This year more than 150 individuals across the airport community were nominated in the 2018 Melbourne Airport Excellence Awards. 

Congratulations to all of our winners, particularly Atul Sharma from Menzies Aviation, winner of the major prize being the Chairman’s Award for Excellence. Atul demonstrated true commitment to safety and customer service with exemplary ethics and integrity. Along with $5,000.00, Atul took home a Moet & Chandon magnum and travel bag.    

Melbourne Airport thanks the individuals, teams, organisations and volunteers for their contribution to making an airport that Melbourne can be proud of.

 Don’t dwell in the past – nominations are now open for the Melbourne Airport Excellence Awards. Nominate now! 

2018 Melbourne Airport Excellence Awards winners

Chairman’s Award for Excellence

Atul Sharma
Menzies Aviation

Excellence in Commercial Transport

Lynn Young


Commercial Transport Operator of the Year


Excellence in Customer Service

Renee Ciszewski

Australian Border Force

Excellence in Customer Service - Volunteer

Akbar Hessami

Excellence in Teamwork & Collaboration

Brianna Aisher, Ashleigh Hamblyn, Denise Fan, & Kushlagh Stones - Air New Zealand

Gareth Lickiss & Jackie Cheung Pun - dnata

Excellence in Hospitality Service

Merve Fanoscu

Able Baker Charlie

Hospitality Venue of the Year

Boost Juice T4

Barista of the Year

Jimmy Tran

Urban Provedore

Excellence in Retail

Blake Harrison

Dufry Giorgio Armani

Retailer of the Year

Sunglass Hut

Marc Storti Award for Safety

Atul Sharma

Menzies Aviation

Spotlight Award

First Point Animal Services

Business Partner of the Year

Printing Intelligence

Lounge of the Year

Etihad Airways

Excellence in Aviation

Robert De Sousa

Virgin Australia

Airline of the Year

Singapore Airlines

2018 Melbourne Airport Excellence Awards traveller competition

Congratulations to Christy Jade, who has won the 2018 Melbourne Airport Excellence Awards traveller competition. For taking the time to submit a nomination Christy has won a $500 Flight Centre Gift Card and a Rolling Luggage cabin luggage bag valued at $299.

Melbourne Airport would like to thank our partner Moet Hennessy for generously supporting the 2018 Melbourne Airport Excellence Awards.