Redefining Airport Hubs: Connectivity – The Next Vital Piece In The Industry’s Advancement
Now that the industry’s two previously near-autonomous airline categories, LCCs and FSCs, are increasingly feeling the need to connect, the repercussions are being felt at every level, by airports, IT providers, government regulators and more; even the global alliances are looking at ways of integrating the new models into their systems. Codesharing, partnering, interlining and simply co-operating are all taking on new levels of significance.
Today, definitions of airports’ roles are being stretched, as self-connection between point to point operations becomes commonplace. Airlines have different needs and airports are responding differently, some more effectively than others. And, as the role of national airlines is redefined, is there a need to reassess the nature of national connectivity?
Moderator: De Paul University College of Law, Distinguished Research Professor of Law, Brian Havel
- Association of European Airlines, CEO, Athar Husain Khan
- Dublin Airport, Managing Director, Vincent Harrison
- Finavia Corporation, Senior VP, Joni Sundelin
- SITA, VP Sales, Northern Europe, Murray Smyth