Air Services Development: Strengthening collaboration between tourism boards, airlines and airports

Be prepared to build successful business cases to support the drive for "Why they Should Fly".

18th and 19th
April 2024
VIP Office Building
AirlinePros Brazil Office (Auditorium),
Alameda Santos, 1.165
(Beside Intercontinental Hotel)
Sao Paulo
08:00AM to 06:00PM
Participation Fee
BRL 2.500
Welcome coffee, coffee breaks and lunch included

Acquire deep knowledge across the most critical elements of route development, allowing tourism boards to better understand how to build successful business cases with airlines to support the drive for ‘Why Fly’ to the region/destination? 

Airline strategy plays a vital role in tourism development and promotion, and changing industry landscapes means  airlines, airports and destinations need to seek partnerships when considering new Air Services to maximize the benefits of the route.  Therefore, this Masterclass will provide a clear understanding of various topics within the route and air services development, allowing tourism boards to build successful business cases for carriers. 

Masterclass Breakdown

08:00 – 09:00

Welcome coffee

09:00 – 11:00


11:00 – 11:15

Coffee break

11:15 – 13:00


13:00 – 14:00


14:00 – 16:00


16:00 – 16:15

Coffee break

16:15 – 18:00


Please note

If by car or Uber: there is a parking lot at the VIP Office Building.

If by subway: get off on the green line subway station Trianon Masp and walk down one block to Alameda Santos.

At the arrival , register at the reception and then please proceed to the auditorium.

Meet your instructors

Gavin Eccles

Gavin has worked worldwide to link Aviation and Tourism development and is associated with airlines, airports, and tourism boards. Previous roles have included development in British Airways, consultancy projects for United Airlines, American Airlines, Qantas, and supporting the development of low-cost carriers to tourist destinations. Gavin has been the advisor to the Board of Visit Portugal on aviation development and worked on numerous projects with ANA Airports Portugal on opening international air routes to the country. In addition, Gavin has worked as CCO of the Portuguese Airline, Azores AirlinesGavin is presently working on air services development projects across the Caribbean, Europe, and the Middle East, and regularly comments on the links between aviation and tourism. In addition, he has written whitepapers and academic articles and book chapters that discuss how airlines, airports and tourism boards need to be aligned and work together.  Gavin is a Professor of Aviation at numerous schools and Universities. 

Altamiro Medici

Altamiro Medici is a seasoned aviation industry professional with over 25 years of experience in aviation as well as travel and tourism. Throughout his career, Altamiro has gained extensive knowledge in airline management, operations, and strategic planning. He has successfully navigated complex market conditions and played a pivotal role in driving growth and profitability.

Altamiro began his aviation career with LATAM Airlines before moving to South African Airways. He quickly rose through the ranks, holding various leadership positions. He was instrumental in expanding these airlines’ respective footprints in both domestic and international markets, strengthening relationships with key stakeholders, and implementing innovative marketing strategies to enhance brand visibility and customer loyalty.

Adept at identifying new opportunities and overcoming challenges, Altamiro is well-respected in the aviation community for his strong leadership skills, keen business acumen, and commitment to excellence. His passion for the industry is evident in his relentless pursuit of operational efficiency and the continuous improvement of the passenger experience. His deep understanding of the industry and keen business acumen have allowed him to identify and capitalize on growth opportunities, forging strategic partnerships that have a significant effect on the bottomline.

Rebecca Meadows

Rebecca Meadows is well-regarded in the aviation community for her strong leadership, innovative problem-solving abilities, and unwavering commitment to excellence. Her dedication to enhancing the air passenger experience, embracing new technologies, and adapting to evolving market conditions has earned her a reputation as a forward-thinking industry expert.

Rebecca began her journey in the aviation industry three decades ago, where she honed her skills in market research, data analysis, and revenue management. Displaying a natural talent for leadership and strategic thinking, she rapidly advanced through various roles, including positions in airline ticketing, sales, marketing, and business development, as well as strategic alliances.

Her exceptional skills in negotiation, relationship management, and revenue optimization have led to her consistently exceeding performance targets.

She holds an MBA in Aviation Management from the world-famous Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, and also brings a wealth of experience to the table. She has worked with the likes of Varig, American Airlines, Continental Airlines, LATAM Airlines, Turkish Airlines, Avianca Brasil as well as with Star Alliance, the world’s largest airline alliance. With a passion for nurturing talent and fostering a culture of continuous improvement, Rebecca remains a prominent figure and influential force in the world of aviation.

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