CAPA – Centre for Aviation, the world’s most trusted source of market intelligence for the aviation and travel industry, is pleased to announce Hamburg, Germany as Host of the second annual CAPA Low Cost Long Haul Global Summit.

This summit is the only aviation event in the world dedicated to the strategic and commercial outlook for a key frontier of low cost travel: long haul sectors. The inaugural Low Cost Long Haul Global Summit was held in Seville in October 2018.

The 2019 CAPA Low Cost Long Haul Global Summit will be held on 10-11 October 2019 at the Grand Elysée Hotel Hamburg.

New aircraft technologies, evolving passenger preferences and stable fuel prices have pushed LCCs (and restructuring full service airlines) to consider new growth opportunities in longer sectors. High fare long haul markets are ripe for disruption and airports/destinations are aggressively courting new routes. New city pairs are emerging, and secondary airports are featuring regularly in the long haul low cost networks.

But it’s not just fuel efficient widebody equipment that are changing the game – the new long haul narrowbodies are opening up vast new opportunities for airlines – and they’ll be entering the fleets of airlines around the world in large numbers in the coming years. The implications are profound, touching the entire travel value chain from airports to accommodation, ground transportation, distribution/payment and technology – and even corporate travel. Come to Hamburg in 2019 and hear how your world will change as low cost long haul really takes off.

CAPA – Centre for Aviation executive chairman Peter Harbison said: “After the success of the inaugural Low Cost Long Haul Summit in Seville, we are pleased to be bringing this important discussion back for another year. We are delighted to be partnering with Hamburg Convention Bureau and Hamburg Airport, the gateway to such an intriguing destination that our delegates will thoroughly enjoy”.

Hamburg Airport chief executive officer Michael Eggenschwiler commented: “We are delighted and proud that Hamburg will be hosting the CAPA Low Cost Long Haul Global Summit in October 2019. The première in Seville demonstrated the great interest for this new event in the industry calendar. The low-cost long-haul segment represents an exciting field. In conjunction with the development of more flexible and modern aircraft such as the Airbus A321neoLR and Boeing’s 737MAX, it offers a great deal of potential, and we will be engaging in depth with this aspect of the future in Hamburg.”

Hamburg Airport hosts domestic, regional and international passenger, cargo and charter services from over 60 airlines, with low lost carriers making up 46 percent of total seat capacity.