About Routes

The Routes business is focused entirely on aviation route development and the company's portfolio includes events, media and online businesses. 

The company organises and operates world-renowned airline and airport networking events through its regional and World Route Development Forums. They are held in key markets throughout the year in AsiaEurope and the Americas.

These events are supported by the online platform for air service development, Route Exchange, which provides airports with the ability to promote their market opportunities and acts as the airline industry's central source of market data and route development information.

Routes also has other key industry media including a daily online newsletter, the Routes Digest, and the world air service development magazine, Routes News. Our news and analysis is written by our content team, whilst all of our breaking route announcements come through our Airlineroute blog.

Register with us today, create your free personal profile and start connecting with the route development community online. Visit our events listing for a full list of upcoming events, find out all the latest route development news and analysis in our news area, listen to our latest podcasts and sign-up to Route Exchange for more opportunities to expand your network and join a global community of air service development professionals.

Routes is part of the Aviation Week Network and is an Informa business.


Previous and future World Routes events

Previous and future regional events

Routes Asia

  • Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, hosted by Malaysia Airports for 3 years in 2003-2005 
  • Pattaya, Thailand, 9-11 April 2006, hosted by Airports of Thailand Public Company Limited 
  • Hainan, China, 25-27 March 2007, hosted by Hainan Meilan International Airport 
  • Macau, China, 11-13 April 2008, hosted by Macau International Airport  
  • Hyderabad, India, 29-31 March 2009, hosted by Hyderabad Rajiv Gandhi International Airport (GMR Group). 
  • Adelaide, Australia, 18-20 April 2010, hosted by Adelaide Airport 
  • Incheon, South Korea, 27-29 March 2011, hosted by Incheon International Airport Corporation
  • Chengdu, China, 15-17 April 2012, hosted by Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport
  • Mumbai, India, 17-19 March 2013, hosted by GVK Mumbai International Airport
  • Sarawak, Malaysia, 9-11 March 2014, hosted by Ministry of Tourism Sarawak and co-hosted by Malaysia Airports Holdings Berhad
  • Kunming, China, 15 - 17 March 2015, hosted by Yunnan Airport Group
  • Manila, Philippines, 6-8 March 2016, hosted by the Philippine Department of Tourism
  • Okinawa, Japan, 19-21 March 2017, hosted by Okinawa Prefecture
  • Brisbane, Australia, 18-20 March 2018, hosted by Brisbane Airport, Brisbane Marketing, Tourism & Events Queensland and Tourism Australia
  • Cebu, Philippines, 10-12 March 2019, hosted by the Philippine Department of Tourism
  • Chiang Mai, Thailand, 2-4 June 2021, hosted by Airports of Thailand AOT

Routes Africa/Middle East & Africa

Routes Europe

  • Warsaw, Poland, 21-23 May 2006, hosted by PPL 
  • Sofia, Bulgaria, 13-15 May 2007, hosted by Sofia International Airport  
  • Porto, Portugal, 11 - 13 May 2008, hosted by ANA - Aeroportos de Portugal 
  • Prague, Czech Republic 17-19 May 2009, hosted by Prague Airport 
  • Toulouse, France, 13 -15 May 2010, hosted by Toulouse Airport 
  • Cagliari, Sardinia 8-10 May 2011, hosted by Cagliari Airport
  • Tallinn, Estonia 20-22 May 2012, hosted by Tallinn Airport
  • Budapest, Hungary, 12-14 May 2013, hosted by Budapest Airport
  • Marseille, France, 6-8 April 2014, hosted by Marseille Provence Airport
  • Aberdeen, Scotland, 12-14 April 2015, hosted by Aberdeen City and Shire
  • Kraków, Poland, 23-26 April 2016, hosted by Kraków Airport
  • Belfast, Northern Ireland, 23-25 2017, hosted by Invest Northern Ireland and Visit Belfast
  • Bilbao, Basque Country, 22-24 April 2018, hosted by Basquetour and The Basque Government
  • Hannover, Germany, 8-10 April 2019, hosted by Hannover Airport, with the support of Lower Saxony state government and Hannover City Council
  • Bergen, Norway, 10-12 May 2021, hosted by Avinor
  • Lodz, Poland, April 2022, hosted by Lodz Airport

Routes Americas

Routes CIS/Silk Road

TakeOff North America

  • Memphis, Tennessee, USA 29-30 October 2018, event supported by Memphis International Airport and Memphis Tourism
  • Orlando/Sanford, Florida, USA 28-29 October 2019, event supported by Orlando Sanford International Airport
  • Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA 26-27 October 2020, event supported by Baton Rouge Metro Airport (BTR), Visit Baton Rouge and Louisiana Office of Tourism