Patrick Murphy | Executive Advisor
Peach Aviation

Patrick Murphy, Executive Advisor, Peach Aviation

Patrick Murphy has worked in the airline industry for over 40 years. He has been a senior executive of marketing, strategic planning and corporate development with Aer Lingus; he was the Chairman of Ryanair when it started as a low cost airline; he was Director of Corporate Development at IATA for a number of years; and he has been consultant and advisor to a number of airlines starting up low cost operations around the world for the past ten years.

He is considered an expert on the topics of:

  • How to achieve low cost operations without compromising safety or reducing individual employee pay.
  • Reforming pricing policy and generating ancillary revenues.
  • Explaining why low cost long-haul operations are generally not profitable and what needs to be done to have sustainable operations. 
  • Effective organisational structure and culture required by airlines to be successful.
  • Use of dual or multiple brands to penetrate different market segments
For the past twenty years he has been a consultant and advisor to a number of airlines including Lan-Chile, Aires of Columbia, Gulfair in Bahrain, Jordan Aviation Services, Felix Airways in Yemen, Viva Macau and All Nippon Airlines in Japan. 

For the past five years he has been Executive Advisor with the low cost start-up Peach Aviation in Japan which was awarded the title “Best Low cost airline in Asia Pacific region for 2015”

Patrick was born in Ireland and graduated from University College Dublin with a degree in Commerce and an MBA. He has lectured extensively and regularly makes presentations at airline and investor conferences and Universities around the world.


Day One @ 11:20

Panel: The rise of long-haul low-cost carriers

Low-cost, long-haul airlines are to reach critical mass. A new generation of discounters equipped with more-efficient jets and using the Internet to tap markets closed to their forerunners is set to endure and challenge the long-haul dominance of network carriers. Are we ready yet for this phenomenon that will keep on going and developing?
  • On what terms can the long-haul LCCs prosper?
  • Which markets should we serve?
  • How can we compete on routes served by established FSCs?
  • How can widely low-cost long-haul be profitable, especially on some less popular destinations?

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