CONNECT Route Development Forum is now in its 19th year. Each annual CONNECT event brings together over 650 aviation decision makers including more than 75 airlines & tour operators and 280 represented airports to discuss current and future air transport links.
Unlimited one-to-one meetings arranged pre-event and on-site using our delegate meeting system. Enjoy endless informal meeting opportunities during coffee breaks, lunch times and happy hours.
Route development and industry briefings provide crucial industry analysis and updates, and airlines are also invited to give exclusive briefings to give full insight into company policy and show how to adapt to current demand.
Come along and join your industry colleagues after a day of productive meetings for one of our infamous evening events –a cocktail and dinner function in a prestigious venue with the best of local cuisine and entertainment.
Delegates can enjoy excursions that showcase the destination to its fullest potential. Whether famed for its culture, sporting triumphs or for simply being a beautiful holiday destination, our delegates will have the best possible experience. Excursions will be announced soon!
Our events are beneficial to airlines who are looking to expand their routes. Our delegates include representatives from airports, tourism operators, ground handlers, aircraft manufacturers, data suppliers and consultancies – plus many more!
Our events are beneficial to airports who are looking to raise their profile and establish new routes. Our delegates include representatives from airlines, tour operators, ground handlers, aircraft manufacturers, data suppliers, consultancies and many more!
Our events are beneficial to consultants looking to gain new business from airlines and airports. Our delegates include representatives from airports, airlines, tour operators, ground handlers, aircraft manufacturers, data suppliers and many more!
Our events are beneficial to associations who want to bring new members on-board. Our delegates include representatives from airports, airlines, tour operators, ground handlers, aircraft manufacturers, data suppliers, consultancies and many more!
Our events are beneficial to members of the press who can gain exclusive content and seek new advertisers. Our delegates include representatives from airports, airlines, tour operators, ground handlers, aircraft manufacturers, data suppliers, consultancies and many more!
Our events are beneficial to suppliers who can identify new opportunities to sell their services. Our delegates include representatives from airports, airlines, tour operators, ground handlers, consultancies and many more!
Our events are beneficial to tour operators who can spread the word about their tours and boost their profile. Our delegates include representatives from airports, airlines, ground handlers, aircraft manufacturers, data suppliers, consultancies and many more!
Hear from delegates who have attended our past events through written and video testimonials
CONNECT is a well organised event with a friendly yet professional atmosphere. It is an important part of Newcastle International Airport’s calendar of engagement with current and prospective airline ... Show More
Great organization, perfect conditions, delicious food, very friendly and cosy atmosphere and professional communication. Meetings at CONNECT are always very productive! We hope next year will be at least as ... Show More
I managed to have over 20 scheduled meetings with current and potential airline partners
CONNECT is a very good fit for us with regards to attending airlines and their representatives! It’s an intimate setting, even though it's still a big event and a ... Show More
Perfect organization, both for meetings and for leisure time. CONNECT does compare better than other events in the aviation industry, with longer meeting slots, less stressed timing, which helps people ... Show More
Thank you, team CONNECT for a wonderful event in Tampere. We are always happy being a close partner of CONNECT and good friends with all of you!
Congratulations to CONNECT for the wonderfully organised event! We appreciated the warm welcome during Finnish winter and look forward to joining CONNECT next year in Morocco!
A very nice event in Tampere, extremely well-co-ordinated and very productive I have to say. Of course, we are planning to attend next event in Tangier.
What an amazing event! We loved the venue, the city and all the opportunities that came with CONNECT! Thank you!
The event exceeded our expectations. It was very well-organised and we had lots of opportunities to meet and discuss with airlines and airports.
Fantastic event, as ever! CONNECT helps our industry to build networks and air routes which are more important than ever to help our mixed-up world. Bravo to the whole team ... Show More
CONNECT offers the opportunity to network and catch-up with airports from Europe and beyond, in a very relaxed setting. In 2020, the event helped us launch 5 new routes to Italy and ... Show More
A fantastically organised event down to the tiniest details. It was my first time at CONNECT and I was thoroughly impressed. I could not have imagined a better way to ... Show More
What a great event and host city. The easyJet team and I really enjoyed our time and loved the Finnish hospitality. Thank you!
Thank you for the event organisation. As always excellent organisation, quality meetings, transfers worked well, and the food was great during the event (which makes a massive difference). Thank you, ... Show More
As always, it was a great pleasure seeing you in Tampere after very long time. We enjoyed both Tampere and Finland, so thanks for bringing us to places we probably ... Show More
We performed 60 meetings in three days with the airports we were looking for, it would have took us months to achieve that without CONNECT. We got an excellent return on ... Show More
As always CONNECT was fantastic, congratulations to all the team and to Karin for the wonderful organisation, missing to be part of the organisation.Fantastic event, fantastic organisation & fantastic people!
First time in CONNECT for Madagascar’s team and thank you so much, everything was perfect!
Thank you so much for the excellent organisation, I only could spend 24h at CONNECT but it was 200% worth it!