Now in its 26th edition, “World Routes” (10-12 October) has always had a concrete impact on the network of world routes, with over 3500 new air services connected to the meetings of the event in the last three years alone. To fine-tune the recovery strategies, over 125 airlines will be present in Milan, including Air Canada, Air China, Air France, American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, easyJet, Emirates, Etihad Airways, Iberia Airlines, International Airlines Group, Jet2 .com, JetBlue, Klm Royal Dutch Airlines, Southwest Airlines and Wizz Air.
Airline CEOs, government ministers and industry association leaders will outline the actions to be taken to accelerate the recovery, with a series of conferences to be held as part of the event. Among the interventions Jozsef Varadi, CEO of Wizz Air; Jason McGuinness, commercial director of Ryanair; Luis Felipe de Oliveira, CEO of Aci World; e Fabio Lazzerini, CEO of Ita (Italy air transport).
Hosted by Sea Aeroporti di Milano, in collaboration with the Lombardy Region, the Municipality of Milan and the Bergamo airport, World Routes will turn the spotlight on long-term growth opportunities for the city and the entire Region. The contribution of air transport to the Italian economy is significant, with 714,000 jobs for a value of 46 billion euros, equal to approximately 2.7% of the Italian GDP in 2019. Following the impact of Covid-19, the positive effects of air connections linked to the increase in trade, tourism, investments, labor supply and market efficiency will be more important than ever in helping Italy to rebuild its economy.
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Milan, Italy, 06/10/2021 08:03
AVIONEWS – World Aeronautical Press Agency