Changi Airport Group honoured its key airline partners at an annual event on Tuesday night.
Bagging the top prize was Shanghai-based China Eastern Airlines which was named Partner of the Year for its commitment to the Singapore air travel market.
Other carriers that received mention included Singapore Airlines as well as budget carriers Tigerair, Jetstar Asia and AirAsia. FedEx Express and Etihad Airways were also called on stage for their contributions to the cargo sector. In all, 24 awards were given out.
Transport Minister Lui Tuck Yew who was chief guest at the event held at the Pan Pacific hotel said Changi Airport must continue to forge and strengthen partnerships for its continued success.
He said: "To be an effective partnership, we must consult, listen and work towards win-win solutions. With this close partnership in mind, we will continue to be sensitive to the needs of airlines. In particular, we appreciate the concern that airlines have with costs. We will continue to keep a close eye on it and ensure that Changi Airport remains competitive and offers good value for money."
Changi Airport will continue to work closely with airlines and other partners amid challenges, said Mr Lee Seow Hiang, Changi Airport Group's chief executive officer.
Traffic growth at Changi has moderated in the last few months but the long-term prospects are strong, he said.
"As many veterans in this room will attest, while the aviation industry is inherently sexy, it is hopelessly volatile and unceasingly competitive."