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German, Greek and UK airports scoop awards at Routes forum

Munich, Athens, Birmingham and Berlin have been named winners of their respective categories in this year`s Airport Marketing Awards

Munich, Athens, Birmingham and Berlin have been named winners of their respective categories in this year`s Airport Marketing Awards. The names of the successful airports were announced in Copenhagen at the Gala Dinner during the highly successful Routes – The 11th World Route Development Forum.



Sponsored by OAG, the world`s leading source of flight information, the Awards are voted for by the world`s airlines and serve as an effective indicator of an airport`s success with its primary customers. Nominated, commended and winning airports are detailed later in this press release.



Routes is the annual gathering for air service network development. It is centred on a large number of focused pre-arranged meetings between airlines and airports to discuss, define and develop new route opportunities. This year, around 20,000 such meetings were held, supplemented by a similar number of extra meetings arranged during the event.



Hosted by Copenhagen Airports in the Danish capital`s prestigious Bella Centre, this year`s event, which took place from 25 to 27 September, was the largest ever, attracting a record 1,700 delegates (33% up on 2004) from 120 countries. They represented some 600 airports and 300 air carriers to form the world`s largest airport / airline gathering.



The growth in the success of this year`s Routes was mirrored by a major expansion of the Networking Village. As well as providing a focal point for the event and an area for further contact between delegates, this was occupied by 70 exhibitors, comprising Airport Lounges, Meeting Chalets and High Impact Stands taken by airport groups, supported by tourism ministries and economic development agencies. Other stands were occupied by industry and service providers and trade associations.



Also supporting Routes in Copenhagen was a well-received programme of co-located market briefings and seminars. These provided delegates with insights into future market trends, with a particular focus on issues affecting network development.



Commenting on the success of Routes in Copenhagen, Founder and Managing Director Mike Howarth said, Copenhagen Airports proved outstanding hosts for this year`s Routes and contributed greatly to the success of the event for everyone taking part. We are already building on that success as we begin detailed planning for Routes in 2006.



The next Routes – The 11th World Route Development Forum will take place in Dubai from 17 to 19 September 2006, with Dubai`s Department of Civil Aviation acting as host.



Full details of nominated, commended and winning airports in this year`s OAG Airport Marketing Awards are:



Category 1 – Airports handling under 5 million passengers annually


  • Winner: Berlin Schonefeld (SXF)

  • Commended: Bristol (BRS); Liverpool John Lennon (LPL)

  • Nominated: Colombo (CMB); Orlando Sanford (SFB)


Category 2 – Airports handling between 5 and 10 million passengers annually


  • Winner: Birmingham (BHX)

  • Commended: Cologne (CGN); Geneva (GVA)

  • Nominated: Nice (NCE); Stuttgart (STR)


Category 3 – Airports handling between 10 and 25 million passengers annually


  • Winner: Athens (ATH)

  • Commended: Copenhagen (CPH); Zurich (ZRH)

  • Nominated: Dubai (DXB); Kuala Lumpur (KUL)


Category 4 – Airports handling more than 25 million passengers annually


  • Winner: Munich (MUC)

  • Commended: London Heathrow (LHR); Singapore (SIN)

  • Nominated: Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS); Hong Kong (HKG)

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