The Aviation Festival has grown to become one of the largest and most established aviation and travel technology shows in the world today.

Beginning in 2004 as the World Low Cost Airlines Congress at a time when the low cost model was starting to shake up the industry, the event became a staple for LCC leaders to meet and form partnerships. 

The show grew steadily over the next 10 years, reaching 1500+ attendees in 2016 and becoming the “must attend” event for full service and low cost carriers. 


Welcome to the Aviation Festival.

The World Low Cost Airlines Congress is still a large part of the festival, drawing in low cost carriers from around the world year on year. But now there are four more events and dedicated pre day summits that cater to all global airlines. 

AirXperience : Innovation in passenger experience technology for the world’s airlines and airports 

Aviation IT Show : Digital Transformation, Data and Infrastructure for the world’s airlines, airports and partners

Air Retail Show : Retail strategy, merchandising and innovation 

Aviation Marketing Social : Social Marketing strategies for the world’s airlines and airports 

Aviation Marketing Loyalty :  Loyalty and personalisation strategies 


Aviation Festival 2017


The Aviation Festival 2017 will be in its 14th year and it continues to grow and attract a large audience of airlines and travel technology companies from around the world. The conference and exhibition will host over 2000 visitors, 200 speakers, 1200 conference delegates and 120 exhibition booths. Over 120 different global airlines will be represented at this event. 

The festival will take place over three days, the first day featuring our Aviation Marketing Summit day which we launched successfully this year and saw over 400 attendees join to discuss the latest developments in airline social media marketing. Over the three days we will feature 150 presentations, 22 roundtable debates and several hours of networking. The festival will be an experience designed to help you get the most out of the 2 or 3 days that you are in attendance. 

The exhibition will feature two full days of content as part of our Innovation Theatre where exhibition visitors will be able to hear about some of the latest innovations from specialist suppliers and airline innovation hubs. Exhibitors will also be showcasing demonstrations at their stands.

In short, next year promises to be the most spectacular event yet!

Post Show Report from the Aviation Festival 2016



Find out how you can get involved

Contact Martyn McMurray on +44 (0)207 092 1284 or email martyn.mcmurray@terrapinn.com




The Aviation Festival is two events: a world-class conference where hundreds of airline leaders from around the planet meet; and, a fantastic travel technology exhibition. To visit the show is free. There is, naturally, a registration fee to attend the conference.

phone: +44 (0)207 092 1237