Regional Air Transportation – A Top Priority for the Caribbean: Special discussion at Caribbean Week in New York

One of the most critical sessions of the CTO’s Caribbean Week in New York will occur on Friday, June 8th at 3:00pm at the NY Marriott Marquis when Michael Lum of Sixel Aviation Consulting will meet with the CTO’s Ministers, Commissioners and Board of Directors to examine issues affecting the future of regional aviation.

Caribbean intra-regional tourism is one of the imperatives identified as a CTO priority and has engaged the full attention of the organization’s Council of Ministers.

The discussion will begin with an overview of air seat capacity into the Caribbean and traffic changes in recent years, followed by shifts among legacy, low-cost and Caribbean carriers by island.

The session will include a look at the Caribbean’s secondary airports traditionally dependent upon traffic from the San Juan hub and will assess future possibilities.

Michael Lum is a Sixel Air Service Strategy and Development Consultant. Prior to joining Sixel he spent nine years at American Airlines where he worked in American Eagle Planning and Marketing. His responsibilities included route and schedule planning, network, fleet and competitive analysis, codeshare relationships, negotiating minimum revenue guarantees and ad hoc corporate development projects.

Michael has been a key negotiator between American Eagle and many airports seeking to partner with the airline for new and expanded service. In his last three years with the airline, American Eagle launched 118 new routes.

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