Which are the best airports in Europe?

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Airports council international logoThe Airports Council International in Europe (ACI Europe) presented its 5th Best airport Award during the annual congress held in June 2009 in Manchester. Based on several criteria such as customer service, retail, security or environmental awareness, the prizes are divided into 4 categories of airports according to their attendance. In the “1-5 million passenger” category, the Aeroporto G. Marconi di Bologna SpA was honoured for its great all-rounder in operations, community engagement and airline relations; in the “5-10 million passenger” category, the TAV Ankara Esenboga won in behalf of its work in the aera of environmental innovation; the Palma de Mallorca Airport received the prize in the “10-25 million passenger” category for its good handling of the seasonality of the destination and the Amsterdam Airport won in the “over 25 million passenger” one thanks to its community relations and environmental awareness, and more particularly its “barrier of silence”.

For more information go to www.aci-europe.org.

Top-Performing Airline Companies of 2009palma_de_mallorca_spain

Aviation Week has released the results of its Top-Performing Companies (TPC) study of the global airline industry that identifies Singapore Airlines, Lufthansa and Malaysia Airlines as the top three mainline carriers for 2009.

Air Arabia tops the low-cost/niche carrier category. A follow-up to last month’s TPC Aerospace & Defense (A&D) rankings, this year’s airline analysis shows the effects of the recession on the industry.

Top Ten Major Legacy Airlines:

  1. Singapore Airlines
  2. Deutsche Lufthansa AG
  3. Malaysian Airline System Berhad
  4. Turk Hava Yollari AO
  5. Qantas Airways Ltd.
  6. LAN Airlines S.A.
  7. Air New Zealand Ltd.
  8. Aer Lingus Group PLC
  9. Iberia Lineas Aereas de Espana S.A.
  10. Finnair Oyjdelta-airlines_Winglets

Top Ten Low-Cost/Niche Airlines:

  1. Air Arabia
  2. Allegiant
  3. Air Mauritius
  4. Aegean Airlines
  5. Copa Holdings, S.A.
  6. Ryanair Holdings plc
  7. Transat A.T. Inc.
  8. WestJet Airlines Ltd.
  9. EasyJet plc
  10. Southwest Airlines Co.


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Miona Milic
More than 10 years in events industry, as a project manager, content developer, offline and internet marketing campaigns, event manager for SEEbtm party, Editor-in-Chief of SEEbtm magazine… Professionalism, constant learning and personal, such as business upgrading, finds essential for success. Creativity in all fields is very important to her. Love to be physically active, travel, meet people and have a good time. But, beside everything, the greatest accomplishment and most important thing for her is being a MOM.

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