ACI-NA’s JumpStart® Air Service Development Conference is North America’s premier air service development conference. The 2019 JumpStart® Conference will take place in Nashville, TN from June 3 – 5, 2019 at our host hotel, the JW Marriott. The event will begin with a full day of educational sessions, followed by two days of airport-airline meetings.

Please Note: On June 2, 2019, there will be a Small Airports Committee Meeting from 1:30pm to 5pm. Click here for more information.

Please contact jumpstart@airportscouncil.org for more information.

Important JumpStart® Dates

  • November 6, 2018JumpStart® Meet&Match and conference registration opens
  • March 8, 2019 – JumpStart® Meet&Match registration and wish list deadline.
    If we do not receive your wish list by March 8, 2019 we cannot guarantee any meetings at JumpStart® 2019.
  • April 16, 2019 – JumpStart® e-mails preliminary meeting schedule to airports
    It is advised that you should not book your flights until you have seen your preliminary meeting schedule
  • April 26, 2019 – Conference payment due to guarantee airline meetings
  • April 26, 2019 – EarlyBird conference registration rate
  • May 10, 2019 -ACI-NA hotel discount rate deadline
  • May 21, 2019 – JumpStart® e-mails final meeting schedule to airports
  • June 3-5, 2019 – JumpStart® Conference 

Airport Registration is Open

Step 1

Register with JumpStart® Meet&Match to submit your wish list (before March 8, 2019). Schedules may also be viewed in Meet&Match.

Step 2

Register for the conference, and proceed with payment and don’t forget to book your hotel room.

Any professional interested in learning about aviation trends or meeting industry leaders, including:

Airports looking to add new airlines and routes to their facilities

Airlines looking to add new service routes to their portfolio

Who Should Attend

Hotel

JW Marriott Hotel

201 8th Avenue

Nashville, TN  37203

For hotel reservations, click here or call the JW Marriott Nashville Hotel directly, through 1-615-291-8600, or the direct reservations line at 1-629-208-8380.

Be sure to identify yourself as being with the ACI-NA Group to receive the group rate of $259USD per night single/double occupancy plus applicable taxes. The last day to receive this discounted rate is Friday, May 10, 2019. Rooms may sell out before this date, so make your reservations early.

Transportation Options

The JW Marriott Nashville Hotel is centrally located and getting to the hotel is simple with public transport, TNC’s, taxi service and car rental companies. Contact the hotel team at +1-615-291-8600 for more information.

Note: Estimated charges, fees, and schedules below are not guaranteed by hotel. Travel distance may be affected by local conditions and traffic.

Taxi: Taxicabs are available and provide service to downtown. The estimated fare to the hotel is $30 (one way).

Shuttle: The hotel does not provide a shuttle service to the airport.

Bus: The Nashville Metropolitan Transit Authority bus service can be used to access the hotel. The one-way fare is $2. Please click here for more information.

Car: From Nashville International Airport: travel distance approximately 8 miles via the I-40 W and the travel time is approximately 20 minutes.

TNC’s: Uber and Lyft are authorized at Nashville airport. The estimated fare to the hotel is $20 (one way).

Rental Car: There are 10 car rental companies that operate at BNA airport. For more information visit the airport car rental online page.

Local Information

All events will be held at the JW Marriott Hotel unless otherwise noted.

This agenda is subject to change.

Sunday June 2, 2019

  • Air Service Committee Steering Group Members – 12:00pm to 1:15pm (invitation only) 
  • Small Airports Committee Meeting – 1:30pm to 5:00pm (Open to all registered attendees).
  • U.S. International Air Service Program Meeting – 2:00pm to 4:00pm (Open to USIASP Members Only) 

Monday June 3, 2019

  • Full day of educational sessions – 9:00am to 5:00pm
  • Networking Reception – 5:15pm to 6:30pm

Tuesday June 4, 2019   

  • Airport/airline one-on-one meetings – 9:00am to 5:00pm
  • Host Airport Event (location to be confirmed) – 7:00pm

Wednesday June 5, 2019

  • Airport/airline one-on-one meetings – 9:00am to 3:00pm

Early Bird Registration

(Until April 26)

Member – $1,100
Non-member – $1,700
Consultant member – $1,450

Regular Registration

(After April 26)

Member – $1,550
Non-member – $2,150
Consultant member – $1,900

*Consultants are charged a premium registration fee when representing airport clients. ACI-NA staff work with consultants to ensure that meeting schedules are maintained, updated and that they avoid airport-airline meeting scheduling conflicts.

