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HKIA to Host Routes World 2025


The agreement for Hong Kong International Airport to host Routes World 2025 is signed by Vivian Cheung (left), COO of AAHK, and Steven Small (right), Director of Routes.
Vivian Cheung (3rd from left), COO of AAHK; Steven Small (3rd from right), Director of Routes; Michael Duck (2nd from left), Executive Vice President - Commercial Development of Informa Markets; Lavinia Lau (2nd from right), Chief Customer and Commercial Officer, Cathay Pacific; Irene Chan (1st from left), CEO of AsiaWorld-Expo; and Kenneth Wong (1st from right), General Manager, MICE & Cruise of Hong Kong Tourism Board attend the signing ceremony.
Vivian Cheung looks forward to welcoming guests from around the globe to visit and explore Hong Kong, and hopes that more routes can be opened connecting Hong Kong with more destinations.
Steven Small expects decision makers from over 130 countries will attend the event.

(HONG KONG, 9 May 2024, 1800hrs) – Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) will be the host of Routes World 2025, a prominent annual global aviation event, in September next year. The event is expected to attract over 3,000 global aviation industry leaders to Hong Kong to explore the latest developments and opportunities in the city, and pave the way for new air connections with HKIA.

Comprising exhibitions and speaking forums, this major aviation trade event will offer an excellent dialogue and exchange platform for leaders and decision makers from more than 260 airlines, as well as airports, tourism, and other aviation stakeholders to explore the future development of the aviation industry.

Steven Small, Director of Routes, said, “Half of the world’s population lives within a 5-hour flight of HKIA. With decision makers from over 130 countries expected to attend, Hong Kong will showcase the significant infrastructure developments to the people that decide where the world’s aircraft fly.”

Vivian Cheung, Chief Operating Officer of Airport Authority Hong Kong, said, “Routes World is a prestigious international event which will bring together over 3,000 industry leaders representing airports, airlines and other key stakeholders. This aligns perfectly with our commitment to strengthening Hong Kong’s position as an international aviation hub, connecting people at this world-class metropolis that embraces business opportunities, cultural diversity and social vibrancy.”

“We look forward to welcoming our guests from around the globe to visit and explore Hong Kong, and we hope that through this event, more routes can be opened connecting our city with more destinations,” Mrs Cheung added.

HKIA has a longstanding reputation as one of the world’s best airports for connectivity. In 2019, it was linked to around 220 destinations by about 120 airlines, and accommodated a total of 71.5 million passengers. It is also well-networked with the Greater Bay Area, one of the most economically vibrant regions in the country, via land transport over the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge and high-speed ferries at the SkyPier Terminal.

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