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2 Sept 2021

Aviado comments to Arabian Aerospace News for the article "The loss world" on the challenges faced by the Gulf 3 carriers during the pandemic

Aviado's managing Director Shakeel Adam is interviewed by Mark Pilling from Times Aerospace News.

Some excerpts from the article include the following:

Analysts believe the reasons why the Gulf has become such an important airline hotbed remain in place. “The original logic for the Gulf hubs is based on geography. They are at the crossroads of highly populated, fast-growing regions of the world such as India and China,” said HSBC’s Lobbenberg.

Shakeel Adam: “With the market recovery likely to be inconsistent and unpredictable, airlines will be fearful of over-capacity.” Picture: Aviado Partners.

Shakeel Adam, an airline restructuring and turnaround expert, and managing director at consultancy Aviado Partners, said: “Airlines in the best position will be the ones with the biggest potential footprint. With their diverse networks, these carriers have a natural hedge in place to withstand market fluctuations.”

That said, each carrier has its own strategic challenges to work through, particularly with respect to fleet shape and size. “With the market recovery likely to be inconsistent and unpredictable, airlines will be fearful of over-capacity, and it will be an advantage to have a wide-body fleet mix with the flexibility to nimbly add and subtract seats to match demand,” explained Adam.

The full article is available at

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Aviado Partners Advisory Services GmbH is a specialist management consulting firm providing objective, independent and evidence-based analysis, advice and implementation support to airlines, airports, rail operators, hotels and other transportation related companies around the world. The firm advises management, boards, investors, governments, leasing companies and other stakeholders across all the key commercial and strategy issues. Aviado Partners' team members and associates have worked with leading international full service and low cost airlines, global consulting firms, financial institutions and manufacturers both as members of senior management as well as an airline consultant. The Partners and Associates have led or had significant involvement in numerous merger, acquisition, restructuring, start-up, aircraft selection and performance improvement assignments in Asia, the United States, Canada, South America, Russia & the CIS, Africa and the Middle East.

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