In what's believed to be a first, Christchurch Airport has won
all three major awards at the New Zealand Airports Awards -
includingNew Zealand Major Airport of the Year.
The airport also wonAirports Project of the Yearand its Chief
Executive Jim Boult was namedNew Zealand Aviation Personality of
The awards' judges commended Christchurch Airport not only on
its ambitious and innovative new terminal building, but also for
its commitment to passenger satisfaction, environmental
sustainability, aviation safety and reliability.
They also considered evidence that for the past seven quarters,
independently surveyed travellers have declared Christchurch
Airport the best in Australasia.
Naming Mr Boult "Airport Personality of the Year", the judges
said it was very clear the high regard in which he is held and how
much he will be missed when he steps down from his role at the end
They described as "impressive" both the number of nominations
for Mr Boult to win the award and the breadth of industry and
business areas they came from, including written support from
dozens of airport staff.