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ATW Airline Industry Achievements Awards

Friday, MAY 31, 2024
DUBAI

Past Recipients

ATW's top award for outstanding performance can be awarded to any carrier that has demonstrated consistent overall excellence.

YEAR - WINNER

2022 - Alaska Airlines

2021 - Korean Air

2020 - Wizz Air

2019 - Lufthansa

2018 - All Nippon Airways

2017 - American Airlines

2016 - Etihad Airways

2015 - Southwest Airlines

2014 - Delta Air Lines

2013 - All Nippon Airways

2012 - Air New Zealand

2011 - Emirates

2010 - Air New Zealand

2009 - Asiana

2008 - Singapore

2007 - ANA

2006 - Cathay Pacific

2005 - Air France/KLM

2004 - Qantas

2003 - Southwest

2002 - Japan Airlines

2001 - Continental

2000 - Lufthansa

1998 - Delta Air Lines

1997 - KLM/Northwest

1996 - Continental

1995 - Qantas

1994 - Lufthansa

1993 - 20 years of excellence awards

1992 - British Airways

1991 - Southwest

1990 - Alaska

1989 - Singapore

1988 - American

1987 - Cathay

1986 - British Airways

1985 - KLM

1984 - Piedmont

1983 - SAS

1982 - Lufthansa

1981 - American

1980 - Japan Airlines

1979 - Republic

1978 - Swissair

1977 - Delta Air Lines

1976 - Air France, British Airways

1975 - Pan American

1974 - United

(FORMERLY KNOWN AS MARKET DEVELOPMENT AWARD)

For an airline--passenger, cargo or both--which has developed a new market, either a new city-pair, or customer base, and done exciting things.

YEAR - WINNER

2022 - Royal Jordanian

2021 - JetBlue

2020 - none

2019 - airBaltic

2018 - airBaltic

2017 - Air Serbia

2016 - Alaska Airlines

2015 - Air Astana

2014 - Etihad Airways

2013 - KLM Royal Dutch Airlines

2012 - Transaero Airlines

2011 - Turkish Airlines

2010 - AirTran Airways

2009 - Norwegian Air Shuttle

2008 - Star Alliance

2007 - Air Canada

2006 - GOL

2005 - Air Asia

2004 - Siberia

2003 - Lan Chile

2002 - JetBlue

2001 - Jet Airways

2000 - Ryanair

1998 - Virgin

1997 - none

1996 - Asiana

1995 - Martinair

1994 - British Midland

1993 - none

1992 - Britannia Airways

1991 - none

1990 - Brymon

1989 - All Nippon

1988 - none

1987 - none

1986 - none

1985 - Eastern

1984 - none

1983 - People Express

1982 - PBA

1981 - Piedmont

1980 - USAir

1979 - Texas International

1978 - American

1977 - Laker Airways

1976 - Western, Pan Am

1975 - Air Jamaica

1974 - Ethiopian, Austrian

The Value Airline of the Year Award are carriers that maintain low costs, low fares and deliver value to employees, shareholders and/or investors, as well as to customers.

YEAR - WINNER

2022 - IndiGo

2021 - Viva Aerobus

2020 - none

2019 - Spirit Airlines

2018 - Norwegian Air Shuttle

2017 - Volaris

2016 - Wizz Air

2015 - Spirit Airlines

2014 - WestJet Airlines

2013 - Vueling

2012 - Air Asia

Began 2012

The winner of the Eco-Airline of the Year must demonstrate eco-efficiencies and best practices throughout its airline operations and company practices.

YEAR - WINNER

2022 - Widerøe

2021 - United Airlines

2020 - none

2019 - Air New Zealand

2018 - Air Canada

2017 - United Airlines

2016 - Air New Zealand

2015 - Lufthansa Group

Began 2015

This category is open to all manufacturers, specialist companies, agencies and organizations. If they are working on an eco-project collaboratively, companies and organizations can submit a joint nomination.

