World Routes 2017

The 23rd World Route Development Forum

Barcelona, Catalonia
23 – 26 September 2017

World Routes 2017 took place in Barcelona, Catalonia from 23 – 26 September 2017. Routes World 2024 will take place in Kingdom of Bahrain from 6 – 8 October 2024. View all our other upcoming route development events.

World Routes 2018

World Routes is the global meeting place for every airline, airport and aviation stakeholder.

The event presents an unrivalled platform for route development professionals to discuss, develop and plan network strategy. Providing unique cost and time saving benefits, World Routes is a 'must attend' event and attracts the most senior decision makers from the world’s leading aviation organisations.

Who attends?

 3,000 Delegates

 300 Airlines

  700 Airports

 130 Tourism Authorities

 110 Countries

 80 Speakers

“World Routes is a unique opportunity to meet senior executives from other airlines and from airports, in a very effective format.”

Giorgio Callegari
Deputy General Director for Strategy and Alliances

Face-to-face meetings

Over three concentrated business days, 3,000 delegates will take part in over 13,000 face-to-face meetings to discuss new and existing air services.

pre-scheduled meetings

Pre-scheduled meetings

Information for airlines, airports and tourism authorities, who are able to request and schedule meetings ahead of the event.

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City Pair Meetings

City pair meetings

Airports and tourism authorities will be able to request up to 8 city pair meetings, at no additional cost.

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On-Site Meeting System

On-site meeting requests

Available to all attending delegates, the On-site Meeting System provides real-time updates and around-the-clock functionality.

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“World Routes is one of our most important touchpoints in the year with our airline customers. We really value personal contact and Routes offers the ideal setting for that!”

Marcel Lekkerkerk
Director Aviation Marketing 
Amsterdam Airport Schiphol

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Designed to maximise business development and networking opportunities, the hospitality programme provides an informal setting for delegates to foster new and develop existing business relationships.

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“The networking opportunities are one of the key attractions to the event, these allow you to catch up with not just your regional airline and airport partners but your contacts from around the globe!”

Carol Hewitt
Director, Route Development
Edmonton International Airport


Industry experts will provide a valuable insight into key air service development issues currently affecting the route development community. 

World Routes brings together top-level speakers from across the sphere of aviation, including airlines, airports, destinations, aircraft manufacturers and more, to discuss the most pressing issues facing aviation now and beyond.

Confirmed speakers include: 

Willie Walsh

Willie Walsh


Skuli Mogensen

Skúli Mogensen

CEO & Founder

Giorgio Callegari

Giorgio Callegari

Deputy CEO

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“World Routes is great to get new contacts and to negotiate directly about the current issues regarding a new destination or exisiting services.”

Andreas Daskulidis
Manager, Network Planning Long-Haul Routes

Join the world's airlines, airports, tourism authorities and industry influencers at World Routes 2017. Register your place today and take advantage of the unique cost and time saving benefits that the event provides.

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