The winners of the ACI EUROPE Annual Best Airport Award were announced on June 27, in Barcelona, as part of the annual General Assembly, Conference and Exhibition of the Airports Council International Europe. Hosted by the Spanish airport operator, AENA, Athens International Airport was awarded as the best airport in the highly competitive category of 25-40 million passengers, at a special ceremony held at the MNAC - National Museum of Catalonia.
With the annual Best Airports Awards, ACI Europe recognizes excellence, top achievements and thought leadership across an entire range of airport activities and for airports of all sizes and profiles. As the industry continues to shape its vibrant, post-pandemic future, this year’s awards have emphasized key topics such as sustainability, innovation, operational efficiency and resilience.
The winners and highly commended airports were selected by an expert panel of judges comprising representatives from Aviation Advocacy, ECAC, the European Commission, Flight Global, International Airport Review, the International Transport Forum and SESAR 3 Joint Undertaking.
In the 25-40 million passenger category, the winner of this year's award was Athens International Airport, which received strong praise from the judges for its focus on operational resilience and its bold corporate sustainability strategy. With an impressive ambition to be net zero by 2025, its innovative “ROUTE 2025” strategy aims to produce energy on-site using photovoltaics to cover 100% of the airport’s electricity needs.
Brussels Airport and Avinor Oslo Airport were also highly commended in this category.
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