Guidance through the turbulenceTM

We view airline market and competitive turbulence as an opportunity to strengthen your commercial strategy.

Airline SolutionsTM

Your airline needs expert data analysis and strategic planning to overcome the commercial challenges you face every day. Competition and an ever-changing global environment make it difficult to step outside of your daily operations to pilot your organization into a strong position.

Our Airline Strategy Group consultants will help you fortify your airline to withstand the turbulence you face. Our proven professionals empower airlines to develop successful commercial airline strategies.

Business
Planning

Long Term Network and Fleet Plans
The Airline Strategy Group team have previously developed long term network and fleet plans for more than 35 airlines as part of business planning, restructuring or M&A projects.

Network
Planning

Industry’s Leading Network Planning Advisory Team
Our team has completed more than 100 network planning projects with more than 75 airlines, using proprietary forecasting tools.

Fleet
Planning

Working on Each Stage of the Fleet Planning Process
Using our proprietary fleet assignment tool, the Airline Strategy Group projects have included long term fleet plans, evaluating new aircraft types, fleet campaign support, and close-in fleet optimisation.

Revenue
Optimization

Following Our Proprietary 200-Point Evaluation Model
The Airline Strategy Group team has conducted over 50 airline and non-airline revenue management diagnostics and spearheaded some of the most innovative NextGen revenue initiatives.

Sales & Distribution

Quality of Revenue and Distribution Strategies
The people at Airline Strategy Group advised airlines on effective Sales Performance and recalibrating Distribution Strategies to focus on greater ownership of the customer through direct channels.

Product & Retailing

Redesigning Product Propositions
We’ve been in the forefront of redesigning product propositions and advising on Branded Fares, retailing strategies, marketplaces, dynamic bundling and ancillary optimization.

Loyalty
Programs

Creating or Redesigning Loyalty Programs
From designing and valuing new programs to redesigning existing programs from mileage to value based, our team has loyalty program expertise to augment our revenue advisory services.

Strategic
Partnerships

Global Alliance, Joint Venture and M&A Experience
The Airline Strategy Group team have previously worked with all three global alliances and 15 commercial joint ventures, including two of the world’s largest multilateral joint ventures.

Operations
Management

Developed by Professionals With 20+ Years Experience
Our team has an extensive Operations background which included directing daily operations of flight planning, aircraft planning, air traffic management, load planning, and IRROPS response.

Cargo and Logistics

Global Logistics Industry and Air Cargo
We have over thirty years’ experience advising airlines, express carriers, steamship lines, industrial warehouse operators, postal authorities, and airports on a range of strategic issues.

Sustainability and Reporting

Cost Savings and Emission Reduction
Working alongside 100+ airlines, in multiple functional areas, over more than twenty years gives the Airline Strategy Group a unique insight into sustainability practices and opportunities.

Network & Forecasting

Planning, Modelling & Fleet Assignment
The Airline Strategy Group team has more than twenty years of experience developing network, partnership and forecasting tools for some of the world’s largest airlines and OEM’s

Facts

150+ Years of Aviation Experience

Our career experience affords us unique insights and lessons to share with you.

400+ Successful Client Engagements

Our team has partnered with clients across the globe to unlock significant incremental revenue.

3%+ Revenue Uplift per Project

We help clients achieve substantial revenue increases with exceptional bottom-line results.
Who we are

Global Aviation Industry Experts

We are a team of airline industry professionals who have collaborated on commercial projects for many years. When you work with us, you’ll benefit from decades of our management experience and insights as airline strategists and leaders with major airline and international aviation consulting experience.

Team Members

Max Reilly

Max
Reilly

Senior Managing Director
Michael Mankowski

Michael
Mankowski

Senior Managing Director
Jim DeYoung

Jim
DeYoung

Senior Managing Director
David Bishko

David
Bishko

Managing Director
David Hoppin

David
Hoppin

Managing Director
Stefan Platter

Stefan
Platter

Managing Director
Rich Scheff

Rich
Scheff

Managing Director
Cliff Senter

Cliff
Senter

Managing Director
Debbie Tempesta

Debbie
Tempesta

Senior Vice President
Karl Evans

Karl
Evans

Vice President
Alexander Groothaert

Alexander
Groothaert

Vice President
David Johnson

David
Johnson

Vice President
Thomas Zold

Thomas
Zold

Vice President
Martin Brahier

Martin
Brahier

Director
James Rowan

James
Rowan

Director
Rene Hauck

Rene
Hauck

Manager
Ian Brzeski

Ian
Brzeski

Senior Analyst
Jonathan Murphy

Jonathan
Murphy

Senior Analyst
Christopher Bierich

Christopher
Bierich

Consultant

Senior Advisor

Rob Gurney

Rob
Gurney

Senior Advisor

Advisory Board

Jaan Albrecht

Jaan
Albrecht

Advisory Board
Suichi Fujimura

Suichi
Fujimura

Advisory Board
Paul Loo

Paul
Loo

Advisory Board
John MacLeod

John
MacLeod

Advisory Board
John McCulloch

John
McCulloch

Advisory Board
What’s next

Talk with us today

Tell us about the challenges your airline is facing and one of our partners with deep experience in the solutions you need will discuss with you how we can help.

“We hope you'll reach out because we're eager to learn how we can serve you.”

David Hoppin
— David Hoppin