Aircraft Interiors Expo
28 – 30 May 2024
Hamburg Messe

History of AIX

Aircraft Interiors Expo launched in 2000 in Cannes and has grown and expanded over the years, tripling the number of visitors walking through the doors, and finally finding its way to the aviation hub in Hamburg. Technological advances meant new features could be added and the show continued to develop. With the introduction of awards ceremonies, the Innovation Lounge, extra hall spaces and two sister shows, AIX has become the largest and most comprehensive global passenger experience event in the world.


AIX is born in Cannes. Show moves to Hamburg, doubles in size and has 10,000 visitors.


Introduction of entire cabin electronics hall


Crystal Cabin Awards created to celebrate the very best in cabin innovation and design


Reed Exhibitions manages entire show, showcasing developments from 27 countries


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Attendees reach record 14,000 and IFEC Zone is now World's biggest event dedicated to content and service providers


Attendee numbers continued to grow, reaching 16,000. AIX continued to maintain its position as the destination for the cabin interiors industry.


Following the Covid-19 pandemic the live event did not take place. Instead, we held a PEC Virtual Series featuring free educational seminars to help the industry collaborate and stay up to date.


AIX returns to Hamburg Messe in 2023 to huge success and revitalised visitor and exhibitor numbers, highlighting its important place at the centre of an industry on the road to recovery and regrowth.


This is the must attend event dedicated to everything to do with aircraft interiors. Explore all the latest trends in passenger comforts.


Showcase your product to the world’s airlines. This is your chance to meet, network, negotiate and secure business within the airline industry.