Routes World will take place in the Kingdom of Bahrain for the first time in 2024, with Bahrain International Airport (BIA) being selected as the host of the 29th annual global route development forum.

Over 2,500 decision makers from the world’s airlines, airports and destinations are expected to attend.

As the leading global route development event, Routes World will deliver a platform for decision makers to develop strategies that will define the future of the world’s air services.

The event has had a tangible impact on global connectivity, with more than half of the world’s new air services connected to meetings at the event.

Globally competitive centre

Speaking at a press conference at the Bahrain International Air Show last week, Steven Small, director of Routes, said: “Hosting Routes World 2024 will support Bahrain’s Economic Vision 2030 of becoming a globally competitive and sustainable economic centre.

“Increased air connectivity delivers substantial economic benefits to a destination – driving trade, tourism, investment, labour supply and market efficiency.”

Small added: “We are excited that we will bring together the global route development community in one of the most efficient and cost-effective logistic gateways in the region.

“Having recently completed the Bahrain International Airport Modernisation Programme (AMP), this is a destination is set to further diversify its tourism offerings.”
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