Routes Americas 2016

The route development forum for the Americas

San Juan, Puerto Rico
17 - 19 February 2016

Routes Talks

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Introduction

Taking place on Thursday 18 February, Routes Talks are devoted to providing excellent and engaging content for the Routes Americas audience.

The talks will centre around Tourism, route development and the cruise industry, with our packed programme of speakers delivering interesting and engaging content. Routes talks are of a 20 minute duration and a Q&A will follow each one. 

These programmes are evolving constantly with new speakers and sessions added right up to the event, so please remember to check back here regularly for all the latest updates. 

Programme

  • Nigel Mayes 08:55 - 09:15

    Route Case New York - Martinique by Norwegian Air

    Nigel Mayes , Senior Vice President, Consulting & Product Development, ASM

    Consultancy ASM take a deep dive into the unique new route decision by Norwegian Air to fly from Martinique in the Caribbean to New York. This session, as voted for by Routesonline readers, is for air service development professionals to see some of the reasons why this route was started.

  • Jan Wilken Bellmann 09:45 - 10:05

    Four best practices for airline-destination partnerships

    Jan Wilken Bellmann, Head of Network Development, Long-haul , Condor/Thomas Cook Airline Group

    Veteran airline planner, Wilken Bellman from Condor explains how in-depth partnerships with airports and destinations help the air service process. This session is open for airlines, airports and tourism groups.

  • 10:35 - 10:55

    Six airline-cruise line relationships

    This session explores the increasing need by cruise lines for air lift to fill the increasingly larger cruise ships. The session highlights the fact that Puerto Rico is seeking more air lift, partly to satisfy the needs of cruise lines. Puerto Rico is the largest cruise port in the Caribbean.

  • 11:50 - 12:10

    A Basic Overview of Air Travel Data Sources

    Paul Pederson, Principle Software Developer , Sabre Airline Solutions

    This is an overview of the  primary data sources used today by airline and airport planners.  The presentation starts with the data captured during the shopping experience and how that eventually becomes MIDT, TCN and Sabre’s GDD.  Examples are given of the types of analysis typically performed using each of these data sources.

* Please note like all events, the programme is subject to change.