History of AIX

  • 2000-05

    • AIX 2000 was world’s first event dedicated entirely to aircraft interior design, fitting-out and completion with 5,000 visitors.

    • 2005: 5 years later, the show had moved to Hamburg, doubled in size and welcomed 10,000 visitors through the door.



    • 2006:Technological developments lead to entire cabin electronics hall.

    • 2007: Crystal Cabin Awards created to 'celebrate the very best in cabin innovation and design'

    • 2008: Reed Expo manages entire AIX show in Hamburg for first time, showcasing developments from 27 different countries


    • 2009: 10th edition of AIX and established the World Airline Awards as well as a steering committee for future shows

    • 2010: Debut of Innovation Lounge. Over 7300 visitors, 852 representatives from 200 airlines visited the show.


    • 2011: Germany’s Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology (the BMWi) included Aircraft Interiors Expo among its respected list of international trade fairs for the first time.

    • 2012: Reed Exhibitions launched World Travel Catering & Onboard Services Expo in 2012 co-located with Aircraft Interiors Expo.

    • 2013: Passenger Experience Conference launched in its own standalone venue at the CCH-Congress Center Hamburg, alongside both AIX & WTCE. Plenary sessions explored future trends and breakout streams

    • 2014:AIX becomes largest and most comprehensive global passenger experience event ever staged, as Aircraft Interiors Expo expands from five halls to seven!

    • 2016: 530 exhibitors at AIX – with 145 companies exhibiting for the first time.

    • 2018-19: Attendees reach record 14,000 and IFEC Zone is now World's biggest event dedicated to content and service providers.

  • Why Visit?

    AIX welcomes you, shares expertise and insight and also gives you an opportunity to find answers to any questions you may have!

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    Why Exhibit?

    Aircraft Interiors Expo in Hamburg is a highly cost-effective promotional platform.

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  • Discover how our co-located expo WTCE and the Passenger Experience Conference has evolved.

    WTCE history Passenger Experience Conference history