Malaysia Airports is an experienced Host of Routes events having hosted the first three Routes Asia events and also World Routes in 2008 and in 2014 Routes will return to Malaysia. This time Kuching, the capital of Sarawak, will be the destination for the 12thRoutes Asia event which will take place on 9-11 March 2014 hosted by the Ministry of Tourism Sarawak and co-hosted by Malaysia Airports Holdings Berhad.
The event is expected to attract around 800 members of the route planning community from the Asia Pacific region and beyond to discuss the future of Asia’s air service and registrations have already been received from key decision makers from the likes of AirAsia, Etihad, Bangkok Airways, Air India, Tourism Australia, Tourism New Zealand, Northern Territory Airports (Darwin), Kunming Changshui International Airport, Edmonton International Airport and Saint Petersburg International Pulkovo Airport.
Along with the Face-to-Face Meetings which form the core of the event Routes Asia 2014 will also see a series of Route Exchange Airline Briefings given by senior airline executives and the Routes Asia Strategy Summit which will see an impressive line up of senior industry executives discussing the regions hot industry topics.
Kuching is a great location for the event to take place as air transport to Sarawak is served by four major airports; Kuching International Airport, Sibu, Bintulu and Miri Airports and as the region has frequent air links from major aviation hubs Kuching is one of the most accessible cities in Malaysia. Flights to Kuching are available from Kuala Lumpur International Airport, which is served by more than 50 carriers.
Sarawak, known as the Land of the Hornbills, is the largest of the Malaysian states and is situated on the island of Borneo. Home to the world’s oldest tropical rainforests it is abundant in wildlife including rare and endangered species such as the orang-utan and the hornbill. The historic capital city of Kuching has a population of around 600,000 and dates back hundreds of years when traders from China and the West would travel there to trade the exotic treasures of the rainforest. Today Kuching remains the central hub and gateway to Sarawak.
Click here for more information and to register for Routes Asia 2014!