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Routes Asia, a world-renowned airline and airport networking event, is returning to China on Mar. 15-17, 2015, for its annual conference.

Held in Kunming, this will be the fifth time that a Routes event has taken place in China. Previous event locations included Routes Asia 2007 in Hainan, Routes Asia 2008 in Macau, World Routes 2009 in Beijing and, most recently, Routes Asia 2012 in Chengdu.

The Routes conference will be hosted by the owner of Kunming Changshui International Airport (KMG), Yunnan Airport Group Co., Ltd., and supported by their partners, Yunnan Provincial Civil Aviation Development and Management Bureau and Yunnan Provincial Tourism Development Committee.

“Kunming Changshui International Airport is the seventh busiest airport in China and has undergone a complete reconstruction,” said Adrian Newton, group director, UBM Live London. “Routes Asia 2015 will provide an opportunity to showcase this to the Routes community. Delegates will also experience Kunming, the ‘City of Eternal Spring,’ and Yunnan Province [with] its natural beauty. Yunnan Airport Group Co. Ltd has been attending Routes events for many years and we look forward to working even more closely with their team to deliver Routes Asia in 2015.”

As a national hub airport connecting Southeast Asia, South Asia and Europe, KMG is the fourth largest hub in China, following Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou, and is also the most important gateway hub in western China.

“I look forward to welcoming delegates from the aviation and tourism industry to Kunming to attend Routes Asia 2015, which will be proudly hosted by Yunnan Airport Group Co., Ltd.,” said Tang Xuefan, president, Yunnan Airport Group Co., Ltd. “The central government of China, Yunnan Provincial Government and the Civil Aviation Administration of China strongly support the development of Yunnan’s aviation industry.

“Kunming Changshui International Airport has the geographic advantage of being able to connect China, Southeast Asia and South Asia. With the development of China’s western region, the central government is building Yunnan into a gateway for China by opening up to the Southwest region. This establishes Kunming International Airport as a national gateway hub, and brings new opportunities for the development of Yunnan aviation marketing.”

Located just 16 miles northeast of Kunming city centre, KMG is the seventh largest airport in China. It is the world’s leading eco-friendly airport, which was planned, designed and built on the principle of being energy-saving, environmentally-friendly and traveler-friendly based on modern technologies. In 2012 the airport welcomed 23.98 million passengers and provided connection to 116 destinations, such as Dubai, Seoul and Kuala Lumpur operated by 34 airlines.

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