Athens International Airport - Information Technology & Telecommunications


In this section you may view Athens International Airport`s awards & distinctions:
2019 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2009 2003 2002
Impact Bite Awards 2019: Gold Award for AIA
May 2019

The Gold Award in the category "New Technological Works in Applications / Services - Robotics" was presented to AIA’s IT&T Business Unit in the "Impact BITE Awards 2019" ceremony, held on the 28th of May.

Distinction at WITSA Global Excellence Awards 2017
September 2017

Another important distinction, the "Merit Winners", for Athens International Airport under the WITSA Global Excellence Awards 2017, in the category of Digital Opportunity. Nomination of the airport regarded the implementation of the "Internet of (Noise)" application in cooperation with startup company ExMachina.

The WITSA Global Excellence Awards are granted to companies that excel in the IT and communications industry worldwide. The award ceremony took place at the World Congress of Informatics 2017 on September 12, 2017, in Taipei of Taiwan.

Impact Bite Awards 2017: 2 Gold Awards for AIA
June 2017

At this year's Impact Bite Awards ceremony, held on Thursday, June 29, 2017, Athens International Airport's IT & T Business Unit (IT & T) won 2 gold awards.

Specifically we received:

  • Gold Award in the category “BUSINESS CONTINUITY”, with the initiative of Emergency Notification of Tactical.
  • Gold Award in the category “ΣΥΝΔΕΣΗ ΕΠΙΧΕΙΡΗΜΑΤΙΚΟΤΗΤΑΣ & ICT STRATEGY” with the initiative of Environmental Measurements via IoT of Weather Ex Machina.
Corporate Affairs Excellence Awards 2016: New Excellence Award for “ATH Messenger”
March 2017

Τhe “Corporate Affairs Excellence Awards 2016” which highlight innovation, were organized on Wednesday, 22nd of March, at Aigli Zappeiou. In this year's awards ceremony, the Information Technology & Telecommunications Business Unit (IT&T) of Athens International Airport (AIA), was awarded for its «ATH Messenger bot via facebook messenger» with excellence award in the category of Best Use of Social Media along with a special award in the category of Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s).

Gold prize at e-volution awards for Athens International Airport’s ATH Messenger service!
December 2016

AIA won the gold prize in the award giving ceremony of the Lighthouse e-volution awards 2017, on Friday 9 December at the Athens Concert Hall, for its “ATH Messenger”, world innovative service.

Athens International Airport wins one more distinction for "ATH Messenger"
November 2016

During the Europe - Middle East - Africa Conference & Expo, organized on 22/11/2016 for the 4th consecutive year in Athens, AIA was awarded for its innovative service “ATH messenger”, as a recognition of its impact on the travel & tourism industry, as well as a company adopting technological innovations at a very early stage (early adopter)

Αward for AIA’s “ATH Airport” application!
September 2016

On Sept 29th, Athens International Airport was awarded in the innovative applications category of the “Mobile Excellence Awards 2016” for the successful application “ATH Airport”. ATH Airport is the official free application of Athens International Airport for mobile devices, offering everything you want to know about our Airport whether you are travelling, visiting or accompanying friends or family!

Gold Award to AIA’s Business Intelligence Solution!
June 2016

The Gold prize in the "Business Intelligence and Analytics” area was awarded to AIA during the «Business IT Excellence Awards 2016» awards. The Airport’s integrated Management Information System provides multiple benefits including the support of timely, reliable and efficient decision-making. At the same time, it supports the strategic development and route planning of third parties, such as the airlines, based on the exclusive data relating to the Airport’s movements, thus, strengthening the role of the Airport Company as a strategic air transport development organisation in our country. Moreover, it enables the provision of commercial and other information to passengers, enhancing their travelling experiencing, and boosting the on-airport businesses as part of the “Airport – City” development model of AIA.

