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Awards and recognition

Aena is recognised by society as a responsible and excellent company in its management.

Airport prizes

In 2024

El Hierro Airport has been awarded a prize in the category "Airport with the Most Dedicated Staff" in Europe by ACI Europe, in recognition of the dedication and work of the employees at its facilities.

El Hierro Airport has been awarded a prize in the category "Easiest Airport Journey" in Europe by ACI Europe, in recognition of its endeavour to make using it more intuitive and convenient for passengers.

El Hierro Airport, recognized by the International Airports Council as the Best Airport in Europe with less than 2 million passengers.

El Hierro Airport has been awarded a prize in the category "Most Enjoyable Airport" in Europe by ACI Europe, in recognition of its service offering and its endeavour to make waiting time more pleasant and comfortable.

Alicante-Elche Miguel Hernández Airport, recognized by the International Airports Council as the Best Airport in Europe in the category of facilities for between 15 and 25 million passengers.

Josep Tarradellas Barcelona-El Prat Airport, recognized by the International Airports Council as the Best Airport in Europe with more than 40 million passengers.

Josep Tarradellas Barcelona-El Prat Airport has been awarded a prize in the category "Most Enjoyable Airport" in Europe by ACI Europe, in recognition of its service offering and its endeavour to make waiting time more pleasant and comfortable.

Reus Airport, recognized by the International Airports Council as the Best Airport in Europe with less than 2 million passengers.

Reus Airport has been awarded a prize in the category "Easiest Airport Journey" in Europe by ACI Europe, in recognition of its endeavour to make using it more intuitive and convenient for passengers.

Internacional Región de Murcia Airport, recognized by the International Airports Council as the Best Airport in Europe with less than 2 million passengers.

Girona-Costa Brava Airport has been awarded a prize in the category "Cleanest Airport" in Europe by ACI Europe, in recognition of the work done to keep its facilities clean.

Girona-Costa Brava Airport, recognized by the International Airports Council as the Best Airport in Europe with less than 2 million passengers.

Almeria Airport, recognized by the International Airports Council as the Best Airport in Europe with less than 2 million passengers.

Palma de Mallorca Airport, recognized by the International Airports Council as the Best Airport in Europe in the category of facilities for between 25 and 40 million passengers.

Menorca Airport, recognized by the International Airports Council as the Best Airport in Europe in the category of facilities for between 2 and 5 million passengers.

In 2023

Pamplona Airport, recognized by the International Airports Council as the Best Airport in Europe with less than 2 million passengers.

The Ministry of Equality has awarded Aena the Igualdad en la Empresa (DIE) (Equality in the Company) distinction, a recognition that highlights in a relevant and especially significant way, its work in the application of equal treatment and opportunities policies with its employees.

Aena ha sido reconocida con el sello "T de Transparente", premio otorgado por la Fundación HAZ y que reconoce la calidad de la información fiscal publicada.

Capital Radio has awarded Aena the Excellence in Sustainability Prize due to its commitment to the environment and its fight against climate change to achieve more sustainable airports.

The Region of Murcia International Airport, recognized by the International Airports Council as the Best Airport in Europe with less than 2 million passengers.

Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas Airport has been chosen by users in the 2023 Skytrax World Airport Awards as the 2nd Best Airport in southern Europe, 3rd Best Airport between 50-60 million passengers in the world and the 5th Best Airport in Europe.

Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas Airport has been recognised by the Skal Internacional Madrid association with the Distinction of Honour for contributing to the development of Madrid and knowledge of its existence around the world.

Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas Airport has been recognised by Airport Councils International (ACI) with a special mention in the over 40 million passengers category. This was due to its commitment to improving the user experience at its facilities. It has also been recognised for its work in sustainability, innovation, operational efficiency and resilience.

The Málaga Accesible development group recognises the Málaga-Costa del Sol Airport with its annual award for its efforts to improve people with disabilities’ inclusion and the protection of their rights.

Asturias Airport, recognized by the International Airports Council as the Best Airport in Europe with less than 2 million passengers.

Alicante-Elche Airport has received the Accessibility for All category award from the Committee of bodies representing disabled people in the Community of Valencia (CERMI-CV), due to its commitment to ensuring the airport is an inclusive, accessible space for all travellers, and surpassing the minimum requirements set by European regulations.

El Aeropuerto de Alicante-Elche Miguel Hernández, reconocido por el Consejo Internacional de Aeropuertos como Mejor Aeropuerto de Europa de entre 15 y 25 millones de pasajeros.

El Aeropuerto Alicante-Elche Miguel Hernández ha sido galardonado con el "Accesible Airport Award" de Europa, concedido por ACI Europe por su labor y compromiso para conseguir un aeropuerto más accesible para personas con discapacidad y movilidad reducida.

Josep Tarradellas Barcelona-El Prat Airport has been recognised by Airport Councils International (ACI) with a special mention in the over 40 million passengers category. This was due to its commitment to improving the user experience at its facilities. It has also been recognised for its work in sustainability, innovation, operational efficiency and resilience.

Reus Airport, recognized by the International Airports Council as the Best Airport in Europe with less than 2 million passengers.

Palma de Mallorca Airport, recognized by the International Airports Council as the Best Airport in Europe in the category of facilities for between 25 and 40 million passengers.

Menorca Airport, recognized by the International Airports Council as the Best Airport in Europe with less than 5 million passengers.

