Aviation Outlook Asia 2014,Suntec Singapore International Convention & Exhibition Centre, Singapore
Asia's leading airline industry gathering - Aviation Outlook Asia 2014

Mr Suresh Nair | General Manager - India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh
AirAsia | Malaysia

Mr Suresh Nair, General Manager - India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh, AirAsia

Have  more than 30 years of hardcore airline top management  experience in all areas of the Airline business.Presently General Manager-India,Sri Lanka & Bangladesh for AirAsia involved in  the International operations of the airline in this region. Has been with AirAsia since 2009 with the start of Indian operations of the airline.Played a key role in starting operations to 9 stations in India for AirAsia.Was previously Vice President Commercial for the boutique airline-Paramount Airways.Starting my airline career with Cathay Pacific as Manager-North India and Nepal moved on to take up the challenging role of General Manager-North India,Nepal and Pakistan for Jet Airways when Jet expanded from 1 online  station in North India to 10 stations.Went on to set up the Delta Airways operation to Dubai in 2001.An expert in start up airlines with a very special interest in Low Cost Airlines.

Did my MBA from Cochin University School of Management Studies  and then got a Chevening Scholarship to do Advanced Management at Manchester Business School. Married to Sumi Nair and  have 2 sons Gautam doing his Doctorate at Yale and Arjun working in Mexico. (Terrapinn should be having my Bio as I was a speaker at Aviation Outlook Africa in 2011 and at Aviation Outlook Asia Pacific in Sydney in 2009)

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Appearances coming up:

Day 1, 28 October 2014, Premium Conference

@ 11.00
Market opportunities and challenges for route expansion to India

  • Assessing opportunities and challenges for airlines to plan route expansion to India
  • With the highly price sensitive market, how to strategise for profitability?
  • What are the potential destinations in India to tap on for growth in decades ahead?

@ 16.00
Panel: Opportunities or threats - Redefining the competition between full-service airlines and low-cost carriers

  • Assessing the increasingly blurring distinction between the two segments
  • What is the key strategic decision for full-service airlines to repond to the LCC threat? To defend, attack or exist altogether?
  • Can the two business models be converged and how?

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