As Routes Asia draws to a close in the bustling city of Cebu in the Philippines, the hosting baton has been passed to the hosts for 2020, Airports of Thailand.

The organisation will hold the event in the beautiful city of Chiang Mai in northern Thailand.

Routes Asia, the route development forum for the Americas, is held in a different location each year and bringing together airlines, airports and tourism authorities

Airports of Thailand own six international airports and previously hosted Routes Asia in 2006 in Pattaya. 

Thailand’s plan for the future of its aviation industry is based around a masterplan which incorporates the streamlining of air transport strategies with enhancing the effectiveness of capacity expansion at airports as well as air traffic, with the ultimate intention of Thailand becoming an aviation hub for all of south-east Asia.

The city of Chiang Mai is 700 kilometres north of Bangkok, in the very north of the country and receives ten million visitors a year.

One of Thailand’s most distinctive cities, it is known for its numerous Buddhist temples and as the home of the ancient Lanna culture.

The event will be held at the city’s impressive convention centre, the newest in Thailand, and the hosts have promised that this combined with the exceptional delegate tours on offer mean that Chiang Mai promises to be an unforgettable location and Routes Asia 2020 will be a memorable event.