In 2022

Ibiza Airport has obtained the Airport Carbon Accreditation Level 2 Reduction certification, in recognition of the airport's actions to reduce its CO2 emissions, as part of the global airport industry's response to the challenge of climate change.

Airports Council International (ACI) has chosen Seve Ballesteros-Santander Airport for the Best Hygiene Measures in Europe Award, for the health measures introduced by Aena, throughout its network of airports, against COVID-19.

Malaga-Costa del Sol Airport has been awarded the Gold Medal of the Province of Malaga by the Malaga Provincial Council for its decisive contribution to the development, welfare and progress of the city.

Airports Council International (ACI) and Amadeus have recognised Aena’s biometric project developed in the Josep Tarradellas Barcelona-El Prat Airport as the “Best innovation in airport passenger related processes”.

Airports Council International (ACI) has chosen Murcia Airport for the Best Hygiene Measures in Europe Award, for the health measures introduced by Aena, throughout its network of airports, against COVID-19.

Aena has been recognised with the "T for Transparent" seal, an award granted by the HAZ Foundation in recognition of the quality of the fiscal information published.

Aena has been recognised with the Best Airport Group COVID-19 Excellence Award at the 2022 World Airport Awards, granted by the prestigious Skytrax airport research and study consultancy, which consults passengers from all over the world in more than fifty airports.

The Airports Council International (ACI) has honoured Valladolid Airport with the Award for Best European Airport in the category of less than two million passengers. This award reflects the opinion of passengers on the service quality at the Valladolid infrastructure.

Palma de Mallorca Airport has obtained the Airport Carbon Accreditation Level 3 Optimization certification, in recognition of the airport's actions to reduce its CO2 emissions, as part of the global airport industry's response to the challenge of climate change.

Airports Council International (ACI) has chosen Pamplona Airport for the Best Hygiene Measures in Europe Award, for the health measures introduced by Aena, throughout its network of airports, against COVID-19.

La Palma Airport has been selected as the Best Airport in Europe in the category of under 5 million passengers, in the thirty-second edition of the ACI Europe 2022 awards.

Airports Council International (ACI) has chosen El Hierro Airport for the Best Hygiene Measures in Europe Award, for the health measures introduced by Aena, throughout its network of airports, against COVID-19.

Valencia Airport has received the Best Airport in Europe Award in the 5 to 10 million passenger category, in the thirty-second ACI Europe 2022 awards.

En 2021

Reus Airport is awarded the Award in Recognition of the Effort to continue carrying out ASQ surveys throughout 2021, awarded by the Airports Council International (ACI).

Reus Airport has been awarded in the Best Hygiene Measures by Region (Europe) category, in the context of the 2021 Airport Service Quality Award (ASQ), granted by the Airports Council International (ACI).

Malaga-Costa del Sol Airport receives the Distinction of Honour for the Promotion of tourism training from the Faculty of Tourism of the University of Malaga.

The Airports Council International (ACI Europe) awarded Malaga-Costa del Sol Airport with the Highly Commended ACI EUROPE Best Airport Award in the Accessible Airport category for its work in accessibility.

Málaga-Costa del Sol Airport has received the maximum score of 5 stars awarded by the Covid-19 Safety Ratings programme, launched by Skytrax, an internationally renowned consultancy specialising in airport research and studies. In the audits carried out by the Covid-19 Safety Ratings programme, up to 175 different safety procedures are assessed, all of which were introduced in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, to reduce risk and improve the well-being of passengers and airport employees.

Malaga-Costa del Sol Airport receives the Malaga Tourism Award 2021 from La Opinión de Málaga for its successful adaptation to the changes caused by the pandemic to preserve the safety and health of travellers and workers.

Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas Airport has received the maximum score of 5 stars awarded by the Covid-19 Safety Ratings programme, launched by Skytrax, an internationally renowned consultancy specialising in airport research and studies. In the audits carried out by the Covid-19 Safety Ratings programme, up to 175 different safety procedures are assessed, all of which were introduced in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, to reduce risk and improve the well-being of passengers and airport employees.

Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas Airport has been awarded the COVID-19 Airport Excellence Award 2021 by airport research and studies consultancy Skytrax. To obtain this acknowledgement, Skytrax auditors evaluated up to 175 security protocols introduced in response to the COVID-19 pandemic to reduce risk and improve the well-being of passengers and airport employees.

Airports Council International (ACI) has chosen Alicante Airport for the Best Hygiene Measures in Europe Award, for the health measures introduced by Aena, throughout its network of airports, against COVID-19.

Alicante-Elche Miguel Hernández Airport has received the maximum score of 5 stars awarded by the Covid-19 Safety Ratings programme, launched by Skytrax, an internationally renowned consultancy specialising in airport research and studies. In the audits carried out by the ‘Covid-19 Safety Ratings’ programme, up to 175 different safety procedures are assessed, all of which were introduced in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, to reduce risk and improve the well-being of passengers and airport employees.

Alicante-Elche Miguel Hernández Airport has received the maximum score of 5 stars awarded by the Covid-19 Safety Ratings programme, launched by Skytrax, an internationally renowned consultancy specialising in airport research and studies. In the audits carried out by the Covid-19 Safety Ratings programme, up to 175 different safety procedures are assessed, all of which were introduced in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, to reduce risk and improve the well-being of passengers and airport employees.

