A record number of airline and airport CEOs attended the European Regions Airline Association (ERA) General Assembly held in Edinburgh in October. Senior representatives from across the industry arrived in the Scottish capital not only to negotiate major contracts but also to discuss wider issues and trends impacting the sector.
A HIGHLIGHT of the three-day event was a CEO debate by ERA member airline leaders. The panel, representing all corners of Europe, featured Air Iceland Connect’s Árni Gunnarsson, Mark Darby of Aurigny, APG Airlines’ Sandrine de Saint Sauveur, Michael Weinstein from TUS Airways and was chaired by industry commentator John Strickland. Few subjects were left offthe table during the wide-reaching discussion, with pilot shortages, EU261 legislation, gender representation and Brexit among the particularly lively topics.