Doha, June 16 (QNA) - Hamad International Airport (HIA) has been ranked and named the "Best Airport in the World" for the second year in a row by the prestigious SKYTRAX World Airport Awards 2022 at the global event Passenger Terminal Expo in Paris, France. The airport has also retained its title as the "Best Airport in the Middle East" for the eighth year in a row.
The rankings were based on voting submitted by air travelers and passenger satisfaction across 39 key performance indicators for airport services and products including check-in, arrivals, transfers, shopping, security, immigration, and departure. HIA was announced the #1 airport amongst 550 other global airports.
Chief Operating Officer at Hamad International Airport Eng. Badr Mohammed Al Meer said: "We are thrilled that Qatars main gateway to the world has once again been named the worlds best airport at the SKYTRAX 2022 World Airport Awards adding another milestone achievement to HIAs history. Our commitment and service excellence continues to be a benchmark in the aviation industry thanks to our staff and stakeholders commitment and dedication as we all look forward towards an even brighter year ahead."
The official airport partner of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 witnessed a promising start of the year welcoming a total of 7.14 million passengers in the first quarter alone. HIA introduced three new passenger destinations to make the total number of destinations served by the airport at 156, while also partnering with more than 36 airline partners.
Edward Plaisted of Skytrax said: "We are delighted to announce that Hamad International Airport has been voted the Worlds Best Airport for 2022, repeating their success of 2021. Our congratulations go to the Management, staff and stakeholders at Hamad International Airport who have all contributed to this achievement for the second year running. Whilst airports worldwide 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 for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 we wish Hamad International Airport every success in helping to host this major event."
The airports phase A expansion is well underway, as the capacity is set to increase to over 58 million passengers. HIAs phase B expansion will then begin in early 2023 and will boost the capacity to over 60 million passengers. Working with FIFAs organizational committee to provide hundreds of thousands of tourists and new visitors a safe, pleasant and trouble-free experience, the two-time SKYTRAX #1 airport promises travelers a journey like no other.
HIAs top priority remains in ensuring a safe and enjoyable passenger experience, with a decreased waiting time at all airport touchpoints, as well as staying up to date with cutting-edge technology and automation tools. (QNA)
16 June 2022
Hamad International Airport named "Best Airport in the World" for 2nd Time Running by SKYTRAX World Airport Awards
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