After a record breaking event in San Salvador, Routes America was handed over to North America for 2015.
Chosen by the Ministry of Tourism El Salvador, Denver will be the first city in North America to host the 8th Routes Americas event.
“On behalf of Denver Mayor Michael Hancock and Denver International Airport CEO Kim Day, I am delighted to invite Routes Americas delegates to Denver next February. With nonstop service to more than 180 destinations worldwide, accessing Denver will be easy and preparations are already underway for an unforgettable ‘winter wonderland’ experience, a first for Routes Americas,” said Laura Jackson, vice president of air service development, Denver International Airport.
Serving more than 52 million passengers and ranked as the fifth busiest airport in North America in 2013, Denver International Airport is a hub for United Airlines, Southwest Airlines and Frontier Airlines. Fifteen passenger airlines supply nearly 1,600 daily flights to more than 180 worldwide destinations nonstop from Denver International. Denver International is served by six foreign-flag carriers including Aeromexico, Air Canada, British Airways, Icelandair, Lufthansa and Volaris.
“Following this year’s successful event here in San Salvador we are thrilled to be taking Routes Americas to Denver and to North America for the first time next year. Denver International Airport offers unparalleled air service options for our delegates and we feel that Routes Americas has potential for even more growth in 2015. In addition, Denver International Airport will celebrate its 20th anniversary in February 2015 and bringing the aviation community of the Americas to the ‘Mile High’ city in the same month will be a fitting celebration of this landmark event,” said Adrian Newton, group director transport and technology, UBM Live, organizers of Routes Americas.
Denver’s strong network ranks second only to Atlanta in terms of domestic U.S. destinations with passengers reaching more than 160 U.S. destinations in 44 states nonstop.
Hosted by Denver International Airport and supported by Visit Denver, the route development forum for the entire Americas region, which now includes Network USA, will take place Feb. 1-3, 2015.
To make for an exciting year, Denver will celebrate its 20th anniversary on Feb. 28, 2015, and see its first major expansion since 1995 completed in the first half of that year. The South Terminal Redevelopment Program (STRP) will include the development of a new hotel and conference center, public transit center and public plaza for community programming and events that connects the development to the existing Jeppesen Terminal.