With over 600 delegates representing 300 airlines and airports from across the region, the 11th Routes Asia will take place on 17-19 March in Mumbai, India.
Routes Asia is the only annual event designed to facilitate meetings between senior airport executives and airline route decision makers as well as tourism authorities from the entire Asia region.
The event is expected to attract over 90 airlines from across the region. The seniority of airline delegates is very high with CEOs and other high level delegates from a variety of carriers, including Aditya Ghosh, President of IndiGo along with Mr Sanjay Kumar, IndiGo’s Chief Commercial Officer, Neil Mills, CEO of Spicejet and Hou Wei, Chief Marketing Officer of Hainan Airlines.
Airlines such as Air India, Jet Airways, Spicejet and IndiGo will attend with very senior delegations along with Air India Express and JetLite. The event also promises a large Chinese presence with Air China, Shenzhen Airlines, Hainan Airlines, China Eastern and China Southern Airlines all registered to attend. The Low Cost sector will also be well represented with attendance from Jetstar Airways, LionAir, The AirAsia Group and Tiger Airways along with major carriers Qantas, Malaysia Airlines, American Airlines, British Airways, Etihad, Japan Airlines and Philippine Airlines. Other carriers who have signed up for the Indian event recently include Singapore Airlines, Silk Air, GoAir, Emirates and Spring Airlines.
Almost 220 airport delegates representing 210 airports have also registered to attend the event to date. Recent registrations include key airports and tourism authorities including GMR Hyderabad International Airport, Maharashtra Tourism Development Corporation, Changi Airport Group, Queen Alia International Airport, King Fahd International Airport, Abu Dhabi Airports Company, Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport as well as the Indian Ministry of Civil Aviation.Taking place on Sunday 17th March 2013, the Routes Asia Strategy Summit will open Routes Asia in Mumbai. It will provide a valuable insight into aviation across the region as panels of leading industry experts take part in a number of moderator led discussions addressing key air service development issues such as Developing Hubs in Asia and Chasing the Tiger and the Dragon, which will look the fast-growing outbound travel markets for China and India. The session Where next for Asian Low Cost Carriers? will look at this rapidly evolving segment of the Asian aviation market.