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PANEL DISCUSSION - Turning Crisis to Opportunity

We are thrilled to introduce our distinguished panel, and excited to have a live discussion on challenges in airline strategic planning, and exploring how we can turn crisis to opportunity - how airline scheduling and network planning changed recently, what is here to stay, and what remains to evolve. 

Aaron McGarvey

Director of 

Business Development,

Network and Resource Management


Sebastian Ponce

Sr Director of

Network, Scheduling, and Alliances


Philippe Puech

Director of 

Domestic Network Planning

American Airlines

Brian Streeval

Regional Director of 

Network and Fleet Planning


Aaron McGarvey

Aaron has spent 10 years in commercial aviation, spanning three major global airlines across numerous commercial functions. Starting his career at Qantas in Sydney Australia, he spent 5 years working in network planning, revenue management and pricing positions before moving to Etihad’s revenue management department in the UAE. From Etihad he moved to Finnair, taking up a position in the network management department as a Network Analysis Manager.

Currently he serves as a director in the network management team, leading the work to define Finnair’s network strategy in a world where COVID and the inability to operate optimal routings, impact Finnair’s key markets and network structure

Sebastian Ponce

Sebastian currently runs the Network and Alliances department for Air Transat, and continues to build the department since his joining Air Transat 3 years ago. Before that, Sebastian was working within Air France for more than 10 years at several commercial and strategy positions, such as Airport Strategy, Finance and Revenue Management. He is an engineer and currently about to complete an Executive MBA at McGill HEC Montreal.

Philippe Puech

Philippe is responsible for the development of American Airlines’ domestic network strategy. He has been with AA since 2013 in various Commercial and Strategy roles. Philippe grew up in Paris, France and holds Master’s degrees in Corporate Finance, Risk Management & Actuarial Sciences from a French Grande Ecole and an MBA from the University of Michigan

Brian T Streeval

Brian Streeval is a Regional Director at Boeing  in Network and Fleet Planking, assisting airlines throughout the world in achieving best practices in these areas.

Brian began his career at the former US Airways in revenue management in 1998, helping the carrier achieve profitability in highly competitive Florida leisure markets . He subsequently entered consulting as a Director with The Boyd Group International primarily assisting medium and small communities attract air service from major airlines. Brian’s then transitioned his career to Network Planning where he assumed a role at Delta Air Lines in planning, forecasting and monitoring the performance of the carrier’s widebodynetwork between the US and Africa, Asia and Europe.  From there, Brian continued to low fare carrier Southwest Airlines where he ultimately became responsible for the flight timing and scheduling of the carrier’s 4,000+ daily flights.  Brian joined Boeing’s Network and Fleet Planning department after serving as Manager, Airline Consulting with the International Air Transport Association (IATA) based in Geneva, Switzerland.

Brian has a Bachelor's in Economics and Russian Studies from Trinity University in the United States.

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