2017 Event Partners

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2016 has been yet another fantastic year for Bordeaux Airport!

With over 5,750,000 passengers, Bordeaux Airport has maintained its fast growth, showing a yearly increase of 8.9% in passenger traffic. It’s worth remembering that since 2009, Bordeaux has generated an impressive growth of +74%, which translates to an additional net traffic of 2.4 million passengers.

In 2016, with 101 routes (80 single destinations), 28 airlines including 10 low-cost operators and 66 destinations, Bordeaux renewed its offer adding 15 new destinations to its programme, including Fez with Air Arabia (starting early December) and Bristol, Berlin, Edinburgh and Oran becoming all year-round operations.

These results reflect our dynamic region “La Grande Aquitaine”, and of Bordeaux which has become the capital city of the largest French region.  Ranked 3rd with a €158 billion GDP, it relies on a very large territory (first in terms of agricultural production) and on a rich diversified and well balanced economy, clearly also benefitting from very ambitious development plans. Many new projects have been and will be launched in various fields; over €30 billion is currently being invested in the city and in its surrounding areas.

Whilst being renowned for its historical richness, Bordeaux and its region are also turning towards new technologies and fast growing sectors such as molecular and medical sciences, space research and aeronautics.

The region is also capitalising on its touristic appeal; close to the Atlantic Ocean front, Bordeaux along with 5 other sites nearly are listed amongst the UNESCO World Heritage programme.  June 2016 saw the launch of the “Cité du Vin”, a dedicated to wine and culture museum aiming to attract 450,000 visitors per annum and soon to be ranked amongst Europe’s top must-visit-detours.

After enjoying recognition from major international publications, (named “best autumnal trip” by The Telegraph and “best destination to visit” by The New York Times in 2016), Bordeaux came on top of the “best destination to visit” in the Lonely Planet 2017 travel guide; beating cities such as Cape Town (South Africa), Los Angeles (US), and Seoul (South Korea). It is also the very first time a French city has reached the top-ranking selections of this world-renowned guide.

Benefiting from this unique environment, Bordeaux Airport remains the unique entry point for legacy and low-cost carriers to the South Atlantic side of France. A region which extends from Limoges to the north down to Biarritz and Pau in the south, including la Rochelle and the Dordogne area. It’s a region unmatched for its diversity, its richness in culture, overwhelming heritage and unique business opportunities.

2017 will be “a bon cru” with a summer programme enriched with new routes/operators and additional capacities; new operators including Air Corsica to Calvi and Ajaccio, Blue Air to Bucharest and Lufthansa to Frankfurt; new destinations will be launched by Volotea (Malta and Santorin), easyJet (Hamburg) and Ryanair (Milan) and a drastic increase in offers will also support our growth thanks to Volotea, Aegean, Flybe and Norwegian.

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As the aviation division of BP, Air BP is one of the world's largest suppliers of aviation fuel products and services. It currently supplies over seven billion gallons of jet kerosene and aviation gasoline to its customers across the globe each year. Through its direct operations, Air BP fuels more than 6,000 flights every day – that is over four aircrafts every minute or one every 15 seconds. The company operates at more than 800 global locations in over 50 countries serving customers from private pilots to some of the world’s largest airlines. Air BP’s technical and operations experts provide a complete aviation fuel consultancy service, including the design, build and operation of aviation fueling facilities, to help customers protect their operations and manage risks. Customers range from domestic and international airlines, the military, business and private aircraft owners, as well as international airports and airfield operators. Air BP’s services for the general aviation and business aviation sector include the Sterling Card, which can be used throughout the global network, including self-serve locations, providing easy access to fuel for thousands of Air BP clients including private pilots, aircraft management companies and corporate flight departments.

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The Aviapartner group, founded in 1949 and headquartered in Brussels, is one of the leading European independent providers of ground handling services and is present in 37 airports across Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands and Spain.  Aviapartner employs nearly 6,000 members of staff, offering a wide range of services to over 400 passenger and cargo airlines, serving the needs of 30 million passengers while handling 1 million tons of cargo each year.  Aviapartner’s IT capabilities deliver unparalleled service, quality and flexibility according to the needs of each airline and the group is accredited by numerous industry certifications and awards.

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Rapidly developing economy and international recognition made Lithuania the fastest growing in the Baltic region. Our dashing personalities and creative thinking do not let us stand behind this continuous growth. Three Lithuanian airports – Vilnius, Kaunas and Palanga – were merged in 2014 and since then have been operating as one state enterprise. An appetite to visit our country is increasingly growing and there is no surprise – it`s the freshest destination in Europe. People here are encouraged to live and think fresh. Our country is bursting with fresh ideas on innovative business as well as inspiring plans. Lithuania is rich with fresh surroundings and can be proud of the nature at its purest. Curious to know more? Meet our colleagues at CONNECT in February.

