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We are delighted to invite you to this exclusive annual conference, which provides you with the unique opportunity to examine the critical issues surrounding airline route planning and the formation of strategic alliances.

Are you fully up to speed on the latest EC regulations affecting route planning strategies?

Does your organisation fully understand the issues surrounding the formation of alliances?

Are you aware of the open skies developments in the USA?

Are you aware of the latest software systems available to increase the efficiency of route planning?

Is your organisation concerned with the slot situation in Europe’s airports?

If the answer is NO to any of these questions, then you cannot afford to miss this vital Route Planning conference. This is YOUR organisation’s unique opportunity to gain a real and complete understanding of the newly emerging topics critical to the airline community.

This conference is YOUR opportunity to focus on very latest decision making in route planning strategies. The most prominent issues will be covered in order to bring you up to the minute information on both marketing techniques and the maximization of route networks, particularly through the formation of strategic alliances

Conference programme

8:30 Registration and Coffee

9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Raymond Colegate

Raymond Colegate, Air Transport Consultant and Former Group Director, Economic Regulation, Civil Aviation Authority

9:10 KEYNOTE ADDRESS

Wayne Aaron

Wayne Aaron, Director, International Marketing Analysis, Delta Airlines

  • Marketing and the effective route
  • Keeping competition alive
  • Competing effectively and staying ahead of the market
  • Corporate image
  • The global air route
  • The potential for forming alliances to maximise air routes
  • 9:40 THE MAJOR CARRIER

    Montie Brewer

    Montie Brewer, Vice President Resource Planning, United Airlines

  • The importance of market coverage
  • Development of networks
  • Maximising global air routes
  • How networks compete
  • Public policy impact of network carrier development
  • Are networks consumer driven?
  • 10:20 REGIONAL AIRLINES

    Andrew Clarke

    Andrew Clarke, Assistant Director Air Transport Policy, European Regions Airline Association

  • What place do regional airlines have in the newly liberated market?
  • Do regional carriers stand to gain from the latest moves within international airline business?
  • The threat of major carriers and the international alliances
  • The low fare advantage
  • Strategic route planning for regional carriers
  • What does the future hold?
  • 11:00 Morning Coffee

    11:20 AIR ROUTE PLANNING

    Brook Sorem

    Brook Sorem, Manager, Schedule Planning, Southwest Airlines

  • Scheduling at Southwest Airlines
  • Taking opportunity of new routes
  • Southwest’s entry into Manchester
  • Enhancing route planning strategy
  • Competing effectively and staying ahead of the market in the United States
  • 12:00 AIRPORT SLOTS

    Louise Congdon

    Louise Congdon, General Manager Strategy, Manchester Airport

  • How important is the airport slot during the planning of routes?
  • Airport potential for network development
  • Slot allocation regulation - a growing problem?
  • The Heathrow problem - wider implications
  • Slot allocation and traffic distribution
  • 12:40 Lunch

    14:00 REGULATORY ISSUES

    Bob Cotterill

    Bob Cotterill, Head of Economic Policy and Regulation, Civil Aviation Authority

  • Defining ‘open skies’
  • Bilateral versus competition issues
  • The implication of airport congestion
  • 14:40 COMPETITIVE ENVIRONMENT

    Chris Tarry

    Chris Tarry, Director, Dresdner Kleinwort Benson

  • A range of competitive pressures
  • Defining the types of competition
  • How do we establish a truly competitive European Aviation Market
  • What are the consequences?
  • 15:20 Afternoon Tea

    15:40 OPTIMISED ROUTE PLANNING

    Ian Lowden

    Ian Lowden, Vice President, SH and E

  • Market sizing and segmentation
  • Competitive service evaluation - software application
  • Market share estimation
  • What about yield?
  • Network development
  • 16:20 LOW COST CARRIERS

    Liz Savage

    Liz Savage, Business Development Manager, Easy Jet

  • Route network strategies
  • The place of the low cost carrier in the newly liberated market
  • Low fare advantage
  • Future considerations
  • 17:00 Chairman's Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

    8:30 Re-registration and Coffee

    9:00 Chairman’s Opening Remarks

    Lawrence Price

    Lawrence Price, , Air Transport Consultant

    9:10 KEYNOTE ADDRESS

    Paul Gretch

    Paul Gretch, Director, Office of International Affairs, Department of Transportation, USA

  • The benefits of open skies policy
  • Who will the open skies bi-lateral partners be in the future?
  • Multilateral open skies policies
  • Central America, Asia and Europe interests
  • The airline attitude
  • The push toward worldwide open skies
  • 9:40 THE MAJOR CARRIER

    Bruno Matheu

    Bruno Matheu, Executive VP Network Management, Air France

  • Route planning - The considerations
  • The importance of market coverage
  • How important is the route planning element?
  • Development of networks
  • The alliance and routing
  • Maximising global air routes
  • 10:20 BA/AA ALLIANCES

    Christopher Allen

    Christopher Allen, Head of Competition and Industry Affairs, British Airways

  • What are the competition implications of the alliance?
  • How should the relevant markets be defined?
  • The implications of the proposed remedies
  • What next?
  • 11:00 Morning Coffee

    11:20 COMPETITION LAW

    Trevor Soames

    Trevor Soames, Partner, Norton Rose

  • Current chaos
  • Proposals for the future
  • Will it be any less chaotic?
  • Commercial implications
  • 12:00 TRAVEL AND TOURISM

    Alan Cooke

    Alan Cooke, Consultant, The Aviation and Travel Consultancy

  • Business travellers and tourists - the ultimate consumers of route planning
  • Meeting the demands of travellers, at the right time, at the right place
  • Frequency or capacity? Extravagance or economy?
  • The airline constraints on matching supply with demand
  • The airport constraints - extra slots or improved punctuality?
  • The impact of deregulation and competition on profitable route planning
  • 12:40 Lunch

    14:00 REGIONAL AIRLINES

    Jack Romero

    Jack Romero, Chief Executive, Euroscot Express

  • Increasing route networks through alliances with major carriers
  • The place of the regional airline in the newly liberated market
  • Low fare advantage
  • Future considerations
  • 14:40 MARKETING CONSIDERATIONS

    Barry Zorn

    Barry Zorn, Head of Strategic Planning and Industry Affairs, Debonair Airways

  • Competing effectively for routes
  • Future alliance strategies
  • The strategic route
  • The European market after liberalisation
  • 15:20 Afternoon Tea

    15:40 COMPETITION

    John Balfour

    John Balfour, Partner, Beaumont and Son

  • How are alliances regulated?
  • The results of regulation
  • Are transatlantic alliances different?
  • What about bilaterals?
  • 16:20 CREATING COMPETITION

    Ian McQuade

    Ian McQuade, Head of Airline Development, London Luton Airport

  • Infrastructure and passenger handling capabilities
  • Selling the intangibles - location and catchment
  • Gearing Airport strategy to the need of the airline
  • Future market strategies
  • 17:00 Chairman’s closing remarks and close of conference

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    Analysing and Targeting New Market Opportunities
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    Analysing and Targeting New Market Opportunities

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    The Strand Palace Hotel

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    United Kingdom

    The Strand Palace Hotel

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