To kick off this year’s cov­er­age of the up­com­ing Avi­a­tion Busi­ness Awards, we take a quick look some of the top win­ners of last year’s event

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First cov­er­age of this year’s awards looks at past win­ners and new web­site

Abrand-new year can bring with it a swell of new op­por­tu­ni­ties for many. For us at AVB and the ITP Me­dia Group, this is cer­tainly the case and with that in mind, we’d like to an­nounce the start of the leadup to the Avi­a­tion Busi­ness Awards

2019 in­dus­try.

En­ter­ing its 13th edi­tion, prepa­ra­tions for this year’s it­er­a­tion of the award, which is sched­uled for the 9 Oc­to­ber 2019, are well un­der­way. The plan as of now is sim­ple — build upon the suc­cess story of last year’s event that saw more than 250 of the in­dus­try’s elite join to­gether to recog­nise the achieve­ments of lead­ing en­ti­ties ac­tive within the realm of avi­a­tion.

The Avi­a­tion Busi­ness Awards 2019 is brought to you in close col­lab­o­ra­tion with Gold Spon­sors Honey­well and Cat­e­gory Spon­sor Dun­leavy White.

Hosted last year at the Rixos Pre­mium

Dubai on the 9 Oc­to­ber 2019, the 12th edi­tion of the Avi­a­tion Busi­ness Awards drew a huge turnout of the re­gion’s avi­a­tion elite. All were present to see last year’s pres­tige group of win­ners, which drew a few sur­prises amongst the crowd con­sist­ing of over 300 VIPs.

No­table awards win­ners in­cluded Ex­e­cuJet Mid­dle East, which man­aged to se­cure the award for both Busi­ness

Air­craft Op­er­a­tor of the Year and Fixed Base Op­er­a­tor (FBO) of the Year.

Over in the air­line cat­e­gories, Lufthansa Group and Oman Air were both recog­nised as the Air­line of the Year for both the in­ter­na­tional and Mid­dle East cat­e­gories, re­spec­tively. For Low-Cost Air­line of the Year, fly­dubai took home the prize.

Within the Air­port of the Year cat­e­gory, Dubai In­ter­na­tional Air­port (DXB) came out ahead of the pack.

Fi­nally, the event’s most cov­eted award, the Avi­a­tion Ex­ec­u­tive of the

Year, was won by none other than Ahmed Al Jal­laf, As­sis­tant Di­rec­tor­Gen­eral for Air Nav­i­ga­tion Ser­vices, UAE’s Gen­eral Civil Avi­a­tion

Author­ity (GCAA).

We are happy to an­nounce that the award’s web­site will soon be launched and will in­clude de­tails on some of the new cat­e­gories that we will be in­tro­duc­ing this year, as well as in­for­ma­tion re­lated to the nom­i­na­tion process. AVB is also happy to con­firm that con­sid­er­a­tion and se­lec­tion of this year’s judg­ing panel are al­ready be­ing un­der­taken.

Aim­ing to up­hold our long-stand­ing tra­di­tion in host­ing the most mem­o­rable and en­gag­ing avi­a­tion awards plat­form in the Mid­dle East re­gion, the AVB pub­li­ca­tion and ITP Me­dia Group look for­ward to wel­com­ing ev­ery­one in Oc­to­ber to join us in wel­com­ing this year’s group of win­ners.

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