The session was moderated by Heico Aerospace, SVP Government & Industry Affairs, Alex de Gunten and included Viva Aerobus, Chief Alliance Officer, Javier Suarez; Atka Capital, Managing Partner, Mike Powell; and Azul, Revenue Management & Network Planning Director, Andre Mercadante Americo.
Some of the topic areas covered included:
- Is the Latin American market best served by the transition towards ever larger and more powerful airline groupings?
- Will regional governments allow more large multi-national airline groups to form? Will the regional market come to resemble Europe, with its large airline groups based around carriers with state holdings?
- Given regional aviation regulations and other limitations on synergies and networks, how successful can cross-border consolidation be? Should the model be to concentrate on partnerships rather than mergers?
You can view the full session via the following CAPA TV recording.