UPS, Asiana and Lufthansa Top Winners of 2017 Air Cargo Excellence Awards
22 Airlines and Airports Recognized as Industry Leaders
NEW YORK, April 3, 2017 –– 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 airlines and airports achieving the highest scores in the survey based on several performance factors.
Among the winners were: UPS Airlines, Cathay Pacific Airways, China Airlines, Asiana Airlines, Southwest Airlines, Air Canada, Lufthansa, Incheon International Airport, Liège Airport and San Juan-Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport. (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-circulation publication. Among air carriers, Diamond, Platinum, and Gold status are awarded to the top three performers – based on a composite score of Customer Service, Performance and Value – in each of two tonnage categories.
Among airports, Diamond, Platinum, and Gold status was awarded to the top three performers – based on a composite score of Performance, Value, and Facilities – in each of three tonnage categories. ACE Awards were also presented to the highest-scoring airport in each of five regions.
New this year is a Specialty Cargo award, presented to the highest-scoring air carrier and airport for capabilities in shipping perishables, dangerous goods, pharma, animals and oddly shaped cargo.
Airport winners included:
1 million or more tonnes category:
- Incheon International Airport, Diamond Award
- Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport, Platinum Award
- Memphis International Airport, Gold Award
400,000 to 999,999 tonnes category:
- Liège Airport, Diamond Award
- Cologne Bonn Airport, Platinum Award
- Honolulu International Airport, Gold Award
Up to 399,999 tonnes category:
- San Juan-Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport, Diamond Award
- Viracopos/Campinas International Airport, Platinum Award
- Portland International Airport, Gold Award
Air Carrier winners included:
1 million or more tonnes category:
- UPS Airlines, Diamond Award
- Cathay Pacific, Platinum Award
- China Airlines, Gold Award
Up to 999,999 tonnes air carrier category:
- Asiana Airlines, Diamond Award
- Southwest Airlines, Platinum Award
- Air Canada, Gold Award
Specialty Cargo winners included:
- Airlines – Lufthansa Cargo
- Airports – Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport
See a full list of winners at www.aircargoexcellence.com.
About the Air Cargo Excellence Awards and Survey
The annual Air Cargo Excellence Awards celebrates 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 are two surveys sent in fall 2016 – one for airlines, and one for airports – based on their performance during the previous 12 months. The survey was enhanced and expanded for 2017 to allow for more granular data on each market participant, as well as to facilitate deeper segmentation of the data.
About Air Cargo World
Air Cargo World, published in the United States, is the air logistics magazine for shippers and others involved with the worldwide transport and delivery of perishables and manufactured goods. With more than 20,000 subscribers located in 184 countries, Air Cargo World maintains the largest circulation of any magazine in the air cargo category. In 2015, Editor Randy Woods won the Seahorse Club Air Cargo Journalist of the Year award. Visit Air Cargo World online at www.aircargoworld.com.