Schiphol wins best airport

By Doug Newhouse |

ACI EUROPE has announced its four ‘best airports’ winners at the 21st Annual Congress hosted by ANA (Aeroportos de Portugal), with the top category traffic accolade going to Amsterdam Airport Schiphol. In a nice touch, there was also a special award for former Gebr. Heinemann Managing Director Harry Diehl.

The first award, for airports in the ‘1-5m passenger’ category, went to Bournemouth Airport for its ‘dynamic business approach’, commercial renaissance and the great care shown for passengers with reduced mobility.

The ‘5-10m passenger’ category winner was Edinburgh Airport for the ‘dedication’ of its staff, while the ’10-25m passenger’ award went to ICF Antalya Airport, recognising a decade of fast physical and commercial growth in terms of ‘efficiency, quality and environmental awareness’.

The final category award for airports with more than 25m passengers went to Amsterdam Airport Schiphol for being ‘a model of efficiency’, the facilities it offers and its continuous infrastructure development and attention to the environment.

In addition, the Eco-Innovation Award went to Zürich Airport for a ‘comprehensive, systematic approach to its environmental management’.

Last, but not least, was a new award presented to Harry Diehl, the now-retired senior executive from Gebr. Heinemann. This recognised his leadership in advancing airport retail and for developing cooperation between airports and their commercial partners through his involvement in ACI’s World Business Partner programme.



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