Routes Americas to return to Colombia in 2021

Routes Americas 2021 will be held in Bogota, Colombia. The agreement between Routes and OPAIN - El Dorado Airport Concessionaire (BOG) of Bogotá El Dorado International Airport was signed during the 25th World Routes in Adelaide.

Colombia is strategically located between the Atlantic and Pacific oceans, and El Dorado has a robust domestic connection with other regions as the country’s main air terminal, becoming the start of one of the most diverse tourism offers in the region. Stakeholder alignment with the event is strong with support locally and nationally within the country.

“We are delighted that Routes Americas returns to Colombia in 2021, El Dorado International Airport and the city of Bogota,” said Steven Small, Brand Director of Routes.

“Bogota is the perfect starting point for delegates at Routes Americas to explore the opportunities that exist in all regions of the country, including their gastronomy, culture, people and other characteristics that make Bogota a multicultural city. Having held the event in Cartagena in 2013 it is now a perfect time to head back to Colombia for our 14th Routes Americas.”

Colombia is a country with innumerable natural and cultural riches. In 2018, the country’s tourism industry enjoyed its best-ever year, seeing a growth of 8 percent. The growth of the air sector in Colombia has also been significant and led Colombia’s Civil Aviation Authority – Aerocivil, and the Ministry of Transportation, to design the Aeronautics Strategic Plan 2030, aimed at mobilising 100 million passengers and double cargo transportation in an institutional, competitive, connected, safe and sustainable environment, with a renewed infrastructure and a strengthened industry.

 “We are excited to host Routes Americas 2021 and are committed to hosting the best events in the industry and we are keen to see the airline community from across the Americas to meet in Bogota in 2021. We are sure that we can showcase our city and airport together and on behalf of all Colombians we welcome the air service development community to Bogota to explore the opportunities our country has to offer,” said Alvaro Gonzalez Ringler, Chief Executive Officer, El Dorado OPAIN S.A.

The 14th Routes Americas, the air service development forum for the Americas, will be held in Bogota, Colombia, and will help the country, city and region to raise awareness among the airline industry of the opportunities that Latin America presents.            

Image Left to right: Greg Hamilton, President, Aviation Week Network; Valeria Bucheli, Senior Advisor Aviation and Tourism, ProColombia; Alberto José Mejía Ferrero, Colombian Ambassador in Australia; Stéphane Marcoux, Aviation Marketing Director, Bogotá - El Dorado International Airport; Steven Small, Brand Director, Routes; Álvaro González, CEO, Bogotá - El Dorado International Airport