Hosted by ADAC World Route Development Forum Officially Announced
Wednesday, 25 January 2012
Today witnessed the official launch of the 18th World Route Development Forum to take place from 29th September to 2nd October 2012 to be hosted by Abu Dhabi Airports Company (ADAC), supported by official carrier Etihad Airways and Abu Dhabi Tourism Authority.

Forum to date with over 2,750 air service industry professionals expected to attend. The event  is expected to attract decision makers  of low-cost carriers, charter operators, regional and flag carriers. Early registrations confirm a strong presence from all regions with carriers such as Air Canada, United Airlines, Vueling,, Hawaiian Airlines, China Southern, Copa Airlines, Air Baltic, Malaysia Airlines, Cathay Pacific and South African Airways.

The World Route Development Strategy Summit, supported by IACO and the World Bank, is a the one day event,.

James E. Bennett, Chief Executive Officer of ADAC, commented: “Abu Dhabi Airports Company was eager to host 2012 World Routes in the UAE Capital to offer a unique opportunity to all of the show delegates to explore this innovative city and experience its offerings. We are working closely with all stakeholders to ensure we deliver a comprehensive program that will exceed all expectations and showcase the true identity of Abu Dhabi.”

Nigel Mayes, VP & Commercial for UBM Aviation Routes, organiser of World Routes, said: “Air service development is fundamental to the prosperity of cities and regions around the world, as well as the growth of the airports that serve these regions. We expect more than 2,750 delegates to join us in Abu Dhabi this year including over 550 senior airline delegates. We are delighted to be returning to our very first host city, Abu Dhabi to give our delegates a real insight to the market opportunity that Abu Dhabi presents and see for themselves that this is a true city of the future.”

Source: UBM Aviation Routes Limited