The end of April was an important time for the European aviation industry, due to the next edition of Routes Europe – an annual gathering for representatives of airlines, airports, tourist organisations, and companies from the broadly defined aviation industry.

Last year, the capital of Małopolska hosted the event, whereas this year’s edition of Routes Europe took place in Belfast.

Routes is a one-of-a-kind event that brings together industry experts in one place at one time. It is also a chance to participate in discussions between decision-makers representing the aviation industry.

The representatives of Kraków Airport have been participating in this important forum for many years. This year was no different, and during the three days of intense meetings, we managed to take part in a number of promising conversations whose effects should become visible soon.

Kraków Airport presented its stand at Routes Europe 2017, which quickly became popular among visitors. The theme was innovations and new technologies created and developed in Kraków and Małopolska. Tradition and modernity were successfully intertwined with the use of technological capabilities of 3D printing: the airport invited Urbicum company which printed the famous Wawel Heads at the stand. Whereas, a dedicated multimedia application, based on augmented reality, “moved” heads showing the visitors the modern face of Renaissance sculptures.