NEW YORK - Skift, the industry intelligence platform providing news, analysis, research, and marketing to key sectors of travel, announced the inaugural Skift Aviation Forum, in association with Skift Airline Weekly. The highly anticipated event will take place November 18–19, 2020, with Dallas Fort Worth International Airport as the premier host.
Skift Aviation Forum will marry the unmatched news and analysis that Skift Airline Weekly offers with Skift's leadership in the larger travel industry. The next decade will see incredible shifts in the airline sector, how it operates, and how it evolves to meet the needs of consumers. As air travel rapidly expands and impacts our world, it will be crucial to continue to convene industry leaders to discuss what's next and how to adapt to these changes.
Skift Aviation Forum will focus on the key global trends as well as the leaders creating and defining the future of air travel. The event will bring together airline CEOs, airport executives, and leadership from across the ecosystem - online travel agencies, travel tech, travel agents, original equipment manufacturers, lessors, and hospitality - to take a deep dive into the issues facing aviation. The content and speakers will inspire attendees about the business and global impact of the industry, inform them on the hottest topics of today, and drive discourse around what to expect in the years to come.
More specifically, the forum will explore emerging business models, the world's leading growth markets, the challenge of addressing environmental responsibilities, game-changing new aircraft technology, and the latest ideas in distribution, alliances, ancillary revenues, in-flight service, cost control, and airline-airport partnerships.
"I'm thrilled to launch Skift's first annual forum focused on the airline sector - an initiative at the intersection of our established leadership in aviation coverage and in innovative industry events," said Rafat Ali, founder and CEO of Skift. "We especially look forward to joining our friends at Dallas Fort Worth International Airport, a world leader in airline operations and the ideal fit for this first-of-its-kind gathering of key industry professionals."
"DFW Airport is proud to serve as host of the inaugural Skift Aviation Forum, and we look forward to welcoming industry leaders from across the world to North Texas," said Sean Donohue, CEO at DFW Airport. "We are an organization committed to exploring innovation and leading the evolving airport industry. Bringing together the thought leaders in aviation to discuss future opportunities and challenges is exciting."
Skift has heavily covered the business of airlines since the company's inception, as seen through breaking news, in-depth analysis, and exclusive interviews. In September 2018, Skift announced the deepening of its franchise in the airlines sector with the acquisition of the 15-year-old newsletter Airline Weekly. Skift Airline Weekly is a highly influential, subscription-only publication, consumed by CEOs and senior executives across the airline sector globally.