JITI Aviation Seminar 2015: Future Challenges of Open Skies Agreements

October 9, 2015

Seminar: 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Reception: 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

The Willard InterContinental Washington
1401 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20004


PURPOSE:

Since its creation over 20 years ago, U.S. Open Skies policy has spread throughout Europe and Asia. As the United States has reached Open Skies agreements (OSAs) with over 114 nations from around the world, it can be said that the greater part of global aviation market has liberalized today.

Because of such this widespread liberalization, international carriers have expanded both their markets and flight frequency, meaning lower fares. Moreover, alliance formation has led to closer cooperation among carriers, and their strategic global network planning is progressing.

On the other hand, due to stronger cooperation among the carriers, issues with OSAs have increasingly emerged, such as oligopolies in some markets and intensification of competition among traditional alliances – in part thanks to newcomers outside of the alliances.

JITI will invite airline representatives from around the world to discuss issues and current network expansion circumstances in the global aviation market and the propriety of future growth of OSA liberalization.

AGENDA:

OPENING REMARKS
Makoto Washizu
President
JITI, USA
 Bio


KEYNOTE SPEECHES
Hideki Kunugi
Senior Vice President, The Americas
General Manager, New York

All Nippon Airways (ANA)
Bio
 Presentation

Michael Wascom
Managing Director, Government & International Affairs
American Airlines
 Bio
 Presentation

James Hnat
Executive Vice President, Corporate Affairs, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary
JetBlue Airways
 Bio
 Presentation

Nancy Sparks
Managing Director, Regulatory Affairs
FedEx
 Bio

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PANEL DISCUSSION
Greg Walden (Moderator)
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
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Keynote Speakers

with
Tadashi Matsushita
Director of Strategic Planning, The Americas
ANA

 Bio

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