Routes Asia 2020 to Take Place in Chiang Mai in June 2021; World Routes Also Postponed

Routes Asia, scheduled to take place 8-10 October
2020 in Chiang Mai, Thailand, and World Routes, scheduled for
14-16 November 2020 in Milan, Italy, have been postponed until
next year.

The new dates have been set as 2-4 June 2021 for
Routes Asia and 5-7 September 2021 for World Routes.

Airports of Thailand, Hosts of Routes Asia 2020,
said, “We have been in regular communication with the Routes
team, our partners and stakeholders, throughout this period. This
has been a difficult decision to make but we feel that it is
important that the entire Asia-Pacific region are able to engage
in conversations that will support the recovery and are hopeful
that hosting Routes Asia in Chiang Mai in June 2021 will
facilitate this.”


Cockpit of an Airbus A321neo. Picture by Steven Howard of TravelNewsAsia.com Click to enlarge.

Aviation is a vital component of the global
economy, supporting 28.8 million jobs and accounting for $1.8
trillion of global GDP in 2019 alone. It will be critical in
enabling future economic recovery from the short and long-term
effects of the ongoing global COVID19 pandemic.

Steven Small, Director of Routes, said, “The
innovation, resilience and cooperation demonstrated by the route
development community throughout this unprecedented period will
continue to be paramount in its road to recovery. We are committed
to working with all our industry partners to facilitate
conversations that will make a meaningful difference in restoring
and reshaping the world’s air services in the post pandemic era. It is for this reason, we will be
launching a brand-new initiative for 2020 that will support the
community in collaborating, negotiating and navigating this new
era of partnerships. Watch this space.”

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