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Aviation industry gears up for World Route Development Forum

We’re now less than two weeks away from the start of the World Route Development Forum in Abu Dhabi and the show looks set to be one of the busiest yet.

The event is now in its 18th year and it’s widely considered to be the gathering of the year for the airline network planning community and those responsible for the development of airline services globally.

Chapman Freeborn will be showcasing its aircraft charter and leasing expertise at the show together with its Wings 24 flight operations subsidiary (24-hour flight support, aircraft fuel, flight permits etc).

Also in attendance will be Air Dispatch International profiling its outsourced airline support and ground-breaking Centralised Load Control services.

There are already over 550 airline delegates registered so it promises to offer the perfect forum to discuss many of the challenges the airline industry currently faces.

According to the organisers, US legacy carriers Delta Air Lines, United Airlines, US Airways and American Airlines, will attend.

From Asia, China Southern, China Eastern, Hainan Airlines and Air China, along with Japan Airlines and All Nippon Airways, are amongst those attending.

From Europe, the legacy market is strong with British Airways, Iberia, KLM, Air France, SAS, LOT Polish, Alitalia amongst those registered. The low cost carrier market from Europe is represented by EasyJet, Norwegian, Wizz Air, Germanwings and Air Berlin.

Kenya Airways, Ethiopian Airlines, South African Airways, Egypt Air and Royal Air Maroc are amongst the major African airlines attending.

You can visit Chapman Freeborn, Wings 24 and Air Dispatch International at stand S01.