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On Air: An Aviation Podcast with OAG
36 minutes | Sep 7, 2022
OAG On Air: In conversation with Julian Roberts, President & CEO at Pascan Aviation
In this podcast John Grant talks to Julian Roberts, President and CEO at Pascan Aviation - an independent regional carrier based in Quebec, Canada. The real heart of aviation is the small regional carriers, like Pascan Aviation, that provide connectivity to small cities and make sure that commercial business can continue in those communities.Pascan Aviation have worked their way through the pandemic and are now seizing new opportunities as they expand out from Quebec. Listen to this podcast where Julian Roberts explains the difficulties and challenges faced by regional airlines and the importance of being the "people's regional airline".
37 minutes | Jun 28, 2022
On Air: in conversation with Brent Hill, CEO at Tourism Fiji
With the global recovery well underway it's noticeable how many destinations are adjusting their strategies and products to be more environmentally friendly and, of course, sustainable. In this episode, John Grant talks to Brent Hill, Chief Executive Officer at Tourism Fiji, about how the destination is changing its marketing, product offering and most importantly how it's recovering from a pandemic. For any island economy air services are essential, and Fiji is one of the few destinations to have both a long-haul local airline and a mix of inbound international services.
34 minutes | Apr 20, 2022
OAG On Air: In conversation with Campbell Wilson, CEO at Scoot
On this episode of OAG On Air, Campbell Wilson - CEO at Scoot, a Singaporean low-cost airline - joins John Grant to discuss aviation's journey to recovery, his experiences and insights from a 26 year career with Singapore Airlines Group, how Scoot is responding as Asia reopens and the new opportunities that have arisen.Fasten your seat belt, sit back and tune in!
43 minutes | Feb 8, 2022
OAG On Air: In conversation with Tony Harrington, Correspondent at Green Air News
This episode features a discussion with Tony Harrington who is a Correspondent at Green Air News - an online independent news site that reports on aviation and the environment - Tony is based in Brisbane, Australia and shares his insights into how their aviation industry responded to Covid-19 and its future.Tony also has specific expertise in the Asian market and he discusses with John Grant the availability of Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) in Asia and how it poses a challenge as we seek to improve the environmental impact of flying.
31 minutes | Jun 15, 2021
On Air: in conversation with Gregg Brunson-Pitts, Founder & President, Advanced Aviation Team
In this latest podcast, John Grant talks to Gregg Brunson-Pitts who is Founder & President at Advanced Aviation Team - a private jet charter broker.They discuss how Gregg established Advanced Aviation Team after his time working in the White House as Director of the White House Travel Office and how this gave him insights into the logistic challenges faced 'client side', his time working on Joe Biden's campaign trail, the challenges faced by private charters and much more! "Nothing in aviation is simple... mechanical issues, weather, scheduling problems, crewing - all the things that can impact schedules and service can also impact general aviation and private aviation"A fascinating chat, sit back and tune in!
37 minutes | May 25, 2021
On Air: in conversation with Lara Maughan, Head of Worldwide Airport Slots at IATA
Lara Maughan is Head of Worldwide Airport Slots at IATA, she joins John Grant to discuss the issue of airport slots and their impact on airline operations. Lara explains the process and implications of even a minor slot change and the wider challenges faced during a global pandemic.
37 minutes | Mar 17, 2021
On Air: in conversation with Jonathan Savitch, Chief Commercial Officer at ATPCO
Jonathan Savitch is the Chief Commercial Officer at ATPCO, in this episode he talks to OAG's Chief Analyst John Grant and shares with us his insights and experience from the last twelve months as businesses around the globe have had to move quickly in response to COVID-19 and the pandemic.Jonathan also explains who ATPCO are, what they do, and how important they are to the whole travel ecosystem. Subscribe to receive instant notifications about new podcasts.
48 minutes | Mar 8, 2021
On Air: in conversation with Peter Harbison, Chairman Emeritus at CAPA
OAG's Chief Analyst John Grant talks to Peter Harbison, Chaiman Emeritus at CAPA - Centre for Aviation.Peter has 52 years experience in the aviation industry and in this episode he shares with us his great insights and thoughts about the impact of COVID-19 on aviation and some of the key changes that CAPA had to make in a short period of time.
