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Brussels Airport Wins Europe’s Top Industry Award

May 21, 2012

TALLINN, Estonia, May 22, 2012 /PRNewswire/ –

Brussels Airport was announced as the overall winner of the third heat of this year’s
Routes Airport Marketing Awards last night at a spectacular networking evening at the Song
Festival Grounds in Tallinn. Almost 900 aviation professionals, and the President of
Estonia, were gathered to witness the presentation of the awards and to take part in the
largest Routes Europe event to date.

The Routes Airport Marketing Awards have become synonymous with recognising and
rewarding the highest standards of marketing activities undertaken by airports. The awards
work on the core principle that the people who are best placed to judge an airport’s
marketing activities are the airlines. Airlines from the European region have spent the
last few months voting for the airports they felt deserved to win and their votes were
based on an airport’s marketing activities over the past year.

The overall winner, Brussels Airport, demonstrated a clear route development strategy
and implementation process in their awards submission and illustrated clearly how they
have worked with their airline customers. Winning this regional heat now enables them to
be automatically shortlisted for the World Routes Awards due to be held in Abu Dhabi later
this year.

David Stroud, Executive Vice President Airports, Routes, said: “We are delighted that
Brussels has won this regional heat of our awards and will now compete in the World Routes
Airport Marketing Awards later this year.”

Speaking just after receiving the award, Leon Verhallen, Director of Aviation
Marketing, said: “We were thrilled to be firstly nominated by our clients again – as that
is the most important step – but it is wonderful to be selected as the overall winner for
the European region. We put together a very thorough submission that showed the important
relationship between the airport and its airline partners and a special animation helped
to support this. Crucially, we did this with one of the most enthusiastic and best teams
in the world.”

The Routes Airport Marketing Awards were split into 3 sub-regional categories;
Northern Europe, Mediterranean & Southern Europe and Central & Eastern Europe, with a new
category being introduced this year for airports of under 4million passengers. Istanbul
Sabiha Gokcen was crowned winner of the Mediterranean and Southern Europe category, Prague
Airport triumphed in the Central & Eastern category and Bremen topped the under 4m pax

A complete list of the nominated airports in each category can be found below:

        Northern Europe
        Brussels Airport - WINNER
        Amsterdam Airport- HIGHLY COMMENDED
        Hamburg Airport - HIGHLY COMMENDED
        Zurich Airport

        Central & Eastern Europe
        Prague Airport - WINNER
        Warsaw Chopin Airport - HIGHLY COMMENDED
        Budapest Airport - HIGHLY COMMENDED

        Mediterranean & Southern Europe
        Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen International Airport - WINNER
        Antalya Airport - HIGHLY COMMENDED
        Athens International Airport - HIGHLY COMMENDED
        Malaga Airport

        Under 4 million
        City Bremen Airport - WINNER
        Friedrichshafen Airport - HIGHLY COMMENDED
        Ajaccio Airport
        Izmir Adnan Menderes Airport

Overall Winner – Brussels Airport

Notes to Editors

About Routes

        - Routes organises world-renowned airline and airport networking events
          through its regional and global Route Development Forums. Each year, there is one
          global event and one regional event in Asia, Africa, Europe, the Americas and CIS
          respectively. http://www.routesonline.com
        - Routes was founded in 1995 as part of the Manchester UK   based ASM Ltd., a
          consultancy specialising in the field of route development for airports.


        - Routes and ASM were acquired by UBM Aviation Worldwide Ltd in August 2010.
          Routes is a UBM Aviation brand. UBM Aviation specialises in the supply of data and
          information products, market intelligence, news and events related to the global
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