CAPA launches 2022 event calendar with Airline Leader Summit - Airlines in Transition in Manchester

CAPA – Centre for Aviation (CAPA), the world’s most trusted source of market intelligence for the aviation and travel industry and part of the Aviation Week Network, has announced that it will resume its cornerstone CAPA Airline Leader Summit – Airlines in Transition with the event bookmarked for 7/8-Apr-2022 in Manchester, England.

Hosted by Manchester Airport Group (MAG) at the exclusive Carden Park Hotel Golf Resort & Spa, the Summit will be one of the first events in CAPA’s regional event series for the year as they return to in-person events. The event is also due to be streamed to CAPA’s ever-expanding virtual audience of 8,700+ subscribers via CAPA Live.

A number of headline speakers have already been confirmed to attend the Summit including: Emirates President Sir Tim Clark, KLM President & CEO Pieter Elbers, SAS President & CEO Anko van der Werff, Ethiopian CEO Tewolde GebreMariam and easyJet COO Peter Bellew.

CAPA, Managing Director, Derek Sadubin said:

“Our ‘Airlines in Transition’ Summits have, since their inception in 2012, been some of the most remarkable and memorable events in CAPA’s history. The highest calibre speaker line-ups and salubrious settings have established these Summits as the ‘must-attend’ event for leading airline thinkers and strategists. And 2022’s Summit will be no exception.”

“We thank Manchester Airport Group for its support in hosting the Summit, providing a fresh venue and backdrop to a vitally important event as airlines continue to rapidly transition to a new environment,” he added. 

MAG Chief Development Officer Ken O’Toole said:

“MAG is pleased to host one of the first in-person CAPA events since the pandemic, and we look forward to welcoming all of the delegates in Manchester this year. Our whole industry has felt the impact of the pandemic, but we are looking forward to working with all our partners to drive a strong recovery in 2022.”

“I look forward to hearing first-hand how others have weathered the storm of the last two years and sharing knowledge and advice on how we can all work together to ensure the sector thrives once we emerge from the pandemic.”

He continued, “Manchester is the ideal location for the summit, with our extensive short and long-haul network, with more than 50 existing airline operators, offering delegates easy access to attend. Furthermore, they will get to experience our new Terminal Two extension, which features the latest innovations in travel.”

Returning for the first time since 2019, the Summit will challenge the recovery tactics of airline management leaders, after surviving two years of tumultuous unpredictability.

With the general consensus being that we’ll need to learn to ‘live with the virus’, attention now turns to the rising pressures surrounding sustainability, safety, digitisation and technological innovation. Airline leaders must now attempt to, not just encourage, but instil, greater consumer and investor confidence to begin to rebuild, all the while still managing the enduring effects of the pandemic.

As accustomed to all CAPA Summits, the event will include insightful CEO Q&As and riveting panel discussions on the latest topics impacting airlines such as dealing with choppy international recovery, staying relevant to emission-conscious travellers and corporates, the future of narrowbody and electric aircraft and building an airline for success in the ‘20s.

Registrations for the CAPA Airline Leader Summit – Airlines in Transition are now open with Ultra Early Bird Rates available from USD695-795. For more information or to register visit, ait22.capaevents.com