Skift Aviation Forum

November 1, 2023

Omni Fort Worth
Fort Worth, TX

Robert Isom, American Airlines CEO speaking on stage with Edward Russell, Editor, Skift Airline Weekly at Skift Aviation Forum 2022

Charting New Territory

Skift Aviation Forum 2023 will take place in-person in Fort Worth, TX, bringing together CEOs and senior executives from across the airline industry to discuss the future of aviation in this can’t miss airline industry event.

Join us for a day of fast-paced, deep dive conversations into the business of aviation, combining Skift’s editorial viewpoint, extensive research insights, and broader travel industry knowledge with the depth and authority of Airline Weekly — the highly influential global business newsletter consumed by CEOs and senior executives every week across the airline industry.

In this second in-person edition of Skift Aviation Forum, we will explore new opportunities, changing expectations, emerging technologies, and big ideas for the decade ahead.

Skift Live Event attendees watching live talks on stage. Image shows audience member taking photographs of the stage.
SAF 2022 attendees networking during opening night reception.

This Day-Long Forum Will Focus On:

  • CEO View: What Are the Big Opportunities and Challenges Ahead? 
  • Network Planning and Evolving to Meet New Traveler Demands
  • Can Airlines Smooth Out Operations and Strength Consumer Trust?
  • What Can Aviation Do to Improve the Labor Outlook? 
  • Will the Industry Embrace Technology to Solve Legacy Problems?
  • What Are the Ways Loyalty Programs Will Evolve and Drive Airline Revenue? 
  • How Are Fleets Expanding and Modernizing to Become More Sustainable? 
  • Are Airports and Airlines Ready for the Big Long-Haul Rebound? 

Why attend?

Connect with peers from across the aviation industry during multiple networking opportunities. Learn from top creatives and executives during exclusive interview sessions and talks. Chart your path forward for 2023 and beyond based on your conversations and experiences at the Forum.

Who should join?

Skift Aviation Forum attendees are a mix of both experienced veterans and forward-thinking newcomers that seek greater insight into the business of travel. Since we started our events program in 2014, we’ve welcomed over 21,000 attendees from all over the world.

Read more about attendees in the story Skift Forums: Behind the Numbers.

Latest Updates:

New Date and Venue Announced: November 1 in Fort Worth, TX

After a highly successful in-person Aviation Forum last year, we are thrilled to return to Texas on November 1, 2023 to the elegant Omni Fort Worth located in the heart of downtown Fort Worth. We’ll have an opening evening event on October 31. Join us for this year’s Skift Aviation Forum and see what it is quickly…

Where is it?

We are returning to the Dallas-Fort Worth area for this year’s Skift Aviation Forum for the can’t-miss airline industry event. This year, SAF will be held at the luxurious and elegant Omni Fort Worth located in the heart of downtown Fort Worth, Texas.


Agenda for Skift Aviation Forum 2023

Opening Reception on October 31

8:45 AM

Conference Welcome

With Rafat Ali

9:00 AM

Fireside Chat with an Aviation Leader

9:30 AM

Panel Discussion

10:10 AM

Fireside Chat with an Industry Insider

10:30 AM


11:00 AM

Conversation with Aviation Pioneers

11:50 AM

Fireside Chat with an Industry Leader

12:15 PM

Panel discussion with Network Insiders

12:45 PM


1:45 PM

Skift Research Presentation

2:15 PM

Panel Discussion with Leaders in Aviation

2:45 PM

Conversation with Customer Service Leadership

3:15 PM


3:45 PM

Panel Discussion with Loyalty Insiders

4:25 PM

Fireside Chat with an Industry Insider

4:50 PM

Conversation with an Aviation Insider

Details on speakers coming in early 2023. Watch sessions from 2022, below.

Early-Bird Pricing

There are a limited number of Early-Bird tickets available for Skift Aviation Forum, after which the full price of $995 will apply to Solo Tickets and $850 for Group Tickets.

Solo Ticket

1 person

Register now for an in-person ticket to the event.


Group Tickets

2-6 people

Bring the team to Texas and take your company to the next level.

From $695 Each

Please read our FAQ for details about refunds, safety procedures, and other details.

Subscriber Benefits

Subscribers to Skift Research, Skift Pro, Daily Lodging Report, and Airline Weekly receive discounts off full-price tickets to in-person events. Visit our Subscriber Benefits page to find your discount code.

Online Attendees

In early October 2023, we will offer a limited number of online-only tickets, exclusive to Skift subscribers.

Startup Discounts

A limited number of tickets are available to startups. You can apply for up to two tickets per company by filling out the Skift Live Startups form.

Educator and Non-Profits Discounts

A limited number of tickets are available to educators and employees of non-profit groups. You can apply for up to two tickets per company by filling out the Skift Live Educators and Non-Profits form.

Watch 2022 Skift Aviation Forum Sessions on Demand

Use link in top right to view full playlist