Auckland Airport voted best in Australia/Pacific for 7th year in a row

12 March 2015

At the 2015 SKYTRAX World Airport Awards held overnight at the Passenger Terminal EXPO in Paris, France, Auckland Airport was named Best Airport in Australia / Pacific for the 7th year in a row.

The SKYTRAX World Airport Awards are the industry’s most extensive and credible air-traveller based awards, involving 550 airports and a nine-month survey of 13 million airport customers and 112 different nationalities.

Adrian Littlewood, Auckland Airport’s chief executive, says, Auckland Airport is honoured to, once again, be selected as one the world’s best airports.

“We are delighted to be recognised for the seventh year in a row as the best airport in the Australia / Pacific region. Our success is very much due to the efforts of many thousands of workers, as well as companies and border agencies, at the airport and their commitment to making passengers’ journeys better.”

“Our challenge is to continue to work together to provide a quality travel experience at the same time as we experience significant increases in the number of passengers and aircraft using the airport. The 30-year vision for the ‘airport of the future’ that we announced last year ensures we have the long-term vision to manage such growth. We are also focused on what needs to be done in the short-term, including increasing our international departures and arrivals capacity.”

“Auckland Airport is also very proud to be named the 3rd Best Airport in the world serving 10-20 million passengers and 15th Best Airport in the world overall in this year’s SKYTRAX awards,” says Mr Littlewood.

Edward Plaisted, SKYTRAX’s chief executive, says "Auckland Airport continues to dominate the Best Airport in Australia / Pacific category and to secure the award for a seventh consecutive year is an unprecedented achievement. This was supported by a strong performance on the global stage with Auckland achieving third place in the Best Airport 10-20 million passengers category."

The full list of the winners of the 2015 SKYTRAX World Airport Awards is available online at


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