Indianapolis, the capital of Indiana, will host the Routes Americas 2020 air service development conference.
Held in a different location each year and bringing together airlines, airports and tourism authorities, Routes Americas is the event dedicated to air service development in the Americas.
Following a highly competitive bidding process, Indianapolis came out as the winner after the Indiana Economic Development Corporation, the state of Indiana’s lead economic development organisation, came together with the Indianapolis Airport Authority and Visit Indy, the city’s tourist board, in order to propose hosting the event.
Mario Rodriguez, executive director at the Indianapolis Airport Authority, commented: “Much of Indiana’s recent success can be attributed to the strength of the local Indianapolis economy as well as the local and state efforts to increase the global profile of Indiana.
“To host such a prestigious gathering of aviation decision makers, such as Routes Americas convenes, not only fits within the airport’s strategy to elevate awareness of central Indiana but pays tribute to the growing middle America by providing unparalleled exposure of Indianapolis and Indiana to industry influencers at large.”
In 2018, Indianapolis International Airport served a record-breaking nearly nine million passengers, currently serves 50 non-stop destinations, marking the most connectivity offered in Indiana’s history.
Steven Small, brand director of Routes, said: “Indianapolis has a reputation for hosting great events, so we are very excited to be taking the route development community there to experience its renowned hospitality.
“It’s an exciting time for our hosts and we are confident that hosting Routes Americas 2020 will help them to achieve their ambitions. ”