The Airline Business team is in Cannes for the World Air Forum. Follow the debate as leading airline executives discuss the key issues and challenges facing the industry, such as what are the prospects for sustainable profitability? How are open skies shaping the industry’s growth and is protectionism creeping back? How can airlines best exploit emerging technologies? And how might changes to credit export agency financing impact the industry?

You can watch the debate unfold by reading our reports, blogs and tweets (#WAF10) from the conference, and watch for video interviews from some of the key names at the event here at the Airlines channel on




  • Vueling chief executive Alex Cruz

  • Aer Lingus chief executive Christoph Mueller

  • US Department of Transport deputy assistant John Byerly
  • Oman Air chief executive Peter Hill



Follow the Airline Business team and others from Cannes at #WAF10



 WAF 2010 panel debate
Straight talking: (from left to right) Airline Business editor Mark Pilling puts the questions to Vueling chief executive Alex Cruz, Changi Airport Group EVP corporate Tan Lye Teck and BOC Aviation chief executive Robert Martin. 

WAF10 bilateral panel (445) 
Liberalising debate: Moderator Chris Tarry puts the panel through its paces (left to right) of Eurocontrol principal diretector Bo Redeborn, deputy assistant director for transportation affairs US department of state John Byerly and Aer Lingus chief executive Christoph Mueller. Below; British Airways chief information officer and head of BA Services Paul Coby (right) during the developing technology trends debate.

 WAF10 - Coby


WAF delegates enjoy the Rolls-Royce sponsored lunch against the stunning backdrop of the beach and Intercontinental Carlton Hotel in Cannes. Below, flyNiki chief executive arrives before addressing delegates in the afternoon.
 WAF beach lunch 1
 WAF Beach lunch 2
 Niki Lauda arrives at WAF

Source: Airline Business