|Airport Achievement Award|
Winner 2012/13: London Southend Airport
The judges were impressed by the airport's ability to transform plans into practical results, which led to the delivery of five major infrastructure projects in the last 12 months alone. In a tough financial environment, London Southend Airport managed to realise its ambitious plans to create a modern, yet compact infrastructure, centred on the needs of its workforce as well as its passengers, and with a high focus on social and environmental considerations. The airport was described by the judges as "a jewel in London's gateway."
The ERA Airport Achievement Award recognises the ERA airport member which has achieved the greatest positive impact on its intra-European airline customers. The Award also aims to promote excellence and encourage industry best practice through the spirit of airline-airport partnerships.
How to Enter
Entry to the ERA Airport Achievement Award is open to ERA Airport members only, and is entirely free of charge. Entries must be submitted on the official ERA Airport Achievement Entry Form which will be despatched to all Airport Members in March 2013. The winners will be announced at the ERA General Assembly Awards Dinner in Salzburg, Austria on 03 October 2013
Award Winners Receive:
The criteria of the Airport Achievement Award are based on specific achievements which are assessed in the context of an airport's size, nature of business and operating conditions, rather than compared to the achievements of other airports whose size and operating conditions may be quite different. In this way, the Airport Achievement Award is accessible to all airport members regardless of their size and operating environment.
What is an achievement?
An achievement may cover any aspect of an Airport's business. Entrants are required to submit a document outlining the achievement attained and including quantifying material, together with background information on the airport itself so that the achievement(s) can be evaluated in context.
The ability to assess the range of achievements airports may choose to submit, and to do so in context and without bias, requires not only thorough industry knowledge and experience but also the ability to engage a broad outlook. The ERA Airport Achievement Award is therefore judged by a panel of independent past Airline Presidents who not only have the necessary qualities to fulfil this role, but they also represent a key airport customer - the airline.
For further information on this Award please contact Celia Mather, Editor and Manager Corporate Communications.