Aviation industry representatives gather at Routes Americas conference in Las Vegas

Airlines, airport, and tourism authorities will gather in Las Vegas next week at the 10th annual Routes Americas conference to plan new flights in North and South America, Routes Americas said.

Routes Americas events are unique forums dedicated to the development of new air services. The Las Vegas event will be the largest to date with 820 delegates taking part in 2,700 meetings.

McCarran International Airport and Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) will host Routes Americas 2017. Around 100 airlines, 260 airports and 40 tourism authorities are expected in total.

Five ´regional´ route development forums are held between February and June in the Americas, Asia, Europe, and Africa, with the flagship World Routes event taking place in September. The events revolve around pre-scheduled meetings, an exhibition, and a conference delivered in partnership with host stakeholders.