33 minutes | Feb 4, 2021
On Air: in conversation with David Gunnarsson, CEO at Dohop
In OAG’s latest aviation podcast Chief Analyst John Grant talks to David Gunnarsson, CEO at Dohop. Dohop were founded in 2004 and are based in Reykjavík, Iceland, their core technology is focused on creating connecting itineraries. John and David discuss how Dohop has innovated and transitioned their strategy in recent years, and also about Dohop's success and optimism for the future.Sign-up and receive email notifications as soon as a new podcast is published.
41 minutes | Dec 22, 2020
On Air: in conversation with Soon-Hwa Wong, Chair at Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA)
Soon-Hwa Wong is Chair at the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) and has 40 years of extensive experience in the Asia Pacific tourism and hospitality industry. In this episode of 'On Air' Chief Analyst John Grant catches up with Soon-Hwa Wong and discusses how they have supported and represented their members throughout the past nine months, the challenges they faced and what to expect in 2021. Sign-up and receive email notifications as soon as a new podcast is published.
41 minutes | Nov 26, 2020
On Air: in conversation with Héctor Fernández, CEO at Turismo Lanzarote
In this latest On Air podcast, John Grant is joined by Héctor Fernández, CEO at Turismo Lanzarote. At this time of year the Canary Islands are usually full of tourists from Northern Europe looking for some winter sun, this year of course everything is different. In this episode Héctor Fernández shares with us what the Canary Isles and specifically Lanzarote have been doing to reassure travellers ahead of their return in the new year. They also discuss the wider impact of covid-19 on the tourism industry.
46 minutes | Nov 10, 2020
OAG On Air: In conversation with Olivier Jager, CEO at ForwardKeys
In this episode John Grant is joined by Olivier Jager, CEO at ForwardKeys. Olivier shares with us his experiences and insights as co-founder of ForwardKeys, including how they add value to pure data. They also discuss the continued impact of covid-19 on the travel industry and the wider economy.
43 minutes | Sep 9, 2020
OAG On Air: in conversation with Ben Mutzabaugh, Senior Aviation Editor at The Points Guy
John Grant, Chief Analyst at OAG, interviews Ben Mutzabaugh, Senior Aviation Editor at The Points Guy, in this episode they discuss: Who is the best international airline What is the key tip for spending FFP points from an insider How much are those Frequent Flyer Programmes worth to the airlines The effect of the current covid-19 epidemic on the aviation industry
45 minutes | Aug 24, 2020
OAG On Air: in conversation with Scott McCartney, Aviation Expert at The Wall Street Journal
In this latest episode John Grant is joined by Scott McCartney who is an Aviation Expert and Travel Editor at The Wall Street Journal to discuss all things aviation.John and Scott begin by discussing the history of the aviation industry, including how Scott began working as an aviation journalist at The Wall Street Journal and what it takes to be a successful airline leader."Airline leadership I think is actually quite simple...the airline CEO is the football coach, it is a very labor intensive business and the people who are successful at it motivate people and do a very good job at motivating people" - Scott McCartney
48 minutes | Aug 5, 2020
OAG On Air: in conversation with Raúl Revuelta Musalem, CEO at Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacífico
John Grant is joined by Raúl Revuelta Musalem who is CEO at Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacífico (GAP Airport Group) who are one of the three largest airport groups in Mexico.
40 minutes | Jul 15, 2020
OAG On Air: in conversation with Mark Dunnachie, Head of Region EMEA, ATR
In our second On Air podcast John Grant, Chief Analyst at OAG talks to Mark Dunnachie, Head of Region EMEA at ATR, they discuss the current challenges faced by the aviation industry, future plans, and predictions.
39 minutes | Jun 23, 2020
OAG On Air: in conversation with Martin Gauss, CEO airBaltic
Welcome to the first of OAG’s On Air podcasts. In this first episode John Grant talks to Martin Gauss, CEO of airBaltic, about his experiences and learnings throughout the Covid-19 event and how air Baltic has responded to the challenges that many airlines have had to face at short notice.
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