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CAPA TV | October 1, 2020

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Survival Strategies For Mid and Small Network and Legacy Airlines

  • On April 8, 2015

Confined to short-haul operations, as they generally do not have the wherewithal to compete on long-haul, smaller full service airlines risk becoming an endangered species. Various avenues for survival are being adopted. These include:


  • Joining global alliances;
  • Seeking equity and/or joining an equity alliance or Group of airlines with common ownership;
  • Pursuing a virtual long-haul existence through codeshares and other partnerships;

Alternatively, is there a way of standing alone? If so, how? This panel explores some of the options pursued by smaller airlines.

Moderator: European Aviation Club, Chairman, Rigas Doganis 

  • airBaltic, CEO, Martin Gauss
  • CityJet, Chairman, Pat Byrne
  • Croatia Airlines, President & CEO, Kresimir Kucko
  • Flybe, CEO, Saad Hammad
  • LOT Polish Airlines, CEO, Sebastian Mikosz

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