YEAR - WINNER

2022 - CAAFI

2021 - none

2020 - none

2019 - none

2018 - none

2017 - AltAir Fuels

2016 - Lufthansa Group & Frankfurt Airport

2015 - The Boeing Company

Began 2015

This is our top award for the regional segment of the airline industry.

YEAR - WINNER

2022 - Canadian North

2021 - none

2020 - none

2019 - none

2018 - none

2017 - none

2016 - none

2015 - Ethiopian Airlines

2014 - SkyWest

2013 - Silver Airways

2012 - QantasLink

2011 - Air Nostrum Iberia Regional

2010 - Regional Express

2009 - Flybe

2008 - Republic

2007 - Horizon Air

2006 - VLM

2005 - Mesa

2004 - Chautauqua

2003 - Express Jet

2002 - SkyWest

2001 - Lufthansa CityLine

2000 - Comair

1998 - Tyrolean

1997 - Mesaba

1996 - Manx

1995 - TAM

1994 - Brit air

1993 - 20 years issue

1992 - Mesa

1991 - Kendell

1990 - Comair

1989 - Crossair

1988 - WestAir

1987 - SkyWest

1986 - ASA

1985 - Command

1984 - Empire

1983 - Crossair

1982 - Air Midwest

1981 - Henson

1980 - Mississippi Valley

1979 - Ransome

1978 - Rocky Mountain

1977 - Air Wisconsin

1976 - USAir (Allegheny Commuter)

1975 - PBA

1974 – Pilgrim

(FORMERLY KNOWN AS AIRLINE TECHNOLOGY ACHIEVEMENT AWARD)

Winners are organizations, companies or manufacturers that have developed a technology, product or system that has significantly advanced airline operations, capability, efficiency and/or airline safety.

YEAR - WINNER

2022 - L3Harris Commercial Aviation

2021 - none

2020 - none

2019 - Airbus A220

2018 - SITA

2017 - NAVBLUE

2016 - Airbus A350 XWB

2015 - L-3 Link Simulation

2014 - none

2013 - CTT Systems

2011 - GE Aviaion GE90

2010 - Rockwell Collins & Honeywell Aerospace

2009 - Naverus

2008 - Airservices Australia

2007 - Aviation Partners Boeing

2006 - Embraer

2005 - Garmin

2004 - none

2003 - none

2002 - Boeing 777

2001 - none

2000 - Dassault Systemes

1998 - Airbus

1997 - Bombardier

1996 - none

1995 - AlliedSignal

1994 - de Havilland of Canada

1993 - 20 years issue

1992 - Sundstrand

1991 - CFM International

1990 - McDonnell Douglas

1989 - Pratt & Whitney Canada

1988 - Airbus Industrie

1987 - Boeing

1986 - General Electric

1985 - British Aerospace, Aerospatiale, Rolls-Royce, Snecma

1984 - Pratt & Whitney

1983 - Boeing

1982 - none

1981 - none

1980 - none

1979 - none

1978 - none

1977 - none

1976 - none

1975 - none

1974 - none

Given to an airline that has been innovative and consistently superior in providing outstanding quality passenger service at a fair price.

YEAR - WINNER

2022 - none

2021 - none

2020 - none

2019 - Air New Zealand

2018 - Cross Border Xpress (CBX)

2017 - Singapore Airlines

2016 - none

2015 - none

2014 - none

2013 - none

2012 - Etihad Airways

2011 - Virgin America

2010 - none

2009 - none

2008 - Air New Zealand

2007 - none

2006 - JetBlue

2005 - Virgin Atlantic

2004 - Singapore

2003 - Emirates

2002 - British Airways

2001 - Asiana (India) Ltd.

