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Cathay Pacific, Singapore International and Southwest Airlines Top Winners of 2018 Air Cargo Excellence Awards

22 Airlines and Airports Recognized as Industry Leaders

NEW YORK, NY (April 3, 2018) –Air Cargo World has announced the winners of 22 Air Cargo Excellence (ACE) Awards this morning live via Twitter.

The awards are based on the Air Cargo Excellence Survey, which was established in 2005 by Air Cargo World. Awards are presented annually to the cargo airlines and airports achieving the highest scores in the survey based on several performance factors, and is the only industry awards based on an impartial survey. This year’s survey contains responses from 1,800 freight forwarders, cargo agents, and third-party logistics providers, yielding a database of 3,600 airport and carrier evaluations.

Among the winners were: Cathay Pacific Airways, Singapore International, Lufthansa, Southwest Airlines, Quito, UIO, Air France – KLM, Air Canada, and Delta Air Lines (See the full list of winners below.)

“The Air Cargo Excellence Awards celebrate the best in the air cargo industry,” said JJ Hornblass, Executive Publisher of Air Cargo World. “We extend a sincere congratulations to all the winners.”

The Air Cargo Excellence Awards are presented annually by Air Cargo World, the industry’s largest-circulated publication. Among airlines, Diamond, Platinum, and Gold status is awarded to the top three performers – based on a composite score of Performance, Value, and Facilities – in each of two tonnage categories.

Among airports, Diamond, Platinum and Gold status is awarded to the top three performers – based on a composite score of Performance, Value and Facilities – in each of three tonnage categories. ACE Awards are also presented to the highest scoring airport in each of five regions.

Lufthansa and Quito, UIO, were awarded our Specialty Cargo awards this year, which represent the highest scoring air carrier and airport, respectively, for capabilities in shipping perishables, dangerous goods, pharma, animals and oddly shaped cargo.

Airport winners:

1 million or more tonnes category:

  •        Singapore, SIN – Diamond Award
  •       Hong Kong, HKG – Platinum Award
  •        Incheon, ICN – Gold Award

 

400,000 to 999,999 tonnes category:

  •       Quito, UIO – Diamond Award
  •        Oakland, OAK – Platinum Award
  •        Toronto, YYZ – Gold Award

 

Up to 399,999 tonnes category:

  •         São Paulo Viracopos-Campinas, VCP – Diamond Award  
  •        Orlando, MCO – Platinum Award  
  •         Guayaquil, GYE – Gold Award  

 

Air Carrier winners:

1 million or more tonnes category:

  •         Cathay Pacific – Diamond Award
  •         Lufthansa – Platinum Award
  •         Air France-KLM – Gold Award

 

Up to 999,999 tonnes air carrier category:

  •         Southwest Airlines – Diamond Award
  •         Air Canada – Platinum Award
  •         Delta Air Lines – Gold Award

 

Specialty Cargo Winners:

  •         Air Carriers – Lufthansa
  •         Airports – Quito, UIO

 

See the full list of winners at www.aircargoexcellence.com.


About the Air Cargo Excellence Awards and Survey

The annual Air Cargo Excellence Awards celebrate stellar performance in the airfreight industry. The awards are based on the Air Cargo Excellence Survey, which was established in 2005 and is published annually in Air Cargo World magazine.

The Air Cargo Excellence Survey was established in 2005 and is published annually by Air Cargo World. The survey is based upon a rating system that measures airlines and airports on specific criteria and subsequently ranks them to identify above- or below-average performance. There were two surveys sent in fall 2017– one for airlines, and one for airports – based on their performance during the previous 12 months.

For questions or commentary on the findings, please contact Alan Hedge at +1 (206) 801-8472.

ABOUT AIR CARGO WORLD

Air Cargo World is an air logistics magazine and is edited for shippers and others involved with the worldwide transport and delivery of perishables and manufactured goods. Its readership consists of logistics professionals, airline and airport executives, freight forwarders, importers, exporters, and others who manage or purchase transportation products and services within the airfreight supply chain. Air Cargo World maintains a website with daily news items about developments in the air cargo industry, as well as publishes The Alert, a daily email newsletter which recounts major stories. The magazine also presents the Air Cargo Executive of the Year award. Visit Air Cargo World online at www.aircargoworld.com.