Hosted by the Tourism Ministry of El Salvador, Routes Americas, the largest commercial aviation event in the region, is said to attract a great deal of industry authorities to this year’s event.
Expecting to attract 300 airlines, airports and tourism authorities, Routes America will take place Feb. 23-25 in San Salvador. This event will gather leading airports, airlines, tourism authorities, policy-makers and other aviation stakeholders to advance new air services to, from and within the Americas.
“We are delighted to host the 2014 edition of Routes Americas and we’re ready to host the entire industry in our beloved El Salvador, a country that has made positive strides in tourism through air connectivity that today allows us to connect more directly with the major cities of Latin America. Routes Americas is the most important platform for the aviation industry, airports and tourism,” said José Napoleón Duarte Durán, minister of tourism, El Salvador.
Expectations for this year’s 7th Routes America event are to attract over 70 airlines, 200 airports and over 30 tourism authorities along with a number of other industry stakeholders from across the Americas to discuss air service development.
“As the largest regional aviation market in the world, the Americas are a key strategic priority for Routes. This year we are delighted to be organizing both Routes Americas and World Routes in Chicago in September to support the development of improved air connectivity within this fascinating market,” said Adrian Newton, group director transport and technology, UBM Live. “The region includes the world’s largest national aviation market, the U.S., which is complemented by Latin America, one of the fastest growing and most exciting aviation markets in the world. El Salvador is a natural hub between North and South America and the Caribbean and is ideally placed to benefit from the growing traffic within the Americas.”
Attracting the highest level of senior decision makers, this event also includes Network USA, creating an authoritative event platform for all curious in communicating with the industry’s essential players about air service development in the entire Americas region.
Region’s leading airlines will be represented in San Salvador by senior delegations, including all four major U.S. network carriers – American Airlines, US Airways, Delta Air Lines and United Airlines; LATAM Airlines; COPA; Avianca; British Airways; Allegiant Air; AeroMexico; Gol Transportes Aereos; and Iberia Airlines as well as Low cost carriers containing Southwest Airlines; JetBlue Airways; Allegiant Air; Spirit Airlines; and VivaColombia.
To be held Feb. 23 will be Routes Americas Strategy Summit in association with the Latin America & Caribbean Air Transport Association (ALTA) and sponsored by The New Quito International Airport. Leading industry experts will be brought together to debate aviation and route development issues.