Airline Profits Executive Interviews

Airline Profits Executive Interviews

By Airline Profits
Airline Profits Executive Interviews is a podcast series where leaders and experts present solutions or share their perspective on current and emerging issues and challenges facing the airline and aviation industry.
Uschi Schulte-Sasse, SVP Aviation, INFORM GmbH
https://www.airlineprofits.com Hello and welcome to Airline Profits Executive Interviews. I am Kofi Sonokpon, Managing Editor of Airline profits magazine ( https://www.airlineprofits.com ) and author of the recent book series on airline business and technology, namely Airlines for Business ( https://www.airlines4.co.business ) and Airlines for Technology ( https://www.airlines4.co.technology ). Today, we have a double privilege and honor to welcome Uschi Schulte-Sasse, our very first female and German special guest to our series of interviews. Uschi is the Senior Vice President of the Aviation Division at INFORM GmbH ( https://www.inform-software.com ). The German acronym GmbH is the equivalent of a limited liability company or LLC in English. Based in Aachen, Germany, the Aviation Division of INFORM GmbH ( https://www.inform-software.com ) is a leading global provider of advanced optimization solutions for the airline industry.
33:54
September 19, 2018
René Armas Maes Discusses Alignment of Airline and Airport Digital Strategies (Part III)
Hello and welcome to Airline Profits Executive Interviews. I am Kofi Sonokpon, Managing Editor of Airline profits magazine ( https://www.airlineprofits.com ) and author of the recent book series on airline business and technology, namely Airlines for Business ( https://www.airlines4.co.business ) and Airlines for Technology ( https://www.airlines4.co.technology ). Today, we have the privilege once again to talk with René Armas Maes, International Aviation Consultant and Managing Director of JetLink International LLC. In today’s interview, which is the third and final of a three-part series on innovation and digital transformation in commercial aviation, we will conclude our discussion with a specific focus on how airlines and airports can align their strategies pertaining to technology in order to make it a win-win-win proposition for themselves and for their customers, namely passengers.
26:39
June 15, 2018
René Armas Maes Discusses Airport Innovation and Digital Transformation (Part II)
Hello and welcome to Airline Profits Executive Interviews. I am Kofi Sonokpon, Managing Editor of Airline profits magazine ( www.airlineprofits.com ) and author of the recent book series on airline business and technology, namely Airlines for Business ( www.airlines4.co.business ) and Airlines for Technology ( www.airlines4.co.technology ). Today, we have the privilege once again to talk with René Armas Maes, International Aviation Consultant and Managing Director of JetLink International LLC. In today’s interview, which the second of a three-part series on innovation and digital transformation in commercial aviation, we will continue our discussion with a specific focus on airport technology. Connect with René Armas Maes on LinkedIn www.linkedin.com/in/ren%C3%A9-armas-maes-4935b842/
26:26
June 15, 2018
René Armas Maes Discusses Airline Innovation and Digital Transformation (Part I)
Hello and welcome to Airline Profits Executive Interviews. I am Kofi Sonokpon, Managing Editor of Airline profits magazine ( www.airlineprofits.com ) and author of the recent book series on airline business and technology, namely Airlines for Business ( www.airlines4.co.business ) and Airlines for technology ( www.airlines4.co.technology ). Today, we have the privilege once again to talk with René Armas Maes, International Aviation Consultant and Managing Director of JetLink International LLC. The focus of our interview today is on innovation and digital transformation. As you may know, this is a major trend in the airline industry as many airlines are reported to be investing heavily in technology. Furthermore, this is part of a series of three executive interviews on this particular topic. In this first part, René will be sharing on airline technology. Connect with René Armas Maes on LinkedIn www.linkedin.com/in/ren%C3%A9-armas-maes-4935b842/
30:02
June 15, 2018
René Armas Maes Discusses Basic Economy Fare Strategy
[01 November 2017] Hello and welcome to Airline Profits Executive Interviews. I am Kofi Sonokpon, Managing Editor of Airline profits magazine ( www.airlineprofits.com ) and author of the recent book series on airline business and technology, namely Airlines for Business ( www.airlines4.co.business ) and Airlines for Technology ( www.airlines4.co.technology ). Today, we have the privilege to talk with René Armas Maes, International Consultant and Managing Director of JetLink International LLC. The focus of our interview today will be about the recent introduction of the Basic Economy Fare (BEF) by leading network carriers. What does that mean for the airlines, their customers and the competition? With that, I invite you to say tune until the end to hear what René Armas Maes has to say. Connect with René Armas Maes on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/ren%C3%A9-armas-maes-4935b842/
34:37
June 15, 2018
Bharat Sharma, VP Sales Europe, CellPoint Mobile
[17 October 2017] Hello and welcome to Airline Profits Executive Interviews. I am Kofi Sonokpon, Managing Editor of Airline profits magazine ( www.airlineprofits.com ) and author of the recent book series on airline business and technology, namely Airlines for Business ( www.airlines4.co.business ) and Airlines for technology ( www.airlines4.co.technology ). Today, we have the privilege to talk with Bharat Sharma, VP of European Sales at CellPoint Mobile (www.cellpointmobile.com). CellPoint Mobile is a US-based tech company, which provides mobile payment solutions to the airline and travel industry. With headquarters in Miami Florida, CellPoint Mobile has regional offices in London, U.K., Copenhagen, Denmark, Pune, India, Dubai and Singapore. The focus of our interview today will be about the importance of mobile payments to enable more sales and increase revenues. With that, I invite you to say tune until the end to hear what Bharat Sharma has to say.
