Grand Cayman’s airport short-listed for award

Owen Roberts International Airport in Grand Cayman reached the shortlist of five airports to be honoured during the Routes Americas 2013 awards. 

Grand Cayman’s main gateway to the world was in the category of airports with processing fewer than four million passengers a year. That category was won by Queen Beatrix International Airport in Aruba, with Lynden Pindling International Airport in Nassau also highly commended by judges. 

The awards were announced at the Routes Americas conference in Cartagena, Colombia, which brought together movers and shakers of the aviation industry. 

The Routes Airport Marketing Awards have become synonymous with recognising and rewarding the highest standards of marketing activities undertaken by airports. 


Airport categories 

The 2013 awards saw a number of innovations including taking what Routes described as a blended approach to the nomination process, meaning the final nominees included a number of airports short-listed using an online voting form together with a number of airports selected by a panel of industry experts drawn from the airline network planning community. 

This year, the awards were split into three categories based on the size of the airport and there was also a new tourism award for best destination marketing campaign by a tourism authority. 

The winning airports go on to be automatically short-listed for the World Routes Airport Marketing Awards, which will take place at the event in Las Vegas from 5 to 8 October. 

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