Routes Asia bound for the Philippines capital
Annual route development forum Routes Asia will travel to Manila in 2016, a major win for the country’s aviation, business and tourism industries. The Philippine capital was announced as host
during the related 20th World Route Development Forum in Chicago this week.
The Philippine Department of Tourism will co-host the event with the Manila International Airport Authority, alongside stakeholders the Tourism Promotions Board and Mactan-Cebu International Airport Authority.
“We are extremely honoured and excited to be given the opportunity to host Routes Asia 2016,” said Ramon R. Jimenez, Jr., secretary, Philippine Department of Tourism.
“Trade, investment and tourism in the country have grown very rapidly in the last few years creating numerous opportunities for expanding air routes to major points in Asia and the rest of the world.”
The event will take place from March 6-8, 2016 and is expected to attract hundreds of top-level regional and international aviation industry professionals to Manila. The capital is currently modernising its Ninoy Aquino International Airport in anticipation of welcoming the APEC summit in 2015. Terminal 1 is being transformed and elevated walkways linking all three terminals to the Skyway and Manila Bay are expected for 2016. Mactan-Cebu International Airport is also undergoing an expansion.