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Nominations open for CAPA Aviation Awards for Excellence 2015

Press Release

CAPA is pleased to announce that entries are now open for nominations for the 12th annual CAPA Aviation Awards for Excellence.

CAPA is introducing a new format for the awards this year as well a new judging process and some new categories. There will be two sets of awards – one for the global industry followed by one for Asia-Pacific. There are eight award categories for each set, including five for airlines or airline executives and three for airports or airport executives.

Winners for the global awards will be announced at a Gala Dinner to be held in Helsinki on 7-Oct-2015 as part of CAPA’s World Aviation Summit. Winners for the Asia-Pacific awards will be announced at a Gala Dinner to be held in Singapore on 23-Nov-2015 as part of CAPA’s Asia Aviation Summit.

Details on the World Aviation and Asia Aviation summits, including the agenda and sponsorship opportunities, are available at https://www.capaevents.com/WAS15 and https://www.capaevents.com/AAS15

Regarded as the pre-eminent awards for strategic excellence in aviation, candidate organisations worldwide are invited to submit information about themselves, along with justification of why they should be rewarded for their performance over the past year. As appropriate, entries will be entertained for more than one category.

Note that there are two awards for each category, one for Asia-Pacific and one for the world. Candidates from Asia-Pacific can enter both and will be judged separately as there will be separate judging panels for the Asia-Pacific and global awards.

This year's categories include:

CAPA Airline of the Year and CAPA Asia-Pacific Airline of the Year

This is awarded to the airline that has had the greatest impact on the development of the airline industry, established itself as a leader, and the benchmark for others to follow.

CAPA Low Cost Airline of the Year and CAPA Asia-Pacific Low Cost Airline of the Year

This is awarded to the low-cost or hybrid airline that has been most innovative and influential in the airline industry.

CAPA Start-up or Airline Turnaround of the Year and CAPA Asia-Pacific Start-up or Airline Turnaround of the Year

This is awarded to the airline start-up that has been the most innovative and had the greatest impact on the industry or an existing airline that has turned around through innovative strategic changes and or a restructuring exercise.

CAPA Airport of the Year and CAPA Asia-Pacific Airport of the Year

This is awarded to the airport that has done the most to advance the progress of the aviation industry.

CAPA Airline Executive of the Year and CAPA Asia-Pacific Airline Executive of the Year

This is awarded to the airline executive who has had the greatest individual influence on the industry, demonstrating outstanding strategic thinking and innovative direction for the growth of the business and the industry.

CAPA Airport Executive of the Year and CAPA Asia-Pacific Airport Executive of the Year

This new category is for the airport executive who has had the greatest individual influence on the industry, demonstrating outstanding strategic thinking and innovative direction for the growth of the business and the industry.

CAPA Airline Product Innovation of the Year and CAPA Asia-Pacific Airline Product Innovation of the Year

This newly renamed category recognises the airline or IT company responsible for the most powerful information technology innovation in the airline sector over the past 18 months.

CAPA Airport Product Innovation of the Year and CAPA Asia-Pacific Airport Product Innovation of the Year

This new category recognises the airport or IT company responsible for the most powerful information technology innovation in the airport sector over the past 18 months.

To submit a proposal:

Please provide full information about your company with detailed documentary support as to why it should be considered for a CAPA Award for Excellence. Please ensure that the specific criteria set out under each heading are clearly addressed. Nominations must be signed off by the CEO or President of the company involved.

Where appropriate, a company may submit proposals for more than one category. The decisions of CAPA’s judging panels will be final.

Only nominations received by 9 July 2015 will be entertained. Submissions should be sent by email to Brendan Sobie, CAPA Chief Analyst at: bsobie@centreforaviation.com.

About the judging process:

CAPA is implementing a new judging process this year moderated by Heidrick & Struggles partner Con Korfiatis and CAPA Chief Analyst Brendan Sobie.

The world’s airports and airlines are reviewed constantly through the year by CAPA’s analyst and data teams. An aviation advisory panel will review the nominations received and recommendations from the CAPA and Heidrick & Struggles teams. There will be separate panels of at least six judges for both the global and Asia-Pacific awards.

Click here for more information about the CAPA Aviation Awards for Excellence, including previous winners.

About CAPA and the CAPA Awards for Excellence

Established in 1990, CAPA – Centre for Aviation is the leading provider of independent aviation market intelligence, analysis and data services, covering worldwide developments.

CAPA's Aviation Awards for Excellence are intended to reward airlines and airports that are not only successful but have also provided industry leadership in adjusting to a new environment. At a time of industry upheaval, our winners are adopting strategies that offer new directions for others to take up.

The CAPA Awards for Excellence are not driven by customer surveys or sponsorship. They are independently researched by CAPA’s leading team of analysts and selected by an independent international panel of judges.