London, United Kingdom (PressExposure) November 03, 2009 -- BACA (Baltic Air Charter Association) announced the winners of the 2009 BACA Excellence Awards at its 60th anniversary lunch at the Guildhall, London on 29 October.
Best Passenger Charter Airline
Best Cargo Charter Airline
Best General Aviation Operator
Best Handling Agent
Inflite Jet Centre Stansted
The Global Excellence Award
Tyrolean Jet Services
BACA's Annual Excellence Awards honour quality and distinguished service within the air charter industry, and are voted for by BACA members who work in relevant fields.
Dick Gilbert, Chairman, BACA, said that despite the tough economic times, the air charter industry continues to produce quality and excellent service. He congratulated the winners of the various awards, which had a special significance this year, it being BACA's 60th anniversary.
The guests at the awards lunch also contributed generously to the BACA charity, Under Tree Schools, which supports education in southern Sudan. A total of Â£2,800 was raised.
The finalists were:
Best Passenger Charter Airline finalists: Jet2.com, ScotAirways, Titan Airways.
Best Cargo Airline finalists: MK Airlines, Titan Airways, Volga-Dnepr Airlines.
Best General Aviation Operator finalists: Gama Aviation, Hangar 8, London Executive Aviation.
Best Airport finalists: East Midlands, Farnborough, Stansted.
Best Handling Agent finalists: Inflite Stansted, Northolt Jet Centre, Signature Luton.
Global Excellence Award finalists: DC Aviation (Stuttgart), Jetex Flight Support (Dubai), Tyrolean Jet Services.
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BACA, with its official maxim âOur Word Our Bond,â is the widely respected and known as the world's largest and most prestigious network for aircharter professionals. BACA represents the interests of commercial aviation companies particularly in the aircharter industries and markets. Current membership includes some 125 companies, which represent numerous airbrokers, charter airlines, airports, business aircraft operators, freight forwarders, consultants and others. BACAâs principal objective is to promote integrity and ethical business practices so members can deal with each other with confidence, regardless where they're based or whether they have met each other before. BACA is the successor of the Airbrokers' Association founded by members of the Baltic Mercantile and Shipping Exchange in March 1949. Its purpose was to bring to aircraft chartering the same standards of integrity and professionalism for which the Baltic Exchange and the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers had, for so long, been known and respected. BACA council members are always available for commentary and interviews BACA is headquartered at the Baltic Exchange at 38 St. Mary Axe in London. More information can be found on its web site: http://www.baca.org.uk
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