Future Flying Fourm 2021

10 November 07:00 – 13:00 (GMT)
11 November 13:00 – 19:00 (GMT)
Virtual Event

Programme

Day One - 10 November (All times are GMT)

At-a-glance →

07:00 - 07:10

Welcome to Future Flying Forum

A brief welcome to our event

Joanna Bailey
Editor, Simple Flying

Jon Howell
CEO & Founder, AviaDev

FOCUS AREA:

OCEANIA

07:10 - 07:30

KEYNOTE INTERVIEW: Lockdowns and Pent-Up Demand

Closed borders have meant hot competition for regional routes in Australia, and REX has put up a brave fight at every opportunity. With lockdowns easing, borders opening, and pent-up demand flooding the market, what's the outlook for this bold, busy airline as we head into 2022?

The Hon John Sharp AM
Deputy Chairman. Regional Express (Rex)

Interviewed by

Joanna Bailey
Editor, Simple Flying

07:30 - 07:45

FIRESIDE CHAT: Challenges and opportunities for aviation in Asia Pacific

Philip Goh
Regional Vice President Asia-Pacific, IATA

07:45 - 08:30

Breakout

BREAKOUT: Preparing for recovery

Strict lockdowns, slow vaccination rollout, and a zero-Covid policy have put Australia in the unenviable position of becoming one of the last markets to recover. Brendan presents his white paper on the impact on Australia’s aviation market and opens the floor to questions from our delegates.

With

Brendan Sobie
Independent Analyst and Consultant, Sobie Aviation

07:45 - 08:30

Breakout

BREAKOUT: Ultra Long-Haul: An emerging business model accelerated by COVID-19

Pre-COVID, the aviation world was abuzz with talk of Project Sunrise and other ultra-long-haul activities. Has COVID slowed investment in these ground-breaking projects, or has it, in fact, made the business case even stronger? Explore this subject with an expert in this breakout session.

Linus Benjamin Bauer
Founder & Managing Director, Bauer Aviation Advisory

Moderated by

Tom Boon
Content Manager, Simple Flying

FOCUS AREA:

ASIA

08:30 - 08:50

KEYNOTE INTERVIEW:

08:50 - 09:00

Where are the number going? - Future Trends

Having been one of the regions to shut down first, Asia was also one of the first to begin demonstrating recovery. But then that changed too, as second and third waves curtailed demand. Where is Asian aviation now, and what do the numbers tell us about future flying trends?

John Grant
Partner, AviaDev Consult powered by MIDAS Aviation

09:00 - 09:45

Breakout

BREAKOUT: Trends - A deep dive

Love numbers? John Grant builds on his presentation and dives deeper into the data to see what can be revealed about the future flying trends in Asia and beyond. Ask questions, get involved.

John Grant
Partner, AviaDev Consult powered by MIDAS Aviation

09:00 - 09:45

Breakout

BREAKOUT: The Future of Loyalty Programs in the Airline Industry

Throughout the pandemic, loyalty programs became a lifeline the airline industry needed to survive. What is the role of loyalty programs in aviation now and what should we expect to see in the future?

Evert de Boer
Managing Director, On Point Loyalty

Moderated by:

Paula Thomas
Podcast Creator & Show Host, Let's Talk Loyalty

FOCUS AREA:

INDIA

09:45 - 10:05

KEYNOTE INTERVIEW: Indian Aviation - What's next?

India's popular full-service airline has set out ambitious targets for its future growth. We talk Dreamliners, destination and direction with the future CEO of Vistara and find out what the changing landscape of Indian aviation means for the future of flight in the country.

Vinod Kannan
Chief Commercial Officer, Vistara

Interviewed by:

Pranjal Pande
Lead Journalist - India, Simple Flying

10:05 - 10:20

PRESENTATION: India's Unbelievable Low-Cost Scene: The Present And The Future

Simple Flying’s own exceptional route analyst James Pearson takes a look at the incredible rise of low-cost carriers in India, how they’ve affected the market, and where the scene is headed in the future.

James Pearson
Routes Analyst, Simple Flying

10:20 - 11:05

Breakout

BREAKOUT: Changing the game: How low-earth orbit will shake up the inflight internet experience.

Smaller, lighter, faster to produce - low-Earth orbit satellites are pegged as the future of global connectivity. But what role will they play in aviation?

Ben Griffin
VP Mobility, OneWeb

Moderated by:

Maryann Simson
Independent Aviation Jornalist and Consultant

10:20 - 11:05

Breakout

BREAKOUT: The Future of Indian Aviation After COVID

2021 has been a formative year for Indian aviation, not least with the privatization of Air India. Is Jet coming back? Is Akasa going to succeed? Join us for this informal discussion on the future of Indian aviation.

Moderated by:

Pranjal Pande
Lead Journalist - India, Simple Flying

Gaurav Joshi
Journalist, Simple Flying

FOCUS AREA:

MIDDLE EAST

11:05 - 11:30

KEYNOTE INTERVIEW: Middle East

11:30 - 11:45

Middle East Focus Session

11:45 - 12:30

Breakout

BREAKOUT: The future of the A380 - does it have one outside of Dubai?

The past two years have not been kind to the giant of the skies. With some gone for good but others coming back, we ask the question - what does the future hold for the Airbus A380?

Andreas Spaeth
Independent Aviation Journalist

Moderated by:

Tom Boon
Content Manager, Simple Flying

11:45 - 12:30

Breakout

BREAKOUT: Shaping The Next Generation Of Premium Inflight Experience

Getting premium passengers back and keeping them there is a key challenge for airlines around the world. Perfecting the inflight experience is crucial to this. Explore how American Airlines is delivering more to its premium passengers to drive loyalty and revenue for the future.

Clarissa Sebastian
Managing Director, Premium Customer Experience, American Airlines

Moderated by:

Jay Singh
Deputy Content Manager & Lead Journalist, North America, Simple Flying

12:30 - 13:00

Quiz

Simple Flying Aviation Geek Quiz

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