Annual Relations Party

During the “Glow” themed Relations Party:

Aruba Airport thanked its valued partners for 2017

ORANJESTAD – Aruba Airport Authority N.V. (AAA) recently held its annual Relations Party and used the opportunity to say thank you to all of its partners for continuing to make the airport successful. It takes many people and many different organizations to manage the day to day complexities of running an airport operation, and 2017 was no exception.

The “Glow” themed event was held in the Grand Ballroom of Aruba Marriott, and during the festivities, 3 unique awards were handed out on behalf of AAA to highlight outstanding performances in 2017:

COPA Airlines received the “On-Time-Performance Award” from AAA COO Mr. Jurgen Benschop and AAA CEO Mr. James Fazio as the airline with the best on time performance record (89.5%) for 2017. Close in the same race were KLM (84.3%) and Southwest Airlines (81%).

The “Airline Award” was given by AAA Air Service Development Manager Ms. Jo-Anne Arends together with AAA CEO Mr. James Fazio to JetBlue. United and Delta were also close in this race, but JetBlue managed to book an impressive performance of 43% increase in passenger growth for a total of 62,111 additional passengers. In addition JetBlue added an important strategic daily nonstop service to their destinations, expanded their MINT service and the leading carrier in terms of revenue generating passengers (market share 15%).

De Wit & Van Dorp – Souvenirs & Toys received the “Concession Award” from AAA Commerce Manager Mr. Marc Figaroa together with AAA CEO Mr. James Fazio. Close in the race for this award were Colombian Emeralds International and One Happy Bar, but De Wit & Van Dorp stood out for their compliance with airport in terms of operations and financials, the increase in the amount spent per passenger, for its concession increase of 10% compared to the year before and their sales increase of 7.1%. They have also successfully completed the Customer Service Training provided by AAA and had a great Overall performance in every aspect of the business.

“Aruba’s largest-ever public infrastructure project is about to take off, and we have the technical expertise, and the financial means to do it, and our entire team is super excited about all of it. It will no doubt be challenging, but we have absolute confidence that when we’re done - it will be one of the most modern, safest, and efficient airports in the Caribbean; and an airport that all of Aruba will be proud of. And it’s worthy to point out, that every one of our relations will be part of it. We’re committed to doing it together, and we know we have your support and confidence. Congratulations to our award winners and to everyone for a great 2017”, said AAA CEO Mr. James Fazio during his speech.




Durante e Relations Party cu tema “Glow”:

Aeropuerto di Aruba a gradici su partnernan valioso pa 2017

ORANJESTAD – Aruba Airport Authority N.V. (AAA) recientemente a tene su Relations Party anual y a usa e oportunidad aki pa gradici tur su partnernan cu ta traha hunto pa aeropuerto por ta exitoso. E ta tuma varios persona y diferente organisacion pa maneha e retonan diario pa mantene e operacionnan di un aeropuerto, y 2017 no tabata un excepcion.

E evento cu tema “Glow” a wordo teni den e Ballroom di Aruba Marriott, y durante e festividad, 3 award unico a wordo otorga di parti di AAA pa prestacionnan excepcional den 2017:

COPA Airlines a ricibi e “On-Time-Performance Award” for di AAA su COO Sr. Jurgen Benschop y AAA su CEO Sr. James Fazio como e aerolinea cu e mihor record pa ta na ora (89.5%) pa 2017. Serca den e competencia tabata KLM (84.3%) y Southwest Airlines (81%).

E “Airline Award” a wordo otorga door di AAA su Air Service Development Manager Sra. Jo-Anne Arends hunto cu AAA su CEO Sr. James Fazio na JetBlue. United y Delta tameba tabata serca pa gana e award aki, pero JetBlue a logra demostra un prestacion impresionante di aumento di 43% den cantidad di pasahero pa un total di 62,111 pasahero adicional. Tambe JetBue a agrega un servicio diario strategico non stop pa Aruba, a expande nan servicio MINT y ta e aerolinea cu ta lidera e cantidad di “revenue generating passengers” (market share 15%).

De Wit & Van Dorp – Souvenirs & Toys a ricibi e “Concession Award” for di AAA su Commerce Manager Sr. Marc Figaroa hunto cu AAA su CEO Sr. James Fazio. Serca pa gana e award aki tambe tabata Colombian Emeralds International y One Happy Bar, pero De Wit & Van Dorp a resalta pa nan cumplimento cu aeropuerto den sentido operacional y financiero, e aumento den e cantidad cu cada pasahero ta gasta, pa su aumento di concesion cu 10% compara co e anja prome, nan aumento den benta di 7.1%, nan a termina e curso di Customer Service Training duna pa AAA exitosamente y un bon prestacion general den tur aspecto di negoshi.  

“Aruba su proyecto di infrastructura publico di mas grandi ta cla pa cuminsa; y nos tin e experticio tecnico, y e manera financiero pa hacie, y full nos ekipo ta ansioso pa esaki. Sigur lo tin retonan cu nos lo encontra, pero nos tin tur confiansa cu ora nos keda cla – nos aeropuerto lo ta un di esunnan di mas modern, sigur y eficiente den Caribe; y un aeropuerto cu Aruba completo lo ta orguyoso di dje. Ta remarcabel pa menciona cu cada un di boso como nos partner lo ta parti di dje. Nos ta comprometi pa traha hunto y nos sa cu nos tin boso sosten y confiansa. Masha pabien na esnan cu a gana un award awenochi y na tur otro pa un tremendo 2017”, asina AAA su CEO Sr. James Fazio a bisa durante su speech na tur presente.