Thursday, September 6, 2012

World Routes Marketing Awards - Shortlisted Airports Announced

6 Sep 2012 14:19 Africa/Lagos

World Routes Marketing Awards - Shortlisted Airports Announced

MANCHESTER, England, September 6, 2012/PRNewswire/ --

Routes and OAG are pleased to announce the 2012 Awards Shortlist

Voting has now closed for the World Routes Marketing Awards 2012, which this year are sponsored by OAG. The World Routes Awards have grown and developed over the last 15 years and are unique within the industry because they are voted for exclusively by the airline network planning community. The awards recognise the excellence in air service development by airports and over the last few months airlines have been voting for the airports who they feel have made the most efficient use of their marketing over the last 12 months.

Shortlisted airports have now been contacted and asked for a submission to support their nomination. This submission process is designed to enable the shortlisted airports to provide information for the judging panel as to why they think they should win the award, providing evidence to support their case. There are five main Airport Award categories split by region and airport size. "The prestige of the Routes Marketing Awards comes from the fact that they are nominated for purely by the airports' direct customers, the airline network planning community," says Nigel Mayes, VP & Commercial for Routes. Mayes continues: "We are delighted to announce these shortlisted airports from the many votes we have received this year and look forward to receiving their submissions for our panel of judges which includes many senior airline network planners."

John Grant, Executive Vice President of OAG, says: "OAG is delighted once again to be associated with the World Routes Awards. In today's environment, airport marketing is a greater challenge than ever and the scheme gives a welcome opportunity to honour some outstanding achievements around the globe. We commend all the nominees on their hard work and creativity and look forward to congratulating the winners in Abu Dhabi."

From the airports nominated the following have been shortlisted within each category:

Americas (Over 4 Million Passengers)

- Chicago O'Hare International Airport
- Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport
- Houston Airports
- Portland International Airport, Oregon
- Seattle-Tacoma International Airport
- Southwest Florida International Airport

Asia (Over 4 Million Passengers)

- Bangalore International Airport
- Beijing Capital International Airport Co. Ltd.
- Delhi International Airport Pvt Ltd (DEL)
- Incheon International Airport
- Melbourne Airport
- Mumbai International Airport Pvt Ltd
- Singapore Changi Airport
- Sydney Airport

Europe (Over 4 Million Passengers)

- Amsterdam Airport Schiphol
- Athens International Airport
- Birmingham Airport Ltd
- Brussels Airport
- Budapest Airport
- Hamburg Airport
- Munich Airport
- Rome FCO Airport

CIS (All Airports)

- Ekaterinburg Koltsovo Airport
- Novosibirsk International Airport Tolmachevo
- Sheremetyevo International Airport, Moscow
- Saint Petersburg International Pulkovo Airport

Africa (All Airports)

- Accra International Airport, Ghana
- Entebbe International Airport, Uganda
- Jomo Kenyatta international Airport, Kenya
- Julius Nyerere International Airport, Tanzania
- Mombassa International Airport, Kenya

Airports Under 4 Million Passengers (excluding Africa & CIS)

- Darwin International Airport
- Queen Beatrix International Airport, Aruba
- London City Airport
- Friedrichshafen Airport
- Princess Juliana International Airport, St Maarten

This year the Airport Marketing Awards will also include a special award for Airports Under Four Million Passengers and during the ceremony presentations of a Tourism Award, for best destination marketing campaign, and the ORBIS Award for Social Responsibility will also take place.

Winners of these highly regarded awards will be announced during a ceremony which will take place during the 18th World Route Development Forum at the Abu Dhabi Networking Evening on Monday 1st October at the Yas Marina Circuit, home of the F1 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix racing circuit.

Notes to Editors

About Routes

- Routes organises world-renowned airline and airport networking events through its regional and global Route Development Forums. Each year, there is one global event and one regional event in Asia, Africa, Europe, the Americas and CIS respectively.
- Routes was founded in 1995 as part of the Manchester UK‐based ASM Ltd., a
consultancy specialising in the field of route development for airports.
http://www.asm‐ [ ]
- Routes and ASM were acquired by UBM Aviation Worldwide Ltd in August 2010.
From 1st August 2012 Routes, ASM and the Airport Cities Conference and Exhibition
become part of the UBM Live division of UBM plc.
- UBM Live connects people and creates opportunities for companies across five
continents to develop new business, meet customers, launch new products, promote their brands and expand their markets. Through premiere brands such as MD&M, CPhI, IFSEC, TFM&A, Cruise Shipping Miami, the Concrete Show, the Routes portfolio of events, Airport Cities and many others, UBM Live exhibitions, conferences, awards programs, publications, websites and training and certification programs are an
integral part of the marketing plans of companies across more than 20 industry sectors.

About OAG

- OAG is the trusted source for aviation information and analytical
services, with data sourced from OAG's comprehensive and proprietary airline
Schedules, Flight Status, Fleet, and Cargo Logistics databases. Our airline schedules database holds future and historical flight details for over 1,000 airlines and more than 4,000 airports. Our aggregated data feeds the world's global distribution systems and travel portals, and drives the internal systems of many airlines, airports, air traffic control systems, aircraft manufacturers, and government agencies around the world. For more information, visit

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Source: UBM Aviation Routes Ltd

For further press information please contact: Victoria Jones, PR Executive, UBM Aviation Routes Limited, T: +44(0)161-234-2730, E:

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