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Cagliari Airport Announced as 2011 Host of the Key Network Planning Event for the European Region

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Toulouse, France, 14 May 2010

Routes has announced that the 6th Routes Europe is to be held in Cagliari, Italy. Taking place

on the 8-10th of May 2011, the key networking event for the region's air transport industry

will be hosted by Cagliari Airport.

"There is no doubt that Routes Europe is the most important annual gathering for the

region's industry professionals," comments Vincenzo Mareddu, the airport's Chairman.

"Routes Europe 2011 in Cagliari will represent for Cagliari and the Sardinian Region the ideal

platform from which to promote our destination. Being able to bring to your own

destination all key players of the aviation industry represents one of the best investments

for an airport, which will guarantee long-term economic returns. The benefits of hosting

Routes Europe are numerous; the event is the primary European showcase for airports and

is therefore vital for our visibility as well as a reference point and a strategic route

development instrument for the connectivity of our airport."

Cagliari Airport is Sardinia's largest and most important airport. Located just seven

kilometers from the city centre, it represents the best entrance to the sunniest region of

Italy and offers high quality services to passengers and carriers.

In 2009, it was the number one Italian airport in terms of passenger growth (considering

airports with over one million passengers), and it was among the best performing European

airports (Group 4) of the ACI Europe traffic report in terms of passenger growth.

Cagliari Airport has also been appointed as the official host of the ACI Europe SMAG

Conference & Exhibition, which will be run alongside Routes Europe 2011.

The announcement came at the end of the 5th Routes Europe in Toulouse, France. To find

out more, 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.

 This year's World Route Development Forum will take place in Vancouver, Canada, 19th-21st September.

 Routes Regional events include Routes Americas, Routes Asia, Routes Europe, Routes Africa and Routes CIS.

 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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