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DEN to Welcome 600 Aviation Professionals, 80 Airlines and nearly 300 Airports

DENVER — Jan. 27, 2015 — Denver International Airport (DEN) will welcome hundreds of aviation professionals as it hosts the 8th Routes Americas conference from Feb. 1-3. This is the first time Routes Americas, the route development forum for the entire Americas region, will be held the United States.

Routes Americas is the essential event for all aviation-based companies who wish to conduct business to, from and within the region. Bringing together a range of airlines, airports, tourism authorities, economic development and other industry stakeholders, including some of the largest carriers from North, Central and Latin America. This event offers attendees the opportunity to meet with some of the most influential aviation professionals from across the Americas region.

“Denver International Airport is proud to be the first U.S. city to host this significant global aviation conference,” said Denver International Airport CEO Kim Day. “Site visits by airlines have proven to be one of our most effective air service development tools, and this conference provides an unparalleled opportunity to showcase Denver and Colorado to a key target audience of over 80 domestic and international air carriers.”

Day will welcome conference attendees on Sunday, February 1 during the Routes Americas Strategy Summit at the Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel. The Strategy Summit will provide a valuable insight into aviation across the region as panels of leading industry experts take part in a number of moderator led discussions addressing key air service development issues affecting commercial aviation across the entire Americas region.

“It is certainly an exciting time to be in Denver with the airport celebrating its 20th anniversary in February,” said Denver Mayor Michael B. Hancock who will welcome attendees on Monday, February 2. “This conference positions us in the center of the dynamic aviation industry, and by continuing to build these relationships we will be closer to achieving our goal of expanded global connectivity for Denver.”

Media Registration:

WHAT: Routes Americas

WHEN: Feb. 1 – 3

WHERE: Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel, 1550 Court Place, Denver, CO 80202

MEDIA REGISTRATION: Please register online at http://www.routesonline.com/events/172/routes-americas2015/registration/#mainContent to attend the event.

Key Event for Media:

Sunday, February 1

12:30 – 4 p.m.

Strategy Summit:

Keynote: John Byerly, former Deputy Assistant Secretary of State, U.S. State Department

Speakers: Kim Day, CEO Denver International Airport; Dave Clark, VP Network Planning JetBlue Airways; Rafael Araujo, Manager, Network Planning, GOL; Vijay Bathija, Vice President-Commercial, Air Canada rouge; Barry Biffle, President Frontier Airlines; Richard Scharf, CEO Visit Denver; Johanne Gallant, Interim President &CEO Greater Moncton International Airport; Elizabeth Scotton, Chief Commercial Officer Montego Bay Airport; Peggy Croes, Chief Commercial Officer, Curacao Airport Partners; Tom Clark, CEO of Metro Denver Economic Development Corporation, and more.

Click here for a complete schedule of events.


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