HIA re-awarded ‘Best Airport in the World’ by Skytrax
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Posted: 28 June 2022 | International Airport Review | No comments yet
Hamad International Airport has retained its title of the ‘Best Airport in the World’ and the ‘Best Airport in the Middle East’ by the Skytrax World Airport Awards 2022.
Hamad International Airport (HIA) has been ranked and named the ‘Best Airport in the World’ for the second year in a row by the Skytrax World Airport Awards 2022 at the global event Passenger Terminal Expo (PTE) 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.
Engr. Badr Mohammed Al-Meer, Chief Operating Officer at Hamad International Airport commented: “We are thrilled that Qatar’s main gateway to the world has once again been named the world`s best airport at the Skytrax 2022 World Airport Awards – adding another milestone achievement to HIA’s history. Our commitment and service excellence continues to be a benchmark in the aviation industry thanks to our staff and stakeholder’s 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 (2022) – 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 added: “We are delighted to announce that Hamad International Airport has been voted the World’s 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.”
As the State of Qatar prepares to welcome the world for the upcoming FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022, HIA is at the epicentre of all the ongoing preparations. The airport’s phase A expansion is well underway, as the capacity is set to increase to over 58 million passengers. HIA’s phase B expansion will then begin in early 2023 and will boost the capacity to over 60 million passengers. Working with FIFA’s organisational committee to provide hundreds of thousands of tourists and new visitors a safe, pleasant and trouble-free experience, the two-time Skytrax number one airport promises passengers a journey like no other.
HIA’s 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.
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