Hugh Aitken | Senior Director, Strategic Partnerships

Hugh Aitken, Senior Director, Strategic Partnerships, Skyscanner

Hugh is a Commercial Director at Skyscanner within its partnerships division. He heads up the team that develops strategic partnerships with global tech companies, who use Skyscanner’s global travel data to enrich content on their sites, and airlines as part of the company’s objective to be an integral partner for global airlines. Additionally, Hugh has taken to market a range of unique analytical tools which provide partners with a unique insight into travel demand and trends. Hugh has previously spoken at a number of previous CAPA events, digital travel summits and World Routes.
Before joining Skyscanner, Hugh spent four years at EasyJet, where he looked after the commercial performance and market strategy for the airline across London, Scotland the North East of England, as well as the Middle East and Iceland. Prior to that Hugh spent 13 years at UK airport operator, BAA, where he held a number of senior commercial and business development roles.


Aviation Festival - Day 2 @ 15:25

Closing Keynote panel: Distribution revolution Do airlines now have more control of the distribution landscape and what will the airline vendor relationship look like in 5 years?

  • Will the grander vision for airline distribution start to come into play?
  • Can blockchain dramatically reduce distribution costs and will it trigger the emergence of a new business model?
  • Will the technology help wrestle some control from big online travel agencies and global distribution systems?
  • In light of recent uptake from airlines groups in embracing NDC and a new distribution models will we see wholesale change in the sector?
  • As airlines develop their own travel marketplaces how will they manage inventory as well as connections, ancillaries and partner tickets?
last published: 14/Aug/18 09:25 GMT

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