LAS VEGAS, July 16, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The major changes in global aviation and air transportation – from air service and airline consolidation to the business opportunities in emerging markets such as China – will be the focus of the 19th Annual International Aviation Forecast Summit, being held August 24-26 in Las Vegas at Wynn Las Vegas.
Just some of the trends to be explored at the Summit include: how airline strategies will affect the economic future of communities, the future of air access within a consolidated air transportation industry, the effects of new-generation airliners, the shifting influence of airline alliances, and the emerging imperatives in airport and infrastructure planning.
Airline and aviation CEOs and senior executives from more than 25 leading companies will present their views of the direction of the industry and the emerging opportunities that will unfold in the future. Senior airline executives from American, United, Delta, Southwest, Allegiant, Spirit, JetBlue, Azul, Air China, Korean, Japan Airlines, SkyWest, Hawaiian Airlines, Copa, South African, Cathay Pacific, and more, will be engaged in lively discussions about what will unfold in the coming decade.
In addition, global fleet and aircraft demand trends will be reviewed, with participation from Airbus, Boeing, Embraer, Bombardier, ATR, and Mitsubishi. The effects of new-generation airliners and the retirement of older models will have a material effect on how airlines across the globe will plan and strategize route systems for the future.
As always, a cornerstone of the event will be the independent forecasts from Boyd Group International, including US & North American traffic projections, forecasts of emerging trends, and the respected Boyd Group International Global Fleet Demand Forecast. This year, IATA joins in with their 20-year international forecast and market outlook.
"We are thrilled to be holding our Summit in one of the most exciting cities in the world – Las Vegas," said Marian Boyd, COO & Conference Chairman. "With a new state-of-the-art international terminal at McCarran International Airport, Las Vegas makes a perfect backdrop to discuss the future of the industry with aviation leaders from around the world."
For additional information and to register, www.AviationForecastSummit.com. Hotel reservations at the Wynn Las Vegas can be made through the same site.
About International Aviation Forecast Summit
Boyd Group's International Aviation Forecast Summit has emerged as the number one event of its kind in the aviation industry and is attended by CEO's and other top executives and leaders from airlines, airports, aircraft manufacturers, financial institutions, industry vendors, suppliers and media. The Summit is a division of Boyd Group International, a leader in aviation forecasting and research.
CONTACT: Marian Boyd, COO, Boyd Group International 303-674-2000 Marian@AviationPlanning.com
Source:Boyd Group International