We’re creating a more connected travel industry, underpinned by sustainability and long-term investor relations.
At the Wings of Russia International Aviation Forum in Moscow, I spoke about three global trends, or phenomena, if you will, each with the potential to drive transformational change in the travel industry. The Russian Federation is not isolated from the rest of the global travel ecosystem, and will also be affected by these changes.
Understanding the fundamentals of these trends, how they might influence the market, coupled with a more collaborative and traveller-centric approach by all players, will, I believe, be one of the keys to shaping the future of Russia’s air transport and travel industry:
from the goods we possess and the objects we use, to the cars we drive, even the buildings we live in! All connected and inter-connected by sensors. Just imagine what this could mean for aviation. By installing such systems on any aircraft, carriers would be able to regulate and predict issues that a human operator would miss. The aircraft can communicate in real-time whilst in transit alerting engineers ahead of time to be ready with the right spare parts and tools as soon as the plane lands. By preventing 10% of flight delays, the global aviation industry could save over $8 Billion in costs, whilst also increasing traveller satisfaction.
The Russian aviation, travel and tourism industry is an integral part of the global transport system. Keeping an eye on what is happening in the industry, at home and abroad, and looking at things from a different perspective are key to anticipating developments and therefore making better business decisions.