The 14th Annual Airports Council International Europe (ACI EUROPE) Best Airport Awards were announced last night during the Gala Dinner of the ACI World/28th ACI EUROPE General Assembly, Congress & Exhibition, which was hosted by Brussels Airport.
This year’s judging panel for the ACI EUROPE Best Airport Awards was drawn from a well-respected group of independent experts, including the European Commission, EUROCONTROL, the European Civil Aviation Conference (ECAC) and the European Travel Commission. ACI EUROPE counts over 500 airports in 45 European countries among its members, and this year’s competition saw a high level of entries in the competition in each category.
The Awards cover four traffic categories of airport, and aim to recognise achievement in core activities such as customer service, facilities, retail, security, community relations and environmental awareness and operations.
We are delighted to receive the World Business Partner Recognition Award. Oxera’s representatives play an active role on the ACI EUROPE Economics Committee. We have also produced two independent studies commissioned by ACI EUROPE. Oxera was honoured for its solid expertise and advice to the airport industry and for delivering high-quality studies with objectivity and comprehensive insight.
Oxera advises airports and the aviation sector globally, and this award is special recognition of the role that we have played for ACI EUROPE over the past decade—and in particular our work over the last 12 months, including our report on the development of airport competition in Europe.
Commenting on the award, Andrew Meaney, Partner and Head of Oxera’s Transport practice, said:
‘I’m incredibly proud of the Oxera team’s contribution to ACI EUROPE over the past decade, and particularly the work we have carried out over the last 12 months on competition between, and regulation of, airports. ACI EUROPE has proved to be a great partner to Oxera, valuing the integrity of our analysis and co-creating industry insight alongside us. We very much look forward to many more years of fruitful discussions on the industry’s policy debates.’