The Australian Airports Association (AAA) has opened nominations for its annual awards, which in 2019 includes a new community engagement category.
The community engagement award aimed to recognise the work of airports within their local communities, such as terminal installations, unique charity fundraising, airport open days, sponsorship or corporate giving activities, the AAA said in a statement on Monday.
The new award joins existing categories covering regional airports and aerodromes as well as major, metropolitan and capital city airports.
There is also the Airport Innovation and Excellence category which will awarded in the areas of customer service, non-aeronautical development, community engagement, environmental management, commercial, operations, infrastructure development and technology.
Also, there are two corporate project of the year awards, one for regional airports and another for major, metropolitan and capital city airports.
“The calibre of entries to these annual awards never cease to amaze us and every year we look forward to showcasing the excellent work of airports across the country,” AAA chief executive Caroline Wilkie said in a statement.
“It is great to see so many airports investing to create an easy, seamless and memorable experience for their passengers, while also improving efficiency for airlines.
“These awards provide a fantastic opportunity for airports and their staff to celebrate and honour their achievements made over the past financial year.”
Nominations for the AAA’s national airport industry awards are now open and due by Friday, August 9.
More details can be found on the AAA website.
The awards will be presented at the AAA national conference, to be held on the Gold Coast between November 19-22.
The full list of awards is as follows:
Regional Airport of the Year Awards
- Small Regional Aerodrome of the Year
- Small Regional Airport of the Year
- Large Regional Airport of the Year
Major, Metro and Capital City of the Year Awards
- Major Airport of the Year
- Metro Airport of the Year
- Capital City of the Year
Airport Innovation and Excellence Awards
- Customer Experience
- Non-Aeronautical Development
- Community Engagement
- Environmental management
- Infrastructure Development
Corporate Project of the Year Awards
- Regional Airport
- Major, Metro and Capital City Airport
Source: AAA website.