Published on : Monday, October 24, 2016
World Routes will first take place in Australia in Adelaide in 2019. This event brings together over 3,000 delegates airlines, airports and tourism authorities to discuss new air services. This is the largest conference and meeting forum in the aviation industry and is held in a new location every year to showcase various destinations to the airline network planning community.
This year in Adelaide, the 25th World Routes would be hosted by South Australian Tourism Commission, Tourism Australia and Adelaide Airport. This will bring South Australia in focus of the world’s leading airlines and negotiate new services. South Australia attracts visitors from all over due to its world class wine, unbeatable produce and unique native wildlife. Last year, it attracted record number of international and interstate visitors, up by 9.5% from the previous year. There are lots of fascinating attractions in South Australia like Cleland Wildlife Park, swimming with dolphins at the beachside suburb of Glenelg and cage dive with great white sharks on the Eyre Peninsula, Murray River, Kangaroo Island, the mountains of Flinders Ranges and 30km of unbroken white sand beaches.
This conference will hold up South Australia’s aim to achieve AUD$8 billion tourism industry by 2020 by boosting Adelaide’s air services with an estimated impact of AUD$21 million on the local visitor economy. In Adelaide, passenger numbers have grown in the last decade to over 7.7 million and aircraft movements are expected to grow by 3% annually in the next 20 years. It is the fastest growing capital city airport in Australia and AUD$1 billion is currently being spent on projects to increase its capacity. The new routes added to Adelaide’s international network are Qatar Airways’ service to Doha and China Southern Airlines’ service to Guangzhou. UBM, who organizes World Routes, is also excited to arrange this event in Adelaide. South Australian, Minister for Tourism, Leon Bignell said that this conference is a big scope for South Australia to strengthen connection with aviation leaders and to promote its image as a world-class destination for major business events. The State Government sees tourism and other big events as integral to transforming South Australia’s economy.