Changi Airport Group crowned overall winner at second regional heat of 2013
MUMBAI, India, March 18, 2013 /CNW/ - Earlier this evening during a lavish
networking evening on the lawns of the Renaissance Mumbai Hotel, Changi
Airport Group was announced as the winner of the Asia heat of this year's
Routes Airport Marketing Awards. Over 700 aviation professionals were gathered
to witness the presentation of the awards and to take part in the 11(th)
Routes Asia - the largest route development event for the entire Asia region.
The Routes Airport Marketing Awards recognise and reward the highest standards
of marketing activities undertaken by airports. The 2013 awards will see a
number of innovations including taking a blended approach to the nomination
process, meaning the final nominees will include a number of airports who will
be shortlisted using our online voting form together with a number of airports
who have been selected by a panel of industry experts drawn from the airline
network planning community. This year the awards were split into two
categories based on the size of the airport and also a new tourism award for
best destination marketing campaign by a tourism authority.
The winner, Changi Airport Group, continue to demonstrate their detailed route
development activities and are pushing the boundaries in terms of initiatives.
2012 was a record breaking year for Changi as for the first time in 31 years
of operating they welcomed over 50 million passengers through the airport.
Changi has also managed to secure five new air services in 2012, bringing
their total of weekly scheduled flights up to 6,482. Their "Changi Connects"
product, which was launched earlier this year, is a unique product which
passengers can purchase and allows bags to be through-connected, even if the
airlines are not partners.
"It has been a great year for Changi Airport Group. To be recognised by our
airline partners [with this award] for the hard work our teams have put in to
secure new air services is a great endorsement of our achievements," said Toh
Ern Chong, Manager Airline Development for Changi Airport Group after
collecting the award in Mumbai this evening.
"We constantly strive to innovate to bring an unparalleled level of service to
our customers and partners. We believe it is important to understand their
needs and work closely with them so as to realise their aspirations of growth
at Singapore Changi Airport," he added.
Changi were also named as the winner from the over 20 million passengers
category with Clark International Airport Corporation (CIAC) ranked top from
the under 20 million passengers category. Tourism Australia was honoured as
the winner of the first Routes Asia Destination Marketing Award.
Nigel Mayes, VP & Commercial, Routes, commented: "We are delighted to announce
Changi as the winner of this regional heat of our awards and would like to
congratulate them and all of our winners." Mayes continued: "Over the past 12
months Changi has achieved some amazing results. With Scoot, Drukair, AirAsia
Philippines, Shenzhen Airlines and Yangtze River express all commencing
operations Changi Airport now has 106 scheduled airlines flying to 240 cities
in 61 countries."
As overall winner of this regional heat, Changi Airport Group will be
automatically shortlisted for the World Routes Airport Marketing Awards which
will take place at the event in Las Vegas, 5(th) - 8(th) October 2013.
Changi join San Diego International Airport, who were announced as overall
winner of the Americas heat last month.
The full list of companies shortlisted under each award category were as
Over 20 Million Passengers
-- Changi Airport Group - Winner
-- Delhi International Airport Pvt Ltd - Highly Commended
-- Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport (CDIA) - Highly
-- Beijing Capital International Airport Co. Ltd.
-- Soekarno - Hatta International Airport
Under 20 Million Passengers
-- Clark International Airport Corporation (CIAC) - Winner
-- Auckland International Airport - Highly Commended
-- Bangalore International Airport
-- GMR Hyderabad International Airport
-- Juanda - Surabaya International Airport
-- Kansai International Airport
-- Siem Reap Airport
Destination Marketing Award
-- Tourism Australia - Winner
-- Philippine Department of Tourism - Highly Commended
-- Okinawa Convention & Visitors Bureau
-- Singapore Tourism Board
-- Tourism New Zealand
Notes to Editors
-- Routes organises world-renowned airline and airport networking
events through its regional and global Route Development
Forums. Each year, there is one global event and one regional
event in Asia, Africa, Europe, the Americas and CIS
-- Routes was founded in 1995 as part of the Manchester UK-based
ASM Ltd., a consultancy specialising in the field of route
development for airports.
-- Routes and ASM were acquired by UBM Aviation Worldwide Ltd in
August 2010. From 1(st) August 2012 Routes, ASM and the
Airport Cities Conference and Exhibition become part of the UBM
Live division of UBM plc.
-- UBM Live connects people and creates opportunities for
companies across five continents to develop new business, meet
customers, launch new products, promote their brands and expand
their markets. Through premiere brands such as MD&M, CPhI,
IFSEC, TFM&A, Cruise Shipping Miami, the Concrete Show, the
Routes portfolio of events, Airport Cities and many others, UBM
Live exhibitions, conferences, awards programs, publications,
websites and training and certification programs are an
integral part of the marketing plans of companies across more
than 20 industry sectors.
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