Friday 14 December 2018

CityJet named regional airline of the year

Pat Byrne of Cityjet
Pat Byrne of Cityjet
Independent.ie Business Desk

Independent.ie Business Desk

CityJet has been named 'Regional Airline of the Year' at the CAPA Aviation Awards at the world aviation outlook summit in Berlin.

The award is presented to the regional airline that has been the best performer strategically, has established itself as a leader and demonstrated innovation in the regional aviation sector.

Collecting the award on behalf of CityJet, chief executive Pat Byrne commented: "We set out on a journey to transform CityJet a few years ago and today have over 1,300 staff employed across nine countries in Europe, all of whom have contributed to the delivery of our strategy."

"I thank them and all of our customer airlines and look forward to many more years of leading the way in Europe."

Other winners at the global awards were Qantas, which was crowned airline of the year, Wow, which won best low cost airline, and Air Malta, which was crowned turnaround airline.

Meanwhile Orlando airport scoped the award for large airport (of over 30 million passengers).

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