World Routes 2021

The 26th World Route Development Forum

Milan, Italy
10 - 12 October 2021

Several large-scale tradeshows at the Fiera Milano, which historically have attracted more than 300,000 visitors, have been rescheduled from the beginning of this year to September onwards. We have agreed with the venue and our host partners that  World Routes will now take place on 10-12 October 2021. This will ensure the best possible experience for all our delegates.

The largest and most-established route development event in the world.

For over 25 years, Routes has provided an unrivalled platform for our audience of highly influential route development professionals to discuss and negotiate new and existing air services on a global scale. 

The event provides unique cost and time-saving benefits, attracting the most senior decision-makers from the world's leading airlines, airports, tourism authorities and other aviation stakeholders.

Taking place in Italy for the first time in 20 years, World Routes will be hosted by SEA Milan Airports, in partnership with local stakeholders Lombardy Region, the Municipality of Milan, ENIT - Italian Tourist Board and Bergamo Airport. World Routes will showcase the growth and economic strengths of Milan and the surrounding Lombardy region. As hosts of the 2026 Winter Olympics, the home of one of the largest convention centres in Europe and previous EXPO 2015 hosts, Milan is a thriving international metropolis and the perfect destination for the 26th World Route Development Forum.

"World Routes is the best platform for meetings many airlines & airports and starting the conversation regarding new air services, or to meet with current partners to get a health check on how things are going."

Gretar Mar Gardarsson
Head of Route Development 
Keflavik International Airport - Isavia Ltd

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What to expect at World Routes 

A combination of extensive meeting opportunities, exclusive industry insight and a first-class hospitality programme has made World Routes a must-attend ever for over 25 years. Meet new and existing industry peers, gain valuable insights into what’s happening in the market and present your brand’s marketing messages to a global audience at World Routes.



Forming the core of the event, our 20 minute pre-scheduled meetings provide you with unrivalled opportunities to negotiate future air services with senior decision makers from the world’s fastest-growing carriers.

Conference Programme

Conference Programme

Hear directly from leading experts as they share knowledge and
provide valuable insight into key issues currently affecting the route development community.

Networking Opportunities


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.

Exhibition & Sponsorship


Create a lasting impression on your industry peers by exhibiting at World Routes. Host face-to-face meetings on your stand and surround your key targets with your marketing messages.

"World Routes provides the most efficient way to meet several airlines in a short timespan."

Yil Surehan
Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority
Vice President, Airline Business Development

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

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