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For the surviving airlines, partnership and alliances appear as an increasingly attractive option. Before the pandemic many had started to question the value of alliances. Now they are providing an important safety net for carriers enabling them to serve strong, profitable markets and allow partners to support wider connectivity.

Mergers and consolidation have accelerated as a result. JetBlue’s acquisition of Spirit Airlines from under the nose of Frontier Airlines – and the premium it paid – could be the start of a trend as airlines seek to solidify their market penetration.

The expansion of partnership has not just been within the industry though – it is also looking at expanding collaboration with other transport providers, technology partners, environmental organisations and more.

The global pandemic has significantly accelerated the pace at which companies are bringing new ideas to market, including massively expediting some processes and applying pressure on industry ecosystems to deliver services in new ways.

  • How should companies use partnerships to build business resiliency?

  • Can strategic joint ventures bridge the supply and demand gap?

  • Will the COVID pandemic break down the Mergers & Acquisitions wall or actually make it stronger?

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Lynx Air CEO and president Merren McArthur, speaking at CAPA Airline Leader Summit, stated (17-Mar-2023) ultra LCCs are focused on simplicity, high utilisation and stimulation of traffic. Ms McArthur added "who we are targeting is the most price sensitive customer".

Wizz Air president Robert Carey, speaking at CAPA Airline Leader Summit, stated (17-Mar-2023) the carrier has "always had a large presence in London", and is "the largest operator in Luton". Mr Carey said London Gatwick made sense as a "natural extension point", adding the carrier will "look to grow at every opportunity we have" in London.

Wizz Air president Robert Carey, speaking at CAPA Airline Leader Summit, stated (17-Mar-2023) the carrier has "made a lot of additions in the network". Mr Carey highlighted expansion in Italy, London Gatwick, Albania and Abu Dhabi, and added "everybody wants to travel, everybody is back out there flying".

Lynx Air CEO and president Merren McArthur, speaking at CAPA Airline Leader Summit, stated (17-Mar-2023) that while demand is higher in summer, "there's also a significant demand to fly to warmer destinations in winter". Ms McArthur added "In the winter Canadians want to get out of Canada".

Norse Atlantic Airways CEO Bjørn Tore Larsen, speaking at CAPA Airline Leader Summit, on the impact of sustainability on the LCC model, stated (17-Mar-2023) "people will fly regardless, but we'll enable them to fly in the most efficient manner". Mr Larsen added the carrier believes the increased costs of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) "will come down as production is growing and demand is growing".

PLAY CEO Birgir Jonsson, speaking at CAPA Airline Leader Summit, stated (17-Mar-2023) the carrier "managed to capture between 25% and 30% of the market in Iceland last year [2022]". Mr Jonsson added that in order for the model to have relevance it needs to be low cost and have low competition.

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