Holiday Inn, London Southend Airport

The Business of Selling Airline Seats – Distribution in a Modern World…

Friday 28 June 2024

  • Can airlines rely on online sales and marketing? 
  • Will the resurgence in the travel agent continue? 
  • What is the coverage of New Distribution Capability (NDC) in Air Travel? 
  • What is the return on investment on using the GDS?  
  • Will tour operators continue to package dynamically or will airlines begin to charter more flights?
  • How do distribution strategies differ by geography and airline business model?  

10:00 Welcome Addresses

Dr Kostas Iatrou, CEO, ATN – Air Transport News & Director General, Hermes – Air Transport Organisation*

Nigel Mayes, Business Development Director, London Southend Airport*

10:10 Keynote Address

Rafael Schvartzman, Regional Vice President, Europe, IATA

10:40 Keynote presentation


11:00 Leaders panel

Moderator: Ilias Maragkakis, Associate Partner, Lufthansa Consulting*

-Nico Bezuidenhout, CEO, aurigny*

-Tasos Michael, CEO, Cyprus Airways*

-Robert Kloczkowski, CCO, Skyup*

-Housam Raydan, Group Director Corporate Communications & Customer Experience, Air Arabia*

12:30 Conclusions