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Largest Route Development Forum in the Americas to Open in Nassau

Posted 14/02/2012 - Viewed 2743 time(s)

In just five days time the 5th Routes Americas event will take place in Nassau & Paradise Island, The Bahamas.  The event will be hosted by Nassau Airport Development Company (NADC) and their key partners Atlantis and the Nassau Paradise Island Promotion Bureau. 

This year’s Routes Americas event will be attended by more airlines and airports than any previous event, confirming Routes Americas’ position as the largest commercial aviation event for the entire Americas region.

60 airlines, more than ever before, are currently registered to attend the event which has attracted a wide range of carriers.  US airlines, American Airlines, US Airways, and United Airlines will all be in attendance as well as the top low-cost carriers in the US (JetBlue, Southwest Airlines, and Spirit).  The three largest airlines in Latin America (GOL, LAN, and TAM) have also confirmed that they will be in Nassau for the event along with a strong Canadian presence which includes Westjet, Air Transat, and Sunwing.  There will also be a significant attendance by airlines from other parts of the world such as British Airways, TUI and Monarch Airlines who are the latest airline to register.

Nigel Mayes, VP & Commercial for Routes explains:  “The growth of this event mirrors the growth in the economic climate within the Americas and the demand from the air service development community to meet at one event for the entire region.    Routes Americas is the most significant platform where air links both within and across continents can be discussed and new air services are born.”

“Nassau Airport Development Company is delighted to be the host airport for Routes Americas 2012,” says Stewart Steeves, President and CEO of Nassau Airport Development Company.  Steeves Continues:  “As an airport that is building for the future, we are especially pleased to be able to have approximately 60 airlines from around the world see first-hand how we are building to meet the demands of the destination and to serve their needs.”

“The importance of Nassau as the gateway or hub for the islands of The Bahamas cannot be over-stated” commented David Johnson, Director General of the Bahamas Ministry of Tourism & Aviation adding:  “The fact that this is an Americas forum is important to note, because we can now claim to be firmly connected to the Americas, with the addition of the COPA service from Panama City, directly connecting the islands of The Bahamas to South America, Central America and closing the circle around the United States of America, Canada and the Caribbean.”

This year’s Routes Americas will also see several airports attending the event for the first time with registrations from Gulfport-Biloxi Regional Airport Authority, Charlottetown Airport Authority, Columbus Regional Airport Authority, Kansas City International Airport, Fort Lauderdale Hollywood International Airport, Reno-Tahoe Airport Authority, Lakeland Linder Regional Airport and, most recently Hartsfield - Jackson Atlanta International Airport.  


Notes to Editors

About Routes

  • Routes organises world-renowned airline and airport networking events through its regional and global Route Development Forums. Each year, there is one global event and one regional event in Asia, Africa, Europe, the Americas and CIS respectively.
  • Routes was founded in 1995 as part of the Manchester UK‐based ASM Ltd., a consultancy specialising in the field of route development for airports. www.asm‐
  • Routes and ASM were acquired by UBM Aviation Worldwide Ltd in August 2010.  Routes is a UBM Aviation brand. UBM Aviation specialises in the supply of data and information products, market intelligence, news and events related to the global aviation industry. More information can be found at 

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Victoria Jones

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UBM Aviation Routes Limited

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