Birgir Jonsson | CEO
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Birgir Jonsson, CEO, Play

Birgir took on the role of CEO of Play in April 2021 and the airline commenced flight operations in June after having raised 90m USD and being listed on the Nasdaq First North stock market in Iceland.
Birgir has extensive experience in international management and operations. He was Ossur's Regional Director in Asia, based in Hong Kong, CEO of Iceland Express, an Icelandic low cost airline, and later Deputy CEO of WOW air. He lived and worked in Romania, Bulgaria, and Hungary, where he was CEO of Infopress Group, one of the largest printing companies in Eastern Europe. He was also CEO of Iceland Post, where he led a turnaround effort from heavy loss to profit. Furthermore, he has also been involved in many projects in the field of restructuring and transformation across a diverse range of industries. Birgir holds an MBA from the University of Westminster in London and a BA (Hons) from the University of the Arts London.

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World Aviation Festival Day 2 @ 16:35

Closing Keynote Panel: Start-Up Airlines of the future

  • What opportunities has the pandemic provided for upstart airlines and will the conditions continue to be favorable in 2022 as existing carriers scale back up?
  • As passengers digital expectations increase due to the pandemic how are new business models evolving to deal with these changes?
  • How have these new carriers fared with the lack of business travel and price instability in certain markets?
  • What is the future of low-cost long haul considering the current state of travel demand?
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