About Us

AIRLINE is organised by GTI Networking Events, a subsidiary of Global Travel Investments Ltd (GTI). This subsidiary is managed by Sallyanne Collins, former Head of Commercial for the Routes events and is now looking to take the airline/airport networking concept to its next phase.

GTI itself is chaired by Mike Howarth who was also the founder of the award -winning Routes events and the Airport Strategy & Marketing consultancy (ASM). Mike was Hub Development Manager for Business Air/Lufthansa and prior to that, the Head of Scheduled Air Services for Manchester Airport, UK.


GTI developed the emerging destination REETEX forum which is now integrated into the AIRLINE event.

It also has a successful Aviation Training subsidiary that specialises in 5 sectors:

  • Airport Operations
  • A-CDM
  • Airport Commercial Revenues
  • Airport Sales and Marketing
  • Airport Technology Innovation


Silk Sky – New Belt and Road Air Hubs. 8-10 October 2019, St Petersburg, Russia
Annual Belt and Road Air Transport and Tourism Forum Silk  Sky is AIRLINE’s sister event. Silk Sky is a unique new air transport forum and networking event (which will now take place annually) adding significant value to the present ‘Belt and Road’ strategy linking Asia, Central Asia, Russia and Europe. To date, the initiative has focused on developing surface and sea transport links to stimulate economic development across the Belt and Road. Silk Sky will deliver civil aviation as a critical third element in the transport mix.