Tenerife Norte-Ciudad de la Laguna Airport has received the maximum score of 5 stars awarded by the Covid-19 Safety Ratings programme, launched by Skytrax, an internationally renowned consultancy specialising in airport research and studies. In the audits carried out by the Covid-19 Safety Ratings programme, up to 175 different safety procedures are assessed, all of which were introduced in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, to reduce risk and improve the well-being of passengers and airport employees.

The Council of Industrial Engineers awards the Luis Merelo i Más Award to Valencia Airport for the work carried out during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Airports Council International (ACI) has chosen Pamplona Airport for the Best Hygiene Measures in Europe Award, for the health measures introduced by Aena, throughout its network of airports, against COVID-19.

Josep Tarradellas Barcelona-El Prat Airport is awarded the Skytrax COVID-19 Airport Excellence Award 2021. The award acknowledges the best health, hygiene and safety protocols provided by airports during the COVID-19 pandemic.

In 2021, Josep Tarradellas Barcelona-El Prat Airport obtained the maximum score of 5 stars in the Covid-19 Safety Rating programme, awarded by the consulting firm Skytrax. The programme, designed specifically for the airport industry, guarantees the airport's safety against COVID-19.

Barcelona Josep Tarradellas Barcelona-El Prat Airport has obtained the Airport Carbon Accreditation, which certifies the calculation of the carbon footprint of airports and the evolution of commitments.

The Josep Tarradellas Barcelona-El Prat Airport has obtained the distinction of Best Hygiene Measures in Europe for the sanitary measures implemented by Aena throughout the Airport network during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Palma de Mallorca Airport has received the maximum score of 5 stars awarded by the Covid-19 Safety Ratings programme, launched by Skytrax, an internationally renowned consultancy specialising in airport research and studies. In the audits carried out by the Covid-19 Safety Ratings programme, up to 175 different safety procedures are assessed, all of which were introduced in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, to reduce risk and improve the well-being of passengers and airport employees..

Airports Council International (ACI) has chosen Seve Ballesteros-Santander Airport for the Best Hygiene Measures in Europe Award, for the health measures introduced by Aena, throughout its network of airports, against COVID-19.

Airports Council International (ACI) has chosen Murcia International Airport (Aeropuerto Internacional Región de Murcia: AIRM) for the Best European Airport  Award, for its quality, and the Best Hygiene Measures in Europe Award, for the health measures introduced by Aena, throughout its network of airports, against COVID-19.

The Airports Council International (ACI) has distinguished the Federico García Lorca Granada-Jaén Airport with two awards for the Best Airport in Europe: for its quality passenger service and for the sanitary measures implemented by Aena throughout the airport network against COVID-19.

Airports Council International (ACI) has chosen Menorca Airport for the Best Hygiene Measures in Europe Award, for the health measures introduced by Aena, throughout its network of airports, against COVID-19.

A Coruña Airport obtains the Airport Health Accreditation Programme Certification from the Airports Council International (ACI), a programme that assesses compliance with the health measures recommended by the ACI, the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), EASA, the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO) guidelines.

Albacete Airport obtains the Airport Health Accreditation Programme Certification from the Airports Council International (ACI), a programme that assesses compliance with the health measures recommended by the ACI, the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), EASA, the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO) guidelines.

In 2020

The Valencia Airport receives the Cover of the Month Award , by the Levante newspaper with which it recognises the history of the airport in recent years and the historical number of passengers reached in 2019.

The Recife Guararapes - Gilberto Freyre Internacional Airport, managed by Aena Brasil, has been considered as the Best Regional Air Terminal in Brazil at the World Airport Awards 2020, managed by Skytrax, an airport research and studies consultancy firm.

The Vocento Group recognizes Aena in its IV Business Awards in the Equality category for its continued commitment to gender diversity to guarantee equal opportunities and promote the presence of women in management positions, in addition to having developed an inclusive language through the public address system at airports.

The Maceió - Zumbi dos Palmares International Airport, managed by Aena Brasil, has been chosen as the Best Terminal in Northeast Brazil according to the opinion of the users collected in the Passenger Satisfaction Survey conducted by the National Secretariat of Civil Aviation of the Ministry of Infrastructure.

The Alicante-Elche Airport has been awarded the Airport Service Quality Award of the International Airports Council (ACI), for quality of service in the category of European aerodromes between 5 and 15 million passengers per year; the Menorca airport has been recognised in the category of between 2 and 5 million passengers; and those of San Sebastián, Melilla and El Hierro in the category of less than 2 million passengers.

The director of the Sevilla Airport, Jesús Caballero, has been recognised as Engineer of the Year 2020 , by the Official College of Aeronautical Engineers (COIAE) for the spectacular evolution of the airport in recent years, his excellent professional career at Aena and his active participation and dissemination capacity within the airport world.

Seville Airport receives the ISA Seville Modernisation Award from the Asociación Iniciativa Sevilla Abierta in recognition of the airport’s work to improve the connectivity and the international profile of the Andalusian capital.

The San Sebastián Airport has been awarded the Airport Service Quality Award of the International Airports Council (ACI), for quality of service in the category of European aerodromes with less than 2 million passengers.

El Hierro Airport has been awarded, for the first time, as the Best Airport in Europe for its quality of service in the category of less than two million passengers, according to the Airports Council International (ACI).

The Menorca Airport has been awarded the Airport Service Quality Award of the International Airports Council (ACI), for quality of service in the category of between 2 and 5 million passengers.

The Melilla Airport has been awarded the Airport Service Quality Award of the International Airports Council (ACI), for quality of service in the category of European aerodromes with less than 2 million passengers.

