Voting is now open for Routesonline readers to nominate the people who have made the biggest impact on route development.
The new individual award will be open to specialists from airports, airlines, tourism authorities and other stakeholders who have had a significant impact on the creation of new air services.
New for 2017, the category will shine a spotlight on the people who deserve recognition. That could be securing a critical route for an airport, profitably expanding an airline's network, leading a successful destination marketing campaign, or any other achievements in the past 12 months.
Shortlisted entrants will be profiled in Routes magazines and online, while the winner will be presented with their award at World Routes 2017.