World Routes 2019

The 25th World Route Development Forum

Adelaide, Australia
21 – 24 September 2019

World Routes 2019 took place in Adelaide, Australia from 21 – 24 September 2019. Routes World 2024 will take place in Kingdom of Bahrain from 6 – 8 October 2024. View all our other upcoming route development events.

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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 on a global scale. 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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“Our team heard business cases from over 75 airports and destinations at World Routes 2018. It is an unmissable opportunity for us to meet and negotiate with our industry partners. World Routes is a fixed event in our calendar – see you in Adelaide!”

Gabriel Schmilovich
Director Network Strategy, Development & Planning

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 gives Birmingham a great platform to showcase just what our airport and the wider region has to offer.  Having so many airlines in one place is a brilliantly cost effective way to catch up with both existing partners and partners of the future.”

Tom Screen
Acting Aviation Director
Birmingham Airport

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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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“By exhibiting at World Routes, we at Copenhagen Airport believe that we can achieve excellent exposure to the major players and senior leaders in the industry. As a mid-sized airport, we have to fight for our position and a strong visibility at World Routes helps us to do just that.”

Simon Nathan
Senior Manager, Commercial Strategy and Route Development
Copenhagen Airports A/S


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

Conference Programme

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.

“World Routes is the place to be to catch up with the airline industry. Amsterdam Airport Schiphol has over 60 airline meetings and 35 airport meetings in the space of three days. No wonder that Amsterdam has attended all the Routes events since it all started way back in 1995.

Wilco Sweijen
Director Route & Business Development
Amsterdam Airport Schiphol

Join the world's airlines, airports, tourism authorities and industry influencers at World Routes 2019. Register your place today and take advantage of the unique cost and time-saving benefits that the event provides.

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