About our Hosts


Sardinia is the second largest island in the Mediterranean; the perfect blend of wild landscapes, pure nature and old traditions, and its capital city: Cagliari. Wearing its history on its sleeve, ancient ruins, museums and churches can be found around every corner – not to forget the Bastione di Saint Remy, which we are proud to announce as our venue for CONNECT 2019, hosted by Cagliari Airport and Sardinia Tourism.

Sardinia is one of the sunniest regions of Italy with over 300 days of sunshine per year: very warm weather during the summer and a mild climate in winter makes Cagliari a perfect destination to fly to all year round.



Cagliari International Airport, located just 7 Km away from the city centre and very close to renowned tourist locations such as Pula, Villasimius and Costa Rey, is one of 13 strategic Italian airports. Located in the south of the island of Sardinia, the airport is the main gateway to the island and presents an ideal connection point between Europe, North Africa and the East and West of the Mediterranean. CAG currently handles 50% of the total regional air traffic.

In 2017 the airport reached its highest traffic record of 4,15 million passengers, up 12,5% from 2016. Last year, the airport also recorded the highest international traffic growth among all Italian airports with an increase of 38%. The strategy development of the airport aims to continue its expansion with a well-balanced portfolio of airlines and destinations, currently constituted by over 40 carriers and 78 destinations of which 55 are international.


Interested in hosting CONNECT?

Be the proud host of this unique aviation forum. Present your airport, city and region to over 600 industry decision makers within the tourism and aviation sector from all over Europe and beyond. Hosting this landmark event will enable you to boost airline relations, ignite interest in route development and all in all generate economic benefits for your airport and region through increased air transport links. To find out more about how your airport could be considered to host a future CONNECT event, please contact Karin Butot +33 (0) 4 72 59 20 81