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Voting for OAG-Routes Airport Marketing Awards Now Open

Posted 04/09/2008 - Viewed 2640 time(s)


- Airlines to Nominate their Preferred Airports -


Manchester, September 2008

Routes is delighted to announce that the voting for this year's OAG-Routes Airport Marketing Awards is officially underway. Once again airports from all corners of the globe will be rewarded and acknowledged for their excellence in air service development. Sponsored by OAG (Official Airline Guide), the awards are set to take place on 13th October during the Gala Dinner at Routes, the 14th World Route Development Forum in Kuala Lumpur.

More than 400 airlines have been asked to nominate and vote for their preferred airports using the following criteria: the airport's market research activities, marketing communications activities, business case presentations for new market opportunities and the airport's joint communication campaigns with third parties.

New this year: The OAG-Routes Awards incorporate categories based on geographical regions rather than airport size. These categories are Europe, the Americas, Asia Pacific, Middle East & CIS as well as Africa.

"By changing the categories to regions we are giving all airports within each region the chance to be considered and win an award purely based on their marketing activities and their offer to airlines," said Mike Howarth, Chairman of Routes. "The awards are about the effectiveness of the airport's campaigns regardless of their size."

The ORBIS Award for social responsibility will continue and two further awards will be introduced - the Lifetime Achievement and the Special Host Award.

Voting takes place on Routes' official website at and will be open for one month only, closing in late September. Once the shortlist has been established, the nominees will have to submit a case study to support their nomination, which will then be evaluated by a panel of industry experts from OAG and Routes.

To be part of a spectacular evening, book your place at the 14th World Route Development Forum by registering online at!

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 Notes to Editors

 About OAG (Official Airline Guide) 

  •  OAG ( is a global flight information and data solutions company for the passenger aviation, air cargo logistics and business travel markets. The business is underpinned by its data management expertise. OAG is best known for its airline schedules database which feeds the world's global distribution systems and travel portals and drives the internal systems of many airlines, air traffic control systems, aircraft manufacturers, airport planners and government agencies.
  • OAG is part of Commonwealth Business Media ( a wholly owned subsidiary of United Business Media Limited (

 About Routes

  •  Routes - The World Route Development Forum - is the world renowned annual airline and airport networking event. Routes facilitates and encourages the role of airports in the development of air services through organising global and region specific airline/airport networking forums. Routes is not a conference, but the annual gathering of the route development industry offering formal and informal networking opportunities.
  • The Airport Marketing Awards were established in 1997 to honour the very best in airport marketing. It is the only industry awards scheme rewarding excellence in airport marketing to airlines.

 For further press information please contact:


 Alison Pickering, Head of Communications, OAG

Tel: +44 1582 695477



Nadine Wenn, Group PR & Communications Director, RDG/Routes

Tel: +44 161 234 2711, M: +44 7525 986 374