Air Cargo News Awards 2020 - Save the date!

The Air Cargo News team is happy to announce the 36th edition of the Air Cargo News Awards will return on Friday 16 October 2020 at the Runnymede on Thames hotel close to Heathrow Airport.

The move comes after the unprecedented restrictions of Coronavirus on travel and large gatherings, and the extreme pressure that businesses in the aviation industry are being placed under as a result of the outbreak.

Air Cargo News publisher Mark Pilling said: “We have not taken the decision to postpone the Air Cargo News Awards lightly. However, the air cargo industry – and the wider world – is facing an unprecedented challenge that it needs to face head on. We have re-organised the event for a time later in the year when the industry can hopefully begin to once again look forward.

The Awards welcome leading industry figures to honour and celebrate those companies that have invested in providing great customer service, operational excellence and innovative technologies.

Winning an award, recognised globally as the airfreight 'oscars', is the ultimate accolade in the air cargo sector. The Awards recognise cargo airline excellence and include regional awards for Europe, Americas, Asia, Africa and the Middle East, while there is also the prestigious Cargo Airline of the Year award.

After much deliberation, our panel of industry expert judges have selected finalists in the following entered award categories:

  • Best Freighter Operator
  • Cargo Hub of the Year
  • Charter Broker of the Year
  • GSSA of the Year
  • Ground Handler of the Year

After attracting a record number of entries, the Innovation Award has been split into two different prizes:

  • Innovation Award
  • Innovation Award - ULD

To view the full list of finalists, please click here.

There is no entry form for the Sustainability Award. The winner is chosen by the Air Cargo News editorial team and announced on the night of the awards.

Why attend?

The Air Cargo News Awards ceremony is a night to celebrate the successes of the industry with your peers, whilst providing the perfect back drop to network and forge new business relationships as the winners and finalists are showcased in the spotlight.

Attendees will enjoy a drinks reception on arrival, a three course meal and entry to the awards presentation and exclusive entertainment – the perfect opportunity to reward the hard work of a team or to host clients. 

  • If you have booked to attend the Awards on Friday 24 April 2020, our Events team will be in contact with you.
  • Our 2020 award winners will be revealed at the Awards ceremony in October.
  • Please contact if you have any questions.
  • Given the outbreak, we have however taken the decision to cancel the Air Cargo News Conference.

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About Air Cargo News

Both the Awards and conference are organised by Air Cargo News.

Established in 1983, Air Cargo News is the leading source of news, information, interviews, analyses and reports to the global airfreight industry. Our leading portfolio includes print, digital (website, E-Newsletters, apps & social media) as well as events that give businesses in the airfreight industry the ability to connect with decision-makers in this sector.

Air Cargo News is published monthly. Editorial focuses on in-depth data, analyses, features, interviews and reports while our highly successful digital products bring breaking news and immediate information to our large global audience.