Podcast Archive


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More fuel efficient aircraft are opening up new markets between the east and west. Routes assembled a panel of leading figures in the airline industry to discuss the topic.

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Somon Air's CEO Thomas Hallam


Somon Air CEO Thomas Hallam explains how the Tajikistan carrier aims to connect Central Asia's capitals.

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Air Astana's Richard Ledger


Air Astana's new budget carrier FlyArystan aims to stimulate the low-cost market in Kazakhstan.

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How Brexit is affecting the industry


Our expert panel discuss the implications of the UK's withdrawal from the European Union.

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Hub development in Asia


What does the future hold for hub development and self-connect in Asia? Our expert panel discuss the topic.

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Global airline strategist Nawal Taneja

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Nawal Taneja discusses the four main forces will drive change in the aviation industry.

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Philippine Airlines' Ryan Uy

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Ryan Uy discusses the carrier’s network strategy and reveals that Seattle, Chicago, Paris and Rome are all on the radar for future routes.

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Bahamasair CEO Tracy Cooper

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Bahamasair is looking to grow its network through more partnerships with other airlines.

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Wolfgang Reuss, airBaltic

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As more Airbus A220-300s join its fleet, airBaltic is continuing to expand its footprint and open up new markets.

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TUI fly's Oliver Lackmann

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Oliver Lackmann, the managing director of TUI fly, discusses the impact of the Boing 737 Max grounding and much more.

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Jetstar's Alan McIntyre


Speaking to delegates at Routes Asia 2019, Jetstar's Alan McIntyre lifted the lid on some of the low-cost carrier's future plans.

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Cebu Pacific's Michael Shau


Recorded live at Routes Asia 2019, Cebu Pacific's chief operations officer Michael Shau discusses the growing carrier’s future strategy.

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Javier Suarez, Jetlines


Hear from Javier Suarez, the chief executive of start-up carrier Jetlines, recorded live at Routes Americas 2019.

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Air Canada's Ferio Pugliese


Ferio Pugliese, senior VP regional markets and government relations at Air Canada, explains how the airline's recent growth will give way to a focus on optimising its network and fleet.

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Technology in aviation

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What is in store over the next ten years? What are the new innovations that will change the marketplace forever? Our panel discuss the future trends.

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Tewolde GebreMariam, Ethiopian

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Tewolde GebreMariam, chief executive of Ethiopian Airlines, outlines the carrier's strategy and how the dominance of non-African airlines in the continent can be challenged.

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Vuyani Jarana, South African Airways

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South African Airways chief executive Vuyani Jarana explains how he intends to turnaround the country’s struggling flag carrier, recorded live at Routes Africa.

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Airport and airline partnerships

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easyJet's Robert Carey and Edinburgh Airport's Gordon Dewar discuss airport and airline partnerships, recorded live at Routes Europe 2018 in Bilbao.

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Nadda Buranasiri, Thai AirAsia X

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Thai AirAsia X's chief executive Nadda Buranasiri explains more about the airline's expansion plan. In five years he hopes the carrier will have destinations in Europe on its route map.

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Ray Webster, former easyJet CEO

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Former 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

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Alex 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

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Virgin 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

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Gareth 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

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Javier 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

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The 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

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Recorded 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

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Interviewed 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

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As 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

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In 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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