At this year’s prestigious Routes World Conference in Istanbul, Newcastle International Airport secured the global ‘Airport of the Year’ award in the less than five million passengers category.
Airlines worldwide nominated and voted for Newcastle International Airport, making it the only UK airport with nominations in every category.
The recognition came for its engagement with airlines, successful operational delivery, and its comprehensive marketing and travel trade exposure.
Several recent successes, including the addition of four new airlines, six more based aircraft, 30 additional routes, and 12 new destinations, secured the award.
Newcastle International Airport’s CEO, Nick Jones, delights at the result:
“This achievement is testament to the hard work and dedication of our employees across the Airport and demonstrates our commitment to providing the best customer service to our passengers and business partners – all of which allow us to win prestigious awards such as this.”
Cllr Tracey Dixon, Leader of South Tyneside Council and Chair of the LA7 shareholders, said:
“This is a real coup and further reinforces just what a significant asset to the North East Newcastle Airport is.
“It provides a key gateway to the region and generates millions of pounds for the local economy, as well as attracting inbound tourism. My congratulations go to all those whose hard work and commitment helped the airport earn this accolade.”
Graeme Ferguson, Head of Airports at InfraBridge, expressed his delight:
“As a shareholder we’ve always focused on making Newcastle one of the best regional airports in the UK. This recognition has highlighted the exceptional service the Airport provides its airline partners on a global stage…
‘Well done to all our Airport colleagues and business partners on this fantastic achievement.”
The route development community highly values the Routes Awards for their celebration of the partnerships that drive global air connectivity.
Airlines nominate up to five airports that they feel have provided exceptional marketing support over the past twelve months. Routes appoint a panel of airline judges to independently review the airport submissions.
In the under five million passenger category, Newcastle International was shortlisted alongside Billund, GMR Goa, Salzburg, and Tulsa.