Southeast Asia’s Aviation Sector: Post-Pandemic Strategies and the Implications of a Rapid Recovery
Date: 15 and 16 June 2023
Time: 2:00 p.m.–3:30 p.m. GMT+8 | Virtual
Southeast Asia's aviation sector is now on its way to recovery after the region lost over 80% of its passenger traffic during the COVID-19 pandemic. A new study, Southeast Asia’s Aviation Sector: Post-Pandemic Strategies and the Implications of a Rapid Recovery, projected the sector could be 90% recovered by the end of 2023 and that the outlook is generally bright. However, the study said the last leg of the recovery or the final 10% of capacity will likely be the most difficult to achieve due to fleet and manpower constraints.
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) will hold two webinars that will present key findings from the study as well as an update on the aviation sector's recovery. The webinars will examine strategies aimed at helping the sector fully recover and return to growth. The first webinar will focus on market recovery strategies, including related recommendations from the study while the second webinar will focus on the sector's rapid recovery over the last year and its implications.
- Hiroaki Yamaguchi, Director, Transport and Communications Division, Southeast Asia Department, ADB
- Brendan Sobie, Independent Analyst and Consultant, Sobie Aviation
- Edward Clayton, Partner, Capital Projects and Infrastructure-Malaysia and Viet Nam, PwC
- Mike Szucs, Chief Executive Officer, Cebu Pacific Air
- Paul Carroll, Chief Revenue and Network Officer, AirAsia Group
- An ASEAN Secretariat representative
- Datuk Chandran Rama Muthy, Group Strategy Director, Lion Group
- Otto Gergye, CEO Advisor, Thai Airways International
- Ching Kiat Lim, Executive Vice-President, Air Hub and Cargo Development, Changi Airpor