According to origo.hu, Budapest Airport received Airport of the Year award at the CAPA Centre for Aviation ceremony. Ethiopian Airlines became the best traditional airlines, and IndiGo won the low-cost category.
One day after Budapest Airport reported passenger traffic data breaking all records, the airport could celebrate another success. CAPA Centre for Aviation, which is one of the world’s leading aviation market research and analyst organization, gave the Airport of the Year award to Budapest Airport.
The CAPA Aviation Awards for Excellence medal is granted for airlines and airports which not only successful, but they can also adapt to the quickly-changing environment experienced in the industry and they reveal directions and strategies.
The award is not based on passenger satisfactory survey or other sponsorship, but the winners are chosen by an international jury based on research results of two independent international organizations, CAPA and Heidrick & Struggles.
The 2015 award winners
Airport of the Year: Budapest Airport
Airline of the Year: Ethiopian Airlines
Discount Airline of the Year: IndiGo
Airline Revolution of the Year: Qantas
Airline CEO of the Year: Alan Joyce, Qantas
Airport CEO of the Year, Janis Paraskis, Athens Airport
Airport Innovation of the Year: Vancouver AirPort Authority
Airline Product Innovation of the Year: IBS
Good relations with the government
By choosing Budapest Airport, the jury assessed that it was able to diversify its activities after the bankruptcy of Malev (the former Hungarian national airlines) in 2012, and it could make the airport grow through pioneering strategic initiatives. It could attract several new airlines to replace Malev; the passenger traffic increased by 8% last year and 13% this year so far – the explanation says. The solid financial basis provides opportunity for further development: in the medium term, cargo base, pier and check-in hall can be built. The explanatory statement highlights Budapest Airport’s relationship with the government which is at “historical peak”.
“Airport of the Year award is an especially important feedback for us, since the turnover of Budapest Airport is breaking records and it means a lot that, in addition to the positive feedbacks of our passengers, CAPA, one of the world’s leading market research and analyst company, recognizes our work at a professional level as well” – Jost Lammers, CEO of Budapest Airport said in Helsinki.
based on the article of origo.hu
translated by BA
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