VIDEO: Top CEOs on film at the IATA AGM

The Airline Business team has just got back from Berlin, where we caught up with a number of leading airline chief executives on video.

Hear their thoughts on how the crisis has affected their region, as well as their greatest fears for the industry going forward.

None of the interviews last more than three minutes, so for a quick snapshot insight from some of the industry's most senior leaders, take a look at the videos below:

Introduction to the IATA AGM: Airline Business features editor Victoria Moores sets the scene, talking about the key issues topping the agenda at this year's meeting.

View the introductory video here

Air Canada chief executive Calin Rovinescu talks about the challenges he has faced since taking leadership of the Star Alliance carrier in April last year.

View the Air Canada interview here

Air Canada
Air Malta Air Malta chairman Sonny Portelli gives a frank picture of how his carrier needs to undergo a dramatic transformation to remain relevant in today's climate. "I have to bring change into everything that we do," he says.

View the Air Malta interview here

American Airlines chief executive Gerard Arpey gives his opinion on how things are picking up in the US market and he jokes about his fears for the airline industry. "

View the American Airlines interview here

American Airlines
Cathay Pacific Cathay Pacific chief executive Tony Tyler talks how things are "very much better" in Asia, but outlines his fears of a double dip recession.

View the Cathay Pacific interview here

EgyptAir Holding chief executive Hussein Massoud talks about the strategies he is deploying to improve his airline's profitability against the backdrop of strong recovery in the Middle East.

View the EgyptAir interview here

Gulf Air New IATA chairman Dave Bronczek, who is also chief executive of FexEx Express, outlines his priorities for the year ahead as he takes over the IATA chairmanship from Tony Tyler (also featured).

View the IATA incoming and outgoing chairman video here

Iberia chief executive Antonio Vazquez talks about the significance of the Single European Sky initiative and his fears over oil prices.

View the Iberia interview here

Kingfisher Kingfisher Airlines executive vice-president commercial Manoj Chacko talks about his carrier's preparations for oneworld alliance membership.

View the Kingfisher video here

Malaysia Airlines chief executive Azmil Aziz, who took over in August last year, talks about his strategy going forward. "It may seem to some that things are coming back very strongly and that all the problems are over, but I would certainly not say that."

View the Malaysia Airlines interview here

Malaysia Airlines
Qantas Qantas Airways chief executive Alan Joyce talks about how his airline remained profitable throughout the crisis by stripping back capacity and restructuring its management headcount.

View the Qantas interview here

Thai Airways president Piyasvasti Amranand was dealt a blow by the recent unrest in Bangkok. He talks about how this affected his business and the prospects for Asia in 2010.

View the Thai Airways video here

The IATA team also put together a series of videos from the event, capturing British Airways chief executive Willie Walsh and Rob Fyfe from Air New Zealand on camera.

You can see their coverage here.

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