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Airline Visions Press Release | March 20, 2012

Posted by on March 20th, 2012

On March 15, 2012, Airline Visions and Aeropodium delivered a seminar, ‘Airline Business Plan Development: How to Start an Airline’, at the Gulf Centre for Aviation Studies (GCAS) located at Al Bateen Executive Airport, Abu Dhabi, UAE. The GCAS sponsored event discussed the challenges and opportunities of the airline industry with a specific focus on the Middle East.

In addition, there were detailed discussions on the airline start-up process. The key note speaker was Dr. John Wensveen, President & CEO, Airline Visions. Additional speakers included: Leonard Favre, Partner, 1BlueHorizon; Vinay Kumar, CEO, Datawise; Sigfus Olafsson, Manager Marketing, Loftleidir Icelandic; and Anthony Frances, Partner, Gates & Partners. Delegates in attendance represented more than a dozen countries covering the Middle East, Europe, Africa, Russia, North America, and Latin America.

“The Middle East is quickly becoming the international aviation hub of the world resulting in emerging opportunities, particularly in the airline start-up business. This seminar is the first of its kind and I look forward to developing business new relationships and enhancing existing ones in this part of the world”,
said Dr. Wensveen.

“The opportunities for new business in the Middle East is growing exponentially and we will continue to participate in assisting the region with growing training needs”, said Panagiotis Panagoploulos, CEO & Founder, Aeropodium. Media partners for this event included: Arabian Aerospace; Arab Aviation;; and Airliners & Airports Magazine.

Comprehensive Services

Airline Visions provides a comprehensive list of services ranging from “dream” stage to day one commercial operations and beyond. We manage the different phases of air carrier development including, but not limited to, the following:
  • • Development of the airline business plan
  • • Development of the implementation plan
  • • Recruitment of short and long-term management teams
  • • Recruitment of advisory board
  • • Raising of capital
  • • Aircraft fleet acquisition
  • • Certification