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World Routes Marketing Awards – shortlisted airports announced

World Routes Marketing Awards – shortlisted airports announced ( 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 recognize 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,” said Nigel Mayes, VP&Commercial for Routes. Mayes continued: “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.”

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


• 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 there will be 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, October 1, at the Yas Marina Circuit, home of the F1 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix racing circuit.

MEDIA CONTACT: Victoria Jones, PR Executive, UBM Aviation Routes Limited, T: +44 (0) 161 234 2730, E:

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