Adelaide Airport has been voted Australias Capital City Airport of the Year by its peers at the 2006 Awards for Aviation Excellence. The
Australian Airports Association has described Adelaide Airport as a terrific gateway for Adelaide and South Australia and praised the use of
new technology and environmentally friendly practices.
Last month in Dubai, in the five to 15 million passenger Worlds Best Airport category (the largest airport size category), Adelaide Airport came
second at the Airports Council International 2006 Awards for Service Quality, the only Australian airport to be recognised in these awards. This
represents a major achievement for an airport whose new international terminal has only been operating for one year. Adelaide Airport, narrowly
beaten by Central Japan Airport, was placed ahead of 23 other airports in this category.
These awards rate airports on all aspects of their operations, from staff courtesy, flight information and security arrangements through to the
speed of the baggage delivery service and even the availability of baggage trolleys.
Setting a strategic target to be in the top three in our category within the first year of the new terminals operation was possibly a bit optimistic,
but to come in second is a credit to our staff, our airline customers and everyone involved in day to day operations, said Adelaide Airport Ltd
Managing Director, Phil Baker, who was in Dubai for the ceremony.
As well as being a symbol of the terminals performance, and that of its staff, this award also provides a tremendous boost to the
region as a whole by putting the name Adelaide on the lips of major airlines and airport operators. Airports Council International conducts
independent surveys of passengers across a range of 34 separate measures throughout the year. Additionally, Adelaide Airport rated in the top
10 for ambience and feeling of being safe and secure added Mr.
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