Thomas Jaeger | Chief Executive Officer

Thomas Jaeger, Chief Executive Officer, ch-aviation

Thomas Jaeger is the Chief Executive Officer and founder of ch-aviation, a Swiss airline intelligence provider. Thomas’ background prior to setting up ch-aviation has been in airline commercial IT with him having previously served as Product Management Director for airline IT providers Mercator and Radixx. He has also held commercial positions with regional carriers in Ireland and Austria prior to his airline IT career. Thomas is very passionate about airline data and industry news coverage and has turned his hobby into a business in recent years.


Day Two @ 14:00

Panel: Southeast Asia outlook: How to reaccelerate the network growth

Southeast Asia is a region with enormous growth potential but a challenging market for airlines given the intense competition and overcapacity concerns. How to compete – or is it time to reinvent the business models to reaccelerate the network growth?
  • Managing capacity: How to achieve sustainable growth, given the region’s huge order book and temptation by some airlines to continue or resume strategic expansion
  • Which are the markets Southeast Asian LCCs will target for growth?
  • What is the role of airports in facilitate more traffic?
  • The challenge of cooperation: Partnering is not always easy and the costs versus benefits may initially look unattractive. What are the trends in partnerships (airlines and airlines, airlines and airports) and how to make it work to secure the market share?

Day Two @ 15:20

Panel: Northeast Asia outlook: How to thrive in an increasingly complex, competitive and interconnected market

Northeast Asia continues to drive growth large in size and complexity, with future implications inside and outside the region. Join us to explore in depth the key strategic and commercial issues driving the future of LCCs in this region.
  • The LCC operational model is clear, but the market environment in Northeast Asia is increasingly complex, competitive and interconnected: What lies ahead for LCCs in the region?
  • What are the growth potentials? What operational and regulatory hurdles will we continue to face?
  • Countries like China, Japan and Korea see up to five home grown LCCs competing in a single market. Would there be consolidation, more new carriers, or development of more alliances?
  • Challenges and opportunities for foreign LCCs flying into Northeast Asia?
  • What will the airline industry look like in Northeast Asia in 5 and 10 years? Who will be the big winners?

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