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AIA Honors Airlines for 2017 Performance at Athens Airport

Athens International Airport (AIA) has honored airlines that recorded the fastest development and the highest increases in passenger volumes in their scheduled services during 2017. The award ceremony took place during the 18th Airline Marketing Workshop held recently at the Zappeion Megaro in Athens.

The airline awards, as per respective category, were the following:

  • Best of the TOP-10 Airlines Award in 2017: Sky Express was awarded as the overall fastest growing airline operating at AIA in 2017, among the 10 airlines that recorded the highest passenger traffic volumes.
  • Fastest Growing Airline Award per geographical region (Highest percentage passenger growth, 2016-2017):

Sky Express was awarded as the fastest growing airline in the domestic sectorOlympic Air was highly commended.
Pegasus Airlines was awarded as the fastest growing airline for Western Europe. Austrian Airlines was highly commended.
Ryanair was awarded as the fastest growing airline for Eastern Europe. Aeroflot was highly commended.
Middle East Airlines was awarded as the fastest growing airline for the Middle East.  Emirates was highly commended.
Aegean Airlines was awarded as the fastest growing airline for Africa. Egyptair was highly commended.
Air China was awarded as the fastest growing airline for Asia.
Emirates was awarded as the fastest growing airline for America. Air Canada was highly commended.

  • Fastest Growing Airline/Seasonal Route:  Croatia Airlines received the award for achieving the highest percentage annual passenger growth in the summer period of 2017. Air Baltic was highly commended.
  • Best New Entrant Performance Award: Cobalt was awarded for recording the highest passenger traffic numbers, among all new comers at Athens International Airport.
  • Fastest Growing Airline – Thin Route Award: Royal Jordanian received the award for achieving the highest percentage annual passenger growth in 2017.
  • Overall Traffic Development Award: Aegean Airlines was awarded for presenting the highest passenger volumes increase at Athens International Airport in 2017.
  • Special Awards:

Aegean Airlines was awarded as the favorite airline for 2017 among the European passengers using the Athens International Airport (source: AIA official annual survey).
Emirates was awarded as the favorite airline for 2017 among the non-European passengers using the Athens International Airport (source: AIA official annual survey).

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