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20 - 22 June 2016 // Divani Apollon Palace & Thalasso, Athens, Greece


The 12th ACI EUROPE Best Airport Awards

AGA-awards-2016-logo-transThe ACI EUROPE Best Airport Awards recognise excellence and achievement across a whole range of disciplines relating to airport operations. The award entries will be assessed by a panel of expert judges and key institutional stakeholders. Winners will be announced in front of an audience of 400 Chief Executives and industry leaders as part of the proceedings of the Gala Dinner at the ACI EUROPE General Assembly, Congress and Exhibition 2016 in Athens.

The ACI EUROPE Best Airport Awards


  • Best airport, under 5 million passengers
  • Best airport, 5-10 million passengers
  • Best airport, 10-25 million passengers
  • Best airport, over 25 million passenger

The ACI EUROPE Best Airport Awards are presented to airports for excellence and achievement across a whole range of disciplines including:

  • Retail
  • Community relations
  • Facilities
  • Customer services
  • Security
  • Environmental awareness and operations



Entry Deadline: Friday 18 March 2016



The Best Airport Awards 2016 ceremony will also include the presentation of the 7th ACI EUROPE Eco-Innovation Award, in association with Airport Carbon Accreditation. This award will not be limited to any particular traffic category and will presented to the airport that has demonstrated outstanding environmental performance and, in particular, an innovative approach to environmental management.

The award will be assessed on a range of criteria including:

  • Environmental awareness,
  • Carbon management,
  • Stakeholder engagement
  • Emissions & noise performance.



Entry Deadline: Friday 18 March 2016



The Accessible Airport Award

EDF_LOGO-in-associationThe Best Airport Awards 2016 ceremony will also include the presentation of the first Accessible Airport Award, in association with European Disability Forum.

Airports are a crucial part of the travel chain for all passengers, including passengers with disabilities. The level of accessibility of the airport as well as the range and the quality of the assistance services offered make a huge difference to the travel experience, both for experienced and inexperienced travellers.

The Accessible Airport Award is an opportunity to showcase good practice examples and get recognition for the work that has already been done in certain airports, while encouraging other airports to do the same. It is also useful to raise awareness of problems that passengers with disabilities still face regularly when travelling and which sometimes can be easily solved.



Entry Deadline: Friday 29 April 2016

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