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Routes World 2024

Bringing together the global route development community
Kingdom of Bahrain  6 – 8 October 2024

The Routes World 2023 is the meeting place for airports, airlines and tourism authorities to discuss air services and aviation issues.

The Routes World 2023 will be held in Istanbul on 15-17 October 2023.

The global route development community will come together for the 28th Routes World event in Istanbul, Turkey.

World Routes 2019

Adelaide, Australia 
21 - 24 September 2019

In 2019, the 25th World Route Development Forum will take place in Adelaide, bringing together the world's leading and fastest-growing airlines, airports and tourism authorities to discuss their route networks. 

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Routes Americas 2019

Québec City, Canada 
12 - 14 February 2019

Meet with senior decision makers from the region’s airlines, airports and destinations to discuss new market opportunities and the evolution of existing services...

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Routes Asia 2019 

Cebu, Philippines 
10 - 12 March 2019

Routes Asia is the only route development event dedicated to the Asia Pacific region.  Attracting senior decision makers from...

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Routes Europe 2019 

Hannover, Germany 
8 - 10 April 2019

Routes Europe provides organisations with an efficient platform to discuss new business opportunities with the region's leading...

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Routes Africa 2019


Routes Africa is the longest standing and most established aviation forum bringing together leading airlines, airports and tourism authorities to discuss air services to, from and within Africa for over a decade.



Routes Africa is the only network planning forum for the African region, and the 8th Routes Africa event will take place in Kampala, Uganda, on July 7-9, 2013 and will be hosted by the Civil Aviation Authority of Uganda and Entebbe International Airport.

The event will open with the Routes Africa Strategy Summit which will take place on Sunday & Monday, July 7 & 8, and delegates will hear keynote addresses from Dr. Titus Naikuni, CEO of Kenya Airways, and the Honorable Maria Mutagamba, The Minister of Tourism, Wildlife & Antiquities, Uganda. This hard-hitting interactive event is free to attend for all registered delegates and is set to give a valuable insight into aviation across the whole of Africa.

A panel of leading industry experts will then take part in moderator-led discussions and presentations addressing aviation and route development issues across the region including:

- New Carriers for New Africa – The Rise of LCCs
- Driving Tourism in Africa
- Public, Private Partnerships for Airport Management & Development
- Operating in Europe: Traffic Rights and Airport Slots

Other high-level speakers who have already confirmed their participation include: Minister Alain St. Ange, Minister of Tourism for Seychelles; Abderahmane Berthe, CEO of Air Mali; Sergio Rosa, CEO of Air Burkina; Joachim von Winning, Chief Commercial Officer of Cairo Airport; Richard Bodin, Chief Commercial Officer of FastJet; Inati Ntshanga, CEO of SA Express Airways; Cuthbert Baguma, CEO of Tourism Uganda; and Ali Tounsi, Secretary General of ACI Africa.

Nigel Mayes, VP Commercial, Routes, UBM Live is looking forward to the event commenting: “We have a number of highly-respected speakers confirmed for the Routes Africa Strategy Summit which will provide an impactful opening to the event. The seniority level of these delegates is impressive and goes to show that Routes Africa is the leading event for real decision-makers from the African aviation industry. The event has immense potential for growth, and we are looking forward to Routes Africa in Uganda.”

The event will bring together more than 250 delegates from airports, airlines, tourism authorities, and other industry stakeholders from across Africa to discuss air service development. Routes Africa attracts key decision makers from a wide variety of airlines, and the 2013 event is expected to attract over 30 airlines from across the region and beyond with over 20 carriers already registered to attend including 4 of the top 5 African carriers by Available Seat Kilometres (ASK), South African Airways, Ethiopian Airlines, Kenya Airways, and Egyptair. Other carriers who have so far confirmed their attendance at the event include Etihad Airways, Nasair, Mango, Rwandair, United Airlines, Brussels Airlines, and Vueling.


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KIA at a Glance

Kilimanjaro International Airport (KIA)

Kilimanjaro International Airport, covering close to 110sq.km was officially inaugurated in December 1971 and was designed "The Gateway of Africa's Wildlife Heritage"

The airport become the first international airport to be privatized in Africa in 1998 and is now operated by Kilimanjaro Airport Development Company (KADCO), a  company fully owned by The Government of Tanzania.

The airport is strategically situated between two regions of Kilimanjaro and Arusha in Northern Tanzania. Arusha and Kilimanjaro are ideals regions for tourism, investment opportunities and business activities due to their economic potentialities and unique tourist attractions.

The regions are popularly known as East Africa's best tourist destinations or commonly known as the northern tourism circuit with a combined population of over three million people.

Another local specialty in the region is the precious gemstone Tanzanite, found only in Mererani hills, near the airport which is very much in demand because of its multi colored appearance. Tanzanite export revenues could be boasted significantly by the development of more local processing facilities. Most Tanzanite currently undergoes value adding cutting processes abroad.

The Arusha-Moshi area is a production center for creating demand for cargo flight to Europe, Middle East, Far East. climatic conditions of the region is tropical and the land is very fertile which favors high value crop, cultivation and animal husbandry. Coffee, banana, maize, beans, vegetables are also widely grown in the region.


About Routes

The Routes business is focused entirely on aviation route development and the company's portfolio includes events, media and online businesses. 

The company organises and operates world-renowned airline and airport networking events through its regional and World Route Development Forums. They are held in key markets throughout the year in AsiaAfricaEurope, the Americas and the CIS.

These events are supported by the online platform for air service development, Route Exchange. This area of the site provides airports with the ability to promote their market opportunities and acts as the airline industry's central source of market data and route development information.

Routes also has other key industry media including an online weekly newsletter, The HUB and the world air service development magazine,Routes News. Our news and analysis content is written by Richard Maslen, Editor Routesonline whilst all of our breaking route annoucements come via Jim Liu who writes for our sister website Airlineroute.net.

Discover more about Routes today: see our event section for event programmes, attendee lists and host destinations or find out all the latest route development news and analysis in our news area, watch interviews with our delegates in our Routes TV section, join the Route Exchange area, where you can carry out your daily route development activities online, but first of all ensure your register with us and create a personal profile so that you can connect with the route development community online through our contacts area. 

You will find all this and more on Routesonline, where the route development community meets!