Welcome to the AAA National Airport Industry Awards 2022

The Australian Airports Association (AAA) National Airport Industry Awards celebrate and honour contributions and achievements made by AAA Members over the past financial year.

The Awards seek to acknowledge the organisations who have achieved excellence within Australia’s airport industry.

It has been an incredibly challenging time for airports — dealing with the impacts of the pandemic and continuing to provide a world class service for passengers — so it’s fantastic to be able to recognise the incredible hard work, resilience and varied achievements of our members.

Participating in the Awards helps you to highlight your most outstanding qualities, largest
successes and creative initiatives during the year.

This guide provides information on the award categories being contested this year and
lists the criteria that each category will be assessed under.

We urge you to carefully review the information provided to prepare your submission.
Please note that some categories may have changed from previous years.

Good luck to you all and we look forward to seeing you at the AAA National Conference
and Gala Dinner in Adelaide this November.

James Goodwin
Chief Executive
Australian Airports Association


2022 Award Categories

Airport of the Year Awards

  • Small Regional (non-RPT) Aerodrome of the Year
  • Small Regional (RPT) Airport of the Year
  • Large Regional Airport of the Year
  • Major Airport of the Year (not based in a capital city)
  • Metro Airport of the Year (located in the greater Metropolitan area of a capital city)
  • Capital City of the Year

Airport Excellence Awards

  • Commercial
  • Infrastructure
  • Innovation
  • Operations
  • Sustainability

Corporate Project of the Year Awards

  • Small Regional Airport/Aerodrome
  • Large Regional Airport
  • Major, Metro and Capital City Airport

Key Dates

Submissions open on Monday 11 July 2022
Submissions close at 5pm AEST, Friday 19 August
Winners presented on Wednesday 16 November


For further information about the National Airport Industry Awards 2022, please contact:

Erin Livingston
Senior Manager – Events & Partnerships
0429 589 066 | E: [email protected]

Gala Dinner and Awards Ceremony

Date: Wednesday 16 November 2022
Time: 7pm to midnight
Venue: Adelaide Convention Centre
Click here to purchase your tickets

AAA National Airport Industry Awards Partners