The inaugural event of CONNECT New World epitomised the potential for progress when industry leaders unite on a global stage. The conference, held in Santo Domingo from May 30 to June 1, marked a significant milestone, providing a platform for the American and Caribbean airports, airlines, and tourism bodies to discuss global air service.
Our very own Victor Alzate, Chief Technology Officer, and Wayne Richards, Regional Director of Sales and Business Development - Caribbean, were on a mission at the event to foster stronger relationships with our valued customers and partners. They came back inspired, with a renewed dedication to go above and beyond in providing expert guidance and exceptional support to our clients.
'It was a pleasure seeing some old and new faces, including our long-standing client, Sunrise Airways. We look forward to collaborating with them to expand their passenger services further and help redefine different areas of their operations.'
Regional Director of Sales and Business Development - Caribbean, Ink Innovation
The Ink ecosystem: A beacon of innovation for Caribbean airlines
At CONNECT New World, we were thrilled to discover a keen interest in our Ink Mobile Agent. Its practicality resonated with airlines from the Caribbean, especially for remote island destinations.
The Ink DCS capabilities are already known in the Caribbean and American aviation industry. Airlines like Sunrise Airways and Wingo use our departure control system to standardise and accelerate processes across their networks. However, the event was an exciting opportunity to discuss other solutions forming part of the unique and comprehensive Ink ecosystem, such as Ink DRS and QuickTag Lite.
Regional connectivity: Emerging power of regional airlines
Victor and Wayne attended the panel discussion on 'Regional Connectivity: The Emerging Power of Regional Airlines'. The conversation revolved around the pivotal role of regional airlines in maintaining connections, integrating smaller airports into global networks, and developing secondary routes.
Caribbean aviation significantly contributes to the region's economic success, primarily due to the dependence on tourism and geographical constraints. The discussion brought up several challenges the sector faces, such as the lack of coordinated efforts to promote Caribbean tourism and the need for greater investment. Despite these hurdles, the panel spotlighted the potential for incremental growth through new technologies and cohesive regional strategies.
The future of aviation in the Caribbean
The Latin America-Caribbean region showed an impressive recovery trend in 2022, with 624.4 million passengers, reaching 90.9% of the 2019 level. There is a strong indication that this trend will continue, with the region expecting to reach its 2019 passenger levels by late 2023.
This projection points to the urgent need for a fresh approach towards viable, sustainable intra-regional air services. And here is where the Ink ecosystem stands to be a game-changer.
The road ahead
The CONNECT New World event was a great experience, and we anticipate the follow-up meetings and opportunities to strengthen the relationships we formed. Ink is committed to driving growth and innovation in the aviation industry, especially in developing countries where our technology can significantly enhance operational efficiency.
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