Gran Canaria Airport obtains the Airport Health Accreditation Programme Certification from the Airports Council International (ACI), a programme that assesses compliance with the health measures recommended by the ACI, the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), EASA, the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO) guidelines.

Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas Airport has been ranked the Nicest Airport in Europe in terms of passengers convenience and comfort, in a study by the travel booking platform Omio.

Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas Airport was chosen by users as the Best Airport in Southern Europe at the World Airport Awards 2020, managed by Skytrax, an airport research and studies consultancy firm. The Madrid Airport is also in the Top 30 of the global Skytrax ranking and in third place for airports with traffic of 60 to 70 million passengers.

In 2019

The newspaper Sur of Málaga awards the Malagueño of the year Award in the Tourism category to the Malaga-Costa del Sol Airport for its contribution to the growth and development of the province.

The Tenerife North Airport is among the 10 best in the world and the best in Spain in the annual ranking of AirHelp Score, the company that specializes in air passenger rights.

The Region of Murcia International Airport receives the Paloma del Turismo 2019 Award, granted by the Faculty of Tourism of the University of Murcia, which recognizes the work of tourism promotion in the region.

Aena is awarded by ComputerWorld magazine with the 2019 ComputerWorld Award in the category of Innovation in the Transport Sector..

Zaragoza Airport receives the El Vigía Award in the category of air transport, within the XXI edition of the awards for the best logistics initiatives of 2019, awarded by El Vigía, digital newspaper and printed monthly magazine specialized in logistics, transport and infrastructure.

The Spanish Association of Accounting and Administration of Companies (AECA) has granted to Aena an honorable mention, in the XVIII edition of his Business Transparency Award, recognizing the improvement experienced by the company in the modality listed on the Ibex 35.

One more year, Aena is chosen as one of the favorite companies to work for Spanish university students, according to the Most Attractive Employers study, carried out by Universum, an international company, leader in its sector, specialized in employer brand development.

Alicante-Elche Airport is awarded the Airport Service Quality Award by Airports Council International (ACI) for service quality in the category of aerodromes with between 5 and 15 million passengers. The airports of Almeria, Girona-Costa Brava, Melilla and Zaragoza are also recognised in the category of less than 2 million passengers/year in Europe.

The director of the Airport Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas, Elena Mayoral, is recognised at Madrid Woman’s Week 2019 in the Female Director category.

The international organisation, Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP), recognises Aena for its commitment to combating climate change, after an evaluation that assesses its climate change strategy and the actions carried out in that area.

London-Luton Airport is chosen as the fourth best airport in the United Kingdom in the Conde Nast Travelers Readers' Choice Awards, given by the magazine's readers.

CAPA-Center for Aviation Awards the Seville Airport the Excellence Award, in the category of aerodromes with less than 10 million passengers per year, in recognition of the strategy designed by the airport to grow and diversify its traffic.

The magazine Actualidad Económica, with the support of Bankia, recognises Murcia Region International Airport with the Award for Best Public Initiative within the Awards for Business Success in Murcia.

Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas Airport was chosen by users as the Best Airport in Southern Europe at the World Airport Awards 2019, managed by Skytrax, an airport research and studies consultancy firm.

Aena is number 37 (second among the companies in its sector) on the list of most responsible companies with the best governance in 2018 , which was published by the Corporate Reputation Business Monitor (MERCO).

Aena receives the ITS 2019 Award for the Modernisation of ITS (Intelligent Transport System) Systems, given by the association ITS España (Association Forum for New Technologies in Transport), in the car parks of the airports of the network for the innovative and modern systems available.

The Valencia Airport receives the ARI Award, granted by the specialised magazine Avion Revue Internacional, in the category of the Best Airport of 2019, which recognised the excellence in the aeronautical sector, the well done work and the search of the steady improvement.

The Malaga-Costa del Sol Airport receives the Luis Cierco Special Prize for the tourism promotion of Marbella at the XX CIT Awards, awarded by the Association of Businessmen and Professionals CIT Marbella.

Aena is recognized in the Reporta Report, which is prepared by Deva, for the excellent information it offers to its shareholders and interest groups. This report assesses and classifies companies that are part of the General Index of the Madrid Stock Exchange (IGBM) for the quality of their annual reports.

Aena receives the Best Innovation Project Awarded by the Association for the Development of the Customer Experience (DEC) for the implementation of facial recognition at the Menorca Airport.

Elena Mayoral, director of Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas airport receives the Women and Aeronautics Award for the best professional career within the VI International Conference on Women and Aeronautics, organised by Grupo Aeropress Comunicación and the specialist aeronautical sector magazine, Fly News.

Malaga-Costa del Sol Airport is recognized in its centenary by San Telmo Business School and Sur newspaper during the presentation of the annual "Who is who" business directory in Malaga.

Aena's legal advisory team is distinguished with the 2019 Aptissimi Award for the Best Company Legal Advice,awarded by the ESADE business school.

Merco (the business monitor of corporate reputation of reference in Spain and Latin America) once again places Aena among the 100 companies with the best reputation in Spain, specifically, in position 40 of its Merco Empresas y Líderes España 2019 ranking. Aena is the leading company in the sectorial ranking of Infrastructures and Services.

Air Hostess, the official school for flight attendants, recognises Aena’s firefighters with the Civil Merit Award in its Biennial International Aviation Awards.

Santiago Airport is chosen by the airline Lufthansa as the Best Spanish and Third Best European Technical Stopover in 2018.

