Official Partner Hotels announced for next year’s CONNECT Route Development Forum Wednesday 5th – Friday 7th June 2019 Cagliari, Sardinia

Event CONNECT Route Development Forum
Organiser The Airport Agency France
Event Date 05.06.2019
Press Release Date 10.10.2018

A selection of stunning Official Partner Hotels has been announced for next year’s CONNECT Route Development Forum, taking place in Cagliari, Sardinia in Italy from 5th – 7th June 2019.

Over 600 senior network managers and aviation professionals will be meeting for the 16th CONNECT event in the glorious Bastione di Saint Remy to discuss their future route development plans.

“We are very proud of our hotel selection this year” says Karin Butot, CEO of the Airport Agency, CONNECT creator and organiser. “Our host, Cagliari Airport, has done a great job selecting a mix of city centre boutique hotels within walking distance of the Bastione, and larger luxurious hotels a little further away, with access facilitated by complimentary transfers throughout the duration of the event”. She continues to explain the selection process for the Partner Hotels, stating “the objectives were slightly different this year. We, together with Cagliari Airport want our delegates to discover the hidden gems of central Cagliari through smaller Boutique Hotels and locally-run B&Bs. We believe that this is one of the best ways to see authentic Sardinian hospitality at its finest.”

Hosted by Cagliari Airport and Sardinia Tourism, CONNECT will showcase Cagliari as a year-long holiday destination by showing its best elements through excursions and evening receptions. “We are extremely honoured to be hosting the 16th CONNECT forum”, confirms Alberto Scanu, CEO of Cagliari Airport. “The CONNECT event will put us in a unique spotlight to create countless opportunities for the enhancement of Sardinia as a tourist destination, and hotels play a huge part in this. We are very excited to share some of the best hotels that our city has to offer.”

CAG currently handles 50% of the total regional air traffic. Last year, the airport 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.

Airlines already confirmed include: Aer Lingus, Air Arabia, air Baltic, Air Corsica, Air Dolomiti, Air France, Air Italy, Air Malta, Air Moldova, Air Transat, ASL Airlines France, ASL Airlines Ireland, Atlas Air, Atlasglobal Airlines, avantiair, Blue Panorama Airlines, BMI, Cyprus Airways, Ernest Airlines, euroAtlantic Airways, Eurowings, Flybe, Germania, Iberia Express, & Jet2 Holidays, JSC Red Wings, La Compagnie, Laudamotion, LOT Polish Airlines, Pobeda, Royal Air Maroc, Stobart Air, Swiss International Air Lines, Titan Airways, TUI, Volotea, Voyage Air, Vueling, XL Airways…


From 5th – 7th June, CONNECT will be the focus for air service development, welcoming delegates for a total networking experience:

  • Unlimited face to face meetings, managed in the Delegate Account by delegates themselves prior to the event
  • The CONNECT conference programme, with industry and airline briefings as well as insightful panel discussions
  • The social networking programme including evening functions, coffee breaks, morning activities and excursions

Taking place over 3 days, the CONNECT conference programme will bring together key figures from the industry to discuss and debate current and future aviation issues in a series of head-to-head interviews, keynote speeches and round table discussions. Route development and industry seminars provide key industry analysis and updates, and select airlines are also invited to give exclusive briefings, to give a full insight into company policy and learn how to adapt to current demand.

All face to face meetings at CONNECT are at no extra cost and are available to all attending delegates. Companies have complete flexibility over their event diary, with extended airline and airport networking lounges and the CONNECT support team available before, during and after the event.

For more information about CONNECT visit:


The Airport Agency France
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