AIM Group International, the event’s PCO appointed by SEA Milan Airports, promoted at IMEX Frankfurt the 26th World Routes Development Forum in 2020, the global meeting place for every airline, airport and aviation stakeholders, as well as tourism authorities worldwide.
This important event will be hosted by SEA Milan Airports, with the support of Lombardy Region, the City of Milan and ENIT, and will take place in Milan at MiCo congress center from 5th to 8th September 2020, offering a huge opportunity to increase the visibility of Milan and develop new and further flight international and overseas connections.
The event represents an unrivalled platform for professionals to discuss, develop and plan network strategies and route development on a global scale, offering the opportunity to liaise with the senior decision makers (chairpersons, CEOs, managing directors) of the major airlines, airport and tourist bodies.
It has been proven that establishing new flight connections and developing airports activity has a direct impact to the destination, in terms of business, tourism and meetings market. So Tourism Authorities, Convention Bureaus and other Destination Entities could find a great opportunity to participate in strategies definition as well as to give visibility to their destination’s strengthens.
In particular, the event will offer different meeting formats:
- Face-to-face B2B meetings with decisions makers, to discuss new and existing air services.
- Exhibition area, with personalised booths where host also meetings and events.
- Conference Programme, with industry experts providing a valuable insight into key air service development issues currently affecting the route development.
Furthermore, the evening networking events and the hospitality programme provide an informal setting for delegates to foster new and develop existing business relationships.
The expected facts and figures of World Routes 2020:
- +3.000 international delegates
- 80 speakers
- 200 exhibitors
- 130 Tourism Authorities
- 300 airlines
- 700 airports
- 110 countries.
“We are proud to participate in the realisation of this important world appointment acquired by the city of Milan thanks to a strong collaboration of the major local institutions and industry providers” underlines Flaminia Roberti, Global Sales Director of AIM Group International. “We are eager to make this event successful for all the stakeholders”.
World Routes Milan will officially kick off on September 24th in Australia, when the 2019 Host Adelaide will pass the torch to Milan during the Handover Ceremony; then a dedicated 2020 website will be published online.
SEA Milan Airports
SEA Group manages the two main airports of Milano, Malpensa and Linate. Malpensa is located in Lombardy, Italy’s richest region and the third richest in Europe, where the population is over 10 million inhabitants. The Milan catchment area is wealthier, bigger and more dynamic than any other city in the country, with almost 70% of total Italian outbound traffic originating in Northern Italy. As a result, Milano’s routes generate a high share of premium traffic, equivalent to other major European hubs.
The Milano airport system is the biggest Italian generator of origin and destination traffic: 47 million passengers in Milano area (plus another 9 million within 150-minute radius). Malpensa handled 24.6 million passengers in 2018, with Linate processing 9.2 million passengers during the same period, making them the second and fifth busiest airports in Italy respectively. Malpensa is also the busiest cargo airport in Italy, handling more than 50% of the nation’s air freight. The airport is also the sixth busiest in Europe in terms of cargo volumes. More than 210 global destinations are served direct from the city’s airports, which are operated by 105 airline partners.