Shortlist announced for World Routes 2017 Marketing Awards

The World Routes Marketing Awards recognise new air route successes from across the globe, making them one of the most eagerly anticipated events in the aviation industry.

Airlines nominate the airports and destinations that have provided exceptional marketing support during the launch of new routes or the strengthening of existing services.

A new category for individuals acknowledges the personal achievements of route development professionals for the first time, broadening the scope of the awards beyond airports and destinations to the rest of the aviation industry.

The 2017 shortlist:

Individual Award for Outstanding Contribution to Routes Development

Ignacio Biosca, Aena

Beat Kisseleff, Air New Zealand

Jo-Anne Arends, Aruba Airport Authority

Ioanna Papadopoulou, Athens International Airport

Uel Hoey, Belfast International Airport

Léon Verhallen, Brussels Airport

Yil Surehan, Massport/Boston Logan International Airport

Christian Kaeser, Nuremberg Airport

Hampton Brown, San Diego County Regional Airport Authority

Stephanie Wear, Tenerife Tourism Corporation

Gabriel Schmilovich Isgut, Vueling Airlines

Paul van den Brink, Cape Town Air Access

Under 4 Million Passengers Award

Cork Airport

George Best Belfast City Airport

Nuremberg Airport

Olbia Costa Smeralda Airport

Shannon Airport

4-20 Million Passengers Award

Auckland Airport

Birmingham Airport

Kraków Airport

Naples International Airport

Prague Airport

20-50 Million Passengers Award

Athens International Airport

Copenhagen Airport

Dublin Airport

Munich Airport

Oslo Airport

Vancouver International Airport

Over 50 Million Passengers Award

Amsterdam Airport Schiphol

Denver International Airport

Heathrow Airport

Hong Kong International Airport

Singapore Changi Airport

Destination Award

Canary Islands Tourist Board

Madrid Destino

Malta Tourism Authority

The Philippines’ Department of Tourism

Tenerife Tourism Corporation

Tourism Ireland

Steven Small, brand director of Routes said: “The World Routes Marketing Awards are extremely competitive and the quality of the entries was very high. I would like to congratulate the people and organisations who have made it this far.”

The awards ceremony will take place during World Routes 2017 in Barcelona on 25 September. The event provides a meeting place for around 3,000 airline, airport and tourism authority representatives to plan and negotiate new air services.

Karen O’Neill

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