Berlin’s Schönefeld Airport, SXF, has notched up a major success. It has won the coveted Marketing Award for its innovative and successful marketing programme at this year’s Routes Conference in Copenhagen. In presenting the award, the network planners of the 230 largest airlines around the globe paid tribute to the rapid growth in traffic at the airport over the past two years. The prize was based on the success the airport has had in attracting several new airlines at the same time and setting up the easyJet and Germanwings bases there. As a result of the new business, Schönefeld has become one of the most successful airports in Europe. “Schönefeld Airport is now an outstanding gateway to the German capital, Berlin,” says Burkhard Kieker, marketing boss at the Berlin Airports. “Over the past few years we have been able to persuade many airlines, like Germanwings, easyJet, Norwegian or Aer Lingus to come to Schönefeld. The new routes give a boost to the economic power of Berlin and Brandenburg and its tourism. The award from the airlines provides confirmation for the staff at Schönefeld Airport that innovative ideas and commitment pay off. We are continuing on a path towards growth at Schönefeld.”The coveted marketing award is presented for airports in four different sizes. The World Routes Development Forum, which has been held at different places every year since 1995, is the leading contact point for the airline and airport sector around the globe. This year Routes was held in Copenhagen from 25th – 27th September. For further information visit: www.routesonline.com.