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ATR has become the world’s leading regional aircraft manufacturer; selling over 1,500 aircraft since the beginning of the programme. The ATR42 and the ATR72 have become the reference on short-haul operations around the world thanks to their unrivalled operating costs and versatility. ATRs are present in the fleets of over 200 operators in some 100 countries worldwide. 290 aircraft are active in Europe with some 60 operators. The introduction of the successful -600 series provides the latest cockpit technology and new cabin interiors design. 50 ATRs of the new -600s generation are already in operation in Europe. ATR is an equal partnership between Airbus and Leonardo.

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Air Total is one of the world’s biggest suppliers of jet fuel, providing fuel to 280 airlines in over 300 airports across 70 countries. Strategic partner of the IATA organisation, the customer base that Air Total has created over the years includes major airlines, airports, the military, the aerospace industry, business and general aviation. Each client receives a personal service offer tailored to its needs. As the market leader in Europe and Africa, the company sold 11 million metric tons of aviation fuel in 2015, with 2,500 refuelling operations happening daily – that’s one every 30 seconds. Air Total’s fuels are manufactured under the strictest quality controls and to the highest international standards. Founding member of JIG (Joint Inspection Group), it allows Air Total to participate in the elaboration of standards shaping the industry. Backed by 60 years of experience, Air Total is the partner for the development of your airport facilities.

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OAG is an air travel intelligence company that has the world’s largest network of air travel data and an unrivalled ability to aggregate complex data sets from multiple sources and stages of the travel continuum. It delivers real-time insights, compelling visualisations, powerful applications and analytics for customers worldwide.

Through its unmatched global network of tools, high-quality data, experts and relationships, OAG can unlock hidden sources of value, enabling its customers to innovate and advance their businesses. OAG helps its customers to deliver up-to-the-second actionable solutions, shape smart applications that delight travellers and uncover wider opportunities for greater efficiencies and growth.

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Edeis; a leader in airport management in France.


We manage and develop airport and port facilities in Europe, at the service of the local collectivities.

Since 30th December 2016, Edeis has taken over all activities from SNC-Lavalin SAS group in France and Monaco.


Edeis was born from the partnership between the French holding company Impact Holding, and the French investment fund Ciclad.

Infrastructure management activities concern these 19 airports:

Angoulême Cognac, Annecy Mont Blanc, Auxerre Branches, Bourges, Castellon (Spain), Châlon Champforgeuil, Cherbourg Maupertus, Dijon Bourgogne, Le Havre Octeville, Mayotte, Nîmes Alès Camargue Cévennes, Reims, Rouen, Saint Martin Grand Case, Tarbes Lourdes Pyrénées, Toulouse Francazal, Tours Val de Loire, Troyes, and Vannes Golfe du Morbihan.


Edeis teams pioneered the ownership transfer of these airports from the French State to local authorities, by developing Airport Public Service Delegation contracts in France. Since 2008, this model has benefited from a strong development. Within 9 years, we have developed our activities, now managing 19 airports, 1 marina and 1 rack railway.


Today, our team has gained a unique expertise assisting local authorities in their attractiveness policy of the territory. The Edeis group has become a key partner in serving public authorities and contributes in regional economic development. Our team also has great experience working with airlines, and promoting their developments at our Edeis airports.

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With over 60 offices worldwide, World Fuel Services Corporation is a global leader in the marketing, sale and distribution of aviation fuel products and related services. Their global team of local professionals provides comprehensive solutions for Airports, FBOs (Fixed Base Operators) and Flight Operations. These business and general aviation solutions encompass World Fuel Services branded and unbranded fuel supply and support programs, World Fuel Services Network FBO programs, and the Air Elite® Network of Diamond Service FBOs along with contract fuel, trip support services, AVCARD® aviation charge card, aviation insurance and the FlyBuys™ Rewards Program.

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The Moroccan Airports Authority (ONDA) is the public company in charge of airports and air navigation management in Morocco. The Moroccan air space is in line with European air space in terms of security services and air navigation conditions.

ONDA manages a network of 25 airports of which 19 are international airports. Morocco has witnessed a 7.8% annual traffic growth since 2004. ONDA is now connected to more than 56 countries and the number of airlines serving Morocco has doubled since 2004, passing from 22 in 2004 to more than 58 in 2016.