The Airport Council International (ACI) awards Best Airport in Europe Prize to Bilbao Airport in the category of aerodromes with an annual passenger volume of between 5 and 10 million, and the Eco-Innovation Prize to Menorca Airport for its environmental work.

Málaga-Costa del Sol Airport has been awarded with the Excellence Award by the Asociación Autismo Málaga for promoting, through a pilot programme, the project of inclusion of autistic people in Spanish airports.

UNO, a business organization of logistics and transport operators, recognises Zaragoza Airport with its Award for Logistics Leaders 2019 in the Foreign Trade category for its outstanding work and evolution.

El Aeropuerto de San Sebastián es galardonado con el Premio Airport Service Quality del Consejo Internacional de Aeropuertos (ACI) a la calidad de servicio en la categoría de aeródromos europeos con menos de 2 millones de pasajeros. 

El Aeropuerto de Málaga-Costa del Sol premiado con el Galardón a la Excelencia por la Asociación Autismo Málaga por impulsar, a través de un programa piloto, el proyecto de inclusión de las personas autistas en los aeropuertos españoles.

In 2018

Aena receives the Women & Aeronautics Award , granted by the magazine Fly News, for being the company with the greatest proportion of women in management positions.

The president of Aena, Jaime García-Legaz, ranks ninth in the ranking of the 50 Best CEOs in Spain in 2017, according to the list prepared by Forbes magazine.

Aena is the leading company in its sector (infrastructure, services and construction) as regards capacity to attract and retain talent and the 50th on the global list according to the Ranking by Merco Talento.

Aena was chosen as one of the most desirable companies to work for by Spanish university students, according to the Most Attractive Employers survey, undertaken by Universum, given the responses of more than 22,000 students of Business Studies, Engineering, Natural and Health Sciences, Humanities, Art, Education and Law at 63 Spanish universities. Aena has been chosen as the best company to work for among the four companies in the ‘Industry Top 3’ category, which includes leading industry and logistics companies.

Aena is number 41 (second among the companies in its sector) on the list of most responsible companies with the best governance in 2017, which was published by the Corporate Reputation Business Monitor (MERCO).

Asturias Airport receives one of the Pupitres de Honor Awards within the Communication and School Forum project, organised by the Vegadeo Secondary Education Institute.

Asturias Airport receives an award from the Avilés Business Club on the occasion of its 50 years of service to the region and for its relevance as an essential agent in the development of meeting and congress tourism and the organisation of events in the region.

The Airport Council International (ACI) awards Best Airport in Europe Prize to Seville Airport in the category of aerodromes with an annual passenger volume of between 5 and 10 million.

The online travel agency eDreams has placed the Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas Airport among the ten best in the world in itsstudy Best Airports 2018, in which more than 50,000 travellers commented on the characteristics and services of aerodromes across the world. The people surveyed considered the Madrid-Barajas Airport as the third best in the world in terms of its food and drinks establishments.

Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas Airport receives the Madrid Excelente a la Confianza de los Clientes Award, given by the Madrid Foundation for Excellence, an entity dependent on the Community of Madrid.

Avion Revue Internacional magazine awards its Excellence Award 2018 in the airport category to Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas for its continued growth.

The Madrid City Council Fire Service recognises Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas Airport for its involvement and partnership with Madrid’s fire service in 2017.

The European Council of Spatial Planners recognises the Barcelona-El Prat Airport's Master Property Development Plan with a special mention at the 12th edition of the European Urban and Regional Planning Awards..

For the third time overall and second year in a row, Murcia-San Javier Airport obtains the Best European Award  in the fewer than two million passengers category at the Airport Service Quality (ASQ) awards, which are awarded by the Airports Council International (ACI).

In 2017

Santiago Airport has been chosen as the Best European Technical Stopover by the airlines Lufthansa and EasyJet, in July and September, respectively. It was chosen through the ratings that passengers gave its handling services.

The Afanías Association recognised Aena as a Committed Company .

Aena was recognised through the 16th edition of the Spanish Accounting and Business Administration Association’s (AECA) prize for Business Transparency as the company achieving the most significant improvement.

Aena has received the Diamante de la Compra (Purchasing Diamond) Award, awarded by the Spanish Association for Professionals in Purchasing, Procurement and Supplies (AERCE), for the best project in the 2017 public sector purchasing category in recognition of its implementation of an electronic auction.

The chairman of Aena, José Manuel Vargas, ranked sixth among the 50 Best CEOs in Spain in 2016, according to the list created by Forbes.

Down España recognised Aena, among other public companies, with the Premio Trébol a la Solidaridad 2017 (Shamrock Award for Solidarity) for its contribution in raising awareness about people with Down's syndrome in Spain.

Aena took first place among the companies in its sector (Infrastructure, services and construction) in the Corporate Reputation Ranking published by Merco (Corporate Reputation Monitor). For the first time, Aena chairman and CEO José Manuel Vargas was included in the Business Leader Ranking, coming in at number 62.

Aena was included in the top 100 Companies in Terms of Corporate Governance and Responsibility for the first time, taking second place in the infrastructure sector and 36th in the general ranking, according to the report produced by Merco (Corporate Reputation Monitor).

Aena held 55th place on the global list and 2nd place in its sector in the Merco Talent ranking, the corporate reputation monitor which ranks companies according to employment quality, employer branding and internal reputation.

