Farnborough Airshow this year hosted its first ever airline chiefs’ conference on the disruptive trends set to impact the airline industry over the next decade, from the threat from long-haul low-cost carriers to new technology and models.
The CEOs also debated how to achieve a greater gender balance in the airline industry.
The panel was chaired by Alan Peaford, Editor-in-Chief, FINN, and Max Kingsley-Jones, Executive Director, Content, FlightGlobal. The panellists were: Adel Al Ali, Air Arabia; Aengus Kelly, AerCap; Ahmed Aly, Nile Air; Ajay Singh, SpiceJet; Calin Rovinescu, Air Canada; Christine Ourmieres-Widener, Flybe; Jaan Albrecht, Saudi Arabia Airlines; Kresimir Kucko, Gulf Air; Steven F. Udvar Hazy, Air Lease Corporation; and Tewolde GebreMariam, Ethiopian Airlines.
Look out for the full debate on FINN soon.