Glasgow’s airport scoops top national award
Glasgow Airport was last night crowned Best Airport in front of its peers at a prestigious awards ceremony in London.
The annual Airport Operators Association (AOA) Awards recognise excellence in a number of areas, and attract hundreds of senior delegates from UK airports and associated businesses.
Glasgow Airport was named Best Airport With Over 6 Million Passengers, for which Manchester and Birmingham airports were also nominated.
The award was voted for by major UK airlines which are members of the British Air Transport Association (BATA).
Terminal Operations Manager Ronald Leitch received the award from Simon Calder, Travel Editor of the Independent and a well-known media commentator on travel and aviation.
Amanda McMillan, Managing Director of Glasgow Airport, said: “It is a great honour to be recognised in this way by the airlines who use our airport every day. The award is testament to the fantastic effort that our terminal and airfield teams put in when they come to work.
“We have faced some difficult operational challenges this year such as the prolonged cold snap and volcanic ash disruption, but the response from our people was exceptional.
“I’m sure the focus on supporting our airlines and working as a team to provide the best possible product for our passengers has helped us in winning this award.”
Simon Buck, Chief Executive of BATA, said: “BATA is again pleased to be nominating the two ‘Best Airport’ awards. Both categories were extremely competitive and the winners well deserved.
“The strong field of nominees highlights the good working relationships that exist between UK airlines and airports.”
The AOA Annual Awards Ceremony, which is the centrepiece of the AOA Annual Conference, took place on Monday evening at the Hilton Metropole London.
Newcastle Airport won the category of Best Airport With Up To 6 Million Passengers.
Picture shows (l – r) Ed Anderson, Ronald Leitch, Simon Buck and Simon Calder.