Barcelona-El Prat Airport’s Workforce Mobility Plan and Bilbao Airport’s Composting plan were selected by Forética among the 60 Sustainable urban living initiatives, recognising projects committed to urban sustainability.

Airline Network News and Analysis (www.anna.aero) recognised the Barcelona-El Prat Airport as the airport with the most new long haul routes for the year (between August 2016 and August 2017).

Barcelona-El Prat Airport’s Workforce Mobility Plan and Bilbao Airport’s Composting plan were selected by Forética among the 60 Sustainable urban living initiatives, recognising projects committed to urban sustainability.

The Tenerife Sur Airport gained recognition from the Premio Solidario ONCE Canarias (ONCE Canarias Charity Prize), under the Public Administration Level category, for offering an appropriate quality of service to people with reduced mobility.

The Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas and Alicante-Elche airports received the Best Airports in Europe Award in their category (best airport with over 25 million passengers for Madrid-Barajas, and best airport in the 10 to 25 million passenger category in the case of Alicante-Elche) in the 13th edition of the ACI Europe prizes 2017.

Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas Airport was chosen by users as the Best Airport in Southern Europe at the World Airport Awards 2017, managed by Skytrax, an airport research and studies consultancy firm. Barcelona-El Prat Airport held second place in the general ranking.

The Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas and Alicante-Elche airports received the Best Airports in Europe Award in their category (best airport with over 25 million passengers for Madrid-Barajas, and best airport in the 10 to 25 million passenger category in the case of Alicante-Elche) in the 13th edition of the ACI Europe prizes 2017.

Murcia-San Javier Airport was named Best European Airport in the under two million passenger category for the second time, at the ASQ (Airport Service Quality) awards presented by the Airports Council International (ACI).

The San Javier Council (Murcia Region) recognised the hard work of the members of the Murcia-San Javier Airport fire service for their response during the December 2016 floods that affected the region.

The Girona-Costa Brava Airport has received the Aster Communication Award , granted by the ESIC Business & Marketing School, in recognition of the communication campaign it carried out for its 50th anniversary.

In 2016

Aena received the Xavier del Turismo-HTS 2016 Prize, in the Professional category, which was awarded by the Facultad de Turismo y Dirección Hotelera Sant Ignasi (HTSI) at Barcelona's Ramon Llull University, for its CR commitment to accessible tourism.

Aena was chosen as one of the most desirable companies to work for by Spanish university students, according to the 2016 Most Attractive Employers survey, undertaken by Universum, given the responses of more than 24,000 students of Business Studies, Engineering, Natural and Health Sciences at 45 Spanish universities.

The business logistics organisation of Spain (UNO) awarded Aena for its promotion and development of the air freight facilities..

Aena took second place among the companies in its sector (Infrastructure, services and construction) in the Corporate Reputation Ranking designed by Merco (Corporate Reputation Monitor). In the Merco Talent ranking, which ranks company reputation according to labour quality, employer branding and internal reputation, Aena took third place in its sector.

The chairman and CEO of Aena, José Manuel Vargas, was elected Executive of the year for 2015 by the Spanish Directors' Association (AED).

The Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas and Barcelona-El Prat airports were recognised in IATA's X World Cargo Symposium for their collaboration with and support of the pharmaceutical logistics freight operator certification project on behalf of the companies that operate in their facilities.

The Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas and Barcelona-El Prat airports were recognised in IATA's X World Cargo Symposium for their collaboration with and support of the pharmaceutical logistics freight operator certification project on behalf of the companies that operate in their facilities.

Airline Network News and Analysis ( www.anna.aero) recognised the Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas Airport as the European airport with the greatest number of operating long haul routes in 2015, and Alicante-Elche Airport as having achieved the greatest increase in new airlines.

In 2015

The Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas Airport was recognised with the Award for Excellence in Safety in the Community of Madrid (Transport Section) which is awarded each year by the radio programme ‘Protegidos’ on the radio station Cope Madrid Sur.

Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas Airport was chosen as the Best Airport in Southern Europe at the Skytrax World Airport Awards 2015. Barcelona-El Prat Airport received second prize in the same category.

Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas Airport was handed the Tribute to the Madrid Tourism Sector Award at Fitur by Madrid City Council for its valuable contribution to the international profile of the city of Madrid as a tourist destination.

The chairman and CEO of Aena, José Manuel Vargas, was recognised as the most notable personality of the year in the economic-financial field in the 5th Edition of elEconomista’s Economics Night.

The Spanish Institute of Financial Studies (IEAF) awarded Aena its 2015 Gold Distinction for its management as a leading Spanish company in terms of global capitalisation , for being able to take advantage of stock markets to carry out its strategy.

Murcia-San Javier Airport was named Best European Airport in the under two million passenger category, at the ASQ (Airport Service Quality) awards handed out by the Airports Council International (ACI).

Jerez, La Palma and Melilla Airports received various acknowledgements from the National Police Corps for collaboration and support with several institutions.

Jerez, La Palma and Melilla Airports received various acknowledgements from the National Police Corps for collaboration and support with several institutions.

Jerez, La Palma and Melilla Airports received various acknowledgements from the National Police Corps for collaboration and support with several institutions.

Cruz Roja Bizkaia recognised Bilbao Airport among the companies and entities collaborating with the institution's charity work in 2014.

Palma de Mallorca Airport received recognition from the Federación Empresarial Balear de Transportes (Balearics Business Federation for Transport) for good institutional relations and excellent traffic figures recorded.

