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Lima as 2010 Host for the Only Network Planning Event for All The Americas - Routes Americas

Posted 17/02/2009 - Viewed 2487 time(s)

LIMA AS 2010 HOST FOR THE ONLY NETWORK PLANNING EVENT FOR ALL THE AMERICAS - ROUTES AMERICAS 

Cancun, Mexico, 17 February 2009

The Route Development Group (RDG) has announced that the 3rd Routes Americas is to be held in Lima, Peru. Taking place on the 14th-16th of February 2010, this only network planning event for all the Americas will be hosted by Lima Airport Partners (LAP). 

"Having the honour of hosting Routes Americas in 2010 gives us the opportunity to demonstrate not only what Peru can offer as a destination, and the advantages that Lima has as a South American hub, but also our commitment towards route development in our region," commented Jaime Daly, LAP's CEO. "Routes Americas 2010 will prove that doing business in this region is good business, despite the crisis, and will give us airports the chance to attract airlines that have traditionally looked towards the East."

Created to operate, maintain, develop and expand the infrastructure of the Jorge Chávez International Airport in Lima, LAP was awarded a 30-year concession that began in February 2001. In only eight years, Lima Airport has been transformed, becoming not only a world class airport, but also one of the fastest growing operations in the region. The number of passengers grew from 4 million in 2001 to 8.3 million in 2008.

With an investment of US$130 million, LAP remodelled the airport and reopened it in 2005 with seven passenger boarding bridges, an HBS system, new cargo facilities and more parking positions. In January 2009 the second phase of the expansion was inaugurated: 19 passenger loading bridges, 63 commercial establishments, and additional conveyor belt at international arrivals and more aircraft parking positions.

Following on from the phenomenal success of this year's event in Cancun, the 2010 forum promises to be even bigger and better. The strategic location of the Jorge Chávez International Airport at the centre of South America makes it an important point of interconnection for passengers from all over the world and therefore a great location for the premier airport/airline networking event in the region. "The airport's location coupled with LAP's growing route network, which serves North America and offers connections across South America, makes Lima the ideal location for Routes Americas -the only network planning event that recognises the vital interdependence of the North, South and Central America markets," comments David Stroud, COO of RDG. 

The announcement comes at the end of the 2nd Routes Americas in Cancun, Mexico. To find out more or to secure your place at next year's strategically important event, visit www.routesonline.com.