Nominations are being sought for the 18th Airline Strategy Awards, organised by FlightGlobal’s Airline Business magazine.

And this year we welcome two new judges who bring great industry insight along with a new category that recognises the leaders in digital innovation.

The two new judges are both women with broad experience at a senior level in air transport. They are Barbara Cassani, who launched and headed the UK low-cost carrier Go Fly, and Christina Cassotis, chief executive of Allegheny County Airport Authority. They join Montie Brewer, Professor Rigas Doganis, Alex de Gunten and Chris Tarry on this year’s panel.

FlightGlobal will again partner with the civil aviation practice of Korn Ferry, the largest human-capital solutions provider in the world. Nominations close on 19 April. We are now working to agree a shortlist from which our judges will pick winners in Executive Leadership, Low-cost Leadership, Sector Leadership, Finance, and Marketing, along with our new category, which comes as airlines increasingly focus on digital innovation.

“This is ­evidenced by the large-scale investment being put in to identify and cultivate new ideas,” says Azim Barodawala, chief executive of category sponsor Volantio, which has supported the Airline Business and Korn Ferry teams in scoping and defining the new category.

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Last year's winners with host Max Kingsley-Jones (left)


An Airline Business award will also be presented, alongside a new award recognising an airline with a strong track record on diversity among its employees.

The awards will be presented at invitation-only ceremony on Sunday 14 July 2019 at the Honourable Artillery Company’s London home.

For more information on attending the event and sponsorship opportunities, plus all the previous winners, visit the dedicated event website:

Source: Airline Business