East Midlands Airport has been handed the ‘Star Regional Airport’ trophy for the fourth year in a row. The award, which was given out earlier this month at the annual Travel Bulletin Awards, is a prestigious accolade fought over by some of the biggest airports in the UK.
The awards ceremony took place at the Landmark Hotel on Marylebone Road, London, awarding hotels, airlines and a variety of travel firms that have been judged the best in their particular field by British travel agents.
In the ‘High Fliers’ category, The Castle Donnington hub fought off competition from Bristol, Liverpool John Lennon and Bournemouth International to be crowned the best regional airport in the UK.
The same category also saw Gatwick Airport walk away with the ‘Star Major UK Airport’ award, triumphing over London Heathrow, London Luton and Manchester airports.
Middle Eastern Airline Emirates snatched the ‘Star Business Airline’ trophy from Virgin Atlantic, UAE flag-carrier Etihad and Singapore Airlines, whilst budget flight provider Avro was awarded the ‘Star Charter Seat-Only Company’.
Other winners included the popular theme parks Universal Studios in Florida and Disneyland Paris. Cruise providers Stena Line and Viking River Cruises were also victorious in the ‘Sea Captains’ category.
East Midlands’ Managing Director, Caroline Plant, referred to the Travel Bulletin trophy as “a great achievement,” adding that “in such a competitive market, it really shows the confidence, trust, and respect that our colleagues in the travel industry have for us.”
The full list of winners is available on the official Travel Bulletin website.