries by creating an unfair playing field such as the quarantine plans? What will happen when government funding ends? Has there been enough joined up approaches from governments in each region?
    • Airline diversification strategies
    • Scenarios for emergence from the lockdowns – who will be left, how will regulation be affected;
    • How quickly will international recovery be possible and what will it look like.
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    Virtual Content - Spotlight by Region

    Europe

    Airlines in Europe are set to lose $21.5 billion in 2020, with passenger demand declining by over half. This puts at risk between 6-7 million jobs supported by aviation in Europe alone. An accelerated recovery of air transport in Europe is vital if the worst of these impacts is to be avoided.

    This analysis for the European region will discuss:

    • How has the government action influenced on the way every country has develop from COVID-19? How these measures have affected other countries by creating an unfair playing field such as the quarantine plans? What will happen when government funding ends? Has there been enough joined up approaches from governments in each region?
    • Airline diversification strategies
    • Scenarios for emergence from the lockdowns – who will be left, how will regulation be affected;
    • How quickly will international recovery be possible and what will it look like.
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    Virtual Content - Spotlight by Region

    Africa

    With global passenger numbers not forecast to return to pre-COVID levels until 2024, it is clear the market which emerges from this pandemic will be vastly different. This analysis by region will discuss:

    • How has the government action influenced on the way every country has develop from COVID-19? How these measures have affected other countries by creating an unfair playing field such as the quarantine plans? What will happen when government funding ends? Has there been enough joined up approaches from governments in each region?
    • Airline diversification strategies
    • Scenarios for emergence from the lockdowns – who will be left, how will regulation be affected;
    • How quickly will international recovery be possible and what will it look like.
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    Virtual Content - Sponsored Demo

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    Virtual Content - Spotlight by Region

    North America & Canada

    With global passenger numbers not forecast to return to pre-COVID levels until 2024, it is clear the market which emerges from this pandemic will be vastly different. This analysis region will discuss:

    • How has the government action influenced on the way every country has develop from COVID-19? How these measures have affected other countries by creating an unfair playing field such as the quarantine plans? What will happen when government funding ends? Has there been enough joined up approaches from governments in each region?
    • Airline diversification strategies
    • Scenarios for emergence from the lockdowns – who will be left, how will regulation be affected;
    • How quickly will international recovery be possible and what will it look like.
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    Virtual Content - Spotlight by Region

    Latin America

    Fernando Estrada, VP of Strategy, Network Planning and Business Development, Viva Aerobus

    With global passenger numbers not forecast to return to pre-COVID levels until 2024, it is clear the market which emerges from this pandemic will be vastly different. This analysis region will discuss:

    • How has the government action influenced on the way every country has develop from COVID-19? How these measures have affected other countries by creating an unfair playing field such as the quarantine plans? What will happen when government funding ends? Has there been enough joined up approaches from governments in each region?
    • Airline diversification strategies
    • Scenarios for emergence from the lockdowns – who will be left, how will regulation be affected;
    • How quickly will international recovery be possible and what will it look like.

Friday, 4 December 2020

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    Virtual Content - Aviation Predictions

    Panel of Experts

    Traditional forecasting models are not enough in these uncertain times and new tools are needed to rebuild and continuously monitor the network. Booking trends, early indicators, border information, COVID recovery rates, cancelation rates and no-show rates are other factor to take into account when predicting the near future.

    Insights from industry gurus that can help predict when consumer confidence will return, how customer behaviour develops and how the new normal looks like. This panel will also discuss the following:

    • The shape of markets around the world after expected exits from key airlines. Which markets will bounce back?
    • The reasons for decreased demand and combatting this;
    • Likely survivors and consolidation scenarios. Will national pride allow for cross-border consolidation?
    • Fleet sizes and how this will drive future orders;
    • The impact of state-aided survival and whether more could be done;
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    Virtual Content - ASM Training

    Understanding catchment and leakage data

    The introduction of web-based data has revolutionised how airports carry out detailed leakage analysis. Experts at ASM will show you how to demonstrate the true potential of your market through data, leakage studies and traffic forecasts.

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    Virtual Content - Sponsored Demo

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    Virtual Content - Airline Briefing

    Bert van der Stege, Head of Commercial & Finance, Swoop

    Exclusive updates direct from key airline decision makers and network planners focussing on strategy for routes development with impact on airline traffic to discuss their crisis management and recovery best practices.

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    Virtual Content - Airline Briefing

    Andrea Lusso, Vice President Network Planning, JetBlue

    Exclusive updates direct from key airline decision makers and network planners focussing on strategy for routes development with impact on airline traffic to discuss their crisis management and recovery best practices.

* Please note like all events, the programme is subject to change.