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I’m thrilled today to announce the inaugural Skift Aviation Forum, in association with Skift Airline Weekly. This will be our first annual event focused on the airline sector — an initiative at the intersection of our established leadership in aviation coverage and in innovative industry events. It will take place November 18–19, 2020, with Dallas Fort Worth International Airport as the premier host.
Skift Aviation Forum will marry the unmatched news and analysis that Skift Airline Weekly offers with Skift’s leadership in the larger travel industry. The next decade will see incredible shifts in the airline sector, how it operates, and how it evolves to meet the needs of consumers. As air travel rapidly expands and impacts our world, it will be crucial to continue to convene industry leaders to discuss what’s next and how to adapt to these changes.
The content and speakers will inspire attendees about the business and global impact of the industry, inform them on the hottest topics of today, and drive discourse around what to expect in the years to come.
More specifically, the forum will explore emerging business models, the world’s leading growth markets, the challenge of addressing environmental responsibilities, game-changing new aircraft technology, and the latest ideas in distribution, alliances, ancillary revenues, in-flight service, cost control, and airline-airport partnerships.
DFW Airport is proud to serve as host of the inaugural Skift Aviation Forum and looks forward to welcoming industry leaders from across the world to North Texas. It is an organization committed to exploring innovation and leading the evolving airport industry. We especially look forward to joining our friends at Dallas Fort Worth International Airport, a world leader in airline operations and the ideal fit for this first-of-its-kind gathering of key industry professionals. Bringing together thought leaders in aviation to discuss future opportunities and challenges is exciting to both of us.
Here at Skift, we have heavily covered the business of airlines since the company’s inception, as seen through breaking news, in-depth analysis, and exclusive interviews. In September 2018, Skift announced the deepening of its franchise in the airlines sector with the acquisition of the 15-year-old newsletter Airline Weekly. Skift Airline Weekly is a highly influential, subscription-only publication, consumed by CEOs and senior executives across the airline sector globally.