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Richard Quest Does the Business at CAPA

Richard Quest Does the Business at CAPA

Richard Quest from CNN was the conference anchor

The CAPA – Airlines in Transition 2013, a CEO gathering conference, certainly lived up to its name at the Ritz Carlton Hotel in Powerscourt, as chief executives from the world’s airlines gathered to discuss and share their thoughts.

Eamon Flanagan, PremAir, meets Tewolde Gebremariam, Chief Executive, Ethiopian Airlines

The highlight had to be the Travelport-sponsored Gala Dinner, where CNN anchor  Richard Quest conducted a most entertaining and informative round table active discussions between the guests and a heavy hitters top table. To say that the craic and the banter was mighty would be an understatement.

Patrick Murphy, Peach Aviation; Yushi Kamitsubo, All Nippon Airways; and Will Horton, Centre for Aviation, at the CAPA conference.

Quest literally bombarded the top table with hard questions that many other journalists failed to ask. In soccer terms, he ‘put under them under pressure’. It was a fantastic evening that was both innovative and enjoyable.

Code-sharing partners: David Barger, Chief Executive, JetBlue, with Christoph Mueller, Chief Executive, Aer Lingus

Vincent Harrison, Dublin Airport Authority; Richard Quest, CNN; and Cormac O’Connell, Dublin Airport Authority

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Michael Flood is the Editor of Ireland's leading travel industry publication, Irish Travel Trade News. With more than 35 years experience, he has accumulated an in-depth knowledge of the airline industry and the travel and tourism world.

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