John Strickland | Director
J.L.S Consulting

John Strickland, Director, J.L.S Consulting

Director, John Strickland, is a graduate of the University of York and has held senior positions including network planning and revenue management with a number of airlines including British Caledonian, British Airways, KLMuk and Buzz.

He was instrumental in the decision by KLM to establish the low cost airline Buzz and in shaping its network. His 35 years of experience have exposed him to the business models of regional, global, legacy and low cost carriers.

JLS Consulting was established in 2003 and now serves a wide range of clients including airports, airlines and investors whose businesses require strategic insight, guidance and advisory services concerning the air transport industry.

John provides expert independent business and financial commentary on the sector for leading media, including the BBC, Sky, CNN, Bloomberg and the Financial Times. He is also a regular conference chair and moderator at industry events, frequently interviewing leading senior executives.


World Aviation Festival - 6th September @ 11:10

Keynote Interview: Duncan Bureau, President, Air Canada Rouge

    anada Rouge CEO Duncan Bureau steps into the hot seat with John Strickland to discuss:
  • How is Air Canada Rouge differentiating itself as ULCC competition heats up in the domestic market?
  • What is the future of competition in the transatlantic market for Canadian low-cost carriers?
  • Improving the passenger experience through on-board connectivity, entertainment and loyalty

World Aviation Festival - 6th September @ 11:45

Keynote Interview Interview: Felix Antelo, President and CEO, Viva Air

    iva Air CEO joins John Strickland to discuss:
  • How Viva plans to grown in Latin America and transport more than 38 million passengers by 2020
  • Launching a ULCC innovation lab to pursue modernisation and gain digital advances in the Latin American market
  • Stimulating new travellers by connectivity intermediate cities by offering more low fares and a better experience

World Aviation Festival - 6th September @ 12:05

LCC Leaders CEO Panel: What are the next big challenges for Low Cost Airlines – Who are the winners and losers in the next 5 years?

  • In the modern era do low cost carriers still have the traditional advantages over larger legacy rivals?
  • What are the and global factors that are providing a risk to the continual growth of low-cost travel?
  • How will new technologies help LCCs sustain their cost advantage and deliver better experiences?
  • As full-service carriers continue to take on many of the characteristics of LCCs how can LCCs effectively compete?
  • How will the distribution strategies for LCCs evolve to adapt to new business models and passenger demands?

World Aviation Festival - 6th September @ 14:00

CEO Interview: Jude Bricker, CEO, Allegiant

  • Where does Sun Country belong in a highly competitive US domestic market and where will we see growth?
  • Investing in IT and revamping the business model to drive revenues and passenger growth
  • Pursuing the season market and stimulating demand

World Aviation Festival - 6th September @ 14:30

CEO Interview: Zhijie Wang, President, Spring Airlines

Zhijie Wang, President, Spring Airlines sits down with John Strickland to discuss the evolution of the Chinese LCC market, topics he will be covering include:
  • How is the LCC business that comes from the west being adapted for the market in China and what are the challenges of integration and innovation in the China market?
  • Understanding how the significant changes in the political, economic, societal and technological landscape are having an impact?
  • Staying ahead in an industry that is experiencing a fierce level of competition

World Aviation Festival - 6th September @ 15:00

CEO Interview: Mehmet Nane, CEO, Pegasus Airlines

  • How Pegasus Airlines are developing a sub-hub at Ankara’s Esenboğa International Airport
  • What will be the impact of the new airport on Turkey’s tourism industry?
  • How will Pegasus sustain growth and maintain its position as Turkey’s leading low-cost airline?
last published: 22/Mar/19 09:45 GMT

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