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Event Overview

Radical changes are needed in Indian and South Asian aviation if the regions’ airlines are to survive 2009 and beyond.


Despite dropping demand for flights over all, demand for international flights has increased by 6.1%. With Indian GDP growth set to be maintained at 8-9%, there is solid potential for recovery and good resale values in the region.


Volatile fuel prices and the current demand shortfall have put a squeeze on all the world’s airlines, but how will Indian and South Asian carriers react to the downturn? Can and should airlines keep ticket prices higher to maintain yields? What new aviation assets will become available at what price as the industry consolidates? Will the Indian government allow FDI from foreign airlines?


With the aviation cycle due to hit its trough early in 2009, Euromoney Seminars and Airfinance Journal’s forthcoming 4th Annual India & South Asia Airfinance Conference could not be better timed. This is the ideal forum to explore the key issues that affect your profitability – and survival – in the coming months. Key sessions include:


  • The airlines showcase their plans to deal with the hostile and volatile environment
  • Exploring financial restructuring of airlines and how the South Asia market will deal with distressed assets
  • Volatile fuel prices on top of high fuel taxes – how are airlines coping and what haven’t they tried yet?
  • Export credit and operating leases – can they really fill the funding gap? What is happening to lease rates?
  • Prospects in MRO and airport infrastructure – why are airlines beginning to invest?


Last year almost 200 key decision-makers from the full spectrum of aviation joined us in New Delhi. As India’s impact on the world grows and consolidation releases good quality assets, we expect even more people on the 12th & 13th March. From investigating market trends to analyzing the benefits of different airline strategies, can you afford to miss out?


WL ROSS have already confirmed their attendance, we look forward to welcoming you as well to New Delhi in March 





S Venkat, Executive Director (Finance), Air India

Saroj Datta, Executive Director, Jet Airways

Captain Mohammad Aijaz Haroon, Managing Director, Pakistan International Airlines

Nirmal Govinder Das, Vice President, Financing, Corporate Finance, Emirates

Aditya Ghosh, President and Chief Executive Officer, IndiGo

Sanjay Agarwal, Chief Executive Officer, Spice Jet

Yasantha Dissanayake, Group Treasurer, Sri Lankan Airlines

Edgardo Badiali, Chief Executive Officer, Go Air

MA Mannan, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Bismillah Airlines

Riyaz Peermohamed, Chief Financial Officer, IndiGo




“This is an important, very well organized event in a very important global emerging market.”

DJ GHOSH, American Friendship World Air Cargo Corporation


“Interactive, intensive, practical – helps managers retain a competitive edge”

RAGHU, Deccan Aviation


“Comprehensive, comfortable, informative networking - what more can one ask for?”

ROBEY LAL, former Country Manager IATA and former Member (Operations) AAI


“Festival of colours, highly-skilled professionals, intense debate to find the optimum solutions for the impressive growing Indian aviation market”



“Well attended and a high caliber of speakers and attendees”




For further information please contact:
Sarah Rixom,, +852 2842 6925 – for speaking opportunities
Andrew Leggatt,, +44 207 779 8231 – for sponsorship opportunities
Olivia Wong,, +852 2912 8099 – for registrations and marketing opportunities

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