Mumbai International Airport Ltd (MIAL) has said it has been selected to host the 11th international aviation meet 'Routes Asia' in 2013. 'Routes Asia' is attended by leading airports and airlines as it offers an opportunity for business meetings between airports and airlines from Asia.
This is an on-going event for the past seventeen years.
The event is expected to bring in a number of visitors to the city from airlines, airports and tourism industries who will discuss and explore opportunities for airline route development, MIAL said in a statement today.
"We are pleased to note that MIAL has been selected as the host airport for Routes Asia 2013. This is noteworthy, because besides being one of the busiest airports in South Asia, it has also emerged as one of the most significant aviation hubs in the region," MIAL managing director and vice-chairman of promoter GVK group, GV Sanjay Reddy, said.
The event is expected to enhance Mumbai's status as a critical business hub, besides improving the status of MIAL with the completion of the T2 integrated passenger terminal in 2013. Besides, it will also help reinforce MIAL position as the country's foremost airport, the statement said.
"Hosting Routes Asia 2013 will not only give us the opportunity to showcase airport to a diverse group of industry professionals across the globe but also provide tremendous tourism-related economic benefits to the city," MIAL CEO Rajeev Jain said.