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Over 1,200 Aviation Professionals gathered in Marseille for Routes Europe 2014

  • Published by Ozgur Tore

Routes Europe 2014, the largest regional route development event ever organised by Routes, opened in Marseille this weekend to a record attendance of over 1200 delegates from 70 countries, representing 115 airlines, 380 airports and over 50 tourism authorities.

Pierre Régis, Managing Director of Marseille Provence Airport said, “Marseille is the fastest growing airport in France with a 54% growth in passengers over the past ten 10 years, and the third largest cargo airport in the country. Marseille-Provence is also the second most important tourism region in France with 30 million visitors per year.”

Julien Boullay, Marketing and Communications Director of Marseille Provence Airport added that last year alone, the region saw an increase in the number of international visitors of 21% thanks to a growing European and long-haul network: “Our target is 10 million passengers in 2020, up from 8.4 million last year.” The 29 airlines operating out of Marseille will commence numerous new routes this year, including Toronto and the newly announced Moroni in the Comores that will be launched by Air Madagascar on 26 June 2014.

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