Hamad International Airport is the best in the world

HAmad International Airport was named the World’s Best Airport for the second consecutive year, announced at the 2022 World Airport Awards held at the Passenger Terminal EXPO in Paris, France on June 16, 2022.

Other big winners include Singapore Changi Airport, which won awards for the world’s best airport staff service and the world’s best airport restaurant; Istanbul Airport has won awards for the best airport shopping in the world and the most family-friendly airport.

Tokyo Haneda Airport has won awards as World’s Cleanest Airport, World’s Best Domestic Airport, Asia’s Best Airport, and Best Disabled Airport and Accessible Facilities. Riyadh’s King Khalid International Airport has won the award for the most improved airport in the world.

Nagoya’s Chubu Centrair International Airport was named the best regional airport in the world; Copenhagen Airport won the award for best airport immigration handling in the world and Zurich Airport repeated its success by winning the award for best airport security handling in the world.

Engineer Badr Mohammed Al-Meer, Chief Operating Officer of Hamad International Airport, said: “We are delighted that Qatar’s main gateway to the world has again been named the world’s best airport in the World Airport Awards 2022, which adds a new milestone to HIA’s history. . Our commitment and service excellence continues to be a benchmark in the aviation industry thanks to the commitment and dedication of our staff and stakeholders – as we all look forward to an even brighter year in come.

The World Airport Awards are the most prestigious accolades for the airport industry, voted for by customers in the world’s largest annual airport customer satisfaction survey. They are considered the benchmark of quality for the global airport industry, rating customer service and facilities at over 550 airports. The survey and awards are independent of any airport control, influence or contribution. Analysis of the results shows a strong correlation with the number of customers using airports in 2021, a period when variable travel conditions remained in place in many parts of the world, and with the rapid return of air travel in the most of the world, more normal times are returning.

Edward Plaisted of Skytrax said: “We are delighted to announce that Hamad International Airport has been voted the World’s Best Airport for 2022, reiterating their success in 2021. Our congratulations go out to the management, staff and stakeholders of Hamad International Airport who all contributed to this feat for the second consecutive year. As airports around the world continued to be impacted by the pandemic throughout 2021, Hamad International Airport served 17.1 million passengers in 2021 and continued with its expansion plans.

As the Official Airport Partner of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022, we wish Hamad International Airport every success in helping to host this major event. Our congratulations go to all the award-winning airports here today, for whom the last two years have been extremely difficult to cope with the many restrictions of COVID-19 and the sharp drop in travel demand.

With air travel rapidly returning to a more normal level, the challenge for all airports now is to provide the highest standards to customers with heightened travel expectations.

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