BAA to Host its Business Travel Advisory Group Meeting

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (August 18, 2021) – The Birmingham Airport Authority is hosting a business travel advisory group meeting on Thursday, September 9, 2021, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. with air service consultant Joseph Pickering of Mead & Hunt to provide a forum for travelers from the business community for candid conversation concerning travel readiness, as well as a discussion of the state of the aviation industry as the Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport navigates the air service impacts of COVID-19. This meeting will provide a unique opportunity to understand what Birmingham companies are thinking about post-pandemic business travel recovery.

“Over the past months, we have seen a positive trend with a steady increase in leisure travelers, however, while leisure travel has rebounded, business travel lags behind,” said Ronald F. Mathieu, Birmingham Airport Authority President and CEO. “Our hope with this meeting is to assess the travel readiness of Birmingham-area business travelers and hear first-hand their thoughts, concerns, and plans for resuming corporate travel as this feedback is valuable in our talks with our airline partners.”

During the meeting, Joseph Pickering of Mead & Hunt will share updates on the aviation industry and Birmingham’s current air service demands and passenger traffic. Lunch and a special behind-the-scenes tour will be provided. Space is limited and advanced registration is required.

Who should attend:

  • Frequent Business Travelers
  • Corporate Travel Managers
  • Key Leaders of the Large Travel Agencies and Tour Operators
  • Key Business Community CEOs and Leaders
  • Local City/County Government Officials
  • Local Media


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About Joseph Pickering

Joseph Pickering leads the Air Service Consulting practice at Mead & Hunt and specializes in air service initiatives related to retention and expansion of strategic domestic and international routes. Joseph’s areas of expertise include air service retention and expansion, stakeholder involvement, market and route analyses, strategic plans, airline pricing, and revenue management. Joseph has been with Mead & Hunt for over 15 years. Prior to joining Mead & Hunt, he worked in the route planning departments at Delta Air Lines and America West Airlines (now American Airlines).


About Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport

As Alabama’s largest commercial airport, Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport has served as a gateway to the sky for 90 years. Governed by the Birmingham Airport Authority, the airport continues to be a catalyst for growth and economic development for the entire region. For more information, visit or follow BHM on FacebookTwitterInstagram, and LinkedIn.