2000 - Singapore

1998 - Air Canada

1997 - Cathay Pacific

1996 - Midwest Express

1995 - Gulf Air

1994 - none

1993 - 20 years issue

1992 - Emirates

1991 - Virgin Atlantic

1990 - ANA

1989 - Thai Airways

1988 - British Airways

1987 - Ansett, Air New Zealand

1986 - SAS

1985 - Air Canada

1984 - KLM

1983 - Cathay

1982 - Swissair

1981 - none

1980 - none

1979 - Varig

1978 - TWA

1977 - JAL

1976 - Singapore

1975 - none

1974 - Eastern

(FORMERLY KNOWN AS TECHNOLOGY MANAGEMENT AWARD)

Airline Market Leadership Award winners are carriers that have developed or entered new markets and/or innovative business strategies that have grown their networks, revenues, customer base and/or brand recognition.

YEAR - WINNER

2014 - JetBlue Airways

2013 - Deutsche Lufthansa

2012 - All Nippon Airways

2011 - Alaska Airlines

2010 - none

2009 - none

2008 - none

2007 - none

2006 - none

2005 - none

2004 - Delta Air Lines Delta Technology

2003 - Alaska

2002 - none

2001 - none

2000 - Northwest

1998 - none

1997 - none

1996 - none

1995 - none

1994 - none

1993 - none

1992 - none

1991 - none

1990 - none

1989 - none

1988 - none

1987 - none

1986 - American

1985 - Northwest

1984 - Swissair

1983 - Qantas

1982 - Delta

1981 - Air Canada

1980 - Lufthansa

1979 - Pan American

1978 - TAP

1977 - KSSU

1976 - American

1975 - Mexicana

1974 - Middle East

The Airport of the Year Award winner demonstrates a clear and excellent partnership with airline customers, high standards of environmentally-friendly operational practices, innovation in providing excellent facilities for passengers, and good working relationships with local authorities to ensure the economic value of their airport is understood and supported.

YEAR - WINNER

2022 - none

2021 - Incheon International Airport

2020 - none

2019 - Dallas Fort Worth International

2018 - Hong Kong International Airport

2017 - Pittsburgh International Airport

2016 - Hong Kong International Airport

2015 - London Heathrow Terminal 2 and Star Alliance

2014 - Singapore Changi Airport

Began 2014

Named in honor of ATW's founder and first editor and publisher, the Joseph S. Murphy Industry Award is presented in those years where ATW Editors believe an individual, airline, company or organization merits special recognition.

YEAR - WINNER

2022 - His Excellency Akbar Al Baker

2021 - none

2020 - none

2019 - Airlink

2018 - none

2017 - none

2016 - none

2015 - none

2014 - none

2013 - Jűrgen Weber

2012 - Alaska Airlines

2011 - none

2010 - CAAFI Commercial Aviation Alternative Fuels Initiative

2009 - Steven Udvar-Hazy

2008 - Flight Safety Foundation

2007 - Dr. Assad Kotaite

2006 - IATA

2005 - none

2004 - none

2003 - none

2002 - none

2001 - Anthony J. Broderick

2000 - none

1998 - none

1997 - none

1996 - Flight Safety Foundation

1995 - none

1994 - Baliles/De Croo

1993 - none

1992 - Gunter Eser

1991 - Robert Crandall

1990 - Dr. John Lauber

1989 - none

1988 - Herbert Kelleher

1987 - Rep. N.Y. Mineta

1986 - W.T. Coleman

1985 - none

1984 - David Kennedy

1983 - Middle East Airlines

1982 - Umberto Nordio

1981 - Joseph Adams

1980 - Knut Hammarskjold

1979 - T.W. Cummings

1978 - Claude Taylor

1977 - El Al, Frank Borman

1976 - Alitalia, MEA

1975 - Qantas, Ansett, TAA

1974 - Paul Rogers

(FORMERLY KNOWN AS CARGO DEVELOPMENT AWARD)

Cargo Operator of the Year Award can be any all-freight or combination operator.

