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What to expect at Routes World 2022

  • January 30, 2022
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What to expect at Routes World 2022

Have you ever wondered how the international air routes are planned and discussed? After all, these are essential and strategic decisions that must be taken considering various diverse perspectives. Routes World 2022 unites all these perspectives at a single event held annually. Moreover, this event has become even more critical due to the ongoing, unpredictable airline regulations and routes due to the pandemic.

Routes World is a route development event and exhibition for all aviation and tourism companies who want to conduct business for to & from and within the region. This event brings together a range of airlines, airports, and tourism authorities. The World conference also has continent-specific chapters held in America, Asia, and Europe.

Routes World is also home to a trade show for aviation-based companies and travel companies held annually, usually in October. It is a destination for business and investing in the future in the aviation industry. 

Routes World has consistently united decision-makers from the global route development community for several decades. As a result, routes World has genuinely impacted the world’s flight operations and services. Over half of the world’s new routes are connected to meetings at the event. 

Routes World 2022 will give opportunities to exhibit and showcase the brands. Routes World is the platform for uniting decision-makers from all over the world connected to the aviation and travel industry. The united decisions will define the world’s air services. More than 250 heads of the world’s leading carriers are expected to attend the event. Informa Markets Division of Informa PLC organizes the event. 

Event Venue

Routes World 2021 was held in Milan, Italy, from 10 to 12 October 2021 and virtually from 16 to 18 October 2021. Now for the 27th Routes World event, Las Vegas has been chosen as the destination. Las Vegas will host the Routes World 2022 from 9 October to 11 October 2022.

Routes World 2022 will be at the newly expanded Las Vegas Convention Centre West Hall. In addition, McCarran International Airport will welcome the global route development community.

Many of the world’s largest and most prominent meetings, trade shows, and business conferences have found their home in Las Vegas for several decades. The size, versatility, and amenities offered by the Las Vegas Convention Center are par excellence and apt for a global conference like the Routes World. The venue is a perfect fit for the event, with convention centers, event facilities, and meeting rooms comprising millions of square feet in the exhibition, the famous Las Vegas Strip in its vicinity, and more nearby hotel rooms than any other destination. As a result, Las Vegas has been named the No. 1 Trade Show Destination for 26 consecutive years.

Having hosted Routes World 2013 edition, the LVCVA and McCarran International Airport will again welcome the global route development community to Vegas.

It is likely that a virtual flavor of the conference will also be provided, similar to Routes World 2021. This can be attributed to the travel restrictions that are still in place in several countries.

Meetings

Many pre-scheduled meetings at Routes World 2022 will provide attendees with unique opportunities to discuss and negotiate future air services with senior airline representatives. Many face-to-face meetings with senior airlines representatives will provide opportunities to discuss future air services. CEOs from the aviation industry will discuss the current state of the industry and the action to be taken to improve the services and implement new routes. Route development professionals from the aviation industry, including airlines, airports, and tourism authorities, will meet to make different strategies for the development and planning in the aviation industry.

Several top airline providers have already confirmed their attendance. The list of the big names includes Delta Airlines, Viva Air, Ultra, AirBahn, Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, JetBlue, Spirit Airlines, United Airlines, Virgin Atlantic, and many others. Moreover, top airport authorities from the world have also confirmed their attendance. Some of these authorities also provide an option to pre-schedule a discussion with their executives. 

Networking Events

Routes World 2022 will bring together decision-makers from the aviation industry to define the world’s route network. The aviation industry is an integral part of economies worldwide; the Routes World 2022 will find new opportunities to expand the route network. Over half of the world’s new routes are connected to the meeting at networking events, and the Routes World 2022 will make a real impact on the world’s air network.

One can also expect top figures to deliver a talk on stage. It is expected that the topics of the main discussion will revolve around the global air traffic recovery post-pandemic. This is undoubtedly a challenging topic to address because the regulations governing air travel change almost every day and vary from country to country. 

Brand Enhancing

Companies will showcase their brand in the Routes World 2022 to find sponsorship opportunities. Companies will host face-to-face meetings on their stand with their marketing messages. Options to purchase a stand are still open. The exhibition offers various packages keeping in mind the needs of aviation businesses of different sizes and scales. 

Several top airlines have benefitted from a marketing splash at this event in the past. Another way to enhance your airline brand is to look out for the Routes Awards. The Routes Awards are the most prestigious in the airline industry. The awards are given out to the best airports and destinations. Each airline can vote for the top few airports and destinations that have provided marketing support to the airline in the last year. The votes from all airlines are collated, and a panel of judges reviews the submissions. The judging panel comprises critical figures from the airline industry. Finally, the winners are declared at the main event. Brussels Airport bagged the World Routes Award in 2021. 

Focus on Sustainability

One of the key focus areas of Routes World 2022 will be sustainability. Routes wish to emphasize the importance of sustainability among the conference attendees. In this regard, the entire event is also planned, keeping sustainability in mind The event will aim to reduce carbon emissions and generate less waste. 

Conclusion

Indeed, post several difficult and tumultuous days and nights in this pandemic, the world’s aviation leaders must come together and plan the airline industry’s roadmap. There is no doubt that challenges still await this industry. However, Routes World 2022 will be an extraordinary opportunity for the aviation industry to reconvene with old partners and forge new connections that will reignite and expand global travel.

The airline industry has seen many challenges over the last few months due to Covid 19 pandemic. Routes World 2022 is looking forward to the continued recovery and future development of efficient air services. This is undoubtedly the most prestigious event for the aviation and travel industry. The industry has great expectations from this event.

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