Embraer’s Asia Pacific sales and marketing team hosted 50
delegates at its annual Airline Business Seminar from April 23 to 25. The two-day event was held in Bangkok and
attracted participants from leasing and consulting companies, financial
institutions, regulatory agencies, data research firms, industry associations
and, of course, airlines.
A dozen guest speakers from the aviation industry and
business presented their views on the outlook for air travel in the Asia
Pacific region. Among them was Dr. Alan
Khee-Jin Tan of the National University of Singapore who spoke about the need
for open skies among ASEAN members and how those countries are positioned when
competing with China.
Mr. Moshin Aziz of Maybank highlighted the issues associated
with infrastructure as Asian airport and air traffic control struggles to
accommodate continued strong growth in the airline sector.
Mr. Trey Urbahn, the Chief Commercial Officer for Brazil’s
Azul Linhas Aéreas challenged traditional thinking by presenting his company’s
successful business model that focuses on serving secondary markets with low
fares, high frequency and smaller-capacity jets.
1. Mr. Craig Astridge, IATA
2. Mr. Trey Urbahn, Chief Commercial Officer, Azul Linhas Aéreas