Over 610 airline delegates are now registered to attend World Routes in Abu Dhabi, which begins tomorrow.
Amazingly this is almost a 50 per cent increase from the number of airline delegates at World Routes in Vancouver just two years ago in 2010.
This week Sky Team member, Air France confirmed that eight of their representatives will be present in Abu Dhabi, covering all global markets, and British Airways also confirmed a strong delegation of 12 meaning that all but two oneworld carriers are now registered for the event.
The much talked about FastJet, backed by Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou founder of easyJet, also confirmed their attendance for the 18thWorld Route Development Forum bringing the total number of carriers represented at this year’s World Routes up to 290 so far.
This year will also see a strong presence from Russian carriers with registrations received, so far, from Aeroflot Russian Airlines, Air Bridge Cargo (Volga Dnepr Group), Rossiya - Russian Airlines, S7 Airlines, Tatarstan Airlines, Transaero Airlines, Ural Airlines and UTAir.
Almost 1,000 airport delegates representing over 650 airports from around the world have also registered to attend the event to date.