Conference Programme Friday 21st Februrary

Route development and industry briefings provide delegates with crucial and first-class insight, industry analysis and updates.
09:30 - 10:00

From Scandinavia to the Mediterranean: The DAT Volidisicilia case study

DAT -  a well-known Scandinavian scheduled/ACMI operator, having successfully operated worldwide ever since its inception back in 1989. At the end of 2017 DAT A/S saw the opportunity for entering a new market when the Sicilian lesser islands PSO (Public Service Obligation) scheme was issued in Italy. The ban was awarded to DAT A/S in late April 2018, and in two months a brand new “Italian-Scandinavian” operation was born, DAT Volidisicilia, serving the local market with Scandinavian efficiency coupled with Italian flair and warmth in the challenging environment of the Sicilian Strait

Luigi Vallero, Scheduled Services General Manager Italy, DAT Danish Air Transport 
10:00 - 10:30

How managed interlining can help your airline create better connections, profitable partnerships and alliances

Patrick Edmond, Commercial Solutions Advisor at Air Black Box, will discuss how to address these critical issues and also how airlines, whether full-service or low-cost, ticketed or ticketless, can expand their market footprint, develop new routes, and increase core and ancillary revenues without building in-house solutions or deploying additional IT resources. 

Attendees will learn how:

- Low-cost carriers operating in a specific market can efficiently partner with a full-service carrier to gain feed traffic
- Airlines can feed their hubs by selling sectors on other airlines without losing the ability to “own” or service their customers
- Airlines can cross-sell ancillaries on their partners' flights more effectively and profitably than many alliance carriers can currently achieve.

Patrick Edmond, Commercial Solutions Advisor, Air Black Box 
10:30 - 11:00

African Single Open Sky: Opportunities for Airlines & Airports

Karim Baina, an entrepreneur holding several positions as Board Member in Companies, National Institutions and Think tank, will analyze and help you better understand the African Open Sky and what's to come for the African aviation industry.

Karim Baina, Senior Consultant, Aviation Expert, Karim Baina 
11:00 - 11:30

Coffee Break

Take a well-deserved break! You will find hot drinks and snacks in the exhibition area.

12:30 - 14:00

Networking Lunch

Relax & enjoy a tasty lunch!

15:30 - 16:00

Coffee Break

Take a well-deserved break! You will find hot drinks and snacks in the exhibition area.

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