Routes Europe 2014

The route development forum for Europe

Marseille, France
6 – 8 April 2014

Route Exchange - Airline Briefings

Route Exchange Airline BriefingsShell Aviation

Route Exchange Airline Briefings are exclusively open to attending airport and tourism authority delegates. Delivered by senior network planners and scheduled over two meeting slots, these briefings provide delegates with an opportunity to gain an insight into their target & current airline partners’ business.

Held in private theatres on the show floor, Route Exchange Airline Briefings are the only place to further develop your understanding of the route planning function of airlines, hear a valuable update on the opportunities the airline feels are out there and gain an understanding of how decision makers at airlines see the market place. A Question & Answer session follows each presentation.

For more information on the Route Exchange please contact Simon Baxendale

The following airlines delivered Route Exchange Briefings at Routes Europe in Marseille:

Monday 7th April



It’s our ambition to be Europe’s preferred short-haul airline.

Paul Croft, Manager - Schedule Development will explain our continued focus on building Europe’s #1 air transport network.  You will gain an insight into what easyJet require from airports, and our key Route & Network Development Principles.



Presented by Henning Lindemann, Manager of Network Planning



Presented by Mr. Tamur Goudarzi Pour, General Manger Commercial MUC 


Air Norstrum/ Iberia Regional


How to restructure and manage crisis! Miguel Oliver, Director Network Planning and Scheduling, will present Air Nostrum/Iberia Regional franchise model explaining how the airline has reinvented itself  in order to face one of the biggest aviation crisis, “the perfect storm”. At the same time will try to clarify how it works with Iberia and which is its role within the IAG group.


Air Berlin 


Presented by Markku Nokkala, VP Network Planning, attendees of this Route Exchange Briefing will find out first-hand about Air Berlins key markets as well as hear details of planned strategic network development and how the airlines likes to work with airports and other stakeholders

Tuesday 8th April



SkyWork Airline

The new CEO, Rolf Hartleb at this recently restructured Bern, Switzerland based regional carrier will outline his plans for a sustainable future. This is set to be an interesting look at a carrier with a promising future!



Hot on the heels of announcing their first European service to Dublin Airport this summer, WestJet’s John Weatherill Director, Network & Schedule Planning & Peter Tong Director Corporate Development and Schedule Planning will present their airline model and brand to the European Market for the first time, making comment on their current evaluation of wide body aircraft. 

Industry Briefings

Monday 7th April


8.30- 09.00

City of Ekaterinburg

“City of Ekaterinburg – connecting Europe and Asia” presented by Mr. Sergey Tushin, Deputy Head for major nationwide and international events, Ekaterinburg City Administration

09.05 -09.35

“Tourism opportunities of the Nizhny Novgorod Region”

“Tourism opportunities of the Nizhny Novgorod Region” presented by Mr. Denis Labuza, Minister for Support and Development of Small Business, Consumer Market and Services, Government of Nizhny Novgorod Region

Tuesday 8th April

10.10- 11.00 

Shell Aviation Industry Briefing presented by Ioannis Topsakalidis- Regional Sales Manager Europe- Shell Aviation