Budapest Airport (BUD) has been topped the Total Winner on the Routes Europe 2024 Awards, in addition to triumphing within the 5-20 Million Passengers class.

The Hungarian airport was one among 5 winners on the occasion, which celebrated not simply excellence in airport and vacation spot advertising but additionally the significance of partnership in sustainable route growth. The opposite victors on the ceremony, held at Routes Europe 2024 in Aarhus, Denmark, had been Turismo de Portugal, Athens Worldwide Airport, Albrecht Dürer Airport Nürnberg, and

Following its success, Balázs Bogáts, CCO at Budapest Airport mentioned: “This accolade is a testomony to our dedication to excellence and innovation. I need to categorical my deepest gratitude to our gifted workforce, our airline companions and all those that contribute to our success. 

“Collectively we’ve got created a hub of connectivity, effectivity, and passenger satisfaction. We stay devoted to pushing boundaries, exploring new horizons, and delivering impactful advertising options. Our journey continues, and we invite you all to be a part of it. You’re on the proper place. We’re on the proper place.”

BUD’s airline advertising methods are the cornerstone of its success, partaking thousands and thousands of travellers internationally to ship mutually useful outcomes throughout their aviation companions. Utilizing artistic and revolutionary ways, significantly throughout social media, has broadened the passenger demographic and proactively showcased the vacation spot’s attraction.

BUD dealt with 14.7 million passengers in 2023, marking a return to 91% of pre-pandemic ranges. Nonstop scheduled capability expanded by over 30% to key international markets, together with China, the Center East, and North Africa.

Within the Underneath 5 Million Passengers class, Albrecht Dürer Airport Nuremberg in Germany was named the winner. The airport skilled vital progress in 2023, with locations climbing to 65 encompassing over 16 new routes and elevated frequencies added to their schedule since 2019.

Christian Käser, vp aviation gross sales and site visitors growth at Albrecht Dürer Airport Nuremberg, mentioned: “We actually respect being awarded this prize. It’s very satisfying to see that our transformation to thrive in a drastically completely different, dynamic market has been acknowledged by our clients and airways.”

Within the Over 20 Million Passengers class, Athens Worldwide Airport triumphed. Athens achieved a brand new document yr in 2023, recording over 28 million passengers alongside 39 new locations, 19 new airways and 68 further providers on current routes. Progress has been pushed predominantly by Western Europe and the North American markets.

Ioanna Papadopoulou, director communications and advertising at Athens Worldwide Airport, mentioned: “We’re thrilled by this prestigious award which is the reward for our exhausting work and all our efforts to reinforce our airport’s and our metropolis’s connectivity! Devoted to all our colleagues at Athens Worldwide Airport who work 24/7 with dedication and fervour for our airways, our passengers, and our nation!”

Within the Vacation spot class, Turismo de Portugal got here out on high. Crediting sturdy collaboration with its airport and airline companions, the tourism authority conducts tailor-made, multichannel advertising campaigns to make sure profitability of latest routes. Such efforts have supported the introduction of 30 new locations within the 2024 summer time schedule throughout their airport networks and damaged passenger stage data in 2023.

Miguel Moraes, head of commerce relations at Turismo de Portugal, mentioned: “It recognises the hassle we’ve got been creating within the final decade, working carefully with our companion airways to ship sustainable routes to our locations. 

“Particularly all through the troublesome interval that we endured collectively, when cooperation was the important thing component to the restoration, we are actually having fun with the advantages of that work. A phrase of appreciation to those that voted for us, with the reassurance that we are going to all the time be right here to cooperate with the {industry}, so essential to our tourism sector.”

Lastly, received the Airline class. The UK’s third largest airline elevated their seat capability by greater than 7% throughout its summer time 2023 schedule, in comparison with the earlier yr. Pushed by new routes, fleet progress, and the launch of its eleventh UK airport base, Liverpool John Lennon Airport, affords passengers unrivalled selection and suppleness.

Launching virtually 40 new routes throughout their UK airports through the summer time 2024 schedule, Steve Heapy, CEO of and Jet2holidays, mentioned: “We’re completely delighted to have received this prestigious award which recognises’s energy and success, in addition to our industry-leading strategy to supporting and dealing with airport and vacation spot companions. 

“The Routes Awards are actually international, so this accolade is excellent proof of the success of our enterprise, our relentless deal with customer support, and our continued dedication to constructing long-term and mutually useful partnerships with airports and locations.”

Finalists from the Airport and Vacation spot classes had been reviewed and scored by a panel of airline judges, whereas the Airline class was reviewed and scored by a panel of editorial judges.


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