Our awards

A great airport needs to meet the needs of its passengers, airlines and visitors. We're proud that Sydney Airport, together with our partners, has been recognised by a range of industry awards. Here's some of our recent achievements.

Date  Award
2017Top Twenty International Airports – Condé Nast Traveller
2016Employer of Choice - Australian Business Awards
2016Best In-House Digital Campaign/Innovation (Highly Commended) - Moodie Davitt Awards
2016Top Ten International Airports – Condé Nast Traveller
2016Project Airport Award (Incident and Emergency Management Strategy) – Australian Airports Association (AAA)
2016Most Supportive Airport Authority for Sunglasses Sales – Tax Free World Association Sunglasses Awards
2016Best Airport Oceania – Asian Freight, Logistics and Supply Chain (AFLAS) Awards
2016Chairman’s Award – Sydney Airport Managing Director and CEO Kerrie Mather – Aviation/Aerospace Australia
2016Women’s Achievement in Infrastructure Award – Sydney Airport Managing Director and CEO Kerrie Mather – Infrastructure Partnerships Australia
2016Most Consistent Dividend Distributions Investment Awards
2016Top 4 Best Airports, 30-40 million passengers a year – Skytrax
2016Top 3 Best Airports in Australia/Pacific – Skytrax
2015Australia’s Best Airport (People’s Choice Award) Traveller Magazine
2015Transport and Logistics Executive of the Year – Sydney Airport Managing Director and CEO Kerrie Mather – The CEO Magazine’s Executive of the Year Awards
2015Best Infrastructure Investment – Australia & Finance Awards
2015Airport Innovation and Excellence (Operations) Bag Storage and Make-Up Expansion Project Airports Association
2015Top 5 Best Airports, 30-40 million passengers a year – Skytrax
2015Top 3 Best Airports in Australia/Pacific – Skytrax
2015Top Ten International Airport – Condé Nast Traveller
2015Efficiency Excellence Award Transport Research Society (ATRS)
2014Efficiency Excellence Award Transport Research Society (ATRS)
2014Australia’s Best Airport (People’s Choice Award) Traveller Magazine
2014Highly Commended Intensity Lighting System (HIALS) project Airport Association
2014Highly Commended Plan 2033 project Airport Association
2013Efficiency Excellence Award Transport Research Society (ATRS)
2012Efficiency Excellence Award Transport Research Society (ATRS)
2011Efficiency Excellence Award Transport Research Society (ATRS)
2010Australia’s Capital City Airport of the Year – Australian Airports Association
2009Top Ten International Airport – Condé Nast
2008Excellence Award for Emerging Assets / T2 Redevelopment – Property Council of Australia
2008Innovation Award for Tourism and Leisure / T2 Redevelopment – Property Council of Australia
2007Best Airport, Australia / Pacific – Skytrax
2007Top Ten International Airport – Condé Nast
2006Best Airport, Australia / Pacific – Skytrax
2006Top Ten International Airport – Condé Nast
2005Airport of the Year, Top Ten Airport – Skytrax
2005Top Ten International Airport – Condé Nast
2004Airport of the Year, Top Ten Airport
2004Best Airport 2004, Australia / Pacific Skytrax
2003Sustainable Energy Development Authority (SEDA) Gold Award
2002Energy Smart Green Globe Award – Silver, SEDA
2002Best Airport Worldwide 2001 (15-25m category) Airport Service Excellence Award
2002Best Airport Asia / Pacific 2001 (15-25m category) Airport Service Excellence Award
2002Airport of the Year, 3rd in the World, Skytrax
2001Best Airport Worldwide (15-25m category) Global Airport Service Excellence Award
2001Best Airport Asia / Pacific Region Global Airport Service Excellence Award
20011st Overall Passenger Satisfaction 2000 (15-25m category) IATA Global Airport Monitor
2001NSW Tourism Awards for Business Excellence Distinction in Tourism Development Project First in General Tourism Services / Finalist Tourism Retailing
2000Special Commendation Sydney 2000 Olympic & Paralympic Games
20002nd Worldwide for Airport Retail Performance
2000Airport of the Year 2000 Australian Airport Association