Fireside Chat With Qatar Airways Group CEO Akbar Al Baker
This webinar took place July 21, 2020
Group CEO Akbar Al Baker has been instrumental in shaping the development of Qatar Airways and is an industry influencer. Throughout the pandemic, he has transitioned Qatar Airways by introducing dedicated cargo and repatriation flights, restoring scheduled routes and launching hygiene safety initiatives to reassure and safeguard passengers and employees.
Air Transport & COVID-19: Global Alliances And Airline Partnerships In The New Era
This webinar took place May 19, 2020
How will airline partnerships adapt to the momentous changes in the global air transport industry? When the Star Alliance formed in 1997, it began a huge shift in how airlines expanded their networks and engaged with customers, especially frequent flyers. Oneworld and then SkyTeam soon followed, establishing three global alliances that collectively represented the majority of flagship carriers. They rapidly expanded, providing cross benefits to passengers that encourage them to stay within their chosen alliance.
Fireside Chat With Emirates President Sir Tim Clark
This webinar took place June 2, 2020
Over the decades, Sir Tim Clark has been instrumental in making Emirates into the airline it is today, operating one of the largest hubs worldwide in Dubai and becoming a forceful quality competitor for legacy carriers in the markets it serves. Emirates is known for its unique business model of operating only very large aircraft, betting on low seat mile costs and high passenger volumes.
As one of the world’s most innovative and resilient airlines, Air Canada’s restart narrative will provide a template for how air travel can be safely restored. President and CEO, Mr. Calin Rovinescu, has been at the helm of Air Canada since 2009 and has been a driving-force behind Air Canada’s profitability and sustainability. Join ATW Editor-in-Chief Karen Walker as Mr. Rovinescu details Air Canada’s restart story and how the airline is rethinking the entire air travel journey so that passengers and employees feel safe and economies can be stimulated.
Air Transport & COVID-19: Hygiene Safety Standards Post-Pandemic
This webinar took place May 7, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic is changing how we travel, prompting conversation of what measures are necessary as restrictions lift and more people begin to fly. In this interactive webinar, hosted by ATW Editor-in-Chief Karen Walker, we will discuss potential new standards and processes that might be implemented at airports, on aircraft and through the entire passenger journey.
Route To Recovery | Airline & Airport Relationships Post-Pandemic
This webinar took place April 28, 2020
With record falls in passenger demand, airports around the world are facing long periods of inactivity and financial losses. Airlines will reshape their networks around the most viable route opportunities, demanding more attractive commercial terms and incentives.
Inside The Boardroom With Gary Kelly, CEO And Chairman Of Southwest Airlines
This webinar took place November 16, 2020 and was sponsored by L3 Harris Technologies.
Gary Kelly is among the most respected leaders of one of the most successful and imitated airlines. Join Aviation Week Network as he provides insight into how Southwest is adapting to be able to depend predominantly on leisure travel through the industry’s recovery years and how he sees the US airline industry being reshaped by the pandemic.
The Air Transport Webinar will feature a fireside chat with József Váradi, the founder and CEO of Wizz Air, one of Europe’s fastest-growing airlines and the leading low-cost carrier in Central and Eastern Europe. The company’s low-cost leader strategy has transformed the airline from being one of the many start-ups in 2004 to one of the major European players today. Váradi chairs the Board of Directors of Wizz Air UK and is on the Board of Directors of JetSMART Airlines in Chile. As the pandemic spread through Europe, Wizz emerged as one of the world’s strongest airlines in terms of its cash balance.
The global air cargo industry has seen dramatic change brought about by the pandemic. A combination of a surge in demand for fast-delivered medical supplies, medicines and food, with the removal of much of the belly space in grounded passenger fleets has created a situation in which demand is outstripping capacity.
2020 had catastrophic impacts on the aviation industry due to COVID-19. With airlines and industry all working hard to battle the crisis, our Aviation Week editors were joined by expert guests to discuss the situation, the outlook, and innovations emerging thanks to the pandemic.
Take a look at the top ten air transport webinars Aviation Week Network held in 2020.