World Routes 2018

The 24th World Route Development Forum

Guangzhou, Guangdong Province, China
15 – 18 September 2018

World Routes 2018 took place in Guangzhou, Guangdong Province, China from 15 – 18 September 2018. 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.

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Who attends?

 3,000 Delegates

 300 Airlines

 700 Airports

 130 Tourism Authorities

 110 Countries

 80 Speakers

“World Routes brings together the best collection of airports and airlines, so that makes it essential to attend.”

Chris Jones
Chief Marketing Officer
McCarran International Airport

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 for me THE event that enables us to meet all our main airport contacts and gain valuable insights in what’s happening in the market.”

Jeroen Erdman
Head of Network & Scheduling

Networking Events at World RoutesNetworking events

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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“Valencia had 23 new routes this summer, 19 new routes are planned for next winter. World Routes has been the place to develop them.”

Miguel Angel Perez
Market Manager
Valencia Tourism


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

Peter Bellew Interview

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.

“For us as an airline it is all about efficiency and here at Routes be it World, Europe or elsewhere we are having efficient and productive meetings with our counterparts from across the world.”

Wilken Bellmann
Head of Network Planning and Scheduling

Join the world's airlines, airports, tourism authorities and industry influencers at World Routes 2018. Register your place today and take advantage of the unique cost and time-saving benefits that the event provides.

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