YEAR - WINNER

2022 - Korean Air

2021 - Qatar Airways Cargo

2009 - UPS Airlines

2008 - none

2007 - Emirates SkyCargo

2006 - none

2005 - Cargolux

2004 - none

2003 - Korean

2002 - Lufthansa Cargo

2001 - Volga-Dnepr

2000 - Emirates

1998 - none

1997 - Cargolux

1996 - Atlas Air

1995 - none

1994 - none

1993 - 20 years issue

1992 - American

1991 - none

1990 - none

1989 - none

1988 - none

1987 - Federal Express

1986 - none

1985 - none

1984 - none

1983 - none

1982 - Emery

1981 - JAL

1980 - American

1979 - KLM

1978 - Flying Tigers

1977 - Federal Express

1976 - Northwest

1975 - Flying Tigers

1974 - Lufthansa

ATW's Lifetime Achievement award recognizes an individual whose commitment, leadership and endeavors have resulted in significant and lasting contributions that have shaped and promoted the global airline industry.

YEAR - WINNER

2022 - Mark Dunkerley

2015 - John S. Pistole, Retired TSA Administrator

2014 - Alexandre de Gunten

2012 - Giovanni Bisignani

Began 2012

YEAR - WINNER

2022 - Angus Kelly

2021 - Alexandre de Juniac

2020 - none

2019 - William “Bill” Franke, Indigo Partners

2018 - Lufthansa CEO Carsten Spohr

2017 - John W. Crichton

2016 - Tony Tyler, Director General IATA

Created in 2004: ATW introduces a new award to acknowledge the dramatic changes that have occurred in commercial aviation since the dawn of the new Millennium. The Phoenix Award celebrates airlines that have achieved a commercial rebirth through a life-changing transformation.

YEAR - PHOENIX

2011 - Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings

2010 - airBaltic

2009 - none

2008 - Malaysia

2007 - Royal Jordanian

2006 - Korean

2005 - Air New Zealand

2004 - Aer Lingus

Began 2004

YEAR - WINNER

2022 - none

2021 - none

2020 - none

2019 - none

2018 - AerCap

Began 2018

This award goes to an airline that has demonstrated originality and outstanding performance in its relations with labor.

YEAR - WINNER

2007 - American Airlines/Transport Workers Union

2006 - none

2005 - none

2004 - none

2003 - none

2002 - none

2001 - none

2000 - none

1998 - Southwest

1997 - none

1996 - none

1995 - none

1994 - none

1993 - none

1992 - none

1991 - none

1990 - none

1989 - America West

1988 - none

1987 - Pan American

1986 - none

1985 - Federal Express

1984 - American

1983 – Delta

An award for airlines that have exhibited outstanding performance in public and/or press relations.

YEAR - WINNER

2009 - Air New Zealand

2008 - none

2007 - none

2006 - none

2005 - none

2004 - none

2003 - none

2002 - none

2001 - none

2000 - none

1998 - none

1997 - All Nippon

1996 - Cathay Pacific

1995 - British Airways

1994 - American

1993 - none

1992 - none

1991 - JAL

1990 – Lufthansa

PLEASE NOTE: 1993 ATW Awards 20 Years of Excellence were special one-of-a-kind awards:

  • International Services: Singapore Airlines
  • Short-haul Service: Southwest
  • Cargo Service: Federal Express
  • Passenger Service: Swissair
  • Airline Technology: Boeing Commercial Airplane Group

This category covers airlines that have demonstrated innovative, exceptional performance in managing their finances.

YEAR - WINNER

1989 - Alaska

1988 - USAir

1987 - Singapore

1986 - Piedmont

1985 - American

1984 - Northwest

1983 - USAir

1982 - Southwest

1981 - Frontier

1980 - Delta

1979 - none

1978 - Aer Lingus

1977 - Frontier

1976 - Swissair

1975 - North Central

1974 – Delta

 

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