In 2014

The Regional Ministry for Equality, Health and Social Policies of the Government of Andalusia recognised the work carried out by Federico Lorca Granada-Jaén Airport in transporting organs and medical personnel for transplant operations..

NGO Aldeas Infantiles acknowledged the work of Barcelona-El Prat Airport for collaborating with the organisation's programmes for children and young people.

For the third year running, Barcelona-El Prat Airport received the Best Airport in Southern Europe award presented by Skytrax in the framework of the 2014 World Airport Awards.

Almería Airport was awarded by FAAM (Almería's Federation of Disabled People's Associations) for the work of its Sin barreras service, helping people with reduced mobility.

Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas Airport received the International Airport of the Year award in the Large Airport category (for airports with over 25 million passengers) by the aeronautical consultancy firm CAPA-Centre for Aviation.

Málaga-Costa del Sol Airport received the Airport Food Court of the Year award at The Airport Food & Beverage Conference and Awards 2014. Meanwhile, Kirei by Kabuki restaurant at Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas Airport received second prize in the category Airport Chef-Led and/or Fine Dining Offer of the Year.

Menorca Airport was the Highest Rated among the 55 international airports evaluated in a satisfaction survey given to Thomson Airways passengers.

Aena received First Prize in the Rapid Delivery category at the fifth edition of the SAP Quality Awards 2014 in recognition of the quality of the projects to implement SAP solutions in Spain and Portugal.

Aena received a prize for its contribution to the work of the National Transplant Organisation (ONT) in transferring organs for transplantation.

The Sin barreras service for assisting people with reduced mobility (PRM) provided at Melilla Airport receives the CERMI Melilla Award 2014 by the Spanish Committee of Disabled People's Representatives (CERMI).

Málaga-Costa del Sol Airport received the Airport Food Court of the Year award at The Airport Food & Beverage Conference and Awards 2014. Meanwhile, Kirei by Kabuki restaurant at Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas Airport received second prize in the category Airport Chef-Led and/or Fine Dining Offer of the Year.

Alicante-Elche Airport received the City of Benidorm Tourism Award..

In 2013

Aena won the 2013 Randstad Award as one of the most attractive Spanish companies to work for in the aviation and transport sector.

Aena support service for people with reduced mobility was awarded First Prize for the Best Public Service in the United Nations Public Service Awards 2013.

Aena received the Second Opportunity Award for converting its facilities into heart protection areas, thereby contributing to the resuscitation of individuals suffering cardiac arrest.

Barcelona-El Prat, Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas and Palma de Mallorca airports were among the Ten Best in Southern Europe according to the annual survey by Skytrax which canvassed 12 million passengers.

The Pau Casals VIP lounge at Barcelona-El Prat Airport received the 2013 Global Lounge of the Year Award from the members of Priority Pass. The VIP lounge at Málaga-Costa del Sol Airport was also recognised as the one most recommended in Europe in 2013.

Barcelona-El Prat, Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas and Palma de Mallorca airports were among the Ten Best in Southern Europe according to the annual survey by Skytrax which canvassed 12 million passengers.

Terminal T4 of Madrid-Barajas Airport was chosen as the third best airport terminal in the world in the 2013 World Airport Awards, which are awarded by the airport research and study agency Skytrax.

Barcelona-El Prat, Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas and Palma de Mallorca airports were among the Ten Best in Southern Europe according to the annual survey by Skytrax which canvassed 12 million passengers.

The Pau Casals VIP lounge at Barcelona-El Prat Airport received the 2013 Global Lounge of the Year Award from the members of Priority Pass. The VIP lounge at Málaga-Costa del Sol Airport was also recognised as the one most recommended in Europe in 2013.

In 2012

Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas Airport received the 'Gold Fast Travel Award’ from the International Air Transport Association (IATA) in recognition of the measures adopted, in collaboration with Iberia, to make airport formalities easier and faster for passengers.

The Aena project Parte de todos (Part of all) was a finalist in the 3rd Edition of the Corresponsables Awards.

The magazine Actualidad Económica recognised the initiative "Catering in Aena", to overhaul the image of airport catering, as one of 'The best 100 ideas of 2011'.

For the second year running, Barcelona-El Prat Airport received the award for Best Airport in Southern Europe presented by Skytrax in the framework of the World Airport Awards 2012.

Barcelona-El Prat Airport received the 2012 Euro Annie Award from the digital publication Airline Network News & Analysis as the airport with greatest passenger growth in Europe in the top category (more than 10 million passengers).

The company Jet2.com awarded a prize to Alicante Airport and Aena for their contribution to safety in all operations processes.

Swiss International Airlines awarded the Station of the year 2011 Prize to the service provided for passengers at Málaga-Costa del Sol Airport in 2011, as the highest quality of the European airports where it operates.

In 2011

Palma de Majorca Airport received the Airport Service Quality Awards (ASQ Awards) in the category of "Best Improvement". Handed by ACI (Airports Council International), the award recognises excellence in passenger services and places the Majorca Airport as the European airport which has undergone the greatest improvement in terms of overall passenger satisfaction from 2010 to 2011.

Palma de Majorca Airport received the Recognition from the Majorca Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Navigation as one of the main driving forces behind the island's economy, and for its track record and integration into the island's society.

Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas Airport received the 2011 Global Airport Award from the Institute of Transport Management (ITM) for its "leading position among the world's airports".

Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas Airport received the Pilot Friendly Award from the Spanish Union of Airline Pilots (SEPLA).

Aena received the Telefónica Ability Award in the category of best public institution.

