Dubai International has been named Airport of the Year at the Air Transport News Awards 2014, which was recently held in Istanbul, Turkey.
Organised by Air Transport News, a popular aviation publication, the awards are the only international prizes that award all the main categories of the air transport industry. The award consists of a 24K gold-plated olive tree wreath inspired by the prize given to Olympic Games winners in Ancient Greece.
Jamal Al Hai, Executive Senior Vice President of International Affairs and Corporate Communications at Dubai Airports, who received the award at the ceremony, said, "We are thrilled to have won the Air Transport News Airport of the Year Award. Some of world's best airports were competing for this prestigious award and we feel honoured that the readers of ATN as well as the aviation experts in the awards jury voted in favour of Dubai Airports. I accept this award on behalf of all my colleagues, especially the frontline staff at Dubai International and our partners who contribute in a big way to our customer service quality. This award is a validation of all their hard work and a great encouragement for all of us to continue keeping our customers happy." Dubai International won the Award based on votes from the readers of Air Transport News as well as the deliberations of a jury comprising nine executives and experts from different sectors of the aviation industry.