Representatives from 85 airlines are to meet in Estonia this weekend for the annual Routes Europe conference.
More than 175 airline delegates will head to the Radisson Blu Hotel Olümpia in Tallinn for the three-day event, which will open with a keynote address from Siim Kallas, vice president European Commission. Its marketing awards will also take place on Monday, with other sessions covering the Eurozone crisis, regulations and airport sales.
With a record number of delegates the event this year, Routes has seen a growth in presence across all the flag, low-cost and regional carriers. Lufthansa, CSA-Czech Airlines, Turkish Airlines, SAS, Estonian Air and Alitalia have all boosted their attendance at the conference, as well as easyJet, Ryanair (which are both delivering briefings), Norwegian, Germanwings, Vueling, Jet2.com and airberlin.
“This growth is beyond even our expectations and we are delighted that Routes Europe continues to attract the key decision makers from the region and plays an important role in shaping Europe’s future networks,” said David Stroud, executive vice president airports at Routes for UBM Aviation.