The Moroccan airports welcomed more than 18 million passengers in 2016 and currently have the capacity to welcome over 30 million passengers per year. Thanks to ONDA’s development projects and airport expansions, this capacity will see an estimated growth to 46 million passengers by the mid-term.

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The Moroccan National Tourist Office (MNTO) is a public institution whose main mission is to promote Morocco both nationally and internationally.

Open to its environment, it involves professionals and institutions in all its activities and develops a large PR and managerial capital with different market players: tour operators, travel agents, airlines, journalists...

For more than nine decades, the MNTO has developed real marketing expertise thanks to its ability to be aware of target markets. This expertise is growing stronger every day thanks to the scientific approach adopted by market studies and capitalising on experiences in the field. This approach allows the MNTO to better understand the needs, expectations and purchase motivations of the final customer and to establish efficient communication and commercial plans.

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Your partner in Vienna.

The Vienna Tourist Board is the city’s official destination marketing agency for the tourism industry. The Vienna Tourist Board’s market management is the primary point of contact for tour organisers and travel agencies. We facilitate contact with Vienna’s hotels, incoming agencies, museums, restaurants and many other service providers, and deliver detailed and objective reporting on Vienna’s tourism offerings. We are your point of contact for joint advertising campaigns and study groups, and a resource for promotional materials about Vienna.

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RDC provides knowledge, expertise and data to the air transport industry through consultancy, software and data services.

For over 15 years we have specialised in providing unique data and clear analytical reports that enable our clients to make better-informed business decisions. Whether it’s be-spoke consultancy, airline fares and route profitability analysis from our Apex platform or airport use fee data from AirportCharges.com, we offer expert knowledge and save time – so you can focus on your business.

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We provide airport infrastructure and services to help airlines and communities create sustainable relationships.

Avinor operates 46 airports in Norway – amongst these are the Arctic Northern Lights airports, the biggest regional airports Bergen, Stavanger and Trondheim, and Oslo, Norway’s capital and international airport hub. At Oslo Airport, we connect Norway to Scandinavia and to the rest of the world. Oslo Airport offers airlines and travellers the shortest flying time from the Nordic market to North America.

With Norway’s catchment area, its growing and prosperous population, dynamic business and leisure air travel market pull factors, Oslo Airport provides airlines with a superb network growth potential. Oslo Airport is furthermore connected to the city centre with a high-speed train service running every 10 minutes. Oslo is a market that is more than a city...consider it a country!

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Every year at around 900 airports in about 36 countries, Shell Aviation provides fuel for almost 2 million aircrafts, refueling an aircraft every 14 seconds.

We are a leading global supplier of jet fuels and avgas to airports and airlines, as well as private customers such flying clubs and corporate jet operators. From the private pilot to the largest global airlines, Shell Aviation earns the loyalty of its customers by creating value through the safe and timely supply of high quality aviation fuels and a comprehensive range of high performance aviation lubricants and fluids.

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Billund Airport - the second largest airport in Denmark – handled more than 3 million passengers last year. The airport is the gateway to West Denmark with direct scheduled services to 50 European destinations, as well as circa 50 charter destinations worldwide.

Traffic is distributed fairly equally between the airline segments: network/regional carriers, charter airlines and low-cost. 99% of traffic at Billund Airport is international traffic. West Denmark - Billund Airport’s core catchment area generated more than 7.5 million international passengers last year. However, analysis shows that West Denmark is heavily underserved in terms of airline capacity, and benchmarked against peer regions like Gothenburg and Bergen, it appears that average fares from Billund Airport were more than €40 higher last year.

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Nice Airport Management (NAMA) offers a new vision on training, consultancy and management from all the know-how of running a major European airport company: Aéroports de la Côte d’Azur, France’s second largest airport group. Our team of specialists have a vast amount of experience which they make available to our clients, through tailored training courses, sharing best practices, skills, tools and through information they use themselves every day. As co-pilots, they deliver consultancy services, and can also manage airports. In all cases, our specialists optimise your performance and raise it to a new level.

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Make smarter decisions and work on your route development!

The PlanetOptim.Future software from Milanamos provides the big data analytics that all travel operators need to forecast current market trends and identify potential new routes and new business partnerships.

You can do a market analysis on any route with data on passenger traffic, total revenue and average revenue on a certain period. Our QSI models, 5 different forecasting methodologies, costs file, and many other unique features allow you to estimate the profitability of your operations.

