AASL attends Routes Asia Forum in Philippines | Daily News


AASL attends Routes Asia Forum in Philippines

Top Representatives from AASL in Cebu, Philippines
Top Representatives from AASL in Cebu, Philippines

Top Representatives from Airprot and Aviation Services (AASL) participated for the Routes Forumisa Asia Forum 2019 from March 10 to 12 at Cebu, Philippines.

. The Routes events have been at the forefront of international air route development for over 24 years, firmly establishing Routes as the world’s market leader, attracting over 300 airlines for forums.

This gives the opportunity to meet more than 200 airlines, 30 Tourism Authorities, 200 airports’ senior decision makers, network with key targets and gain insight from industry experts.

AASL was able to have one to one business meetings with the potential airlines to promote local airports in Sri Lanka as their destinations along with the growth in the tourism industry.

The Head of Airport Management, H S Hettiarachchi and the Marketing Manager, Sumith de Silva attended the forum representing the AASL.

AASL was also able to have highly successful one to one meetings with 15 airlines, Tourism Australia and the top representatives from the World Routes.

As a result of these successful meetings at the Routes Asia, AASL expects to develop its connectivity in the region contributing to the growing Asian aviation industry.

Routes Asia Forum is the only routedevelopment event dedicated to the region. During these meetings, airport representatives can present business proposals to attract potential airlines to their respective Airport(s), whereas airlines look for profitable new destinations to be added to their Routes Network. Airlines normally take a few years of deep study and negotiations, gradually upgrading the prospects of operating to an Airport, before finally deciding favorably to commence operations to such an airport.

It was disclosed that the economic impact of air services is vast and the industry supports 3.5 percent of the world’s GDP, generating 9.9 million direct jobs within air transport. Route development is essential for airports anddestinations because the economic impact of new air services is immense.

This year for the second time Philippine Department of Tourism brought Routes Asia to the Philippines after successfully hosting the 2016 event in Manila. Brisbane Airport (BNE) has been named the overall winner at the annual Routes Asia Marketing Awards after earlier winning the over 20 Million Passengers category.

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