Major European Low Cost Airlines Now Confirmed for World Routes 2012
MANCHESTER, England, July 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ –
World Routes, 18th World Route Development Forum will take place from 29th September
to 2nd October 2012 and is hosted by Abu Dhabi Airports Company (ADAC) and supported by
official carrier Etihad Airways and Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority. World Routes is
the largest global event of its kind which this year will take place in Abu Dhabi, the
capital of the United Arab Emirates, one of the most easily accessible and centrally
located cities on earth.
Wizz Air the largest low-fare, low-cost airline in Central and Eastern Europe have
just confirmed their registration for World Routes in Abu Dhabi, they complete a
contingent of all of the major European Low Cost Carriers who are signed up to the event.
easyJet, Wizz, Norwegian, Vueling and Germanwings will all host tables at the event to
take meetings with airports and tourism authorities to decide the future of Europe’s air
services. This consolidates a very strong European airline presence with majors British
Airways, Iberia, Lufthansa, Air France/KLM, Air Berlin, Swiss, SAS, LOT Polish all signed
Up to 300 airlines are expected to join them in Abu Dhabi including a strong presence
from the Americas with all four US majors coming; American Airlines, US Airways, Delta
Airlines, and United, the world’s largest carrier. From Latin America, Copa and Aeromexico
are sending high level delegation and within Asia there is a strong Chinese presence with
China Southern, China Eastern, Hainan, Air China as well as major carriers such as
Malaysia Airlines, Philippine Airlines, JAL, ANA, Vietnam Airlines and Hong Kong Airlines.
The Middle East is also well represented with Emirates, Etihad, Qatar, Gulf Air, Flydubai
plus some smaller airlines such as Air Arabia (first timer) and Bahrain Air.
In addition to the one to one meetings at the event some of the key airlines attending
will be delivering Route Exchange Airline Briefings, these briefings are unique to Routes
events and offer airlines the chance to brief airports and their destinations on their
future plans and potential opportunities.
Paul Winfield, Airline Relations Director for Routes commented “We are delighted that
Europe’s Low Cost Airlines have now confirmed their attendance at World Routes this year,
this shows the commitment of these airlines to meet with airports and destinations to
gather data and information that will directly affect the world’s future air services”.
With the event expected to attract 3,000 delegates, 1,000 airports, 300 airlines, 200
tourism authorities and 250 CEOs, World Routes, the flagship event of the UBM Aviation
Routes business, will be the largest event of its kind to date and the airline community
is signing up in force.
Notes to Editors
Routes organises world-renowned airline and airport networking events through its
regional and global Route Development Forums. Each year, there is one global event and one
regional event in Asia, Africa, Europe, the Americas and CIS respectively.
Previous World Routes have included; Cannes (1995), Abu Dhabi (1996), Oslo (1997),
London (1998), Rome (1999), Amsterdam (2000), Dublin (2001), Athens (2002), Edinburgh
(2003), Madrid (2004), Copenhagen (2005), Dubai (2006), Stockholm (2007), Kuala Lumpur
(2008), Beijing (2009), Vancouver (2010), Berlin (2011).
Routes was founded in 1995 as part of the Manchester UK based ASM Ltd., a
consultancy specialising in the field of route development for airports.
http://www.asm global.com [http://www.asm%E2%80%90global.com ]
Routes and ASM were acquired by UBM Aviation Worldwide Ltd in August 2010. Routes is a
UBM Aviation brand. UBM Aviation specialises in the supply of data and information
products, market intelligence, news and events related to the global aviation industry.
More information can be found at http://www.ubmaviation.com
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SOURCE UBM Aviation Routes Ltd