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Airline List Announced for Routes Americas

Posted 17/12/2009 - Viewed 5447 time(s)

 - For Immediate Release -


Manchester, December 2009

An impressive list of more than 50 global full service, charter and cargo airlines have confirmed their attendance at the third annual Routes Americas, to be hosted next year by Lima Airports Partners in Lima, Peru on 14 - 16th of February.

At present the registered airlines include American Airlines, Varig Airlines, Monarch Airlines, Mexicana, US Airways, World Airways, TUI Group Airlines and Spirit Air. Sallyanne Cliff, Routes Americas' Event Leader commented: "The number and calibre of the airlines already registered to attend Lima is testament to the importance that people within the region's air service industry place on Routes Americas."

Brian Council, Manager International Route Planning at US Airways, added: "We really value the business opportunities on offer at Routes Americas; it provides great networking possibilities where we can meet with influential people within the industry. We are excited about the variety we have come to expect from a Routes event."

The opportunities offered to delegates at the event include two full days of focused airline/airport/tourism authority meetings; a full speaker programme including speeches by key industry figures including Alex de Gunten, Executive Director at ALTA , John Kirby from AirTran Airways and Carlos Criado, Commercial Director of Quiport who are currently building the new Quito International Airport. For the second time, the regional heat of the acclaimed Routes Airport Marketing Awards will take place at the gala dinner of the event.

For further information or to register your interest to attend, please visit

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Notes to Editors

Full list of registered airlines:

Aerolineas Argentinas Full Service / Network Argentina

Aeromexico Full Service / Network Mexico

Aeromexico Connect Regional Mexico

Aerorepublica S.a. Full Service / Network

Aerosur Full Service / Network

AirTran Low Cost

American Airlines Full Service / Network United States

American Eagle Airlines Inc. Full Service / Network

Arkefly Charter Netherlands

Austral Lineas Aereas S.a. Full Service / Network Argentina

Avianca-TACA Full Service / Network Colombia

Azal Azerbaijan Airlines Full Service / Network Azerbaijan

Click Mexicana Low Cost Mexico

Copa Airlines Flag Panama

Corsairfly Charter France

Daniel Reyes Wholesale Tour Operator Tour Operators Uruguay

Eastern Airlines Regional United States

Global Aviation Holdings All Business United States

Gol Transportes Aereos S.a. Full Service / Network Brazil

Isleña Airlines - TACA Full Service / Network

Jetairfly Charter Belgium

La Costeña - TACA Full Service / Network Nicaragua

Lacsa - TACA Full Service / Network Costa Rica

Lan Airlines S.a. Full Service / Network Chile

Lan Argentina Full Service / Network Argentina

Lan Cargo S.a. Cargo Chile

Lan Chile Full Service / Network Chile

Lan Ecuador Full Service / Network Ecuador

Lan Express Full Service / Network Chile

Mexicana Full Service / Network Mexico

Mexicana Link Regional Mexico

Monarch Airlines Charter United Kingdom

North American Airlines Inc. Full Service / Network

Pluna Lineas Aereas Uruguayas S.a. Full Service / Network Uruguay

Sansa Regional Full Service / Network

Sky Airline Full Service / Network

Spirit Airlines Low Cost United States

Taca International Airlines S.a. Full Service / Network Brazil

Taca Peru Full Service / Network

TACA Regional Full Service / Network

Tam Linhas Aereas S.a. Full Service / Network Brazil

TAM Paraguay Full Service / Network Paraguay

TAME Full Service / Network Ecuador

Thomson Airways Charter United Kingdom

Tropic Air Ltd Full Service / Network

TUI Travel PLC Tour Operators Netherlands

Tuifly Nordic Charter Sweden Low Cost Germany

US Airways Inc. Full Service / Network United States

Varig Full Service / Network

Volaris Low Cost Mexico

World Airways Cargo United States

About The Host

 Lima Airport Partners (LAP) is the private operator of the "Jorge Chavez" International Airport. LAP is comprised of the following associations and relevant percentage share: Fraport AG., Operator of Frankfurt Airport amongst other important airports from around the world (Egypt, Bulgaria, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, China, Senegal and India) with 70.01%; The International Finance Corporation - IFC (the abbreviation) - of the World Bank with 19.99%; and the Infrastructure Investment Fund, Public Services and Natural Resources, administered by AC Capitals SAFI S.A., with 10%. Up to now, LAP has invested over US$ 261 million in modernizing the International Airport of Jorge Chavez and has transferred more than US$527 million back to the Peruvian State during 8 years of privatization of the Airport.

 Jorge Chavez International Airport has been named the Best Airport in South America in 2009 by Skytrax Research, a market study consultant which specialises in airport matters, based in London, and which carries out, every year, an Online Internet survey to more than 8.6 million passengers of 95 different nationalities and users of at least 190 Air Terminals worldwide, in order to choose the winners of the World Airport Awards.

 Currently, Jorge Chavez International Airport has new facilities and new equipment, which have helped to position it as the best airport in the region:

  • 19 Airplane Embarkation Bridges
  • A Passenger Terminal measuring 84,570 m2 (In 2001, it was 39,467 m2)
  • A Platform area measuring 304,881 m2 (In 2001 it was 165,000 m2)
  • 5 conveyer belts to collect luggage in the International Area
  • 16 Migration Control Counters in the Departure Area
  • 22 Migration Control Counters in the Arrivals Area
  • 63 Airport Shops operated by 34 franchised companies.

About Routes

World Routes - The World Route Development Forum - is the world renowned annual airline and airport networking event. Routes facilitates and encourages the role of airports in the development of air services through organising global and region specific airline/airport networking forums. The 16th World Routes will be held in Vancouver, Canada - September 19-21, 2010.

  • Routes Regional events include Routes Americas, Routes Asia, Routes Europe, Routes CIS and Routes Africa.
  • Routes was founded in 1995 by Chairman Mike Howarth as part of the Manchester UK-based ASM Ltd., a consultancy specialising in the field of route development for airports.
  • Both companies are now subsidiaries of RDG -The Route Development Group - which is the leading global solutions provider in the strategically important 'route development' sector of air transport.

  • In April 2007, Routes also won the prestigious Queen's Award for Enterprise: International Trade 2007. The award, for outstanding business performance and commercial success, recognised Routes' sustained contribution to aviation route development through its innovative Regional and World Route Development Forums.

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