Air Cargo News Awards 2020


The 36th edition of the Air Cargo News Awards will return on Friday 24 April 2020 at the Runnymede on Thames hotel close to Heathrow Airport.

In 2019 the Awards welcomed 240 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 airlines' cargo 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. Winners in these categories are voted for by airlines’ cargo customers, enhancing the importance of winning an award. Voting will run from 13 January - 28 February 2020.

Meanwhile our panel of esteemed judges will select winners 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
  • Innovation Award

There is no entry form for the Freight Forwarder of the Year and the Newsmaker of the Year awards. The winners are chosen by the Air Cargo News editorial team and announced on the night of the awards.

Why enter?

Winning an award will raise your company’s profile amongst your customers and peers and help you gain recognition for your innovative solutions and industry leading services. An award will also boost employee morale by recognising their hard work and achievements over the past year.

So whether you have spearheaded a new project, wish to recognise your team or think you could be in with a chance of winning one our Air Cargo News awards, we want to hear about it!

The Awards are free to enter and all shortlisted and winning entries receive coverage in Air Cargo News and on as well as on our social media channels.

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.

Key dates

01 Oct 2019 - Entries open for entered award categories

06 Dec 2019 - Entries close for entered award categories


13 Jan 2020 - Online voting opens for best regional cargo airlines

04 Feb 2020 - Shortlist announced for entered award categories

28 Feb 2020 - Online voting closes for Best Regional Cargo Airlines 

24 Apr 2020 - Air Cargo News Awards, The Runnymede on Thames Hotel, UK

2020 Sponsors

2020 Awards Sponsors