Award winning “Smart Bus” & vehicle location solutions
June 2016

In the 2016 B.IT.E Awards which highlight and reward innovation, Athens International Airport won the silver award in the Transportation category for the development of an integrated Automatic Vehicle Locations system. The Information Technology & Telecommunications Business Unit (IT&T) implemented a telematics platform to monitor the movements of vehicles both in the air-side and the land-side areas of Athens International Airport. The integration of a fleet management system enables the real-time monitoring of all important information, facilitating the planning, control and coordination of activities at the airport’s maneuvering area, as well as the optimization of resources. At the same time, the system enabled the implementation of “Smart Bus” services, providing the bus arriving time and other information at the bus stops.

AIA ΙΤ&Τ Unit wins at e–volution awards for e-Strategy
December 2015

In the 2015 Lighthouse e-volution awards ceremony, held on December the 2nd 2015, AIA's IT&T Business Unit was awarded the bronze prize in the Digital Strategy (e-Strategy) for the "ATH Messenger of Athens International Airport - Your journey ''passes'' from the Facebook inbox” service. AIA became the first and only airport worldwide offering flight information to Facebook users through the «ATH Messenger» service.

Business IT Excellence (BITE) Awards 2015: Gold Award in Innovation/Creativity/Inventiveness
July 2015

In July 2015, among the presence of all IT/communications industry together with representatives of the academic community, AIA IT&T Business Unit won the gold award, in the Business IT Excellence (BITE) Awards 2015 Ceremony, for its innovative implementation of electronic voting solution for the "Return of the Parthenon Marbles” in the category Innovation / Creativity / Inventiveness, under the section Connection (Integration) IT with Business Strategy.

2015 Cyta Mobile Excellence Awards: Silver award for IT&T in the “Innovative Mobile Application/Service” category
June 2015

In the “Cyta Mobile Excellence Awards” in June 2015, AIA’s IT&T Business Unit was honored with the silver award in the category "Innovative Mobile Application / Service" for the corporate program «i-mind». This program transforms AIA employees on to “passengers”, enabling them to record the level of services and infrastructure and review the entire airport experience, as perceived daily by thousands of passengers and visitors.

Golden Ermis award for the new airport webpage
January 2014

A new distinction for the web page of the Athens International Airport: The new was awarded for innovation, easy navigation and creative interactivity with the “Golden Ermis” in the “Digital – Travel” category.

«ΕΒGΕ» graphic design award for the airport’s web page
May 2014

AIA’s web page received another important distinction, the top “Merit” in the framework of EBGE 2014, the Greek Graphic Design and Illustration Awards, in the category webpages / information.

“Lovie” & “Webit”: Digital distinctions for the Athens International Airport
November 2013
  • Lovie» award for the airport’s new web page
    The new was awarded for its modern design and its user friendly navigation
  • «Webit» award for AIA’s Β2Β airline blog
    AIA’s innovative B2B Blog, a “portal-lounge” for the daily communication and the provision of information towards its airline partners, received the top distinction in the category “Business to Business”, in the framework of the “Webit” Congress.
Webbies 2008
February 2009

Athens International Airport’s Web Award winner
Excellent evaluation of Athens International Airport’s website ( and a pair of “Webbies” awards, in the framework of’s “Webbies – Aviation Web Awards 2008”. Athens International Airport’s was awarded with the bronze award in the “Best Airport Website” category and the silver award in the category “Best Online Innovation”, for offering airlines personalized customer communication through the innovative e-tools “Infogate” and “Autopilot”, blending market intelligence with e-communication.

E.F.Q.M. "Recognised for Excellence" Award
April 2003

Athens International Airport has been honoured with the “Recognised for Excellence” Award of the European Foundation for Quality Management (E.F.Q.M.), acknowledging the level of business excellence and the quality of services of the Airport’s Information Technology & Telecommunications Department.

Athens International Airport: Award for "Commitment to Business Excellence"
March 2002

Athens International Airport "Eleftherios Venizelos" was the first European airport to receive the "Commitment to Business Excellence" award by the European Foundation for Quality Management (E.F.Q.M.). This foundation, endorsed by the European Commission, aims to the advancement of Quality Management on behalf of European enterprises.
By this distinction, AIA's Information Technology and Telecommunications department was certified for the Company's commitment to business excellence as well as to the development - implementation of Quality Management methods towards the optimization of services for the airport's commercial customers and passengers.