Conference Package

Your registration fee includes all conference materials and the following meal functions:

Sunday – PM Break w/ beverages and snacks provided for participants of the Small Airports Committee Meeting
Monday – Buffet Breakfast, Buffet Lunch, AM Break w/ beverages, PM Break w/ beverages and snacks
Tuesday – Buffet Breakfast, Buffet Lunch, AM Break w/ beverages, PM Break w/ beverages and snacks
Wednesday – Buffet Breakfast, Buffet Lunch, AM Break w/ beverages, PM Break w/ beverages and snacks

How to Register

Online registration for the 2019 JumpStart® Air Service Development Conference is now open.

Note: the log in details to register for the conference (payment) is different to the JumpStart® Meet&Match log in details.

Check Payments: If you would like to pay by check, please click here for the check payment registration form and return the form along with payment to the address listed. Check payment registration forms emailed or faxed to our office will NOT be processed. They must be mailed along with full payment. Do not send your credit card details by email. 

Invoice: If you require ACI-NA to send you an invoice for payment, please email jumpstart@airportscouncil.org.

Each individual attending 2019 JumpStart® is required to pay, even if you have multiple representatives from your airport/organization.   

Please click here to view our Registration and Cancellation Policies.

Airport Registration

JumpStart® registration has two steps:

Step 1

Register with JumpStart® Meet&Match to submit your wish list (before March 8, 2019). We’ll then send your preliminary draft JumpStart® schedule on April 16, 2019. The deadline to register for JumpStart® Meet&Match is March 8, 2019. If you register after March 8, 2019, we cannot guarantee that you will receive your preferred airline meetings. You can submit payment once you receive travel approval.

Step 2

Register for the conference, and proceed with payment and don’t forget to book your hotel room. Please register before the Early Bird deadline to ensure your meetings with airlines. Please note that the login details to register for the conference (payment) is different than the JumpStart® Meet&Match log in details.

Airline Registration

If you are interested in attending 2019 JumpStart® and would like a table, please contact us at jumpstart@airportscouncil.org for additional information.

JumpStart® Airline Representation Policy
JumpStart® strives to provide value to both participating airports and airlines. Therefore, airlines that choose to attend JumpStart® are not permitted to be represented by a consultant or another third party organization. The chosen representative(s) must be direct employees of the airline itself. ACI-NA reserves the right to refuse, within its sole discretion, participation in Jumpstart®. 

Cancellations, Substitutions and Refund Policies

Notice of cancellation must be submitted in writing to meetings@airportscouncil.org. Cancellation notices received by Friday, April 26, 2019 are subject to a $100 processing fee and will be processed after the meeting takes place. There are no refunds after the deadline date. No refunds for no shows, however substitutions will be honored at any time.

