Abu Dhabi International Airport received the international accolade of “Best Cargo Airport 2010” at an award ceremony in London last night, as part of the 27th annual ‘Air Cargo News Awards’.
Using the latest independent data from Airport Council International (ACI) for 2009, Abu Dhabi International Airport was judged to be the world’s “Best Cargo Airport of the Year”, as it outpaced in growth all the other large cargo (over 300,000 metric tons category) airports across the globe.
Huraiz Al Murr Bin Huraiz, Chief Commercial Officer at (ADAC), the operator of Abu Dhabi International, said: “Abu Dhabi International Airport is rapidly becoming a recognised international hub for both passenger and cargo carriers. It is, therefore, an honor to have been recognised for the efforts ADAC is making in supporting the growth of our existing and prospective partner airlines in the cargo and freight industry.”
As one of the leading commentators on the industry, Air Cargo News has been running the “Cargo Airline of the Year” Award for the past 26 years. Introduced in 2003, the “Cargo Airport of the Year” award was, for the first time this year, split in to two categories – the “Over 300,000 metric tons” and “Below 300,000 metric tons”. Abu Dhabi International Airport was the inaugural winner in the ‘Over 300,000 Tons’ category.
On that note, Abu Dhabi airport company has won few other awards this year including the latest Skytrax Award in which Abu Dhabi International Airport was named the “Most Improved Airport 2009-2010” Moving it up from number 47 of last year to become the world’s 26th airport.