To date, Milanamos is serving the needs of airlines, airports, and marquee consulting firms such as Paris Aéroports, Berlin Airport, Pricewaterhouse Coopers and Aigle Azur. Meet with us at our stand, and find out why more than 30 customers worldwide are trusting us every day!

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FlyOps offers a complete flight support and supervision service for commercial and business airlines worldwide. FlyOps is able to provide cost effective solutions for a complete outsourced flight dispatch, or any other kind of high demanding requests. We also offer assistance and consultancy for airport operators for documentation writing, public transport airline certificates, FTO’s and safety management systems (SGS). FlyOps works in partnership with Deolan and AirInt to offer world class services.

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Tampere Region’s priority development project “AiRRport” is to improve accessibility to western and central Finland, by bringing business and tourism closer together with the global economy. Tampere Region wants to profile Destination Inland Finland by developing flight connections to its international airport Tampere-Pirkkala.

The aim of this project is for Tampere Region to become the main connecting point between Europe and Inland Finland.

You can find in at www.AiRRport.fi and in Facebook as AiRRport Tampere - https://www.facebook.com/AirrportTampere

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5 French Airports:  Bergerac, Brest, Lille, Montpellier and Strasbourg, have yet again decided to join forces to show off the best of France!

Here to represent some of the most beautiful and stunning regions of France, “The Best of France“ looks forward to welcoming you to their stand during CONNECT 2017 to enjoy a glass of wine and some regional specialties. See you there!

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Châteauroux Airport, the gateway to Berry – Loire Valley, is a destination for low-cost airlines to develop new routes.

Strategically located at the crossroad of five tourist areas: Berry, Touraine, Poitou, Limousin and Creuse, with easy access to the Centre-Val de Loire region, the Loire Valley and the Valley of Kings, as well as Futuroscope and the Green Venise. The Centre-Val de Loire region is the major industrial region of France with numerous cosmetic, pharmaceutical and aeronautical industries, and a catchment area of 2.8 million inhabitants and 4 million tourists every year (including: British, Dutch, Belgium, German, Spanish, Italian...)

Châteauroux Airport is the meeting point for: history (200 castles, churches, cathedrals…), culture (more than 200 museums, 80 leisure parks and gardens…), festivals (music, movies, dance…) and sports (golf, water-sports, racing cars…). It is also famous for its gastronomy and wine-growing region (Chinon, Sancerre, Reuilly and Valencay) as well as being a popular area for foreign second-home owners.

Châteauroux is an international airport, open 24/7, with all passenger facilities, very low airport fees and marketing support.

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The CSAE (Chambre Syndicale de l’Assistance en Escale), represents ground handling companies which operate at French airports for airline companies and their customers.

The CSAE aims:

to bring together ground handling companies operating at French airports.

to defend their general interests and represent them in their dealings with public authorities, professional organisations, consumer associations, or any other public organisation.

to promote the ground handling profession.

to actively participate in the definition of social policy and national collective agreements and facilitate their implementation.

to contribute to the evolution of the regulation and sustainable development of the profession, in respect of airline safety rules, employment and productivity, expected by the customers.

www.anna.aero   www.therouteshop.com
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anna.aero (Airline Network News & Analysis) is the FREE weekly news service and permanent website dedicated to worldwide airline and airport route development.

We produce real airline network analysis and intelligence written by real network planners, as well as covering every new airline route launch every week worldwide!

With over 100,000 visitors per month to the anna.aero website and the anna.aero E-Newsletter sent to over 74,000 subscribed readers every week, anna.aero has become the world's premier source for air route news and analysis.

As part of anna.aero, The Route Shop is the preferred platform for airports to market their route opportunities to airline route developers worldwide.  Route opportunities that are supported by key facts and data, and marketed directly every week to the world’s airlines, The Route Shop is the low cost high impact platform for airports to be seen on. With over 300 airports using the platform worldwide no other platform can offer the same exposure to the world’s airline route developers.


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Labelled the ‘Ville d’Art et d’Histoire’ (city of art and history), Ajaccio is marked with its emperors remains (sites, monuments, places, statues, celebrations, changing of the guard…) Amongst which, major hotspots include: Napoleon’s birthplace (the current Musée National de la Maison Bonaparte) and the Palais Fesch, an art museum which owns the second most collections of Italian paintings after Le Louvre in Paris.

Ajaccio is also a natural territory with the its white sandy beaches, and its wild and preserved inlets. 12 kilometres away from the city centre, the peninsula of Parata offers a stunning view of the Sanguinaires Islands.