More Information

2018 Airline Attendees

Air Canada
Alaska Airlines

Allegiant Airlines

American Airlines

Cape Air

Contour Airlines

Copa Airlines

Delta Air Lines

Enerjet

First Air

Flair Air

Frontier Airlines

Jetblue Airlines

Jetlines

JetSuiteX

Lufthansa Group

Onejet

Public Charters dba Regional Sky

Republic Airways

Southern Airways Express

Southwest Airlines

Spirit Airlines

Sun Country Airlines

Sunwing Airlines

Tropic Air

Tropic Ocean Airways

Ultimate Air Shuttle

United Airlines

Via Airlines

WestJet

WOW Air

2018 Airport Attendees

ABE – Lehigh Valley International Airport
ABI – Abilene Regional Airport
ABQ – Albuquerque International Sunport
ACK – Nantucket Memorial Airport
ACV – Redwood Region Economic Development
ACY – Atlantic City International Airport
ALB – Albany County Airport Authority
AMA – Rick Husband Amarillo International Airport
ANC – Anchorage International Airport
ART – Watertown International Airport
ASE – Stay Aspen Snowmass
ATW – Appleton International Airport
AUS – Austin-Bergstrom International Airport
AVL – Asheville Regional Airport
AVP – Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport
AZO – Kalamazoo/Battle Creek Int’l Airport
BDL – Bradley International Airport
BGR – City of Bangor Airport Department
BIS – Bismarck Municipal Airport
BKG – Branson Airport
BMI – Central Illinois Regional Airport
BNA – Nashville International Airport
BOI – City of Boise
BRO – Brownsville South Padre Island International Airport
BTR – Baton Rouge Metro Airport
BUF & IAG – Buffalo Niagara & Niagara Falls Airports
BWI –  Baltimore/Washington International Airport
CAE – Columbia Metropolitan Airport
CAK – Akron-Canton Airport
CCR – Contra Costa County Airports
CHA – Chattanooga Airport Authority
CHO – Charlottesville Albemarle Airport
CIC – City of Chico
CID – The Eastern Iowa Airport
CLE – Cleveland Hopkins International Airport
CMH – John Glenn Columbus International Airport
CMI – University of Illinois — Willard A
CRP – Corpus Christi International Airport
CSG – Columbus Airport Commission
CUR – Curacao International Airport
CVG – Cincinnati / Northern Kentucky International Airport
CWA – Central Wisconsin Airport
DAB – Daytona Beach International Airport
DAY – Dayton International Airport
DCA & IAD – Metropilitan Washington Airports Authority
DEN – Denver International Airport
DLH – Duluth Airport Authority
DRO – Durango La Plata County Airport
DSM – Des Moines International Airport
DTW – Detroit Metro Airport
ECP – Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport
EGE – Vail/Eagle County Regional Airport
ELM – Elmira Corning Regional Airport
ELP – El Paso International Airport
EUG – Eugene Airport
EVV – Evansville Regional Airport
FAI – Fairbanks International Airport
FAR – Fargo – Hector International Airport
FAT – Fresno Yosemite International
FLG – Flagstaff Airport
FNT – Flint Bishop Airport
FWA – Fort Wayne International Airport
GEG – Spokane International Airport
GJT – Grand Junction Regional Airport
GNV – Gainesville Regional Airport
GPT – Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport
GRB – Green Bay-Austin Straubel International
GRR – Gerald R. Ford International
GSO – Piedmont Triad International Airport
GSP – Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport
GYY – Gary/Chicago International Airport
HRL – Valley International Airport
HSV – Huntsville International Airport
HTS – Huntington Tri-State Airport
HVN – Tweed New Haven Regional Airport
IAH- HOU/EFD Houston Airports System
ICT – Wichita Airport Authority
ILG – Wilmington New Castle Airport
ILM – Wilmington International Airport
IND – Indianapolis International Airport
ISN – Sloulin Field International Airport
ITH – Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport
JAC- Wyoming Department of Transportation
JAN – Jackson Municipal Airport Authority
JAX – Jacksonville Aviation Authority
LAL – Lakeland Linder International Airport
LAN – Capital Region International Airport
LAS – McCarran International Airport
LIT – Clinton National Airport
LNK – Lincoln Airport
LRD – Laredo International Airport
LSE – La Crosse Regional Airport
LYH – Lynchburg Regional Airport
MBS – MBS Airport
MCI – Kansas City International Airport
MCO – Orlando International Airport
MDT – Harrisburg International Airport

