The route development forum for the Americas
• 4 - 6 February 2020
About the Hosts
The 13th Routes Americas event will be hosted by Indianapolis International Airport, Visit Indy and the Indiana Economic Development Corporation.
Indianapolis International Airport
The Indianapolis Airport Authority manages eight airports in Central Indiana, with Indianapolis International Airport serving as the international gateway to the city. IND experienced record passenger traffic both domestically and internationally in 2018, with nearly 9 million passengers traveling through Airports Council International’s “Best Airport in North America” six years running. Thanks to significant increases in airlift since 2014, IND now services 145 daily flights to 50 nonstop destinations, including Paris and the entire U.S. West coast.
IAA continues to eye new domestic and international routes, with $20 million in support pledged from the State of Indiana to invest in recruiting more international flights.
IND is proud to be the first LEED certified airport in the US and home to the largest airport-based solar farm in the world. As the first airport designed after 9/11, IND combines state-of-the-art security measures with smart design and an emphasis on public art.
The mission of Visit Indy is to increase Indianapolis economic growth through tourism. According to Rockport Analytics, 28.6 million visitors provide $5.2 billion in total economic impact annually, generate $719 million in state and local taxes, and support 80,600 full-time-equivalent jobs in Central Indiana.
The Circle City looks forward to welcoming you to a thriving Midwest destination with rich cultural neighborhoods like Mass Ave and Fletcher Place, lineup of major sporting events from the iconic Indy 500 to NCAA Final Fours, hot culinary scene capitalizing on the surrounding agriculture, renowned museums like the world’s largest children’s museum, unmatched walkability to restaurants and attractions in the downtown core, internationally-acclaimed Indianapolis Cultural Trail, and expansive green spaces like White River State Park.
Indiana Economic Development Corporation
The Indiana Economic Development Corporation helps businesses launch, grow and locate in the state, leading the state’s economic development efforts including performance-based tax credits, workforce training grants, innovation and entrepreneurship resources, public infrastructure assistance, and talent attraction and retention efforts.
Read our Message from the Governor to find out more.