Torino Airport has been named the best European airport in its category at the 30th Annual Meeting and Congress of ACI Europe, held today in virtual mode in Brussels. The event was attended by over 400 CEOs and leaders of the aviation industry.
The award, now in its 16th edition, wanted to recognize this year’s ability to react to the health emergency due to the Covid-19 pandemic, key element for the industry during 2020.
The Airport of Turin was judged by an independent jury made of distinguished civil aviation experts from the European Commission, Eurocontrol, SESAR Joint Undertaking, the European Travel Commission and Flight Global.
First in the category up to 5 million passengers, Torino Airport distinguished itself for its ability to implement promptly and effectively preventive measures aimed at containing the pandemic, proposing, sometimes as first, innovative solutions.
Particular importance was attributed to the training and protection of employees, as well as the ability to collaborate with the community, supporting people and schools in difficulty through donations to neighbouring municipalities.
Speaking during the ceremony, Torino Airport CEO Andrea Andorno said: “I am proud that the Airport of Turin has been awarded as the best European airport of 2020 in its category. I thank ACI Europe and the jury, who recognized the value of our commitment. In particular, I am grateful to the employees of SAGAT Group who made this result possible. This award is the outcome of everyone’s effort, of those who have been at the forefront and of those who, with their ordinary activities, have guaranteed business continuity. Finally, I thank our Shareholders who pay great attention to sustainability. This is a recognition that comes at a difficult time, but it confirms that we are on the right path to face the crisis and continue to play the role of driving force for economy and social responsibility to our entire territory”.