Christchurch Airport has won the Oceania Routes Airport
Marketing Award for the second time, ahead of Auckland, Melbourne
and Sydney Airports.
The winners of this year's awards were announced at a lavish
Gala Dinner in Incheon, South Korea, where over 400 aviation
professionals are attending the 9th Routes Asia
The international Routes Airport Marketing Awards recognise and
reward excellence and quality in the marketing of routes by
airports. Recipients of the awards are voted for by airlines, the
main customers of an airport's routes marketing
activities. "We would like to thank our airline partners for
recognising our commitment to marketing Christchurch and the South
Island to their customers," said Christchurch International Airport
Limited (CIAL) Chief Executive Jim Boult.
"New Zealand's South Island is a fantastic destination for
travellers and people can easily reach many great locations here
Jim Boult noted that Christchurch Airport's airline partners had
been crucial in providing services in and out of the city following
the recent earthquake. "Their generosity and support has only
affirmed our partnership with them, and I greatly appreciate the
confidence expressed by this award for our ongoing work," he said.
Other winners in this year's Asian regional heat are Beijing
Capital International Airport for the China and North Asia
category, Abu Dhabi Airports Company for the Middle East and Indian
subcontinent category, and Singapore Changi International Airport
for the South East Asia category.
In 2009, Christchurch Airport won all three levels of Routes
marketing awards: Oceania, Asia-Pacific and Global.