Published on : Thursday, February 9, 2017
Routes Americas together brings forth airports, airlines and tourism authorities in developing new air services. It shifts to different cities of international repute every year in order to highlight different aviation markets all over US to the world. The Las Vegas event is expected to witness 820 delegates taking part in 2,700 meetings, being the largest event till date. Las Vegas is one of the most sought-after destinations for Routes Americas as tourism and convention industries are the bedrock of the local economy of this city. 42.9 million annual visitors in Las Vegas travel by air generating more than $30 billion of local economy. Las Vegas saw 21,000 meetings, trade shows and conventions in 2016 creating 65000 new job opportunities.
McCarran International Airport and Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) will organize Routes Americas 2017. American Airlines, Air Canada, Aeromexico, Delta Air Lines, JetBlue, Latam and United Airlines are the leading airlines to attend the Las Vegas event this year. Latest issues and challenges the aviation industry is facing will be discussed at the strategy summit of the event. The high profile speakers at the event include Brian Hedberg, director of the Office of International Aviation at the US Department of Transport; Roger Dow, president and CEO of US Travel Association; and Peter Cerdá, Regional Vice President of International Air Transport Association.