The Big Debate: Rising again – how do we rebuild a stronger Americas aviation market after Covid?

30 March 2021 10:30 - 11:30

The Americas aviation community stands battered but unbroken after seeing 90% or more of volumes wiped out last year. Several major airlines filed for bankruptcy and hundreds of thousands of frontline aviation workers lost their jobs. But, with vaccines spurring hope of the first steps towards recovery, how do we work together to revive our shattered sector?
This session will ask key leaders at airlines, handlers, regulators and suppliers to discuss fundamental challenges like driving innovation and partnership in a low liquidity climate, government support packages and avoiding market fragmentation through poorly coordinated Covid travel protocols.
Panellists will also look at immediate opportunities for restoring passenger confidence and benchmark examples of stakeholder collaboration under the new dawn.

Send us your big questions for the Americas at

Jose Ricardo Botelho, Executive Director and CEO, ALTA

Peter Cerda, Regional Vice President – The Americas, IATA – International Air Transport Association

Rafael Echevarne, Director General, ACI LAC

Roger Larreur, Senior Vice President, Sales & Marketing, Swissport