First Time Attending?
Is this your first Routes event? Below we have all the information and tips you will need to ensure a successful and enjoyable experience for you and your business.
Routes - Who we are
Our concept is simple: we recognise that route development is a partnership between airlines, airports and tourism authorities. Routes events provide an opportunity for these partners to meet, negotiate and build relationships that will go on to shape the world's future air networks.
Through the global route development forum, Routes World, and our important regional events held in key markets every year, including Routes Americas, Routes organises and operates world-renowned meeting and networking platforms that directly impact the development of future air services around the globe.
What to Expect at our Events?
Meetings form the core of Routes events. Airport and tourism delegates, who register as a meetings delegate, can submit their airline requests from 6 February. The meeting system opens to all other delegates on 16 March.
Time: Between 8:30am-5:40pm, for 20 mins slots
Location: Airline Meetings Halls
The event hospitality programme facilitates the fostering of new business relationships and networking informally with industry partners in spectacular settings
Time: Various throughout the event
Exclusive insights from CEOs and industry heavyweights as they discuss the current state of the industry and the future of air service development in a jam-packed conference programme.
Time: Between 9am-5pm across the 3 days
Location: Keynote Theatre
Hotels and Travel
Do I need a visa to travel to Chicago?
Delegates should check with their local embassy to understand whether a visa is required to travel to Chicago for Routes Americas. Our hosts can provide Visa Invitation letters to support any delegate’s visa application.
How do I book accommodation for this year's event?
Delegates can compare and sort hotels by distance, price and TripAdvisor rating on our dedicated webpage, hosted by our official hotel provider, HotelMap. View and book official hotels in Chicago.
Do I need to do a Covid test before arriving or departing from Chicago?
Please refer to your home country’s specific guidance on travel to USA. If you require a negative PCR test to return to your country of origin, we will be able to provide details for the testing facility nearest to the event.
Below we have listed the most frequently asked questions regarding meetings at Routes Americas.
When and how can I request meetings?
If you have registered as a meetings delegate, you can start to pre-schedule meetings from 6 February 2023 for airline, airport, tourism authority and economic development organisation delegates. For supplier delegates, the meeting request system will open from 16 March 2023.
Who can I request meetings with?
You can request meetings with airlines, airports, tourism authorities, economic development organisations and suppliers.
Where can I find my meeting diary?
Your pre-scheduled meetings diary will be available from 16 March 2023 You will be able to access your meetings diary via the Meeting System and the Routes App.
Any tips for a successful meeting?
1. Keep presentations short and to the point… less is more!
2. Meetings are more than presenting information, they are about building relationships.
3. Understand an airline's network, fleet, business model, alliance relationships and strategy.
4. Present content that is visually appealing and easy to digest.
Below we have listed the most frequently asked questions regarding networking at Routes Americas.
Are there networking opportunities during the event days?
Yes, there are networking sessions and opportunities throughout the event days. You can find the full schedule of these in our event programme
Below we have listed the most frequently asked questions regarding the conference at Routes Americas. Find out more information here.
Do you need to book a place at the conference sessions?
No, you do not need to book to attend any of our conference sessions. You can freely turn up to any sessions you wish to see.
Who will be at the conference?
There are many key leaders and decision-makers who will be speaking at Routes Americas 2023. The confirmed conference schedule and speakers will be available here once live.
Where can I find the Routes App?
The Routes App will be available two weeks ahead of the event. You can find it via any app store by searching Routes Event App.
How do I log into the Routes App?
When the app is available, you will be able to log in using your email address used for registration. You will then receive a verification code to complete your registration.