Past Recipients

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ATW's top award for outstanding performance can be awarded to any carrier that has demonstrated consistent overall excellence.

YEAR - WINNER

2016 - Etihad Airways
2015 - Southwest Airlines
2014 - Delta Air Lines
2013 - All Nippon Airways
2012 - Air New Zealand
2011 - Emirates
2010 - Air New Zealand
2009 - Asiana
2008 - Singapore
2007 - ANA
2006 - Cathay Pacific
2005 - Air France/KLM
2004 - Qantas
2003 - Southwest
2002 - Japan Airlines
2001 - Continental
2000 - Lufthansa
1998 - Delta Air Lines
1997 - KLM/Northwest
1996 - Continental
1995 - Qantas
1994 - Lufthansa
1993 - 20 years of excellence awards
1992 - British Airways
1991 - Southwest
1990 - Alaska
1989 - Singapore
1988 - American
1987 - Cathay
1986 - British Airways
1985 - KLM
1984 - Piedmont
1983 - SAS
1982 - Lufthansa
1981 - American
1980 - Japan Airlines
1979 - Republic
1978 - Swissair
1977 - Delta Air Lines
1976 - Air France, British Airways
1975 - Pan American
1974 - United

(FORMERLY KNOWN AS MARKET DEVELOPMENT AWARD)

For an airline--passenger, cargo or both--which has developed a new market, either a new city-pair, or customer base, and done exciting things.

YEAR - WINNER

2016 - Alaska Airlines
2015 - Air Astana
2014 - Etihad Airways
2013 - KLM Royal Dutch Airlines
2012 - Transaero Airlines
2011 - Turkish Airlines
2010 - AirTran Airways
2009 - Norwegian Air Shuttle
2008 - Star Alliance
2007 - Air Canada
2006 - GOL
2005 - Air Asia
2004 - Siberia
2003 - Lan Chile
2002 - JetBlue
2001 - Jet Airways
2000 - Ryanair
1998 - Virgin
1997 - none
1996 - Asiana
1995 - Martinair
1994 - British Midland
1993 - none
1992 - Britannia Airways
1991 - none
1990 - Brymon
1989 - All Nippon
1988 - none
1987 - none
1986 - none
1985 - Eastern
1984 - none
1983 - People Express
1982 - PBA
1981 - Piedmont
1980 - USAir
1979 - Texas International
1978 - American
1977 - Laker Airways
1976 - Western, Pan Am
1975 - Air Jamaica
1974 - Ethiopian, Austrian

The Value Airline of the Year Award are carriers that maintain low costs, low fares and deliver value to employees, shareholders and/or investors, as well as to customers.

YEAR - WINNER

2016 - Wizz Air
2015 - Spirit Airlines
2014 - WestJet Airlines
2013 - Vueling
2012 - Air Asia

began 2012

The winner of the Eco-Airline of the Year must demonstrate eco-efficiencies and best practices throughout its airline operations and company practices.

YEAR - WINNER

2016 - Air New Zealand
2015 - Lufthansa Group

began 2015

This category is open to all manufacturers, specialist companies, agencies and organizations. If they are working on an eco-project collaboratively, companies and organizations can submit a joint nomination.

YEAR - WINNER

2016 - Lufthansa Group & Frankfurt Airport
2015 - The Boeing Company

began 2015

This is our top award for the regional segment of the airline industry.

YEAR - WINNER

2015 - Ethiopian Airlines
2014 - SkyWest
2013 - Silver Airways
2012 - QantasLink
2011 - Air Nostrum Iberia Regional
2010 - Regional Express
2009 - Flybe
2008 - Republic
2007 - Horizon Air
2006 - VLM
2005 - Mesa
2004 - Chautauqua
2003 - Express Jet
2002 - SkyWest
2001 - Lufthansa CityLine
2000 - Comair
1998 - Tyrolean
1997 - Mesaba
1996 - Manx
1995 - TAM
1994 - Brit air
1993 - 20 years issue
1992 - Mesa
1991 - Kendell
1990 - Comair
1989 - Crossair
1988 - WestAir
1987 - SkyWest
1986 - ASA
1985 - Command
1984 - Empire
1983 - Crossair
1982 - Air Midwest
1981 - Henson
1980 - Mississippi Valley
1979 - Ransome
1978 - Rocky Mountain
1977 - Air Wisconsin
1976 - USAir (Allegheny Commuter)
1975 - PBA
1974 - Pilgrim

(FORMERLY KNOWN AS AIRLINE TECHNOLOGY ACHIEVEMENT AWARD)

Winners are organizations, companies or manufacturers that have developed a technology, product or system that has significantly advanced airline operations, capability, efficiency and/or airline safety.

