450 international delegates from 194 organizations attending Routes Asia 2022
Publish date 09-06-2022 08:55

From June 6th to June 8th, Routes Asia 2022 will officially take place with the participation of VPs and Heads of Network Planning from more than 80 of the region’s leading carriers. At the Forum, there will be over 1,500 meetings between airlines, airports, destinations, and suppliers to outline an action plan to accelerate recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.

The discussions will focus on how the parties can work together to restore the flight network, creating long-term economic benefits for the Asia-Pacific region, with the participation of: Chief of Commercial, Air India Express; Chairman & CEO, Bamboo Airways; Chief Planning, Batik Air Indonesia; Network Management Manager, Cebu Air Pacific; Vice President – International, Go First Air; Vice President Network Planning, IndiGo; Head of Network, Schedule & Alliances, Jetstar Group; Commercial Director, Myanmar Airways; SVP Network Planning and Alliances, Oman Air; Vice President of Network Planning, Philippine Airlines; Manager Network Planning, Qantas; Senior Manager of Marketing & Corporate Planning, ZIPAIR Tokyo; etc.

Along with that, representatives of more than 20 leading airlines in China such as Air China, China Eastern, China Southern, and Hainan Airlines will participate in virtual meetings, due to current travel restrictions.

The event has also gathered more than 25 speakers from trade associations, BODs of airlines and airports, ministries, and sectors, specifically: Mr. Stefano Baronci, Director General, ACI Asia-Pacific; Ignacio Bosch Nacenta, Head of Network Planning and Scheduling, AirAsia Group; Mr. Tara Naidu, Chief of Commercial, Air India Express; Mr. Livio Arizzi, Deputy CEO, Thai Express Air; Mr. Purnima Nerurkar, General Manager-Commercial WR and Strategy & Planning, Air India Limited; etc.

Topics discussed at the event include the impact of COVID-19 on consumer behavior and travel trends, and the most effective strategies to restore market demand. Mr. Steven Small, Director of Informa Routes, said: “We are proud that we have been able to bring together so many members of the community, despite ongoing travel restrictions still being in place. Integrating digital solutions into our event to serve those industry partners who have been unable to attend in person. And we will continue to do everything we can, as a business, to support this region in its ongoing recovery.”

Although pandemic-related travel restrictions have inevitably curtailed growth, the outlook for air traffic in the region remains strong. This has given the authorities in Da Nang the confidence to push ahead with a series of airport infrastructure investments designed to increase capacity to 28 million passengers and 200,000 tons of cargo per year by 2030.

By hosting this year’s edition of Routes Asia, the city is seeking to reactivate its tourism industry and position the seaport city as a hub for entrepreneurship, innovation, logistics, finance and culture over the coming decade. 

Vice Chairman of the City’s People’s Committee Tran Phuoc Son, Head of the Organizing Committee of Routes Asia 2022, said: “We are very honored for Da Nang to be the first city of Viet Nam to host Routes Asia 2022. From this event, Da Nang will continue to affirm with international delegates its position as the leading festival and event destination in Asia, a center of dynamic development of aviation and tourism in Viet Nam and the region. We are ready to welcome Routes Asia 2022 to Da Nang City”.

As of June 2nd, there were 450 international delegates from 194 organizations including 81 airlines, 79 airports, 11 destinations, and 23 aviation service providers, of which 75-80% from Asia and the rest from European, American, and Middle Eastern countries, and 100 domestic delegates.