Dubai Airports wins Airport of the Year and Training & Education Initiative of the Year at Aviation Business Awards

Dubai, UAE – November 19, 2014 – Dubai International, one of the world’s busiest hubs for international passengers and freight, has won Airport of the Year award, while operator Dubai Airports won Training & Education Initiative of the Year at the Aviation Business Awards (ABA) 2014.

The awards ceremony, which was held on Monday evening by magazine publishers ITP Business in Dubai, honoured 13 categories in total, covering airline, airport and cargo sectors across the region, along with supporting niches.

The Airport of the Year category acknowledges a Middle Eastern airport that has experienced a breakthrough period of success over the past 12 months, with evidence of strong performance for passenger and cargo operations, relationship building with airlines and other partners, facility enhancements and market innovation.

“The growth this year has been robust despite the reduction in our capacity during the 80-day runway upgrade project between May and July, and we are on track with the refurbishment and expansion of Terminals 1 and 2 as well as the new concourse. This award validates how well we have managed our growth along with the quality of our customer service” said Anita Mehra, Vice President of Communications and Business Development at Dubai Airports.

“People are the most important resources for any organisation and keeping them abreast of developments in their respective fields by providing relevant training programmes is vital to an organisation’s success. We are doing just that through our state of the art training centre and our programmes which are the result of our collaboration with world renowned educational institutions,” said Samya Ketait, Vice President of Learning & Development at Dubai Airports.