Auckland Airport shortlisted in renowned World Routes Marketing Awards

12 September 2013

Auckland Airport is the only Australasian Airport to be shortlisted for the World Routes Marketing Awards 2013 in the categories representing airports over four million passengers.

The annual awards are regarded as the most prestigious awards in the industry as they are voted for and judged by the airline community.

The awards provide airlines with the opportunity to have their say as to which airport they think provides the best overall marketing services. Auckland Airport is the only airport in Australasia to be shortlisted in this year’s awards in the three categories for airports above four million passengers. Darwin was the only other Australasian airport shortlisted for the awards in the one remaining category of airports under four million passengers.

Auckland Airport was shortlisted specifically in the category for airports between 4-20 million passengers, joined by Athens International Airport, Brussels Airport, Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen International Airport and San Diego International Airport.

Glenn Wedlock, Auckland Airport’s general manager aeronautical commercial, says the airport is extremely proud to be shortlisted for this year’s awards. “We work very hard to create greater market opportunities for our airline partners and it is gratifying to see our significant investment in air services development being recognised by the industry.”

“We strongly believe that our airline marketing partnerships are critical components in driving tourism traffic and value for the growing New Zealand tourism sector,” continues Mr Wedlock.

“We have had some significant wins recently with announcements from airlines introducing new international capacity, such as China Airlines’ decision to provide an additional 30% capacity on its Taipei to Auckland route. These increased capacity achievements have come about through hard work and collaboration between the airlines, Auckland Airport and other key industry partners.”

This is not the first time Auckland Airport has been recognised at the World Routes Awards, having received awards at the last four ceremonies.

The winners of the World Routes Marketing Awards 2013 will be announced on 7 October at the World Routes Networking evening at Caesars palace in Las Vegas.

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Kate Thompson
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