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AERODOM Named as Host of the 4th Routes Americas in 2011

Posted 22/06/2010 - Viewed 5218 time(s)

Lima, Peru, 17 February 2010

Routes has announced that the 4th Routes Americas is to be held in the Dominican Republic.

Taking place in February 2011, the number one air service development event for all the

Americas will be hosted by Aerodom Siglo XXI.

Andrew O'Brian, Aerodom's CEO, commented: "For our company it is a tremendous honour

and will be a great pleasure to welcome the air transport community of the Americas to

Santo Domingo, the capital of the Dominican Republic. Hosting the event gives us the

opportunity to showcase our airports and our beautiful destination. We will offer to all

participants the possibility to discover a leading Caribbean destination that today receives

close to nine million travelers a year from more than 20 cities around the world."

Aeropuertos Dominicanos Siglo XXI (AERODOM) is the private concessionaire commissioned

by the Dominican Government to develop, modernise, operate and manage six international

airports: Las Américas and La Isabela in Santo Domingo; Gregorio Luperón in Puerto Plata;

María Montéz in Barahona; Arroyo Barril and Presidente Juan Bosch in Samaná.

Given its disposition for growth and profitability principles, AERODOM was acquired by

Advent International, one of the leading Private Equity firms in the world. Operating under

strict standards of security, safety and efficiency, AERODOM handles an average of 90,600

aircraft movements and more than four million passengers a year.

The host city Santo Domingo is located just 15 minutes from Las Américas International

Airport. It was founded in 1496 and is known as the 'first city' of the Americas. It is a

fascinating place where the attractions of a modern cosmopolitan city congregate with the

enchantment of the Old World, appreciated in the medieval palaces and fortresses that

remain intact. Beyond its colonial past, the city of Santo Domingo is rich in culture and

artistic expressions reflected in its music, arts, theatres, museums and galleries. This most

ancient city of the New World has been declared as Cultural Patrimony of Humanity by

UNESCO and American Capital of Culture 2010 by the International Bureau of Cultural


Following on from the great success of this year's Routes Americas in Lima, the 2011 forum

promises to attract even more delegates. David Stroud, Deputy CEO of RDG, commented:

"The Dominican Republic is a primary aviation hub for business travellers and tourists alike.

Its central location makes it an important point of interconnection for passengers and

therefore a great location for the number one air service development event in the region. I

am sure that Routes Americas in Santo Domingo will be a spectacular event."

The announcement comes at the end of the 3rd Routes Americas in Lima, Peru. To find out

more or to secure your place at next year's event, visit

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Notes to Editors

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. www.asmglobal.


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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