World Routes 2015

The 21st World Route Development Forum

Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
19 – 22 September 2015

First Time Attendees

World Routes, the World Route Development Forum, is the largest and most important commercial aviation event of its kind. The event attracts senior decision makers from across the globe positioning it as the must attend event for all those interested in meeting with the industry's key players.

In 2015 World Routes is expected to attract over 3,000 delegates representing 300 airlines, 800 airports and 200 tourism authorities along with a number of other industry stakeholders to discuss the future of air service development.  The event consists of four main elements:


Airlines, airports and tourism authorities have the opportunity to meet and discuss both new market opportunities and existing services at pre-scheduled Face-to-Face meetings. These meetings are arranged online prior to the event based on delegate requests, and a personal diary is issued on arrival available as a paper copy or via the World Routes Smartphone App.

Scheduling for World Routes 2015 will open on 1st June.  Delegates will then have access to the system until 4th September when scheduling closes, meaning that meeting requests can be submitted and amended at any time. 


Routes events encourage all delegates to network as much as possible and this is facilitated in a number of ways: 

  • Formal Face-to-Face meetings either pre-scheduled or arranged via the on-site Extra Meetings System that allows all delegates to request meetings with other delegates during the event itself;
  • A number of hospitality events including the Host Welcome Reception and Networking Evening along with lunches and refreshment breaks during the working days of the event. This social programme allows business networking in a more informal environment;

 World Routes Strategy Summit

World Routes Strategy Summit is a two day high level conference, bringing together over 70 speakers from across the aviation industry and providing delegates with the opportunity to engage and interact with speakers and topics alike. The Strategy Summit Programme promises to deliver excellent and relevant content to all attendees.

Route Exchange Briefings

Delivered by senior network planners and exclusively open to attending airports and tourism authorities, Route Exchange Briefings are an opportunity for attendees to gain a unique insight into the planning structure of the airline along with an overview of the carriers, allowing them to view, first-hand, what information the airline requires from the airports and destinations when making route proposals.