Routes is on course to smash the previous record for the total number of pre-arranged meetings across its core events.
More than 7,000 meetings are set to take place at World Routes 2017 in Barcelona this year, putting Routes on course to break the 17,000 milestone for the year. The discussions taking place will help to shape the world's future air services.
The expected figure, which combines the number of meetings across Routes’ four core events in 2017, is up by more than 13 percent on last year and 27 percent higher than 2015. Our Americas, Asia and Europe conferences have already exceeded previous records this year.
Simon Baxendale, scheduling manager at Routes, said: “Face-to-face meetings form the core of all Routes events and offer airlines, airports and tourism authorities a fantastic opportunity to discuss new business opportunities.
“With in excess of 7,000 meetings taking place in Barcelona alone, World Routes is set to help shape the future of route development and the wider aviation industry.”
World Routes is the largest global gathering of airlines, airports and tourism destinations, providing an unrivalled platform for route development professionals to discuss, develop and plan network strategy.
All of the world’s top ten airlines by passenger numbers have already confirmed to attend World Routes 2017 and 27 of the top 30 will be represented. In total, 261 airlines are attending the event, represented by 583 delegates.
The leading airports include Amsterdam Schiphol, Brussels, Singapore’s Changi Airport Group, Mumbai International, Kuala Lumpur International, Melbourne, Shanghai Pudong and Spanish group AENA.
The full list of attendees can be viewed on the World Routes event page.
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