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CAPA India brings to you our exclusive research and analysis on diverse industry issues through this series of online research briefings. Join us every month for critical insights into the aviation industry.


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23 February 2023 | 4:00 PM IST

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Strategic Restructuring & Turnaround of Airlines

19 January 2023 | 4:00 PM IST

CAPA India’s next research briefing will focus on another critical subject – ‘Airline Restructuring & Turnaround‘. We will present a best practice restructuring and turnaround framework which is designed to deliver enhanced results during, and post-implementation.

Our research, both in India and globally, indicates that most restructuring exercises fall significantly short of their intended goals, and fail to deliver consistent results, or the envisaged return on investment.

In fact, many restructurings result in weakened financials and break the morale and confidence of the board and management to attempt subsequent corrections.

And there are some airlines – mostly government-owned – which are in perpetual restructuring.

Outcomes are similar when it comes to turnaround (and here we define turnaround as ongoing implementation of, and adherence to the restructuring plan). With certain exceptions (which we will explore in more detail) carriers struggle to maintain the momentum required to genuinely turnaround. Goals are at times too short-term, driven by quarterly financial targets or the tenure of a CEO.

Restructuring and turnaround efforts are sometimes also driven around the personality of leaders, rather than being institutionalised. Our research briefing will dive into the reasons for why this is the case.

The result is that the majority of airlines, barring some of the larger operators, and smaller carriers that have carved out a clear niche, continue to struggle, but remain in business.

Key topics to be discussed include:

  • Why do even successful airlines sometimes find themselves in situations which call for restructuring/turnaround?
  • Is it always external factors, or are there internal factors at play which lead an airline to such a situation?
  • Is there a way that airlines can avoid being in such situations?
  • Why do the majority of restructuring and turnaround attempts fail?
  • What are some of the key factors that lead to positive outcomes?


Making Airline Planning Strategic to Success

15 December 2022 | 4:00 PM IST

Key topics to be discussed include:

  • Do airlines measure their plans, and plan what they measure?
  • What are the common pitfalls in the current approach to planning?
  • How can airlines overcome planning in silos?
  • Is there a secret sauce to planning?
  • How can airline planning be more effective and agile?
  • Why do business outcomes often diverge significantly from plans?
  • Can airlines plan for a VUCA world?


A New Approach to Airline Frequent Flyer & Loyalty Programmes

24 November 2022 | 4:00 PM IST

Key topics to be discussed include:

  • Understanding the key differences between loyalty and frequent flyer programmes (FFP)
  • The evolution of FFP over the last four decades
  • Why loyalty programmes have become so valuable over time
  • The architecture of a modern loyalty programme
  • What Indian airlines can learn from global best practices
  • The future of airline loyalty
  • A roadmap for Indian airlines to create successful loyalty programmes


View all our previous research briefings here.

The previous briefing conducted were:

Optimising Airline Maintenance & Engineering

19 October 2022 | 4:00 PM IST

Key topics discussed during this webinar included:

  • Where does India stand in the global MRO market?
  • How has the size and scope of MROs in India impacted the maintenance strategies of Indian carriers?
  • What is the true cost of maintenance for Indian carriers relative to what is reported?
  • How could Indian airlines have reduced their maintenance expenses?
  • What are the global best practices that could be adopted by Indian carriers?
  • How is the demand for maintenance services in India projected to grow over the next 10 years?
  • How does the MRO ecosystem need to evolve to better support Indian carriers?


Digital Airline by Design

30 September 2022

Our previous research briefing presented our model for a Digital airline by design.

Key topics covered were:

  • Introduction to Digital by Design.
  • The evolution of travel and algorithmic enterprise.
  • How can digitalisation transform the aviation sector?
  • Where does the aviation sector stand today in terms of digitalisation?
  • What are the key features of a Digital by Design airline?
  • An overview of the core building blocks of a Digital by Design airline: eco-system, experience, data, sustainability and intelligence & automation.