Routes Americas Awards

As the industry continues to recover from the impact of the pandemic, the Routes Americas Awards will celebrate the outstanding achievements of our community in restoring global air connectivity.

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About the Routes Americas 2023 Awards

As the recovery continues to highlight, the partnerships between airlines, airports and the destinations they serve have never been more important. The Routes Awards celebrate this collaboration and highlight best practice within the route development community.

The Routes Americas 2023 Awards will take place at the Routes Americas Networking Evening. The evening will be hosted by the Chicago Department of Aviation.

What are the categories for the Routes Awards?

Airport Awards


The Airport Awards highlight the organisations which have excelled in route development marketing. Split into new size categories, they showcase the marketing support that airports have provided to their airline partners in the past twelve months.

This category will be voted for by airlines. 

Destination Award

Tourism Authorities

The Destination Award champions the marketing support provided by destinations to their airline partners. The award acknowledges tourism authorities whose marketing activities have had a real impact on their future network development plans.

This category will be voted for by airlines.

Airline Award


The Airline Award celebrates the carriers that have provided significant support to airports and destinations in generating economic growth to regions. The accolade focuses on the importance of partnership in achieving successful and profitable routes.

This category will be voted for by airports and destinations.

Routes Americas 2023 Awards Schedule

Voting opens Monday 19 December 2022
Voting closes Friday 20 January 2023
Companies shortlisted Tuesday 24 January 2023
Deadline for submissions to be received by Routes Friday 17 February 2023
Results announced at Routes Americas in Chicago Wednesday 22 March 2023

Frequently asked questions

Who makes the shortlist?

When voting closes, airports and destinations are split into their relevant categories and their scores are calculated, based on the airline votes they have received. For the airline category, the number of votes is calculated and those carriers with the most votes from airports and destinations are shortlisted. 

How will I know if I am shortlisted?

A member of the Routes team will contact you with details of the submission requirements and judging criteria on Tuesday 24 January.

Who scores the submissions?

The judging panel for the airport and destination categories is drawn from key figures from the airline network planning community. The airline category will be judged by an editorial panel from industry publications.

When are the winners announced?

The winners will be announced at the Routes Americas Networking Evening in Chicago.

Ellie Wells

For further information about the Routes Awards

Ellie Wells
Head of Marketing