How to attend and benefits
As usual, Routes in 2009 is timed for September, coordinated with the planning cycle and slot application process. All types of airlines attend Routes; network carriers, low cost carriers, regional operators, cargo and charter airlines from five continents as well as many European Slot Co-ordinators.
At Routes, airline route planners meet face-to-face with airport marketing executives to discuss new business opportunities. In these challenging times for the airline industry, the meetings also offer an ideal opportunity to review the performance of established services, stimulating joint ideas to increase revenue and reduce costs.
Airports are now recognized as a vital part of the route development process and Routes is the key annual opportunity for the global airport community to showcase their market potential to you, the airline. Attendees range from the largest world hubs to the smallest regional airports.
How does Routes work for an airline?
At Routes you will have your own allocated table where you can discuss opportunities with airports and, if you so choose, meet other airlines. The Routes team will prepare your Personal Diary, which will evolve as the event proceeds.
Airports can help with your network planning by providing key information such as catchment area characteristics, traffic forecasts, competitive pricing arrangements and, often, full route viability studies. Routes also provides airlines with the opportunity to review the performance of existing routes and to discuss the levels of capacity presently offered, together with any marketing support opportunities that may be available.
In addition to meetings with airports, the Routes team can arrange for airlines to meet other airlines to discuss commercial opportunities such as code-sharing, schedule co-ordination, interline agreements, alliance synergies and spare aircraft availability.
Airline-to-Slot Co-ordinator Meetings
The slot co-ordinators will have their own table and will be on hand to give airlines advice on slot availability on the airports they cover.
The list of Coordinators attending so far is as follows:
Airport Coordination Denmark and Iceland
Airport Coordination UK
Schedule Coordination Austria
Slot Coordination Prague