(From left) Mel Wong, Matthew Findlay, Gordon Bevan, all of Christchurch Airport
Christchurch Airport is the only New Zealand airport to have
been recognised in what are widely regarded as the most prestigious
awards in the airline community.
The airport was 'highly commended' for marketing and judged
runner-up for airports between four and 20 million passengers.
Voting and judging of the Routes Awards is by the airline
community. Abu Dhabi International Airport won the category and
went on to win the overall award for all airports.
Christchurch Airport GM of Aeronautical Business Development,
Matthew Findlay, is attending the awards in Malaysia and says
judges credited the airport with innovation and best in class
"We are proud to be the only New Zealand airport to be
shortlisted and then awarded," says Mr Findlay.
"It was important not only to be recognised ourselves, but also
to keep New Zealand front of mind for the hundreds of Asia region
airlines and dignitaries who attended the awards ceremony.
"The award comes the same day as new statistics which show all
our markets in growth mode. Our team at the Routes conference is
working hard to keep this growth going and to provide a premium
entry and exit point to New Zealand here in Christchurch."