Double win for BNE at AAA Awards

Brisbane Airport (BNE) has been named Capital City Airport of the Year at the Australian Airports Association (AAA) National Airport Industry Awards hosted on the Gold Coast last night.

Mark Willey, Head of Airport Development/Master Planner at Brisbane Airport Corporation (BAC), also received the coveted Individual Award for Excellence – Capital City Airport after 40 years’ dedicated service to the industry.

Airbiz, which was contracted by BAC to prepare a comprehensive current and future flight path noise information booklet, was awarded Corporate Project of the Year.

Julieanne Alroe, BAC CEO and Managing Director, accepted the Capital City Airport of the Year Award on behalf of the extended team who delivered a number of key achievements in FY14 which contributed to BAC’s success on the night.

“It is a great honour to be named Capital City Airport of Year and an absolute credit to the team. I’m so proud to be accepting this award on their behalf.

“Regardless of the challenges, every person at BAC is focused on making Brisbane Airport world best and if the awards we’ve received for everything from our environmental sustainability projects and disability access to excellence in customer service are any indication, we’re definitely headed in the right direction,” she said.

“I would also like to extend my congratulations to the other outstanding winners and finalists on the night, especially Mark Willey who is the most deserved recipient of the AAA Individual Award for Excellence,” Ms Alroe said.“Mark has been instrumental in several key strategic projects that will ensure long-term sustainable airport operations at BNE.

“He is an asset to the industry as a whole for his determination and willingness to share over 40 years’ of knowledge and experience in aviation management which is shaping the future of the industry. “We do not believe there are many other aviation professionals in Australia more worthy than Mark Willey to be acknowledged for nearly a lifetime of services to the industry,” Ms Alroe said.

The projects considered in BAC’s nomination for the AAA’s Capital City Airport of the Year Award included the corporation’s Disability Access Plan, its Environmental Sustainability Action Plan, the Brisbane Airport Master Plan and BAC’s negotiations for major infrastructure funding.

It’s been a big year for BAC with these most recent awards adding to a long list of honours BAC has received in 2014 including: