ACI-NA’s JumpStart® Air Service Development Conference is North America’s premier air service development conference. The 2018 JumpStart Conference will take place in Cleveland, Ohio from June 4-6, 2018 at our host hotel, the Renaissance Cleveland Hotel. The event will begin with a full day of educational sessions, followed by two days of airport-airline meetings.
Please Note: On June 3, 2018 there will be a Small Airports Committee Meeting from 1:30pm to 5pm.
ACI-NA’s JumpStart Air Service Development Conference is a “speed dating” program designed to bring airports and airlines together for brief strategic meetings.
Organized by Airports Council International-North America, a non-profit trade association, JumpStart stands apart from others as the most affordable event that brings airports and airlines together. It is also the event with the most career-enhancing educational programming.
Airports request a private, 20-minute meeting with up to 10 airlines. ACI-NA this year will again be using an online matching program to facilitate the scheduling of the airports and airlines that request meetings. The airlines also make their own wish lists of communities they would like to meet. With the assistance of the matching software, ACI-NA staff crafts a meeting schedule for each airport with airlines that want to meet them. In 2016, JumpStart connected airline route planners from 31 airlines at over 1,428 one-on-one meetings.