Heather Teter, City of Tallahassee
Today, Sixel Consulting Group announced that the Tallahassee International Airport (TLH) will be home to the 14th Sixel Airports Conference. According to Sixel, the Airports Conference, which will take place next spring, will have an estimated economic impact of $90,000 to the Tallahassee tourism market. Airports from all over the nation send representatives to this bi-annual, three-day conference to network and learn from industry leaders and planners.
“Serving as the host city for the 2016 Sixel Airports Conference is a huge opportunity moment for Tallahassee,” Mayor Andrew Gillum said. “The ability we will have to showcase our community to airline planners, executives and professionals from around the country will help us as we continue to take bold steps to develop our own globally connected airport.”
“The charm of Tallahassee is more than just data of enplanements,” said City Commissioner Scott Maddox, commission liaison to the airport. “When convincing airlines to add flights we need them to experience our community first hand. That’s why landing this conference is such a coup!”
Sixel Consulting Group is an airport consulting firm that specializes in small- and medium-sized airports. Its goal is to connect communities around the world by focusing 100 percent on air service development.
“We are thrilled to announce Tallahassee as the location of the Spring 2016 Sixel Airports Conference,” Mark Sixel said. “We have been working with the Tallahassee International Airport on air service development and branding efforts for many years, and we are excited about this opportunity to bring airline and airport planners to the capital of Florida. Chris Curry and the entire team at TLH have been great to work with.”
“I can’t think of a better way to showcase our community and the ongoing improvements at the airport than to be selected to host the next Sixel Airports Conference,” said Chris Curry, director of aviation. “We value our partnership with the Greater Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce, Leon County Tourism Development and Visit Florida and we look forward to making this event a reality.”
The Tallahassee International Airport is owned and operated by the City of Tallahassee. For more information about the airport, visit FlyTallahassee.com, like it onFacebook and follow @iFlyTallahassee on Twitter.