A View From 2025: Route Networks Of The Future, New Entrants, Long Haul Low Cost Airlines
The combined impact of the Gulf carriers and LCCs has forced established hub carriers to review their models and find new ways of competing.
There is more. China’s massive array of potential gateways and constant flow of new entrants (CAPA has identified 17 Chinese airlines which will operate widebodies by 2020), and the introduction of smaller long haul widebody aircraft capable of serving non-hubs, are all adding new layers to these changes. Low cost operations are mutating, with connectivity, business traveller friendliness, and long haul LCC operations added to the mix.
These are exciting developments for travellers, airports, local economies – and for airlines themselves. The certainty is, in this melting pot, innovation will be prominent.
- What do the LCCs have in store next?
- How will route networks change – they increasingly imitate the classic network operators?
- How significant will the impact of long haul LCCs become?
- Will business travellers and corporates find LCCs more attractive in future?
Moderator: CAPA – Centre for Aviation, Executive Chairman, Peter Harbison
- AirAsia, Group Chief Executive, Tony Fernandes
- Ryanair, Chief Commercial Officer, David O’Brien
- Wizz Air, Founder & CEO, Jozsef Varadi
- WOW Air, Founder & CEO, Skuli Mogensen