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CAPA TV | November 26, 2020

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The Role Of Connectivity In Both Long Haul, And Intra-LATAM Business: The Future Of Latin American Hubs And Alliances

  • On September 22, 2017

Copa led the way with building an intra-regional connectivity business built on its Panama City hub, long haul airlines, many from Europe and the USA have been long time operators to Latin America and continue to evolve their business model, including the role of alliance and codeshare partners to maximise the opportunity from connectivity. Now we have the concept of LCCs building connectivity, both for domestic, intra-region and with long haul.

We explore the current trends and future opportunities as airlines seek the opportunities to de-risk investments, and to cope with often turbulent impacts of geopolitical, local and global economic trends.

What role do codeshares, joint ventures and hub & spoke connections play now and in the future. What does crystal ball gazing suggest the future holds?

  • What has been the success of intra-connectivity to date?
  • What trends and developments have recently, or are now taking place?
  • Who are the winners and losers so far?
  • What regulatory barriers are still getting in the way?
  • Are new aircraft opening new opportunities?

Opening Thoughts: Seabury Consulting, now part of Accenture, VP, Robert Hill

Moderator: MW Travel Consultancy, Partner, Vicky Fernandez de Larrea 
Panel Members:

  • Boeing, Managing Director, Marketing for Latin America, Africa and Caribbean, Kemp Harker
  • Houston Airports, Director of Air Service Development, Molly Waits
  • Qantas, Senior Executive VP The Americas, New Zealand, Pacific Islands & Japan, Stephen Thompson

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