MEM – Memphis International Airport
MFE – McAllen International Airport
MKE – General Mitchell International Airport
MLB – Orlando/Melbourne International Airport
MOB – Mobile Airport Authority
MOT – Minot International Airport
MSN – Dane County Regional Airport
MSP – Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport
MSY – Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport
MVY – Martha’s Vineyard Airport
MYR – Myrtle Beach International Airport
OAJ – Albert J Ellis Airport
OAK – Oakland International Airport
OGD – Ogden-Hinckley Airport
OGS – Ogdensburg International Airport
OKC – Will Rogers World Airport
OMA – Eppley Airfield
ONT – Ontario International Airport
ORF – Norfolk Airport Authority
PBG – Plattsburgh International Airport
PBI – Palm Beach International Airport
PHF – Newport News/Williamsburg Int’l Airport
PHL – City of Philadelphia Division of Aviation
PHX – Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport
PIA – Peoria International Airport
PIE – St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport
PIT – Pittsburgh International Airport
PNS – Pensacola International Airport
PQI – Northern Maine Regional Airport
PSC – Tri-Cities Airport
PSM – Portsmouth International Airport at Pease
PSP – Palm Springs International Airport
PVD – T. F. Green Airport
PVU – Provo Airport
RAP – Rapid City Regional Airport
RDM – Redmond Municipal Airport
RDU – Raleigh/Durham
RIC – Richmond International Airport
RNO – Reno-Tahoe Airport Authority
ROA – Roanoke Regional Airport Commission
ROC – Greater Rochester International Airport
RST – Rochester International Airport
RSW – Southwest Florida International Airport
SAN – San Diego International
SAT – San Antonio International
SAV – Savannah/Hilton Head International
SBA – Santa Barbara Airport
SBD – San Bernardino International Airport
SBN – South Bend International Airport
SBY – SBY Regional Airport
SDF – Louisville International Airport
SEA – Seattle-Tacoma International Airport
SFB – Orlando Sanford International Airport
SGU – St George
SHD – Shenandoah Valley Regional Airport
SHV – Shreveport Regional Airport
SJC – San Jose Int’l Airport
SLC – Salt Lake City International Airport
SMF – Sacramento International Airport
SMX – Santa Maria Public Airport District
SPI – Springfield Airport Authority
SRQ – Sarasota Bradenton International Airport
STL – St. Louis Lambert International Airport
STS – Sonoma County Airport
SUN – Friedman Memorial Airport/Fly Sun  Valley Alliance
SWF – Stewart International Airport
SYR – Syracuse Hancock International Airport
TLH – Tallahassee International Airport
TOL – Toledo Express Airport
TPA – Tampa International Airport
TRI – Tri-Cities Airport Authority
TUL – Tulsa International Airport
TVC – Cherry Capital Airport
TYR – Tyler Pounds Regional Airport
UST – St. Johns County Airport Authority
XNA – Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport
YEG – Edmonton International Airport
YFC – Fredericton International Airport
YHZ –  Halifax Stanfield International Airport
YLW – Kelowna International Airport
YMM – Fort McMurray Airport Authority
YOW – Ottawa International Airport Authority
YQB – Quebec City Jean Lesage International Airport
YQG – Windsor International Airport
YQM – Greater Moncton International Airport
YQQ – Comox Valley Airport
YQX – Gander International Airport
YSB – Sudbury Airport
YSJ – Saint John Airport Inc.
YTZ – Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport
YUL – Aeroports de Montreal
YVR – Vancouver Airport Authority
YWG – Winnipeg
YXU – London International Airport
YYG – Charlottetown Airport Authority Inc.
YYT – St. John’s International Airport

ACI-NA continues to examine how we deliver valuable educational content and leadership development opportunities to help airports overcome new and emerging challenges.

Under the new combined JumpStart® Air Service Development Conference layout, the ACI-NA Small Airports Committee is scheduled to hold an in-depth Committee meeting to discuss on-going operational and regulatory issues affecting small and non-hub airports on Sunday, June 2.

Following the Committee meeting and beginning on Monday, June 3, the 2019 JumpStart® Air Service Development Conference will help small and non-hub airports seize more opportunities to attract and maintain air service for your airport. The event will begin with a full day of educational sessions, followed by two days of airport-airline meetings. ACI-NA is pleased to announce we are adding more value to the conference by offering enhanced networking opportunities, a new mobile app to help you connect with attendees, and personalized scheduling to maximize your time at JumpStart®.

Who Should Attend

Small & non-hub airport directors

Consultants

Any professional interested in learning about aviation trends as they pertain to small & non-hub airports.

Registration

ACI-NA Members who plan to ONLY attend the Small Airports Committee Meeting on June 2, 2019  (i.e. not attending any portion of JumpStart®) are permitted to do so without a fee, but must register in advance. Please contact jumpstart@airportscouncil.org to receive additional information on how to register for the June 2 meeting.

Become a Sponsor

Sponsoring an ACI-NA conference or meeting offers your company a prime opportunity to network with existing clients and showcase your company’s goods and services to prospective customers in your target market. ACI-NA offers a variety of opportunities for companies of all sizes to sponsor any of our annual conferences and meetings and reach our airport and aviation-related business members.

