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Airport awards for Adelaide, others

written by australianaviation.com.au | November 17, 2011
Adelaide Airport has been named Capital City Airport of the Year.

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.

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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:

PROMOTED CONTENT

— 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

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