Bilbao Airport Route Development Committee attends the major international connectivity event
Key event for the development of Bilbao Biscay’s connectivity. New edition of Routes Reconnected in virtual format. Starting next Monday 26th April, the Routes Committee of Bilbao Airport will participate in this important meeting with an intense work agenda. It will meet with representatives of different airlines. Among others, Air Nostrum, Vueling, Volotea, Aer Lingus, Eurowings, British Airways, Icelandair, Wizzair, Lot Polish Air, Swiss Air, TAP Portugal, Air Baltic and Transavia. He will also meet with the spokespersons of the airports of Lyon (France), Rotterdam (Netherlands) and Lodz (Poland).
“We want to have a direct contact with the airlines to know their plans for this summer and to be updated on the situation of the sector, the foreseeable evolution, concrete measures to guarantee flight safety… but, above all, to try to reactivate with them the greatest connectivity for the summer and to start working in autumn – winter 2021 / 2022”, explained the committee.
In relation to airports, the objective of the Bilbao Routes Committee is to re-establish connections with Lyon and Rotterdam. “These two destinations are on stand-by due to Covid-19 and we are looking to collaborate to try to reactivate them as soon as possible”. As far as Lodz (Poland) is concerned, the committee considers that it is a country “of interest” with which the Biscayan capital still has no direct link.
Routes Reconnected will last four days, until 29 April, and will bring together 115 airlines and 123 airports, companies and different organisations from all over the world linked to the air sector and connectivity. In total, 2,000 meetings, interviews, debates and conferences are planned.