Adelaide Airport has been named Australia’s capital city airport of the year.
The award, presented Tuesday during the Australian Airport Association’s annual convention, recognised the airport for a major overhaul of its runways that including laying down over 415,000 square meters of asphalt and replacing more than 600 taxiway lights with new LED technology.
Newcastle Airport and Sunshine Coast Airport shared the award for major airport of the year. Newcastle was recognised for a program that brought more than 3500 school children to the airport to learn about operations, while Sunshine Coast drew the honour for its terminal redevelopment.
Other winners included:
CORPORATE PROJECT OF THE YEAR:
— Airbiz Aviation Strategies for their Qantas Next Generation Check-In Project
EXECUTIVE OF THE YEAR AT A REGIONAL OR REMOTE AIRPORT:
— Grant Drummond, General Manager Operations, Ceduna Airport
EXECUTIVE OF THE YEAR AT A CAPITAL CITY OR MAJOR AIRPORT:
— Matthew Brown, Head of Aviation, Canberra Airport
AVIATION PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR:
— Phil Baker, Former Managing Director, Adelaide Airport
— Michael Dubois, Business Manager Business and Economic Development, Tamworth Airport
NON-CERTIFIED AERODROME OF THE YEAR:
— Hunter Valley Airport Cessnock for The Hangar – Flying Museum
REGIONAL AIRPORT OF THE YEAR – LESS THAN 50,000 PASSENGERS:
— Parkes Regional Airport for the Reconstruction of the Main Runway 04/22 Project
REGIONAL AIRPORT OF THE YEAR –50,000 – 499,999 PASSENGERS:
— Gladstone Airport for their Airport Upgrade Project