Cluj International Airport, awarded at the Air Transport Awards 2021


Cluj-Napoca, 04 September 2021 – Cluj Avram Iancu International Airport obtained the ATN Corporate Award on the occasion of the Air Transport Awards 2021.


The ceremony took place on Friday in Athens with the Summer Aviation Forum 2021, an event attended by leaders from the air transport industry. The Air Transport Awards 2021 were organized by Hermes – Air Transport Organisation, ATN – Air Transport News and ALA – America Latina Aeronoticias.


In his welcome speech, Dr. Kostas Iatrou, President of Air Transport Awards 2021, declared: “I would like to congratulate the winners. These personalities, organizations and companies have been able to successfully cope with the worst crisis that aviation has ever faced. Being successful in these difficult times is more important and demanding than ever, and thus these personalities, organizations and companies have undoubtedly proven their exceptional leadership skills.”


David Ciceo, Managing Director of Cluj Avram Iancu International Airport, declared: “We are extremely honored for the award given to Cluj International Airport on the occasion of the Air Transport Awards 2021. The effort of Cluj Airport to recover the traffic, in August 2021 we have reached 80% of the number of passengers registered in August 2019, and the successful management of the activity during an unprecedented global crisis are highly valued at international level. We dedicate this award to the airport employees for the effort, devotion and professionalism they proved during this period.”


At the Air Transport Awards 2021 ceremony, together with Cluj International Airport, were also awarded other personalities, organizations and prestigious companies from the aviation field.


The complete list of awards given at the 2021 edition of the Air Transport Awards:


– ALA Individual Award: Alex de Gunten

– ALA International Organisation Award: ACI-LAC

– ATN Individual Award: Andreas Papatheodorou, President, Hellenic Aviation Society

– ATN Corporate Award: Cluj International Airport

– ATN International Organisation Award: ALTA

– Airport of the Year: iGA Istanbul Airport

– Airline of the Year: Qatar Airways

– “Katerina & George Iatrou” Lifetime Achievement Award: Angela Gittens

– Leader of the Year: Luis Felipe de Oliveira, Director General, ACI


More details regarding The Air Transport Awards 2021 can be found on the website.

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