The 22nd installment of the World Route Development Forum is set to begin in Chengdu, China on Saturday. The four day global event from 24-27 September will be hosted at Century City New International Exhibition & Convention Centre.
Over 31z00 airline, airports, tourism and business development executives are expected to gather with the intent to add new airline routes to different airports.
Representatives from about 230 airlines, 470 airports and 80 tourism authorities from around the world will conduct more than 13,000 planned face-to-face meetings.
Most of the world’s major airlines will be present including Air Asia, Air Canada, Air China, Air France, American Airlines, British Airways, Delta Air Lines, Emirates, Etihad Airways, Iberia, Japan Airlines, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, Lufthansa and Qantas.
The latest challenges facing the aviation industry will be debated at the Strategy Summit conference. The high profile speakers include Peter Bellew, CEO of Malaysia Airlines; Hou Wei, vice president of Hainan Airlines and Benyamin Ismail, CEO of AirAsia X Berhad.
Mr Liwei, board chairman of Sichuan Province Airport Group Co Ltd said: “Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport is the largest international aviation hub in central-western China with significant potential for growth.
“We are looking forward to meeting senior decision makers from the airlines at World Routes to discuss global aviation and development strategy and share the achievement of cooperation and communication.”
Chengdu is an emerging city in the finance and technology sectors, transforming itself into a leading commercial hub in Asia.