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Aerocare wins four of eight QantasLink awards

Aerocare has won four of the eight awards announced at the annual QantasLink Regional Airports Ground Handling Conference in Sydney last week.

Aerocare CEO Glenn Rutherford said: “Considering our relatively short history with QantasLink and the fact that we received 50 per cent of the awards when we only handle 12 per cent of their airports makes this a truly remarkable achievement.”

“I wish to sincerely congratulate and thank our team members at Sunshine Coast, Coffs Harbour, Mackay and Nelson Airports for their excellent work in achieving this result,” Mr Rutherford said.

  • Sunshine Coast Airport received an Outstanding Airport Award for outstanding overall service across all areas, with special mention made of the high performance since commencement of services late last year.
  • Coffs Harbour Airport received the Most Improved Airport Award for having the highest calibre safety reporting. Specific mention was also made of the strengthening relationship with crew and on time performance.
  •  Mackay Airport received an Outstanding Airport Award for carrying out health checks. The Qantaslink auditor said that in many years of auditing it was the first time he had been to an airport and couldn’t find a single concern.
  • Nelson Airport (NZ) received an Outstanding Airport Award for the best safety reporting rate in the network.

The awards were presented by QantasLink Head of Airports Paul Ferguson at the airline’s annual Regional Ground Handling Conference events.

Aerocare is the largest ground handler within the Australian and New Zealand region, with more than 3,000 team members currently servicing 3,200 flights per week and 41,200 passengers per day.

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