Airline Strategy Awards 2021


The Airline Strategy Awards are unique in the air-transport industry, launched by Airline Business to recognise excellence in boardroom leadership.

First held in 2002, as the industry struggled to emerge from a crisis caused by 9/11 and wider economic factors, the Airline Strategy Awards recognise the crucial role that management talent plays in shaping future success.

Today, management teams are being tested to the limit by a far greater crisis, as the Covid-19 pandemic continues to devastate international markets and create unprecedented financial challenges.

Last year, amid the early stages of the crisis, we took a break from the usual awards format and instead held the Decade of Airline Excellence Awards, which recognised strong stories from commercial aviation’s boom decade.

The Airline Strategy Awards are back in 2021, for the event’s 20th anniversary. And in 2021, more than ever, the skillful leadership of airlines matters. As usual, the awards are open to any senior executives, or airline teams, that have demonstrated excellence in setting out strategies during the crisis and, where possible during such difficult times, seeing them through to success.