Around Ajaccio you will find: mountains, maquis, forests, trails, lakes, rivers and old villages, ideal for swimming, hiking, climbing, trekking, horseback riding and even skiing!

Every morning, there is a market that opens on Foch Square, in front of the town hall, selling local specialties: pastries, brocciu doughnuts, cooked meats, goat’s cheese, honey…

On the port, the fishermen catch all the richness of the sea: urchins, lobsters, local fishes…

Ajaccio can be resumed by its way of life: relaxing and enjoying life on a café terrace, by the sea or in the centre of town.

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Air Corsica, first operator in passenger volume to/from Corsica, and only carrier based in the island.

Created in 1989, the regional airline Air Corsica rapidly became and is recognized as the specialist of air transport in Corsica with 26 million passengers transported until today between the 4 Corsican airports (Ajaccio, Bastia, Calvi and Figari ) and Marseille, Nice, Lyon, Paris-Orly, Toulouse, Lyon and Nantes.

The company operates 21, 000 flights per year with a fleet of 5 Airbus A320 and 6 ATR 72-500.

Current network consist in :

- annual destinations from Corsica to Marseille, Nice, Paris-Orly (operated in joint venture with Air France), Lyon and Toulouse

- seasonal destinations from Corsica to Clermont-Ferrand, Dôle, Liège, Nantes and Rome

Key figures

Number of carried passengers 2015-2016: 1,734,912

Turnover 2015-2016: 190 Million (€)

Flights per year: 21,000

Flights per week:up to 700

Aircrafts: 11

Routes: 28

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In the middle of the Mediterranean Sea, 170 kilometres from the Southern coast of France, the island of Corsica offers stunning landscapes with countless beaches and majestic mountain peaks. The island is a testimony to a strong traditional culture and one of the last un-spoilt jewels of the Mediterranean.

Its 1,047 kilometres of coast benefit from a diversity of marine landscapes unique to the Mediterranean such as long beaches with crystalline waters, empty creeks, forbidding cliffs and peaceful gulfs.

At the heart of this mountainous island, one finds more than 100 peaks measuring over 2,000 metres which can be explored thanks to numerous hiking paths that will take you through the grandiose landscapes of this unbelievable nature reserve.

Corsica has around 120,000 beds over the whole territory, with a large number of them on the coast. There are approximately 1,500 tourist establishments providing hotels, campsites, holiday villages, tourist and holiday apartment blocks, registered rural accommodation, B&B establishments and mountain refuges.

The Corsica Tourist Board provides information on the various services and facilities of the island.

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The European Regions Airline Association (ERA) is a trade association representing the interests of airlines, airports, manufacturers and suppliers within the European aviation industry. 

By working together, ERA member companies have become a well-respected and established voice for the industry.  Through its shared knowledge and experience, ERA is able to offer its members an invaluable means of helping identify and address common challenges.  ERA actively lobbies to protect the interests of its members within the European Commission and other regulatory bodies with respect to all proposed legislation and is active in all operational, technical, commercial and economic issues. 

ERA also offers fantastic opportunities for senior management to take part in focused peer-to-peer networking at events such as the advisory groups, annual ERA General Assembly and the spring ERA Regional Airline Conference.

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The group represents the collective interests of 38 primarily UK Regional and Business airports in their dealings with Government and industry regulators, on issues such as Brexit, taxes and the cost of regulation.

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Founded in 1938, the UAF group includes 150 members operating 166 airports in France and overseas.

The UAF represents the airport community’s interests and the airport operator’s profession vis-à-vis the authorities and all the air transport partners. They are consulted during rulemaking procedures and take part in regulatory text projects when the subject concerns air transport.

The UAF is also a member of many committees which provide advice and recommendations on airport operation and management (facilitation, security, safety, economy, training, quality…).

The UAF assists its members with juridical, economic and financial advice. It offers services to its members, such as acting as negotiators for national agreements with service providers.

It also aims to promote the actions taken by the profession.

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APG Network is the world’s leading network for airline distribution and financial services. With 111 APG Members, the APG Network is present in 176 countries and has commercial relationships with 180 airlines. 

Services include:

GSSA – General Sales Representation Services

ABCS – Variable Cost Access to BSP

ACTP – APG Corporate Travel Plan

IET – Interline E-Ticketing

FFS – ATPCO Fare Filing Services

CCS – Customer Care Services 

GET – Global Extended Territories Services

APG Network organises yearly the great social and informative event:  APG World Connect. The 9th edition will take place in the Fairmont Hotel in Monaco in Autumn 2017.