Posted on: 16 May 2018 by Ross McSweeny
Ahead of the title’s 35th anniversary next year, the LARA team is excited to introduce LARA Global, the new global event dedicated to low-fare and regional aviation.
The inexorable rise of low-fare airlines is fundamentally changing commercial aviation across short-, medium- and long-haul markets. According to Allied Market Research*, the global low-fare airline market valued in 2016 at US$117 billion is forecast to hit $207 billion by 2023. As a result, legacy and regional carriers are transforming how they operate to avoid being left behind in this ultra-competitive segment, with service and support partners also evolving rapidly to meet the challenge of soaring demand.
LARA Global will unite key international stakeholders in this effervescent sector, bringing the airlines, airframe manufacturers, engine suppliers, MRO facilitators, and everyone in between… together.
The two-day conference will feature some of the sector’s most innovative thought-leaders to provide an unparalleled opportunity for networking, education and collaboration. The event will also include the inaugural LARA awards, recognising the industry’s most outstanding contributions. For professionals currently working in low-fare and regional aviation, or with a vested interest in how the market is evolving, LARA Global is an event you simply cannot miss.
“Our team has been working on this project for some time and we are thrilled to make this announcement exactly one year out from the event.”
Becky Howells, Event Director
LARA Global 2019 will take place on 16–17 May 2019 in London, just ten minutes from London City Airport. The East Wintergarden venue offers a truly unique setting in the famous Canary Wharf business district, within easy access of the capital’s major landmarks and transport hubs. Nestled among the estate’s iconic towers, the state-of-the-art venue boasts a striking domed glass atrium, offering glorious natural daylight and panoramic views of the London skyline.
Having started life in 1984 as Commuter World magazine, the LARA series has consistently delivered the leading global media coverage of low-fare and regional aviation. As a dedicated media portfolio for this dynamic, emerging sector, LARA helps industry professionals to track the latest industry news and developments. The title’s rich history and unparalleled expertise makes LARA one of the industry’s most trusted and respected brands. In line with its 35th anniversary milestone in 2019, the LARA team is thrilled to launch its first standalone event.
“We will be delivering an agenda that will make LARA Global the must-attend industry event in 2019.”
Mark Thomas, LARA Editor
Event director Becky Howells commented: “Our team has been working on this project for some time and we are thrilled to make this announcement exactly one year out from the event. Since rebranding in 2016, the LARA portfolio has achieved exceptional growth, and this event is a natural addition to our existing media coverage. It is the perfect opportunity to mark the publication’s 35th anniversary, and we look forward to welcoming influential figures from across the industry to join our celebrations.”
LARA editor Mark Thomas, who will chair the event’s conference element, added: “The aviation industry already boasts a diverse events calendar, but there is a clear absence of a global event focusing on the opportunities and challenges facing low-fare airlines and regional carriers, OEMs, airports and service providers. The ongoing success of LARA magazine and our associated online channels demonstrate the unwavering demand, innovation and ambition synonymous with this sector. We will be delivering an agenda that will make LARA Global the must-attend industry event in 2019.”
Further information about the event will be revealed over the coming months. To register your interest or discover more about speaking and sponsorship opportunities, visit the event website.
LARA has provided the leading global coverage of the low-fare and regional aviation industry since 1984. As a dedicated media portfolio for this dynamic, emerging sector, LARA helps leading industry professionals to track the latest industry news and developments. The bi-monthly LARA magazine reaches a qualified global audience of 35,000 key decision makers from sector-specific airlines, manufacturers and suppliers. The magazine is complemented by an online news service, weekly e-newsletters, live event coverage and an active presence across social media.
* Low Cost Airlines Market by Purpose (Leisure Travel, VFR, Business Travel, and Others), Destination (Domestic and International), and Distribution Channel (Online, Travel Agency, and Others) – Global Opportunity Analysis and Industry Forecast, 2017-2023
Published February 2018 by Allied Market Research
Registration for LARA Global 2019 will open in July 2018. To register your interest in attending the event or participating as a sponsor or speaker, please complete the form below.