Chamber News 26th June 2015
Glasgow Airport’s continued efforts in route development, customer service and providing excellent facilities were recognised at the 11th Annual ACI EUROPE Best Airport Awards which were hosted by Prague Airport on Thursday 25 June 2015. The Airport was highly commended in the ‘5-10 million passenger’ category in recognition of its achievements in core activities such as customer service, facilities, retail, security, community relations and environmental awareness and operations. The judging panel for the ACI EUROPE Best Airport Awards was drawn from a well-respected group of independent experts including EUROCONTROL, European Commission, European Civil Aviation Conference (ECAC), European Travel Commission (ETC) and Air Transport World.
The commendation follows Glasgow’s recent success at being crowned Scottish Airport of Year at the 2015 Scottish Transport Awards. The airport was recognised for having its busiest year since 2008 in 2014, when it welcomed more than 7.7 million passengers and secured 20 new routes and services, including direct flights to Halifax, Nova Scotia; Las Vegas, Prague, Budapest and Munich. Glasgow Airport’s sustained growth has continued into 2015. It has enjoyed consistent double digit growth in passenger numbers every month since November 2014 and it was one of the fastest growing airports in Europe in April 2015.
Amanda McMillan, managing director of Glasgow Airport, said: “To have been highly commended by our peers at ACI Europe is a fantastic endorsement. It confirms that our efforts are well placed and it is testament to the efforts of the 4,500 people who work tirelessly to ensure we provide our customers with excellent service and an ever increasing choice of destinations.”
ACI EUROPE counts over 450 airports in 45 European countries among its membership and this year’s competition saw a high level of entries in the competition in each category.