Wynn Las Vegas Resort, August 26-29, 2017
Get In The Conversation About The Future At The IAFS™
The IAFS Illuminates New Industry Trends
And Experts From Across The Industry Explore Them
We ID The Challenges. Our Presenters & Attendees Do The Exploring. A unique feature of the IAFS™ is that attendees have the opportunity to interact with airline and industry CEOs and executives. Instead of a string of panels, the Summit starts with the emerging trends, and we explore them with the presenters from all across the industry and the globe.
Some examples of why aviation leaders join us year after year…
From The Airports:USA Traffic Forecast: Large US non-hubsite airports will increasingly be in the cross-hairs of EU carriers looking for additional feed for their connecting hubs.
At BGI we outlined this trend four years ago… and as usual, we were alone in the prediction. But since that time, we’ve seen British Airways add Austin and New Orleans to their route map, with more in the pipeline.
At the Summit, we’ll be covering the factors that carriers such as BA and members of the SkyTeam alliance look at when considering a US spoke city. There are a number of key elements that are necessary, most of which traditional ASD forecasting miss entirely. Join your colleagues and get a jump on the opportunities this new trend represents for airports, suppliers, financial institutions and economic planners.
New Trends In Fleet Applications – And They’re Positive. As small jets are phased out – both in the US and across the world, the new economics of larger airliners will have major effects on where airlines assign assets, and how they strategize for the future. In 2012, IAFS forecasts indicated that replacement of 50-seat jets would be mostly positive for air service access in the US. While contrary to consensus thinking, which held that lots of communities would see reduce frequencies and less traffic, the forecast has proven accurate.
Yes, There Will Be Data On China. And, as the #1 forecast firm in regard to China-US traffic and aviation, we’ll be looking at the opportunities that will be in line for both gateway and secondary US airports as this segment of travel matures from gateway-to-bus into gateway-to-connecting flight.
We’re also planning some exciting pre-Summit workshops this year, including one on the economic opportunities for rural US airports. In fact, the IAFS™ Workshop program itself delivers more hard data and planning focus than other conferences in their entirety.
If you have not registered yet, click here to get the early registration rate. We’re at the fabulous Wynn Resort, and our hosts, the Las Vegas Convention & Visitors Authority and McCarran International Airport will be again delivering a super event.
Join us! Early registration rates are in effect – and they represent greater value than any other event. So click here for more information and to reserve your space.
International Expertise at BGI…
China-Welcome™ Program Continues To Garner
Global Attention For McCarran International
The McCarran International China-Welcome program continues to get world-wide attention.
Last month, it was recognized by USA Today as one of the eight top airport amenity programs of 2016. This after less than four weeks in operation.
Now, other countries are starting to look at McCarran as the pacesetter airport in accommodating and attracting more of the millions of visitors from the Middle Kingdom. Even Turkish National Television has taken notice, with strong piece illuminating how LAS has moved ahead of the competition.
At BGI and our partner China Ni Hao, LLC, we are proud to have worked with McCarran in implementing this cutting-edge advance in airport international outreach. And, we’re now working with a number of other clients in tailoring China-Welcome programs that can make destinations more attractive to this high-spend leisure segment.
It’s a matter of aggressively looking over the horizon and planning to match the emerging international traffic trajectories. Let us talk about your airport and community’s China potential – regardless of size, preparing for Chinese visitors and Chinese investment is the next wave in airport development. And BGI is the leader in China research & consulting. Click here for more details.