BNE named Oceania’s Leading Airport at World Travel Awards


Tuesday 15 October 2019: Brisbane Airport (BNE) received another feather in its cap when it was named Oceania’s Leading Airport in the 26th Annual World Travel Awards 2019, held in Vietnam recently.

It is the second time BNE has been recognised at the prestigious awards programme, after being named ‘Australasia’s Leading Airport’ in the 23rd World Travel Awards 2016.

BNE took out the accolade ahead of seven other major airports including Sydney, Melbourne, Perth and Wellington Airports.

The 26th World Travel Awards year-long online voting process encourages global participation, with votes coming from qualified executives working within travel and tourism and the consumer travel buyer.

Gert-Jan de Graaff, Brisbane Airport Corporation (BAC) Chief Executive Officer, said the award is testament to the incredible hard work and collaboration that goes on across the Brisbane Airport.

“We are incredibly proud of this achievement as we’ve worked hard to improve our facilities, processes and the passenger experience at our terminals.

“We work closely with our airline partners, government agencies, retailers, contractors and our volunteer Airport Ambassadors to provide the very best welcome and farewell possible, and we will continue to do so into the future,” Mr de Graaff said.

The World Travel Awards were established in 1993 to acknowledge, reward and celebrate excellence across all sectors of the tourism industry.

Today, the brand is recognised globally as the ultimate hallmark of quality, with winners setting the benchmark to which others aspire.

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