YEAR - WINNER

2016 - Airbus A350 XWB
2015 - L-3 Link Simulation
2014 - none
2013 - CTT Systems
2011 - GE Aviaion GE90
2010 - Rockwell Collins & Honeywell Aerospace
2009 - Naverus
2008 - Airservices Australia
2007 - Aviation Partners Boeing
2006 - Embraer
2005 - Garmin
2004 - none
2003 - none
2002 - Boeing 777
2001 - none
2000 - Dassault Systemes
1998 - Airbus
1997 - Bombardier
1996 - none
1995 - AlliedSignal
1994 - de Havilland of Canada
1993 - 20 years issue
1992 - Sundstrand
1991 - CFM International
1990 - McDonnell Douglas
1989 - Pratt & Whitney Canada
1988 - Airbus Industrie
1987 - Boeing
1986 - General Electric
1985 - British Aerospace, Aerospatiale, Rolls-Royce, Snecma
1984 - Pratt & Whitney
1983 - Boeing
1982 - none
1981 - none
1980 - none
1979 - none
1978 - none
1977 - none
1976 - none
1975 - none
1974 - none

The Airport of the Year Award winner demonstrates a clear and excellent partnership with airline customers, high standards of environmentally-friendly operational practices, innovation in providing excellent facilities for passengers, and good working relationships with local authorities to ensure the economic value of their airport is understood and supported.

YEAR - WINNER

2016 - Hong Kong International Airport
2015 - London Heathrow Terminal 2 and Star Alliance
2014 Singapore - Changi Airport

began 2014

Given to an airline that has been innovative and consistently superior in providing outstanding quality passenger service at a fair price.

YEAR - WINNER

2014 - none
2013 - none
2012 - Etihad Airways
2011 - Virgin America
2010 - none
2009 - none
2008 - Air New Zealand
2007 - none
2006 - JetBlue
2005 - Virgin Atlantic
2004 - Singapore
2003 - Emirates
2002 - British Airways
2001 - Asiana (India) Ltd.
2000 - Singapore
1998 - Air Canada
1997 - Cathay Pacific
1996 - Midwest Express
1995 - Gulf Air
1994 - none
1993 - 20 years issue
1992 - Emirates
1991 - Virgin Atlantic
1990 - ANA
1989 - Thai Airways
1988 - British Airways
1987 - Ansett, Air New Zealand
1986 - SAS
1985 - Air Canada
1984 - KLM
1983 - Cathay
1982 - Swissair
1981 - none
1980 - none
1979 - Varig
1978 - TWA
1977 - JAL
1976 - Singapore
1975 - none
1974 - Eastern

Named in honor of ATW's founder and first editor and publisher, the Joseph S. Murphy Industry Award is presented in those years where ATW Editors believe an individual, airline, company or organization merits special recognition.

YEAR - WINNER

2014 - none
2013 - Jűrgen Weber
2012 - Alaska Airlines
2011 - none
2010 - CAAFI Commercial Aviation Alternative Fuels Initiative
2009 - Steven Udvar-Hazy
2008 - Flight Safety Foundation
2007 - Dr. Assad Kotaite
2006 - IATA
2005 - none
2004 - none
2003 - none
2002 - none
2001 - Anthony J. Broderick
2000 - none
1998 - none
1997 - none
1996 - Flight Safety Foundation
1995 - none
1994 - Baliles/De Croo
1993 - none
1992 - Gunter Eser
1991 - Robert Crandall
1990 - Dr. John Lauber
1989 - none
1988 - Herbert Kelleher
1987 - Rep. N.Y. Mineta
1986 - W.T. Coleman
1985 - none
1984 - David Kennedy
1983 - Middle East Airlines
1982 - Umberto Nordio
1981 - Joseph Adams
1980 - Knut Hammarskjold
1979 - T.W. Cummings
1978 - Claude Taylor
1977 - El Al, Frank Borman
1976 - Alitalia, MEA
1975 - Qantas, Ansett, TAA
1974 - Paul Rogers

(FORMERLY KNOWN AS TECHNOLOGY MANAGEMENT AWARD)

Airline Market Leadership Award winners are carriers that have developed or entered new markets and/or innovative business strategies that have grown their networks, revenues, customer base and/or brand recognition.

YEAR - WINNER

2014 - JetBlue Airways
2013 - Deutsche Lufthansa
2012 - All Nippon Airways
2011 - Alaska Airlines
2010 - none
2009 - none
2008 - none
2007 - none
2006 - none
2005 - none
2004 - Delta Air Lines Delta Technology
2003 - Alaska
2002 - none
2001 - none
2000 - Northwest
1998 - none
1997 - none
1996 - none
1995 - none
1994 - none
1993 - none
1992 - none
1991 - none
1990 - none
1989 - none
1988 - none
1987 - none
1986 - American
1985 - Northwest
1984 - Swissair
1983 - Qantas
1982 - Delta
1981 - Air Canada
1980 - Lufthansa
1979 - Pan American
1978 - TAP
1977 - KSSU
1976 - American
1975 - Mexicana
1974 - Middle East

This category covers airlines that have demonstrated innovative, exceptional performance in managing their finances.

