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ATW's 39th Annual Airline Industry Achievement Awards

Celebrating Excellence

The ATW airline industry awards program was created in 1974 to recognize excellence. The Air Transport World Airline Industry Achievement Awards are seen across the industry as the most coveted honor and airline or an individual can receive.

In March 2013, ATW Editors presented the 39th Annual Airline Industry Achievement Awards. Learn more below.

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  • View 2013 Award Winner Video's

    • Apr 26, 2013

      ATW's 2013 Airline of the Year - Video

      All Nippon AirwaysTo merit ATW’s top award, an airline must demonstrate excellence and outstanding performance across the board. The ATW editors look for superb innovation and leadership by executive management; strong financial discipline; a consistent and excellent safety record; proven leadership in community, eco and technology endeavors.......More
    • Apr 26, 2013

      ATW's 2013 Joseph S. Murphy Lifetime Achievement Award - Video

      Jürgen Weber When Jürgen Weber became chairman and CEO of Lufthansa in 1991, the German airline was in a troubled state emblematic of many airlines around the world at the time. It was a government-owned, loss-making enterprise with a relatively limited, German-centric network......More
    • Apr 26, 2013

      ATW's 2013 Value Airline of the Year - Video

      Spanish carrier Vueling, named after the word “vuelo,” which is Spanish for “flight,” is not a traditional low-fares airline. It offers a near-legacy product with full GDS participation, codeshare and interline agreements, a frequent-flyer program, lounge access, business class and complimentary newspapers on morning flights, but still claims the second lowest cost base in Europe.......More
    • Apr 26, 2013

      ATW's 2013 Regional Airline of the Year - Video

      Silver Airways Fortune, we are told, favors the bold. For Silver Airways this adage holds true. A vibrant, dynamic newcomer on the US regional carrier scene, Silver Airways is passionate about its brand and service......More
    • Apr 26, 2013

      ATW's 2013 Airline Technology Leadership - Video

      Lufthansa Group Climate research; aircraft retrofitting to reduce fuel consumption; a fleet renewal and modernization program that encompasses new, fuel-efficient and quieter aircraft; a pioneering test of biofuels on routine, scheduled flights; as well as many ground-based and ATM programs that save money and protect the environment are all part of......More
    • Apr 26, 2013

      ATW's 2013 Airline Market Leadership Award - Video

      KLM Royal Dutch Airlines KLM Royal Dutch Airlines prides itself on its reliability and a healthy dose of Dutch pragmatism. Its 33,000 employees work to create innovative products for its customers and a safe, efficient, service-oriented operation with a proactive focus on sustainability.......More
    • Apr 26, 2013

      ATW's 2013 Aviation Technology Leadership Award - Video

      CTT SystemsCTT Systems, founded in 1991 in Nyköping, Sweden, has incorporated a strategy to consolidate its position as the leading player in the development of products in the dehumidification and humidification product sector......More
  • Read about the 2013 Winners

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