Leading carriers including Emirates, American Airlines, Air China and many more have confirmed their attendance at the World Route Development Forum.
London Stansted is aiming to secure direct services to at least 25 new long-haul destinations over the next five years, with a strong focus on the Far East, India, north America and the Middle East.
With more than 13.4 million people travelling on the short-haul domestic service, the 450-kilometre journey from Seoul’s Gimpo Airport to the island of Jeju off the coast of the Korean Peninsula has once again claimed the title as the most in-demand air route in the world.
Senior leaders from the aviation industry have signed on for the World Routes 2017 conference programme, including Willie Walsh, chief executive of International Airlines Group. The annual World Routes forum brings together airlines, airports and tourism authorities to plan and negotiate future air services.