AusBT wins prestigious aviation media award

AusBT wins prestigious aviation media award

Australian Business Traveller was among the winners at this year's Australia and New Zealand Aviation Media Awards, which recognise the best works in aviation journalism throughout 2012.

The awards are chosen by judges from the National Aviation Press Club – a panel which this year included The Australian aviation editor Steve Creedy and Geoff Thomas, Aviation Editor of The West Australian and  Executive Editor at Airline Review International – and were announced at an exclusive industry event held in Sydney on Friday, November 30th.

Australian Business Traveller editor David Flynn took home the trophy for Online Contribution of the Year, a field in which AusBT journalist John Walton was also nominated.

Our winning story was Qantas' in-flight wireless iPad system in action, with other AusBT reports on Thai Airways Airbus A380 business class, Virgin Atlantic's new Upper Class Dream Suite and Inside Lufthansa's Boeing 747-8 also on the starting grid.

Andrew Cleary, aviation editor for The Australian Financial Review, was awarded Aviation Journalist of the Year, along with Aviation News Story of 2012 for his "Qantas forges Emirates tie" scoop and analysis.

Seth Jaworski, from Australian Aviation and also well-known on, was recognised as Photographer of the Year.

Australian Aviation scored three more awards: Michael Gisick for "A second Sydney Airport? One more time with feeling" picked up Aviation Feature of the Year; “Maturing teens: bridging the fighter generation gap” by Andrew McLaughlin  as Aviation Defence Story of the Year; while Australian Aviation managing editor Gerard Frawley won gold in the Aviation Technical Story of the Year category with “Home again. The repairs and return of Qantas A380 VH-OQA Nancy-Bird Walton”.

Australian Business Traveller editor David Flynn was in Hong Kong on the night of the the awards dinner but tweeted to say he was "Very chuffed to see AusBT among such sterling company."

And we mean it: the finalists and winners of these awards are the crème de la crème of aviation journalism in Australia and New Zealand, and to be counted among their number is both a significant honour and substantial recognition for AusBT :)

David Flynn
David Flynn is the editor of Australian Business Traveller and a bit of a travel tragic with a weakness for good coffee, shopping and lychee martinis.


  • Kstalling


    4 Dec, 2012 09:51 am

    To Australian Business Traveller

    Congratsulations on you wins

    I love reading your website for great information

    keep up the good work


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  • Shaun Ewing


    4 Dec, 2012 10:08 am


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  • kevrosmith


    4 Dec, 2012 10:10 am

    Congrulations on the nominations and win.  Great work. AusBT is a source of great business travel information and I often find myself looking up the articles and refering friends to the site.

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  • JBH


    4 Dec, 2012 10:25 am

    Well done and well deserved AusBT!

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  • wdeguara


    4 Dec, 2012 10:29 am

    Cheers to one of the best !

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  • LoveToFly


    4 Dec, 2012 10:33 am

    Congratulations, keep up the good work, love looking at the site each day.

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  • Agfox


    4 Dec, 2012 10:45 am

    Congratulations to David, John & everyone else involved with ABT for an informative & entertaining blog

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  • Al Glidden


    4 Dec, 2012 10:46 am

    Let me add my congrats to this list, David and John. You guys continue to  give us 'news we can use', break stories and aren't afraid to tell it like it is!

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  • TheRealBabushka


    4 Dec, 2012 12:42 pm

    Congratulations! Fantastic site! Keep it up!

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  • russell


    4 Dec, 2012 01:00 pm

    Well deserved.

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  • kenner


    4 Dec, 2012 01:19 pm

    Congratulations AUSBT!! Keep up the great work. Can't wait to see the new website in the new year.

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  • Andie


    4 Dec, 2012 01:20 pm


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  • CL9


    4 Dec, 2012 03:34 pm


    Your website is now an important part of my life and routine!

    Keep up the great stories! :)

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  • kash


    4 Dec, 2012 03:47 pm


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  • petriojala


    5 Dec, 2012 04:21 am

    Well done and well deserved!  I follow this website from Finland and consider this the best there is!

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  • Henry Elise


    5 Dec, 2012 03:30 pm

    You guys are all awesome! Love the articles and all the reviews. Keep it coming

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  • Alex_upgrade


    1 Jan, 2013 05:54 pm

    I read your site daily. So no surprise! Well done.

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