Aviation Forum

Aviation and Tourism: Challenges and opportunities

20 June 2024 – Ekali, Greece

Air transport and tourism and structurally interdependent; the demand for air transport is of derived nature essentially depending on leisure, business and other tourism activities taking place in situ. Tourism collapsed during COVID-19 but it is now strongly rebounding: 2024 is expected to be a record year in many European Mediterranean countries at least. Sustainability and resilience prove of major importance for tourism destinations and this is also inevitably related to air transport strategies and operations.  This year’s Summer Aviation Forum will bring together leaders of the aviation sector to discuss the future of air transport and tourism in the new era and how to navigate emerging geopolitical and economic uncertainties.

17:30 Welcome Address

17:35 Keynote Address

Alexander Zinell, CEO, Fraport Greece

18:00 Aviation & Tourism Award Ceremony 

18:20 Leaders panel

Moderator: Prof Andreas Papatheodorou, President, Hellenic Aviation Society

-Carlos Munoz, CEO, Volotea

-Steve Heapy, CEO, Jet2.com

-Jeffrey Goh, Group CEO, Gulf Air

-Dimitris Gerogiannis, CEO, Aegean Airlines

-German Efromovich, President, Aeroitalia

19:50 Conclusions

20:00 Cocktail dinner