Peter Hill, the Chief Executive Officer of Oman Air, has been confirmed as a major speaker at this year's The Future of Air Transport 2010 conference, to be held at Le Méridien Piccadilly, London on 29th and 30th November.
Mr Hill will speak about the role of in-flight entertainment and connectivity (IFEC) as a factor in customers’ choice of airline and the evolution of IFEC to meet the changing needs and expectations of travellers.
Mr Hill was invited to speak at The Future of Air Transport 2010 following Oman Air’s recent introduction of a new fleet of Airbus A330 aircraft which offer each passenger audio video on demand, live satellite TV and the world’s first combined mobile phone and Wi-Fi connectivity package.
After accepting the invitation to speak at the event, Peter Hill said:
“The Future of Air Transport is acknowledged as one of the aviation industry’s leading events. I am delighted to have the opportunity to speak to some of the industry’s leading figures and to promote the debate on how we can continue to meet and surpass customers’ expectations when it comes to IFEC and other in-flight technologies.
“As we found when Oman Air introduced in-flight mobile and Wi-Fi connectivity, customers value the chance to stay in touch, be entertained, update their social media and work whilst travelling. Oman Air and an increasing number of other airlines have taken great steps forward within the area of IFEC and one of the major challenges for the future will be how we match the pace of technological change. I look forward to discussing with colleagues the opportunities and challenges that lie ahead.”
Having first entered the airline industry in 1961, Peter Hill has worked with a number of different airlines, including BOAC, Gulf Air, Emirates and Sri Lankan Airways, where he was CEO. He was appointed as Oman Air’s CEO in 2008 and has since led the transformation of the airline into a respected luxury international carrier. In the last year alone, he has overseen the introduction of a new fleet of Airbus A330s, with new cabins, seats, IFEC systems, menus and staff uniforms. In addition, he has expanded Oman Air’s network of routes to include new destinations in Europe, the Middle East and Asia and introduced new three-class services to a number of existing routes. In addition, Mr Hill has reorganised and enhanced Oman Air’s management structures, signed new deals with technical support partners and ordered five new Embraer 175 aircraft for delivery from 2011.
Now in its 18th year, The Future of Air Transport has grown in size and reputation and last year’s event attracted over 150 senior-level delegates to discuss key industry issues and the future direction of the sector.
Peter Hill will speak at The Future of Air Transport 2010 at 14.30 on 30th November at Le Méridien Piccadilly, London. For further information about The Future of Air Transport, or to book a place, please visit http://www.marketforce.eu.com/Conferences/airtransport10/