Panel: Alliances, partnerships & JVs: Opportunities and challenges of cooperation
To attract every passenger in highly competitive markets, FSCs and LCCs are having to learn how to cooperate with each other across many new platforms and in new ways. Three global alliances are also looking at incorporating LCCs. However cooperating is not always easy and the costs versus benefits may initially look unattractive.
What do LCC alliances mean for FSCs and other travel partners? What are plans for deeper co-operation in strategy in the future?
LCCs joining global alliances: Are there enough benefits for both new and existing members, especially FSCs?
What are the other evolving forms of partnership? What is the future for cross-border JVs?
David Gunnarsson / Panel: Alliances, partnerships & JVs: Opportunities and challenges of cooperation
David Gunnarsson, Chief Executive Officer, Dohop
Following a career in finance, David joined Dohop as Head of Marketing in early 2009. Moving through various roles such as business development, sales and strategy, David took over as CEO in early 2015. David lives and Iceland with his wife and four children.
Juha Järvinen / Panel: Alliances, partnerships & JVs: Opportunities and challenges of cooperation
Juha Järvinen, Chief Commercial Officer, Finnair
Juha has 17 years aviation experience with positions in passenger commercial operations, airport operations, customer fulfillment centre services as well as cargo. After 14 years with Scandinavian SAS Group in London, Helsinki, Tallinn and Stockholm, he managed the Finnair Cargo subsidiary as...
Ali Al-Hamdany / Panel: Alliances, partnerships & JVs: Opportunities and challenges of cooperation
Ali Al-Hamdany, Chief Executive Officer, Fly Baghdad
As Chief Executive Officer of Fly Baghdad, Mr. Ali Al Hamdany led the airline through complete re-structure, changing it from charter airline, to become first low cost scheduled airline in Iraq. Prior to Fly Baghdad, Mr. Al Hamdany, was member of the startup team of Air Arabia, and then member of...
Andrew Cowen / Panel: Alliances, partnerships & JVs: Opportunities and challenges of cooperation
Andrew Cowen, Chief Executive Officer, U-FLY Alliance
Andrew Cowen is Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the U-FLY Alliance, the world’s first airline alliance of independent Low Cost Carriers (LCCs) formed by five founding member airlines: HK Express, Lucky Air, Urumqi Air, West Air and Eastar Jet. In addition to Andrew’s responsibilities at U-Fly...