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CAPA TV | March 19, 2019

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APEX Addresses Concerns Regarding Cameras In IFE Systems

March 15, 2019 |

The Airline Passenger Experience Association (APEX) believes in-flight cameras will enable improved passenger service in the future with explicit customer permission, however believes privacy is paramount.

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AirAsia X Malaysia Postpones First A330-900neo Delivery Until 2Q2020

March 13, 2019 |

AirAsia X Malaysia CEO Benyamin Ismail talks about the airline’s decision to postpone delivery of its first A330-900neo to 2Q2020 and lingering concerns with the Trent 7000 engine. AirAsia X announced in Jul-2018 an increase to its A330-900neo from 66 to … Read More

RwandAir Set For Fleet And Network Growth In 2019 As It Works To Put Kigali On The International Map

March 10, 2019 |

RwandAir has emerged as one of East Africa’s prominent air carriers with a network that now extends outside of the region. Its CEO Yvonne Manzi Makolo reveals fleet and network plans for 2019 that will see the arrival of additional … Read More

A New QSuite For The 777X, A321neoLRs To Krabi And Why Qatar Airways Sees No Value In Premium Economy Flying – Insights From HE Akbar Al Baker.

March 6, 2019 |

Qatar Airways’ CEO, Akbar Al Baker, is never one to hold back his words. On the sidelines of the inaugural CAPA Qatar Aviation Aeropolitical & Regulatory Summit he spoke to CAPA TV about on the ongoing blockade that has restricted … Read More

Saudia Seeks Greater Role In SkyTeam, Joins SkyTeam Cargo

December 19, 2018 |

Saudia CEO Jaan Albrecht discusses the airline’s plans for better leveraging its membership in SkyTeam. Saudia joined SkyTeam in May-2012 but in the first six years was a relatively inactive member. Under Mr Albrecht’s leadership, Saudia is now pursuing a … Read More

Creating New Interfaces Between Large Aviation Organisations And The Growing Global Travel Technology Scene

December 18, 2018 |

Bluebox Aviation Systems is one of an emerging group of specialists providing alternative in-flight entertainment (IFE) options for airlines using the latest technology to offer tablet-based and wireless IFE solutions (fitted and portable) as cost-effective alternatives to the traditional seatback … Read More

‘Our Niche Is To Become The Best In Class’ – Gulf Air’s Competitive Focus For The Future

December 18, 2018 |

Gulf Air may have a long history, but has lived in the shadows of its younger and now much larger regional rivals over recent years in what has become a highly competitive landscape across the Cooperation Council for the Arab … Read More

Wizz Air CEO Wins CAPA’s Airline Executive Of The Year 2018

December 18, 2018 |

The man who has spearheaded the rise of LCC Wizz Air, Jozsef Varadi, was awarded the prestigious Airline Executive of the Year 2018 trophy by CAPA – Centre for Aviation at its Awards for Excellence gala dinner, held alongside its … Read More

Saudia CEO On How New Terminal At Jeddah, Growth In Religious Traffic, Product Improvements And 27% Decrease In Ex-Fuel CASK Is Transforming The “Sleeping Giant”

December 18, 2018 |

In this extensive interview, Saudia CEO Jaan Albrecht discusses how the airline has successfully transformed over the last three years as it has integrated more than 80 new aircraft and improved its product. Another step change is occurring over the … Read More

Saudi Arabia’s flyadeal Pursues Rapid Domestic Expansion

December 15, 2018 |

flyadeal CEO Con Korfiatis discusses the low cost airline’s plans for deploying the three additional A320ceos being delivered in Dec-2018. The Saudia LCC subsidiary is using the three aircraft to open a second base in Riyadh, supplementing its original Jeddah … Read More

AirAsia Malaysia Plans More Rapid Expansion For 2019 Despite Infrastructure Challenges

December 12, 2018 |

In this comprehensive interview, AirAsia Malaysia CEO Riad Asmat discusses the outlook and plans for 2019. AirAsia Malaysia plans to take five or six additional A320s in 2019, including its first A321neos. AirAsia Malaysia plans to expand from all five … Read More

AirAsia X Drops Auckland But Will Relook At Resuming Expansion To Australia/New Zealand

December 10, 2018 |

AirAsia X CEO Benyamin Ismail discusses the upcoming suspension of services to Auckland and how the Australia market is performing. Mr Ismail cites intense competition and low yields on the Gold Coast-Auckland sector in deciding to drop its only New … Read More