The 18th World Route Development Forum has commenced in Abu Dhabi today at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC). Hosted by Abu Dhabi Airports Company, the Forum will run from September 29th – Oct 2nd providing a cross-industry platform for decision makers to discuss key on-going topics impacting the aviation industry.
Key topics to be discussed across the three-days include: taxation; rising oil prices; aeropolitics; environmental factors; sustainable route development; economic development; and, general regional perspectives on aviation and its potential for growth.
The event welcomed more than 2,700 CEOs and senior professionals from airlines, airports and tourism authorities across more than 80 countries.
James E Bennett, Chief Executive Officer of ADAC said: “ADAC knows the future of the aviation industry globally is closely tied to development of new routes. With the annual economic impact of a new short hall aircraft flying into Abu Dhabi International Airport estimated at AED50m, and economic impact for a long hall aircraft estimated at AED90m, ADAC understands the clear economic benefits tied to new routes and how they contribute towards making Abu Dhabi a global transportation hub.”