Air Cargo World Announces 2013 Air Cargo Excellence Survey Winners

Airlines and airports honored at the Air Cargo Excellence Awards Ceremony in Doha, Qatar

Mar 15, 2013, 05:00 ET from UBM Aviation

ROSWELL, Georgia, March 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

Air Cargo World, the global news authority on airfreight logistics, has unveiled the findings of its ninth annual Air Cargo Excellence (ACE) Survey, which measures carriers and airports on specific criteria and ranks them to identify above or below average performance. The findings were revealed today at the Air Cargo Excellence Awards in Doha, Qatar.

Emirates SkyCargo, Thai Airways and Southwest Airlines won the Diamond Award, the top award given, in their respective air carrier categories at ceremonies held at the Sheraton Doha.

Cathay Pacific, Nippon Cargo Airlines and Swiss WorldCargo were the Platinum Award winners in their respective categories. Singapore Airlines, Japan Airlines and Virgin Atlantic were the Gold Award winners.

Airports rated highest by freight forwarders included Ted Stevens Anchorage International in North America, Frankfurt Airport in Europe and Singapore Changi Airport in Asia. Arturo Merino Benitez Airport in Santiago received the Diamond for Latin America, and Dubai International Airport garnered the award for the Middle East.

Airline winners are determined by freight forwarders who rate carriers on customer service, performance, value and information technology. Airports are rated by airlines on performance, value, facilities and regulatory operations. The survey results for the airlines and airports are available online at and will be featured in the April issue of the monthly magazine, published by UBM Aviation (    

"The Air Cargo Excellence Awards ceremony gave us a great opportunity to honor the airlines and airports that strive to meet excellence and to exceed past performances. The success of this event proves the importance and credibility of the Air Cargo Excellence survey, which has become an important benchmark of airline and airport performance," said Steve Prince, publisher of Air Cargo World.

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About Air Cargo World Air Cargo World, founded in 1942, is the airfreight industry's leading global publication. Each domestic and international monthly issue - and the companion website - provides global airfreight news, analysis, features, special reports and statistics to logistics professionals, shippers, airfreight forwarders, importers, exporters and others who purchase transportation products and services in the airfreight sector. Air Cargo World has more than 16,500 subscribers receiving the North America edition and more than 17,000 International edition readers throughout Europe, Asia, Latin America and the Middle East.

Air Cargo World is published by UBM Aviation, a global data and information business for the air transport industry serving the passenger aviation, air cargo logistics, maintenance repair & overhaul (MRO) and business travel communities with flight and fleet information products, market intelligence, news and events. UBM Aviation is a division of United Business Media Limited (