Award handed by the Association of Hotel Owners of the Costa del Sol to the best tourism company promoting the Costa del Sol.

The Ministry of Territorial Policy and Public Administration presents Aena with the Citizenship Award for Best Practices in Public Services for its services to people with reduced mobility (PRM), part of the 2010 Awards for Quality and Innovation in Public Management.

Barcelona-El Prat Airport was recognised as the Best Airport in Southern Europe in the 2011 World Airport Awards.

Barcelona-El Prat Airport received the 2011 Routes Europe Award for best marketing of an airport in the Mediterranean and Southern Europe.

The new terminal at Alicante Airport received the Award of the Civil Engineering Federation of the Province of Alicante (FOPA) for the best public civil engineering project in the province in 2010.

Alicante and Valencia airports received a prize for obtaining and maintaining AENOR certification for their environmental management and quality systems (Fitur).

Alicante and Valencia airports received a prize for obtaining and maintaining AENOR certification for their environmental management and quality systems (Fitur).

Asturias Airport received the Aspaym Principado de Asturias Accessibility Award in its category A for "the ongoing improvement in attending to the accessibility needs of the whole population, and high level of user satisfaction".

In 2010

Grand Slam Award to Madrid-Barajas Airport handed by Delta Airlines, for its effectiveness in contributing to the excellent day-to-day operation of the company.

Cermi.es 2010 Award for the category of Universal Accessibility.

Aena's Director of Information Systems received the Alta Dirección Award 2010 from Fundación Dintel.

Aena joined the Club de Excelencia en Sostenibilidad (Sustainability Excellence Club).

Alicante Airport took the Prever Award 2010 in the category of Companies and Institutions for its work publicising and implementing the prevention of workplace hazards in its facilities, awarded by the General Council of Industrial Relations and Labour Sciences.

Runner-up prize in the Large Company category of the Incorpora Awards of Fundación La Caixa to Barcelona Airport for its workforce integration programme.

Barcelona-El Prat Airport received the Award for Best Airport in Europe handling more than 25 million passengers ACI Europe.

Excellence in Public Managemen Award 2009 handed to Ibiza Airport.

Consell Insular Award to Ibiza Airport for its work in developing tourism.

Thomas Cook Airlines recognised Reus Airport as among the top 10.

Palma de Mallorca Airport received the AENOR ER Award in recognition of its good quality management system, which also rates ongoing improvements to the quality of airport services.

Granada City Council's Fire-Fighting and Civil Protection Services presented a plaque to FGL Granada-Jaén Airport for its collaboration with their institutions in areas such as self-protection and training.

Málaga-Costa del Sol Airport received the Sur.es Award by the Málaga newspaper Sur for the best institutional website.

The extension of Málaga-Costa del Sol Airport received the Apuesta por Andalucía Award from the magazine Andalucía Económica.

In 2009

Barcelona-El Prat Airport was awarded the Metopa de Honor by the publishing group Men-Car, in recognition of the successful opening of terminal T1.

Barcelona-El Prat Airport took first prize for the best crisis management and communications plan, in the first edition of the Premis Gabinets de Comunicació del Collegi de Periodistes de Catalunya.

Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas Airport and Barcelona-El Prat Airport were chosen by travel agents and tourism industry professionals worldwide as candidates for the 2009 Best Airport in Europe in the World Travel Awards.

Barcelona-El Prat Airport's terminal T1 took the Award for the Best Spanish Project of the Year at the Barcelona Meeting Point (property fair).

Barcelona-El Prat Airport received the Award for Excellence in Logistics from the Fundación ICIL for its procedural tests in terminal T1.

Terminal T1 of Barcelona-El Prat Airport won the Award for Best Public Initiative handed by the magazine Actualidad Económica.

Barcelona-El Prat Airport was recognised as the Best Cargo Airport of 2009 handling more than 100,000 tonnes by the journal Air Cargo News.

Zaragoza Airport was a runner-up for the Business Excellence in Aragón Award 2009.

Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas Airport and Barcelona-El Prat Airport were chosen by travel agents and tourism industry professionals worldwide as candidates for the 2009 Best Airport in Europe in the World Travel Awards.

The fire-fighters at Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas Airport won the Pie Derecho Award 2009, handed by the radio station Cadena 100 for their action after the Spanair accident of 20th August 2008.

Aena received the Silver Medal of the University of Alcalá in recognition of its collaboration with the students of the university.

Aena's public website was chosen as one of the best websites under the ".es" top level domain in the last 20 years by the public business entity Red.es, which forms part of the Ministry of Industry, Tourism and Trade.

Aena won the 2008 Asociación de Empresarios del Henares award for the sustained and exemplary contribution by institutions to the economic revitalisation of the Henares corridor.

Aena was chosen as one of the best companies to work for by the magazine. Actualidad Económica.

The Aena pavilion at Fitur received a special mention in the category of Companies and Organisations.

Reus Airport won the 'Distinguido del Turismo' award for the company's public profile in the third Business Evening organised by Salou Council.

The Association of Marble Entrepreneurs handed an award to the new Terminal at Almería Airport in the category of National Building for its use of Macael marble.

Palma de Mallorca Airport won the Award for Best Airport of ACI Europe 2008 in the category of 10 to 25 million passengers a year.

Ibiza Airport received the Premi Balear d'Excel•lencia en la Gestió 2009 awarded by the Government of the Balearic Islands through the Institut d'Innovació Empresarial de les Illes Balears.