Event Destination Guide: Routes Europe 2015

Routes Europe is the largest regional Routes event, and this year will be taking place in Aberdeen, Scotland from 12 -14 April 2015.

It is an essential forum for all companies with an aviation focus looking to conduct business to, from and within the European region. The event, which is hosted by Aberdeen City & Shire, expects to see up to 1,300 aviation professionals, with 125 airlines, 450 airports, and 30 tourism authorities forecasted to attend.

Aberdeen is Scotland’s third most populous city, with a population of approximately 220,000. Nicknamed ‘The Granite City’ due to the local pale stone, it also well known as the oil capital of Europe.

The city envelops both the modern and the old, with traditional fishing cottages and some of Scotland’s oldest architecture coupled next to busy shopping streets and bars.

Aberdeen boasts 30 golf courses within 30 minutes of the city, and has won Britain in Bloom – the largest horticultural campaign in the United Kingdom, more than any other city.

10 facts you (probably) didn’t know about Aberdeen

  1. The Aberdeen Journal is one of the oldest newspapers in Britain, first printed in 1748
  2. In 1933, the first iron lung was designed in Aberdeen by Robert Henderson
  3. Aberdeen has the busiest civilian Heliport in the world
  4. There are over 30 places named Aberdeen throughout the world
  5. Aberdeen has 5 twin cities – Regensburg, Clermont Ferrand, Bulawayo, Gomel and Stavanger
  6. The city’s harbour is a top spot for dolphin watching
  7. 29 of Scotland’s top 100 businesses are located in Aberdeen
  8. Held in Aberdeen every two years, Offshore Europe is the largest upstream oil and gas event outside North America, attracting over 48,000 oil and gas professionals and almost 1,500 exhibitors
  9. Slains Castle at Cruden Bay in Aberdeen was the inspiration for Bram Stoker’s Dracula
  10. Aberdeen has the highest business birth rate in the UK after London


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