The LCC CEO panel at World Aviation Festival explored the evolving low-cost landscape and unpacked key trends as we move towards 2024. Moderated by John Strickland, Director, JLS Consulting, the panel gathered together Marcel de Nooijer, CEO, Transavia Netherlands, Eddie Wilson, CEO, Ryanair DAC, Jude Bricker, CEO, Sun Country, David Gunnarsson, CEO, Dohop, and Max Kownatzki, CEO, SunExpress.
Addressing the challenges faced this year, the panellists covered a range of issue from the tragic earthquake in Turkey to the implications of Schiphol’s capacity reduction talks. They also discussed the complexities of managing disruption outside of airlines’ control, supply chain issues, and more.
Later, Eddie led discussion around leveraging technology to drive growth. Here, the Ryanair DAC CEO touched on the importance of tech innovation for the airline’s evolution by enabling capacity for expansion. Jude also contributed insights to this theme, talking on select AI use cases, and highlighting its benefits as an interface for trip creation.
The panel collectively examined the complex topic that is sustainability in the low-cost arena. Here, speakers compared the differences between the US approach and Europe’s, which Marcel described as “more stick than carrot.”
For all of this and more, watch the full LCC CEO panel session below.
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