Become a sponsor

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I submit my airline wish list now and pay later?

Yes, you can submit your airline wish list now and pay later, however, please ensure to pay by April 26, 2019, to guarantee your airline meetings.

What is Step 1 – Meet&Match Registration?

Meet&Match is the online dedicated website for you to request airline meetings. Meet&Match allows you to create your profile, submit additional attendees from your airport, and submit your airline wish list. The Meet&Match registration deadline is March 8, 2019.

What is Step 2 – Conference Registration?

Conference registration (payment) is required for all attendees, even if you have multiple representatives from your airport/organization. It is important you pay by April 26, 2019, to guarantee your meetings with airlines.

What does JumpStart Meet&Match registration and wish list deadline mean?

You must submit your airline wish list by March 8, 2019, using the Meet&Match website.

What if I register after March 8, 2019?

If you register using the Meet&Match website after March 8, 2019, we cannot guarantee that you will secure meetings with your preferred airlines. Please click here to view additional information on scheduling.

What is Meet&Match’s Primary Contact?

Meet&Match’s Primary Contact is the single designated person from an airport to receive emails from the JumpStart and Meet&Match website. If you are no longer the primary contact for your airport, please contact JumpStart@airportscouncil.org and we will set up a new profile for a colleague.

How does the Meet&Match scheduling work?

Once airlines and airports have submitted their wish lists, ACI-NA will use specialized software which will automatically confirm and schedule meetings.

How do I request meetings?

The online Meet&Match website allows you to request meetings by creating a wish list of airlines you would like to meet with. The higher up an airline is on your wish list increases the probability of securing a meeting with that airline.

How will I be notified when new airlines register?

You will be notified by regular email updates when new airlines confirm to attend JumpStart.

How many meetings do I get?

The maximum number of meetings you can have is 12. ACI-NA does not guarantee a minimum number of meetings. However, if you receive three or fewer meetings, ACI-NA will contact you directly to see if we can secure additional airline meetings to improve your JumpStart experience.

When do I obtain my final meeting schedule?

You will receive your final meeting schedule via email on May 21, 2019.

Will you work with my consultant to avoid meeting conflicts?

Yes, we will work directly with your consultant to avoid conflicts with meetings. If there is a meeting conflict, please let your consultant contact us.

Can I make changes to my schedule after receiving the preliminary schedule?

Yes, changes can be made to your schedule after receiving the preliminary schedule. Please notify us as soon as possible if you would like to request a change.

Can I cancel my meeting with a specific airline? 

Yes, you can cancel specific airline meetings when you receive your preliminary schedule if you feel that your meeting may not valuable. However, you must notify us immediately.

What if I am unhappy with the number of meetings I received?

ACI-NA will work directly with you to maximize your JumpStart experience. If you are still unhappy with your preliminary meeting schedule, ACI-NA will offer you a full refund.

Why is there a Consultant Member registration fee?

Consultants are charged a premium registration fee when representing airport clients. ACI-NA staff work with consultants to ensure that schedules are maintained, updated and that they avoid airport-airline meeting scheduling conflicts.

 

Please contact us at JumpStart@airportscouncil.org if you have any additional questions. 

Why attend?

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 2018, JumpStart® connected airline route planners from 31 airlines at over 1,348 one-on-one meetings.

What JumpStart® can offer you

Educational Content

There will be a dedicated day of educational sessions, tailored for air service development attendees. These sessions will provide in-depth knowledge on industry trends and air service, allowing you to expand your expertise when meeting with airlines.

Increased Networking Opportunities

These social events will be invaluable as they allow you to have greater exposure to airlines and further expand your industry contacts. You will have greater opportunity of networking under less formal conditions than your JumpStart meetings.

Mobile Application

You will have the ability to download and use the official mobile app to access the conference agenda, airline meeting schedule, and connect virtually with attendees. The mobile application will allow you to carry an updated meeting schedule in your pocket.

Personalized Schedules

Your JumpStart schedule will be made to suit your preferences and time constraints as best as possible. We will work with your consultants directly to ensure they don’t have any meeting conflicts, ensuring you have a seamless JumpStart experience.