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Routes Europe 2012 Officially Launched

Posted 29/11/2011 - Viewed 5014 time(s)

Routes Europe, now in its 7th year, is the only network planning forum for all of the European region and sales for the event officially opened today.  The 2012 event will take place on 20-22 May 2012 and, hosted by Tallinn Airport, will be held in Tallinn the historic capital city of Estonia.

With Routes Europe growing year on year this annual event will see over 700 key decision makers from airlines, airports, tourism authorities and their stakeholders descend on Tallinn to meet, do business and plan for the future.  This unrivalled event will also provide all attendees with an opportunity to prepare for World Routes which will take place later in the year in Abu Dhabi.

The event attracts a wide variety of airlines with low-cost, charter, regional and flag carriers all in attendance and represented by delegates who are responsible for making decisions on both new and existing routes.  Amongst others airlines such as Air Baltic, Air Europa, easyJet,, Flybe and Meridiana have already confirmed their attendance for the 2012 event.

In addition to the traditional one-to-one meetings airport delegates attending Routes Europe in 2012 will have the opportunity to arrange ‘city pair’ meetings with other airports at no additional cost.  These market to market meetings can allow the two airports to identify new opportunities, share ideas and exchange data and contacts to jointly plan strategies and presentations giving the airlines a complete route picture.

Tallinn, a 2011 European Capital of Culture, is an eclectic mix of old and new, with an 800 year history the Medieval Old Town houses gothic spires and medieval markets alongside cappuccino and Wi-Fi creating a diverse mixture of historic ambience and cutting edge culture.  Estonia is also known for its advances in technological development and is credited with the invention of the free internet telephone service, Skype, which is available at Tallinn Airport and even on trains and buses.

Erik Sakkov, Member of Management Board for Tallinn Airport commented: “We are looking forward to finally having the opportunity to show the potential of Tallinn and Estonia as a unique and diverse leisure and business destination to key decision makers in the industry.  I can guarantee that after feeling, breathing and tasting Tallinn you will be very positively surprised and will keep coming back!”

“We are looking forward to taking Routes Europe to Tallinn in 2012, as this will be the first time we have taken the event to the Baltic Region,” said David Stroud, Executive Vice President, Airports for UBM Aviation continuing: “The event, which is the largest of our annual regional events, is expected to attract more than 700 delegates who should expect a high level of hospitality from this historic city.”

Tallinn Airport Ltd. Operates 7 airports in Estonia with the largest in terms of facilities, network and traffic flows, Tallinn Airport, celebrating its 75th birthday in 2011.  This makes it one of the oldest airports in Europe enabling them to take their past experiences and add today’s innovations and knowledge transforming the airport into a modern and comfortable facility which is one of the fastest growing airports in Europe.

For more information and to register for Routes Europe 2012 click here.

Notes to Editors

About Routes

Routes organises world-renowned airline and airport networking events through its regional and global Route Development Forums. Each year, there is one global event and one regional event in Asia, Africa, Europe, the Americas and CIS respectively.

All destinations and Hosts of Routes Europe Events are listed below:

Warsaw, Poland, 21-23 May 2006, hosted by PPL

Sofia, Bulgaria, 13-15 May 2007, hosted by Sofia International Airport

Porto, Portugal, 11 - 13 May 2008, hosted by ANA - Aeroportos de Portugal

Prague, Czech Republic 17-19 May 2009, hosted by Prague Airport

Toulouse, France, 13 -15 May 2010, hosted by Toulouse Airport

Cagliari, Sardinia 8-10 May 2011 hosted by Cagliari Airport

Tallinn, Estonia 20-22 May 2012 hosted by Tallinn Airport

Routes was founded in 1995 as part of the Manchester UK‐based ASM Ltd., a consultancy specialising in the field of route development for airports. www.asm‐

Routes and ASM were acquired by UBM Aviation Worldwide Ltd in August 2010.  Routes is a UBM Aviation brand. UBM Aviation specialises in the supply of data and information products, market intelligence, news and events related to the global aviation industry. More information can be found at

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