Routes Europe Awards 2013 Winners Announced

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Routes Europe Awards 2013 Winners Announced

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BUDAPEST, Hungary, May 14, 2013 /PRN=KYODO JBN/ --

     Munich Crowned Overall Winner at Second Regional Heat of 2013

    Munich Airport was announced as the overall winner of the third heat of

this year's Routes Awards last night at a spectacular networking evening which

took place at Terminal One of Budapest Airport. Over 1,000 aviation

professionals were gathered to witness the presentation of the awards and to

take part in the 8th Routes Europe - the largest route development event for

the entire Europe region to date.

    "We are really looking forward now to the World Routes awards and we are

very optimistic," said Alexander Schroll, Director, Traffic Development for

Munich Airport, speaking just after receiving the award. "We are very happy to

receive this award and very excited because the competition in Europe is

becoming very fierce between the airports so it's great to be number one again

after a couple of years!"

    Nigel Mayes, VP Commercial, Routes, UBM Live commented: "After much

deliberation our panel of judges felt that Munich should take the overall

winner crown due to quality of their submission combined with their consistent

growth and ability to continually attract new airlines including Ukraine

International Airlines and Vueling."

    The Routes Awards recognise and reward the highest standards of marketing

activities undertaken by airports and tourism authorities. The 2013 awards will

see a number of innovations including taking a blended approach to the

nomination process, meaning the final nominees included a number of the fastest

growing airports in Europe, those who were shortlisted by airlines using our

online voting form together with a number of airports who were selected by a

panel of industry experts drawn from the airline network planning community.

This year the awards were split into three categories based on the size of the

airport and also a new tourism award for best destination marketing campaign by

a tourism authority.

    A complete list of companies shortlisted under each award category is below:

    Over 20 Million Passengers

    Munich Airport - Winner

    Rome FCO Airport - Highly Commended

    Vienna International Airport - Highly Commended

    Frankfurt Airport

    Istanbul Ataturk Airport, TAV     

    4 - 20 Million Passengers

    Athens International Airport - Winner

    Dublin Airport - Highly Commended

    Marseille Provence Airport - Highly Commended

    Bucharest Henri Coanda International Airport

    Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen International Airport

    Prague Airport     

    Under 4 Million Passengers

    Aberdeen International Airport - Winner

    Krakow Airport - Highly Commended

    Tallinn Airport - Highly Commended

    London City Airport

    London Southend Airport     

    Destination Marketing Award

    Turismo de Tenerife - Winner

    Malta Tourism - Highly Commended

    Valencia Tourism - Highly Commended

    Wonderful Copenhagen

    Tourism Ireland

    As overall winner of this regional heat, Munich Airport will be

automatically shortlisted for the World Routes Airport Marketing Awards which

will take place at the event in Las Vegas, 5th- 8th October 2013. Join San

Diego International Airport and Changi Airport Group who were announced as

overall winner of the Americas and Asia heats respectively, earlier in the year.

    Notes to Editors

    About Routes

    - Routes organises world-renowned airline and airport networking events

through its regional and global Route Development Forums. Each year, there is

one global event and one regional event in Asia, Africa, Europe, the Americas

and CIS respectively.

    - Routes was founded in 1995 as part of the Manchester UK-based ASM Ltd.,

a consultancy specialising in the field of route development for airports.

http://www.asm‐ [ ]

    - Routes and ASM were acquired by UBM Aviation Worldwide Ltd in August

2010. From 1st August 2012 Routes, ASM and the Airport Cities Conference and

Exhibition become part of the UBM Live division of UBM plc.

    - UBM Live connects people and creates opportunities for companies across

five continents to develop new business, meet customers, launch new products,

promote their brands and expand their markets. Through premiere brands such as

MD&M, CPhI, IFSEC, TFM&A, Cruise Shipping Miami, the Concrete Show, the Routes

portfolio of events, Airport Cities and many others, UBM Live exhibitions,

conferences, awards programs, publications, websites and training and

certification programs are an integral part of the marketing plans of companies

across more than 20 industry sectors.

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