World Routes 2021

The 26th World Route Development Forum

Milan, Italy • 10 – 12 October 2021 |
Virtual • 18 – 20 October 2021

World Routes 2021 took place in Milan, Italy and Virtual from 10 – 12 October 2021. Routes World 2024 will take place in Kingdom of Bahrain from 6 – 8 October 2024. View all our other upcoming route development events.

Routes is more determined than ever to bring together the global route development community this year in Milan.

With millions of jobs and national economies dependent on a strong restart of the air transport sector, World Routes 2021 will deliver the event where the route development community can reunite and redefine the world’s route networks. Dedicated in-person (10-12 October) and virtual (18-20 October) event days at this year’s World Routes will ensure that every route development stakeholder can participate in the event. 

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What to expect at World Routes 

By consistently uniting decision-makers from the global route development community, World Routes has made a real impact on the world's air services - over 3,500 new air services are connected to meetings at Routes events in the last three years alone. 

Dedicated in-person and virtual event days combining extensive meeting opportunities, exclusive industry insight and first-class networking opportunities makes World Routes a must-attend event.



Forming the core of the event, our 20-minute pre-scheduled meetings provide you with unrivalled opportunities to negotiate future air services with senior airline decision-makers.

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Conference Programme

Joszef Varadi

Hear directly from airline CEOs and association leaders as they outline the actions that must be taken to stimulate the recovery during the World Routes conference programme.

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Networking Opportunities


Designed to maximise business development, the hospitality programme and virtual networking opportunities will support you in fostering new and developing existing business relationships.

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Exhibition & Sponsorship

Exhibition Opportunities at World Routes

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.

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"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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