Since 2006, Orbis has been Routes charity of choice. Founded in 1995 as part of the Manchester based ASM Ltd., a consultancy specialising in the field of route development for airports, Routes organises world-renowned airline and airport networking events through its regional and global Route Development Forums. From 1st August 2012 Routes, ASM and the Airport Cities Conference and Exhibition become part of the UBM Live division of UBM plc.
Each year, they host one global event and one regional event in Asia, Africa, Europe, the Americas respectively. Orbis has attended the World Routes Development Forum meetings in Malaysia, Canada, Germany and the UAE where the Orbis CSR Award is given to an airline for their CSR initiatives as part of the Routes Award ceremony.
In conjunction with the airline industry’s 18th World Route Development Forum, the Orbis Flying Eye Hospital was hosted at Al Bateen Executive Airport thanks to the generosity of the Abu Dhabi Airports Company. After a corporate donation to Orbis, David Stroud, Executive Vice President UBM Aviation Routes said ‘We hope that delegates will be able to participate in this important fundraising drive which brings together our community in a truly unique and aviation focused way.’