Malaysia Airports and Tourism Malaysia have been
confirmed as the hosts of the 20th Routes Asia conference
scheduled to take place next year.
Held in a different location each year, Routes
Asia brings together airlines, airports and tourism authorities,
to help drive Asia Pacific’s air service development and continue
to fuel the region’s aviation recovery.
Over 3,000 meetings are expected to take place at
the event next year, which will be held on the popular holiday
island of Langkawi.
Malaysia Airlines A350-900 reg: 9M-MAF. Picture by Steven Howard of TravelNewsAsia.com
Steven Small, Director of Routes, said, “We have a
long-standing relationship with Malaysia Airports and we are
delighted to be working with the very experienced team again. This
year’s event in Chiang Mai, Thailand, brought together over 1,000 decision makers from the
route development community. The recovery for this region has
really gathered paced in the last year and we are confident that
we will see this continue in Langkawi.”
In terms of passenger numbers, Malaysia Airports is one of the largest airport
operator groups in the world,
managing 39 airports across Malaysia (with five international
airports, 16 domestic and 18 STOLports) as well as one
international airport in Turkey.
The company will be joined in hosting Routes Asia
2024 by the country’s tourism promotion board, Tourism Malaysia.
An island rich in beauty and natural
wonders, Langkawi drawis visitors from all over the world not
only for tourism but also for international conventions and
Malaysia last hosted Routes Asia in 2014, almost
10 years ago.
“Routes Asia 2023 has been a
huge success with very strong attendance from both airlines and
airports,” said Mohamed Sallauddin Mat Sah, General Manager: Aviation Marketing &
Development, Malaysia Airports. “Since the COVID19 pandemic, there has been a tremendous
change in personnel. Routes events are incredibly important, as
they allow our organisation to meet the decision makers from
airlines in the region. Hosting Routes Asia will allow us to
showcase not only Langkawi but also the country of Malaysia to
carriers from across the region.”
The exact dates for Routes Asia 2024 are expected
to be announced soon, and we will update this page once they have
Routes Asia 2023 was held 14-16 February in Chiang
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