First Time Attendees

This year marks the inaugural Routes Middle East & Africa event, which will gather senior air service decision makers from across the Middle East and Africa regions, positioning it as the must attend event for all those interested in meeting with the industry's key players.

Routes Middle East & Africa is expected to attract over 70 airlines, 70 airports and 15 tourism authorities along with a number of other industry stakeholders from across the region to discuss air service development.  The event consists of four main elements:


Airlines, airports and tourism authorities from both the Africa and Middle East regions and beyond have the opportunity to meet and discuss both new market opportunities and existing services at pre-scheduled Face-to-Face meetings. These meetings are arranged online prior to the event based on delegate requests, and a personal diary is issued on arrival available as a paper copy.


Routes events encourage all delegates to network as much as possible and this is facilitated in a number of ways:

  •   Formal Face-to-Face meetings either pre-scheduled or arranged via the on-site Extra Meetings System that allows all delegates to request meetings with other delegates during the event itself;
  •   A number of hospitality events including the Host Welcome Reception and Networking Evening along with lunches and refreshment breaks during the working days of the event. This social programme allows business networking in a more informal environment; 

Routes Middle East & Africa Strategy Summit

Taking place on Sunday 31st May 2015 and open to all attending delegates, The Routes Middle East & Africa Strategy Summit will open the event in Bahrain. The Strategy Summit will provide a valuable insight into aviation across the region as panels of leading industry experts take part in a number of moderator led discussions addressing key air service development issues effecting commercial aviation across the entire region.

Route Exchange Airline Briefings

Delivered by senior network planners and exclusively open to attending airports and tourism authorities, Route Exchange Airline Briefings are an opportunity for attendees to gain a unique insight into the planning structure of the airline along with an overview of the carriers, allowing them to view, first-hand, what information the airline requires from the airports and destinations when making route proposals.