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CAPA TV | September 27, 2020

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Australia Pacific Aviation & Corporate Travel Summit 2018 Highlights

  • On August 6, 2018

The South Pacific aviation market has enjoyed relatively benign operating conditions in the last couple of years, allowing the region’s carriers to record some of its best ever results. Major inbound markets are performing well and bringing solid traffic growth. Against this backdrop, Australia/New Zealand carriers are exploring the latest aircraft technology, opening up new city pairs, realigning their hubs and reviewing their partnership strategies on key markets such as the Trans Tasman and Trans Pacific. But as we head deeper into the year, changing macroeconomic conditions, rising fuel prices and growing trade protectionism could cause major headwinds in the industry. What is the outlook for Australia and New Zealand aviation for the medium term and what new dynamics will shape?

CAPA’s home event, the Australia Pacific Summit, held on 1-2 August to explored high level aviation and corporate travel management issues. At its heart the agenda featured discussions on the commercial and operational pillars underpinning strategic decision making at local and international carriers, but for the corporate travel manager, there was also an entire stream where highly regarded travel industry executives that led to quickfire workshops on generating efficiencies and cost savings in air, accommodation and TMC contract negotiations. The summit gathered 500+ aviation and corporate travel executives from airlines, airports and suppliers in what is widely regarded as the largest strategic aviation and corporate travel summit in the South Pacific region.

Aviation agenda highlights
Corporate Travel agenda highlights
  • The Australia Pacific aviation industry outlook: key drivers in the regulatory and operating environment
  • Infrastructure outlook and future of Western Sydney Airport
  • Digital innovation in the airline and travel industry
  • Enabling frictionless travel through AI and biometrics
  • The disruptive effects of new hubs and new generation aircraft
  • The growth and development of low cost long haul airlines
  • World economic outlook and what it means for Australasian aviation and travel
  • The future of selling for airlines and the travel industry
  • Airline negotiations in a supply driven market
  • Sourcing hotel rates in a highly competitive open market
  • Managing TMC costs
  • The evolution of payments, the arrival of NDC and why it matters for the corporate travel industry



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