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Industry Leaders Unite for World Route Development Strategy Summit

August 15, 2012

MANCHESTER, England, August 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ –

This year’s World Route Development Strategy Summit (WRDSS), taking place on Sunday 30
September to 1 October, will bring together thought leaders and decision makers from
across the aviation sector under one roof to participate in discussions and debates that
will set the commercial and political agenda for the industry.

Building on the phenomenal success of last year’s event, the WRDSS, which this year
takes place in Abu Dhabi alongside the World Route Development Forum, will reinforce
itself as the global thought-leadership platform for airlines, airports, governments,
network planning, travel and tourism, air cargo, and economic development authorities and
will provide the perfect platform for facilitates networking and learning.

Over 400 of the most informed minds in aviation will gather under the same roof to
debate and discuss how they can work together to develop successful strategies for
overcoming the challenges that the aviation industry has and will face in the coming 12-18
months, as well as capitalising on the opportunities available in growth markets and new
technologies. The summit will tackle key topics such as taxation, rising oil prices,
aeropolitics, environmental factors, sustainable route development, economic development,
and general regional perspectives on aviation and its continued industry growth.

The Conference speakers’ list includes renowned names in the international aviation
community from airlines, airports, air transport regulatory bodies and organisations such
as James Bennett, Chief Executive Officer, Abu Dhabi Airports Company (ADAC); James Hogan,
Chief Executive Officer, Etihad; Rosemarie S. Andolino, Commissioner, Chicago Department
of Aviation; Alex Cruz, Chief Executive Officer, Vueling; Olivier Jankovec, Director
General, ACI Europe; Chris Zweigenthal, Chief Executive, Airlines Association of Southern
Africa and Dr. Mauricio Emboaba Moreira, Senior Advisor, GOL Transportes Aereos to name a

James E. Bennett, Chief Executive Officer of ADAC, commented: “ADAC is proud to host
the World Route Development Forum and the Strategy Summit as it provides us with a unique
opportunity to welcome key prestigious aviation experts here in Abu Dhabi.” Bennett added:
“Alongside the agenda of meetings and networking opportunities, the Strategy Summit will
provide an excellent platform for aviation specialists from around the globe to discuss
current and future opportunities and challenges facing the air transport industry on an
international, regional and local scale. Being in the heart of the fastest growing region
in aviation worldwide, Abu Dhabi is the right place for people to meet.”

Notes to Editors

About Routes

        - 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. http://www.routesonline.com

        - 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.

        - 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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        UBM Aviation Routes Limited
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