During the annual Airline Strategy Awards ceremony, which took place on July 14 in London, the Latvian airline airBaltic Chief Executive Officer Martin Gauss received Sector Leadership Award. This award is granted to the chief executive and management team demonstrating excellence in leading a carrier providing strong transportation links within a market sector.

Cabin in airBaltic Airbus A 220-300 (former Bombardier CS 300) (photosource: airbaltic/bombardier)

Martin Gauss, Chief Executive Officer of airBaltic: 

– This is amazing appreciation from aviation professionals for airBaltic. I am very proud of my team and the never-ending development path we embrace. It was a true honour to accept this award on behalf of my airBaltic team, who works hard on a daily basis to deliver exceptional services and to further improve the connectivity between the Baltics and the rest of the world.”

Martin Gauss (airBaltic.com)

Max Kingsley-Jones, executive director content at FlightGlobal and host of The Airline Strategy Awards, said: 

– The operating environment is proving relatively tough for airlines compared with recent years as the industry runs into light turbulence amid wider pressures around trade issues and a softening in business confidence. But airlines led by the smartest and most innovative management teams still set the benchmark to which others aspire. The Airline Strategy Awards have recognized the best in boardroom leadership for 18 years, and 2019’s winners all excel in this regard.”

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The Airline Strategy Awards, organized by Airline Business with Korn Ferry, celebrates individuals and airlines that have exhibited dynamic leadership and clear vision. The Sector Leadership Award category applies to all types of carriers — Including scheduled, charter, passenger, cargo, and others — operating either independently or serving mainline network majors. In total, the Airline Strategy Awards are awarded in eight categories: Diversity in Leadership, Airline Business, Digital Innovation, Marketing, Finance, Low-Cost Leadership, Executive Leadership and the Sector Leadership.

From Riga Airport, Latvia (foto: ©otoerres)