World Routes 2020

The 26th World Route Development Forum

Milan, Italy
5 - 8 September 2020

Why Attend?

For over 25 years, World Routes has provided the platform for the global route development community to discuss and plan network strategy.

Meetings at World Routes

Engage in business meetings that deliver results

Over 11,000 meetings will take place between senior decision makers from airlines, airports, tourism authorities and aviation stakeholders at the event, that will go on to shape the world’s future air services. Over 70% of World Routes airline delegates believed that meetings held at the event have led to new routes.

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Networking Opportunites

Network with the global route development community

Over 130 countries will be represented in Milan. A programme of informal and formal networking opportunities will enable you to build valuable relationships with senior decision makers from the world’s leading and fastest-growing airlines, airports and aviation stakeholders.

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Airline CEOs

Hear directly from airline CEOs and industry leaders

More than 25 hours of conference content will deliver exclusive insight into the factors driving change and opportunities in the aviation industry. Previous speakers include airBaltic’s CEO & Chairman of the Board, Martin Gauss; Tiger Airways’ CEO, Merren McArthur; and Saudia’s CEO, Jaan Albrecht.

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Who attends?


World Routes brings together senior network planners from leading carriers worldwide, including American Airlines, Lufthansa, China Southern Airlines, Emirates and Qantas. These organisations, along with many other airlines, utilise the event's efficient platform to expand their global contacts and develop network strategy.


Airport companies attending World Routes have unprecedented access to their target airlines. Through a series of face-to-face business meetings, networking functions and the opportunity to exhibit or sponsor, the event offers the world's airport community a direct path to qualified audiences from leading global carriers.

Tourism Authorities

The event also attracts attendance from tourism boards showcasing destinations located across the globe. These organisations maximise the event's platform for driving significant economic growth within a region, often working with their airport partners to present compelling route development business cases to airlines.


In addition to providing a route development platform, World Routes serves the global aviation supplier market, from data companies to fuel suppliers. The event allows these organisations to increase market share and promote their products and services to the industry's leading and fastest-growing companies.

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