The future of airline alliances: shifting cooperative paradigms

20 December, 2018

Historically, three large airline alliances have dominated the competitive landscape. Recently, we have seen the emergence of new cooperative structures and the formation of alternative cooperative arrangements that contain some, but not all, of the features of competitive alliances.

As one the discussion topics at the forthcoming Qatar Aviation Aeropolitical and Regulatory Summit, CAPA - Centre for Aviation will look at the costs and benefits of alliance membership and consider efforts of the alliances to make themselves attractive/relevant to different types of carriers.

Issues that will be considered include:

  • Will we see Star and Skyteam follow oneworld, and create a new tier of membership along the lines of "oneworld light?"
  • To what extent have joint ventures supplanted or eclipsed the role of alliances?
  • How have LCCs adjusted their strategies to better compete with alliances?
  • Does "one size fit all" with alliance membership? To what extent does alliance participation drive consumer choice?

As the foremost authority on aviation in the world, CAPA - Centre for Aviation's events provide cutting edge knowledge about strategic market trends and dynamics to help attendees make informed decisions, delivering the information and connections needed to inspire and improve business. The Qatar Aviation Aeropolitical and Regulatory Summit will take place in Doha, Qatar between 5-6 February 2019.

It is a high level forum dedicated to addressing the latest development in aviation regulation, both within the Gulf Cooperation Council countries and globally. Alongside this topic, discussions will be centred around Europe's aviation relations with the world, a post Brexit world and its repercussions, North America's approach to open skies, how open skies have helped Asia's emerging markets, Africa's pathway to liberlisation with SAATM, airport privatisation and infrastructure, air cargo and industry sustainability.

It's hardly a secret that the airline industry is facing myriad challenges, notably in the marketing and distribution areas, as companies with personalised data, and the analytics and artificial intelligence to go with it, become greater threats to the stability of the traditional airline model. This event, hosted at the Sheraton Grand Doha Resort & Convention Hotel, is a forum for debate and discussion of strategic issues facing the aviation industry and it is attracting delegate interest from across the globe.

FIND OUT MORE… visit the Qatar Aviation Aeropolitical and Regulatory Summit homepage to find out more about this not-to-be-missed opportunity to discuss relevant issues impacting the aviation sector and learn meaningful insights from your industry peers.