Abu Dhabi Airports held a special ceremony to recognize the contributions made by its local and international stakeholders on 18th December 2019 at the Ritz Carlton Abu Dhabi. The event demonstrated Abu Dhabi Airports’ continued commitment to its stakeholders, reflecting the airport group’s robust relationships with industry-wide partners.
Abu Dhabi Airports operates with an extensive range of stakeholders which supports a range of passenger and cargo services year-round, alongside free zone operations and training opportunities. More than 80 stakeholders attended the ceremony, where 26 awards were presented to stakeholders throughout the night, from different sectors including airline companies, government entities and additional organizations.
Amongst the list of winners were significant industry organizations, whether airlines or support services which operate in partnership with Abu Dhabi Airports. Biman Bangladesh Airlines won the Best Airline in Passenger Load Factor, while Oman Air won the Best Airline in On Time Performance – Departure, and Kuwait Airways won the Best Airline in On Time Performance – Arrival. Etihad Airport Services won two categories for Best Improved Services in the On Time Arrival and Baggage Delivery categories.
Additional categories also included the Federal Authority for Identity & Citizenship, The General Directorate of Customs, the Airport Security Police Department, Etihad Hub Operations, Terminal Operations, Facilities Management, amongst others.
Commenting on the event, Bryan Thompson, CEO of Abu Dhabi Airports, said: “We entrust our partners to help ensure we deliver a seamless and internationally renowned operation around the clock, and this event signifies what our partners have achieved throughout the year on so many levels.
“Our stakeholders can take pride in the awards they have received and I would like to extend our thanks and appreciation for their hard work and dedication this year. Together, we can build on our mutually beneficial relationship and excel even further in 2020.”
Mr. Ahmed Al Shamsi, Acting Chief Operations Officer at Abu Dhabi Airports, added: “The continued support of our valued partners is an asset to our sophisticated infrastructure and extensive operation that unlocks the gateway to Abu Dhabi for more than 20 million visitors each year.
“As Abu Dhabi Airports prepares to drive forward the next 50 years of the UAE, our stakeholders will make huge contributions toward our key projects and complex operations, helping to fuel our growth. I would like to extend our gratitude to our trusted partners who joined us at our celebratory event and look forward to seeing them again next year,” Mr Al Shamsi concluded.