CAPA Aviation Awards for Excellence 2019: Nominations now open


CAPA – Centre for Aviation (CAPA) welcomes nominations from across the aviation industry for the 16th annual CAPA Aviation Awards for Excellence.

Established in 2003, the awards focus on recognising successful airlines, airports and related businesses (i) within the Asia Pacific region, and (ii) Global Awards, acknowledging excellence on the global stage.

In a year when global trade uncertainty exists and many indicators point to challenging times for airlines and airports, the importance of strategic leadership is never more important.

Merely repeating well-tried solutions may not be enough to weather changes in both the operating environment and in airline distribution.

Regarded as the pre-eminent awards for strategic excellence in aviation, CAPA now runs two award gala dinner events to recognise and celebrate aviation’s leaders in strategic excellence (i) in the Asia Pacific and Middle East, and (ii) Globally.

CAPA Asia Pacific Awards for Excellence: Singapore, 14-Nov-2019

Winners of the CAPA Asia Pacific Awards for Excellence will be presented in Singapore on 14-Nov-2019 at the Awards Gala Dinner at the CAPA Asia Aviation and Corporate Travel Summit.

(Asia Pacific businesses are of course also eligible to nominate for the CAPA Global Awards)

CAPA Global Awards for Excellence: Malta, 5-Dec-2019

Subsequently, the CAPA World Aviation Awards for Excellence will be announced as part of the CAPA World Aviation Outlook Summit in Malta on 5-Dec-2019.

Welcoming nominations, CAPA Chairman Emeritus, Peter Harbison said,

“We operate in such a dynamic and often turbulent industry, which drives some airlines and airports to seek to adopt new strategies that pave the way for others to follow. CAPA's Aviation Awards for Excellence are intended to recognise them not only for their success but also for their strategic leadership in adjusting to the new environment.” 

Nominations are open for 10 award categories at both the Asia Pacific and World events to award stand-out airlines, airports or individuals for their advancement in aviation and strategic leadership within the industry. The award categories include:

I Airlines

  1. Airline/Airline Group of the Year
  2. Low Cost Airline of the Year
  3. Regional Airline of the Year
  4. Airline Turnaround of the Year
  5. Start-up Airline of the Year
  6. Airline Executive of the Year

II Airports

  1. Large Airport of the Year
  2. Medium Airport of the Year
  3. Regional Airport of the Year                                                                                                                 

III Aviation Innovation of the Year

The award winners are not driven by customer surveys or sponsorship, but rather are researched and reviewed by CAPA’s leading team of aviation analysts, as well as members of the wider Aviation Week Network Group.

All nomination submissions should clearly address the award criteria and provide full information about the company/organisation, executive and/or innovation, with detailed documentary support.

Nominations should be signed off by the CEO or President of the company/organisation to be valid. Where appropriate, proposals for more than one award category can be submitted.

For more information and to review the full award criteria, please visit the CAPA Aviation Awards for Excellence website.

To submit a nomination, please send all relevant documentation to Marco Navarria, CAPA Head of Content Curation at: mnavarria@centreforaviation.com. Submissions close Thursday 15 August 2019.


About CAPA - Centre for Aviation

CAPA - Centre for Aviation (CAPA), part of Aviation Week Network, is the leading provider of independent aviation market intelligence, analysis and data services covering worldwide developments.
Established in 1990, CAPA’s platforms help the aviation sector and supplier businesses stay informed, remain connected to industry leaders and fuel inspiration to drive change. CAPA’s global C-level and corporate travel summits are held in key aviation markets around the world, attracting executive level speakers, attendees and leading stakeholders of the global commercial aviation industry. Understanding aviation markets is our great strength and passion, along with providing CAPA members, clients and partners with an unparalleled level of expertise and insight. For more information and details on membership and events, please visit centreforaviation.com.

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Head of Marketing
CAPA – Centre for Aviation
P: +61 2 9241 3200

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CAPA – Centre for Aviation
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