16:04
June 15, 2018
Robin Hopper SVP Product & Marketing of Guestlogix
[28 September 2017] Hello and welcome to the Airline Profits Executive Interviews, I am Kofi Sonokpon, Managing Editor of Airline Profits magazine ( www.airlineprofits.com ) and author of the book series on airline business and technology, namely Airlines for Business ( www.airlines4.co.business ) and Airlines for Technology ( www.airlines4.co.technology ). Today, we have the privilege to talk with Robin Hopper, the Senior Vice President in charge of Product and Marketing at Guestlogix ( www.guestlogix.com ). Guestlogix is a Canadian company based in Toronto with offices in Dallas, Texas, London, UK and Hong Kong. It serves more than 30 airline clients and empowers more than 2 million passengers a day to personalize their air travel experience. In today’s interviews, we will focus on How Guestlogix helps airlines to increase revenues, profits and customer satisfaction. Therefore, I invite you to stay tuned until the end to hear what Robin Hopper has to say.
24:26
June 15, 2018
Anton Diego CEO of EveryMundo
[05 July 2017] Hello and welcome to the Airline Profits Executive Interviews, I am Kofi Sonokpon, Managing Editor of Airline Profits magazine ( www.airlineprofits.com ) and author of Airlines for Business ( www.airlines4.co.business ), the revolutionary book on airline business and the first volume of the Airline Profits Book Series. In today’s interview, we are talking with Anton Diego, Founder and CEO of EveryMundo ( www.everymundo.com ), a well-established marketing solutions provider to the airline industry. The focus of our discussion is obviously about what and how EveryMundo ( www.everymundo.com ) contributes to improving airline effectiveness and profitability. Therefore, I invite you to stay tuned until the end to hear what Anton Diego has to say.
39:19
June 15, 2018
Peter Schmid & Manish Shrivastava, Travel Commerce Solutions
[20 June 2017] Hi there, I am Kofi Sonokpon, Managing Editor of Airline Profits magazine ( www.airlineprofits.com ) and Author of the book Airlines for Business ( www.airlines4.co.business ), which is part of the Airline Profits Book Series on airline business and technology. You are one of our regular followers, you know that from the beginning of May 2017, we have started a series of Executive Interviews featuring airline and aviation top executives. So we have a few more interviews lined up. For instance today I have the privilege to talk with Peter Schmid and Manish Shrivastava. They are co-founders of Travel Commerce Solutions ( www.tc.solutions ). I invite you to stay tuned till the end of this interview to hear what Peter Schmid and Manish Shrivastava have to say.
36:45
June 15, 2018
Dr. Sergio Mendoza, CEO and Javier Jimenez, CCO of Airnguru
[30 May 2017] Hi, this Kofi Sonokpon, Managing Editor of Airline Profits magazine ( www.airlineprofits.com ) and author of the upcoming book series on airline business and technology ( www.airlines4.co.business ). As mentioned in past interviews, Airline Profits (magazine) was a media sponsor of Terrapinn’s Aviation Festival Americas 2017, which was held in Miami Florida on May 9-10, 2017. We have had the opportunity to interview respectively Benyamin Ismael, CEO of AirasiaX, René Armas Maes, Managing Director of Jet Link International LLC, an aviation Consultancy firm. In today’s interview, we spoke with Dr. Sergio Mendoza, co-founder and CEO of Airnguru ( www.airnguru.com ) along with Javier Jimenez, Chief Commercial Officer of the same company. Our discussion focused on Airnguru, their state-of-the-art, a cloud-based application, which can help airlines to enhance their profitability by automating real-time collection and analysis of competitive pricing data among other things.
21:14
June 15, 2018
Benyamin Ismail CEO of AirAsiaX
[09 May 2017] Hi, this Kofi Sonokpon, Managing Editor of Airline Profits magazine ( www.airlineprofits.com ) and author of the upcoming book series on airline business and technology ( www.airlines4.co.business ). Airline Profits was a media sponsor of the Terrapinn’s Aviation Festival Americas 2017, which was held in Miami, Florida on May 9-10, 2017. In that framework, we had the opportunity to interview Benyamin Ismail, CEO of AirAsia X. The Malaysia-based low cost airline will begin long haul flights to the United States of America this very summer. So we had a chance to ask Ben a few questions about their plan and also how they think they are going to be profitable offering long haul low cost flights from Malaysia to the US. And also, obviously, knowing the context airlines are in right now in terms of customer service, we took the opportunity to ask Ben to tell us what his stance was when it comes to customer service and also about their future plans.
23:18
June 15, 2018
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