The annual World Routes Marketing Awards recognise route development successes from across the globe, making them one of the most eagerly anticipated events in the aviation industry.
They are open to airports and destinations that support the development of new and existing air routes through world-class marketing services.
Airports compete in categories according to their size: ‘Under 4 Million Passengers’; ‘4 Million-20 Million Passengers’; ‘20 Million-50 Million Passengers’; ‘Over 50 Million Passengers’; and there is a ‘Destination’ category for tourism authorities.
This year a new award will acknowledge the personal achievements of route development professionals. The ‘Individual Award for Outstanding Contribution to Route Development’ is open to specialists from airlines, airports, tourism authorities and any other stakeholders who can demonstrate excellence in their field.
The awards open on Monday 19 June and voting will take place on Routesonline. The deadline for nominations is 28 July and the shortlisted organisations will be contacted on 1 August. The full shortlist will be revealed on 4 August in the Routes Update newsletter and on Routesonline.
The shortlisted individuals and organisations will be asked to submit their entries to the awards. Senior airline executives will judge the airport and destination categories, while a panel of executives from the wider aviation industry judges will review the new award for individuals.
The overall winners of the regional Routes Marketing Awards - Denver International Airport (Routes Americas), Changi Airport (Routes Asia) and Munich Airport (Routes Europe) - have been automatically shortlisted in their categories.
The awards ceremony will take place during World Routes 2017 in Barcelona on 25 September during the Networking Evening at the Palau Sant Jordi. Around 3,000 delegates from 300 airlines, 700 airports and 130 tourism authorities are expected attend the event.
For more information please contact Catherine Makrandreou: Catherine.Makrandreou@ubm.com