YEAR - WINNER

2014 - none
2013 - none
2012 - none
2011 - none
2010 - none
2009 - none
2008 - none
2007 - none
2006 - none
2005 - none
2004 - none
2003 - none
2002 - none
2001 - none
2000 - none
1999 - none
1998 - none
1997 - none
1996 - none
1995 - none
1994 - none
1993 - none
1992 - none
1991 - none
1990 - none
1989 - Alaska
1988 - USAir
1987 - Singapore
1986 - Piedmont
1985 - American
1984 - Northwest
1983 - USAir
1982 - Southwest
1981 - Frontier
1980 - Delta
1979 - none
1978 - Aer Lingus
1977 - Frontier
1976 - Swissair
1975 - North Central
1974 - Delta

This award goes to an airline that has demonstrated originality and outstanding performance in its relations with labor.

YEAR - WINNER

2014 - none
2013 - none
2012 - none
2011 - none
2010 - none
2009 - none
2008 - none
2007 - American Airlines/Transport Workers Union
2006 - none
2005 - none
2004 - none
2003 - none
2002 - none
2001 - none
2000 - none
1998 - Southwest
1997 - none
1996 - none
1995 - none
1994 - none
1993 - none
1992 - none
1991 - none
1990 - none
1989 - America West
1988 - none
1987 - Pan American
1986 - none
1985 - Federal Express
1984 - American
1983 - Delta

(FORMERLY KNOWN AS CARGO DEVELOPMENT AWARD)

Cargo Carrier of the Year Award can be any all-freight or combination operator.

YEAR - WINNER

2014 - none
2013 - none
2012 - none
2011 - none
2010 - none
2009 - UPS Airlines
2008 - none
2007 - Emirates SkyCargo
2006 - none
2005 - Cargolux
2004 - none
2003 - Korean
2002 - Lufthansa Cargo
2001 - Volga-Dnepr
2000 - Emirates
1998 - none
1997 - Cargolux
1996 - Atlas Air
1995 - none
1994 - none
1993 - 20 years issue
1992 - American
1991 - none
1990 - none
1989 - none
1988 - none
1987 - Federal Express
1986 - none
1985 - none
1984 - none
1983 - none
1982 - Emery
1981 - JAL
1980 - American
1979 - KLM
1978 - Flying Tigers
1977 - Federal Express
1976 - Northwest
1975 - Flying Tigers
1974 - Lufthansa

An award for airlines that have exhibited outstanding performance in public and/or press relations.

YEAR - WINNER

2014 - none
2013 - none
2012 - none
2011 - none
2010 - none
2009 - Air New Zealand
2008 - none
2007 - none
2006 - none
2005 - none
2004 - none
2003 - none
2002 - none
2001 - none
2000 - none
1998 - none
1997 - All Nippon
1996 - Cathay Pacific
1995 - British Airways
1994 - American
1993 - none
1992 - none
1991 - JAL
1990 - Lufthansa
1989 - none
1988 - none
1987 - none
1986 - none
1985 - none
1984 - none
1983 - none

Created in 2004: ATW introduces a new award to acknowledge the dramatic changes that have occurred in commercial aviation since the dawn of the new Millennium. The Phoenix Award celebrates airlines that have achieved a commercial rebirth through a life-changing transformation.

YEAR - PHOENIX

2014 - none
2013 - none
2012 - none
2011 - Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings
2010 - airBaltic
2009 - none
2008 - Malaysia
2007 - Royal Jordanian
2006 - Korean
2005 - Air New Zealand
2004 - Aer Lingus

began 2004

PLEASE NOTE: 1993 ATW Awards 20 Years of Excellence were special one-of-a-kind awards:

International Services: Singapore Airlines
Short-haul Service: Southwest
Cargo Service: Federal Express
Passenger Service: Swissair
Airline Technology: Boeing Commercial Airplane Group

ATW's Lifetime Achievement award recognizes an individual whose commitment, leadership and endeavors have resulted in significant and lasting contributions that have shaped and promoted the global airline industry.

YEAR - WINNER

2015 - John S. Pistole, Retired TSA Administrator
2014 - Alexandre de Gunten
2012 - Giovanni Bisignani

began 2012

YEAR - WINNER

2016 - Tony Tyler, Director General IATA