Shannon and Dublin airports win top awards at Routes 2016 in Chengdu, Cork highly commended.

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Dublin airport personnel with Routes 2014 award

Dublin airport personnel with Routes 2014 award

  • Dublin and Shannon win their categories at the World Routes Awards 2016.
  • Cork highly commended in the 5m passenger category.

Shannon and Dublin Airports have won the top awards in their respective categories at the World Routes awards 2016 in Chengdu, China.

Cork were highly commended in their 5m passenger category.

Dublin Airport previously won the 20m-50m category award and Shannon the under 4m category award in 2014 in Chicago.

The World Routes Awards were created in 1997 to recognise excellence in marketing by airports to their airline customers, and are voted on by the global airline industry.

Declan Power and Shannon Group Chief Commercial Officer Andrew Murphy with the award at World Routes in Chengdu

Declan Power and Shannon Group Chief Commercial Officer Andrew Murphy with the award at World Routes in Chengdu

Four Irish airports and Tourism were short-listed for awards. The four other nominees in the 20-50m passenger category were Brussels Airport, Copenhagen Airport, Munich Airport and Vancouver International Airport.

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Three Irish airports were nominated in the under 4m passenger category, Belfast City, Cork and Shannon Airports (for the fourth year in a row), alongside Aruba and Halifax in Nova Scotia.

In the destination category Tourism Ireland was nominated alongside Algarve Tourist Board, Nassau Paradise Island,

Poland’s Tourist Organisation and Tourism Queensland. Nominees in the over 50m category were Amsterdam Schiphol, Bangkok Suvarnabhumi, Dubai, London Heathrow and Singapore Changi while the nominees in the 4 to 20m passenger category were Athens, Auckland, Calgary, Cape Town and Mactan Cebu in the Philippines.

In 2015 Tourism Ireland was named overall winner of the World Routes Awards 2015 as well as named the winner in the Destination Marketing category.

Head of Aviation Development at Shannon Airport Declan Power (second from left), Shannon Group Chief Commercial Officer Andrew Murphy (third from left)( and Shannon Group CEO Matthew Thomas (far right) with the Best Marketing of Airports’ award for the second time in three years at the World Routes Marketing Awards in Chengdu, China.

Head of Aviation Development at Shannon Airport Declan Power (second from left), Shannon Group Chief Commercial Officer Andrew Murphy (third from left)( and Shannon Group CEO Matthew Thomas (far right) with the Best Marketing of Airports’ award for the second time in three years at the World Routes Marketing Awards in Chengdu, China.

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