ROUTES EUROPE: Route Exchange Airline Briefings available for download now!

Five of the seven Route Exchange Airline Briefing presentations from Routes Europe 2013 are available for download now. Here's a quick breakdown of what's available:

Alan McIntyre, easyJet's Head of Network & Scheduling delivered a Route Exchange briefing discussing their plans and requirements for W2013 and beyond.

Key Content Overview

  • easyJet Today – Size and Passenger Distribution
  • Seasonal Planning Stage
  • Network Development Principles
  • Developing the Network – New Route Selection Process
  • Developing the Network – New Route Selection Information
  • easyJet – contact points

In an exclusive briefing for airports in Europe, Michele Barre -VP Network Planning Air France and Fabien Gourdon - Senior Network Planning Manager Air France jointly presented a Route Exchange Briefing detailing the new corporate structure of the Air France Group and outlined the role of HOP! in AF’s European strategy in the coming years.

Key Content Overview - "The emergence of new value cost model"

  • Explanation of Air France Group Network on short and medium-haul
  • From/To Europe, HOP! Network
  • Legal Structure
  • The operationnal organisation
  • Fare Structure & Network

Director of Network Planning for Lufthansa, Dr Sebastien Hollmeier presented at Routes Europe to brief airports on the network development changes at Lufthansa.

Key Content Overview - "Shaping the Future Together"

  • Company Overview
  • Our network strategy
  • Optimizing transfer flows
  • How can airports contribute?

Delivered by Christian Schneider, Chief Commercial Officer. Darwin Airline SA is a Multi-Alliance, Regional Carrier with big growth planned in the next few years. Darwin Airline SA target “primary” Regional Airports (non-Hubs) mainly within France Germany, Italy, Netherlands and UK.

Key Content Overview - "DARWIN AIRLINE - The Multi-Alliance Regional Carrier"

  • Who we are
  • Markets served
  • Route development strategy & future markets
  • Market / airport requirements
  • Fleet strategy
  • Opening new routes & bases

Maren Fides Schmelz – Key Account and Sales Manager discussed how the Berne based carrier will expand with its Dornier 328 and Q400 aircraft.

Key Content Overview - "YOUR PERSONAL WAY TO FLY"

  • History
  • Fleet
  • Development to Date
  • Our Base and Destinations
  • Our Product


Route Exchange Briefings allow the airlines to provide a general overview of their airline, their network and how route decisions are executed. The airline informs airports and industry stakeholders what they are looking for from discussions with airports at Routes events.

The airline also gets opportunity to communicate what they can do for a market, how many passengers can they bring to a destination? What the economic impact of an air service can be to a destination and more.

Route Exchange Airline Briefing presentations are only available to Route Exchange member airports, for more information on how to become a Route Exchange member or any of our Route Exchange Airline Briefings, please email routeexchange@routesonline.com.