Top honours for Fiji Airports team

Fiji Airports Communications Manager Christopher Chand takes a selfie with his Chief Executive Officer Faiz Khan (3rd from right) and management team after the company won the Fiji Water Supreme Award at the Investment Fiji Prime Minister’s International Business Awards in Nadi. Picture: REINAL CHAND

FIJI Airports was the 2019 Fiji Water Supreme Award winner at the Prime Minister’s International Business Awards held over the weekend.

The state-owned enterprise was recognised for its achievements through the years in operating the Nadi International Airport, the Nausori airport and 13 outer island airports.

Fiji Airports chief executive officer Faiz Khan, who also won the Telecom Fiji Ltd Excellence in Business Leadership Award, said the accolades were a reflection of the hard work put in by their team.

“I am really humbled by it. We applied for it and we did not have any high expectations of winning, but here we are and I am truly grateful because this is because of my team,” he said.

“I am really happy with the work and the effort that they put into our work, day in and day out.

“They are committed to the little goals that we have while also maintaining our long-term goals and strategies which is commendable and must be applauded.”

He said ensuring that each airport ran smoothly was not an easy task. “We bring the world to Fiji by putting up world-class facilities, but at the same time we look after our smaller airports in Lau, Vanua Levu and Rotuma.

“We have people who have to ensure that the grass is cut constantly and make sure that there aren’t any issues with the runways. So there’s a lot of work put in by a lot of people and it’s a great feeling when these people are rewarded for their hard work.”

List of winners

  •   DHL Best Small Business Operating Internationally – Acton Fiji Ltd
  • BSP Best Medium Business Operating Internationally – Ram Karan Kava Dealers
  • CBS Power Solutions Fiji Ltd Best Large Business Operating Internationally – The Rosie Travel Group
  • Ministry of Youth and Sports Young Entrepreneurship Award – Filter Supplies PTE Ltd
  • Re-Exporter of the Year – Total Fiji PTE Ltd
  • Ministry of Industry and Tourism Excellence in Innovation – CBS Power Solutions (Fiji)
  • Vodafone Excellence in E-commerce – Fiji Airways
  • Bluescope Fiji Excellence in Service Award – Telecom Fiji Ltd
  • Reserve Bank of Fiji Primary Industry Business Excellence Award Pacific Ocean Culture Ltd
  • TFL Excellence in Business Leadership Award Faiz Khan
  • Tropik Woods Industries Socially Responsible Business of the Year Vodafone Fiji Ltd
  • Fiji Water Supreme Award – Fiji Airports

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