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ANTONOV Airlines became the winner in the nomination  “The best charter operator of the year”

Dec 28, 2022

The air transport division of state enterprise ANTONOV Company, known in the world as ANTONOV Airlines, was nominated for the "Air Charter Excellence Awards" in the category "Best Cargo Charter Operator of the Year". According to the voting results, the airline was shortlisted among six finalists with the most votes.

Ievhen Gavrylov, Acting General Director of ANTONOV Company, said: "Winning this award is a great honor and at the same time a pleasant surprise for our company. We sincerely grateful to the international community for the high recognizing of our work. Remaining the largest operator of An-124-100 aircraft in the world, we are responsible for meeting the needs of the international market in the sector of air transportation of oversized and superheavy cargo. We do our best to maintain a high level of customer service, to guarantee business structures and governments the safe transportation of their valuable cargo around the world."

The Air Charter Excellence Awards is the annual event of the Air Charter Association, founded in 1949, is the leading global trade association for the aircraft charter industry. The ACA’s members are accredited as experienced and trustworthy professionals and, alongside promoting the industry.

The Air Charter Excellence Awards is The Air Charter Association’s flagship event where companies are being recognised and rewarded for excellence in our industry, in nine categories. Votes are submitted by the association’s 330+ global member companies, alongside a panel of independent industry judges. Awards are presented to the companies who receive the most votes, in recognition of their work, customer service and overall excellence during the previous 12 months.

Chairman of the Air Charter Association, Kevin Ducksbury said: “After an extremely difficult year for Antonov Airlines, and the whole of Ukraine, suffering first hand from the effects of the destruction of the world’s largest aircraft, the AN225 Mriya, Antonov Airlines has continued to deliver for its customers. The company and staff have carried on, through relocation of staff and aircraft, and maintained an excellent level of service to their customers, while living through the most atrocious of times. Their tenacity and determination is remarkable and I am truly delighted to recognise the airline in this way”.

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