Hamad International Airport named

Hamad International Airport named "World's Best Airport" for second consecutive year

QLNews
By QLNews

Hamad International Airport (HIA) was ranked and named the "Best Airport in the World" for the second consecutive year at the global event Passenger Terminal Expo in Paris, France, by the prestigious SKYTRAX World Airport Awards 2022. Furthermore, the airport has retained its title of "Best Airport in the Middle East" for the eighth consecutive year.

Rankings are determined by votes gathered from 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 named the #1 airport among 550 others around the world.

Chief Operating Officer at Hamad International Airport Eng. Badr Mohammed Al Meer said: "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 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." 

As the official airport partner of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022, HIA has begun the year strongly, welcoming 7.14 million passengers in the first quarter alone. By adding three new passenger destinations, the airport now serves 156 destinations, and partners with more than 36 airlines.

Edward Plaisted of Skytrax said: "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," he added.

With phase A expansion underway, it is anticipated that the airport’s capacity will rise to over 58 million passengers. Phase B of the expansion will begin in early 2023 and increase capacity to over 60 million passengers. In partnership with FIFA’s organizational committee, the two-time SKYTRAX #1 airport provides many travelers and newcomers with a safe, pleasant, and hassle-free experience, promising a journey like no other.

HIA’s top priority remains ensuring the safety and enjoyment experience of passengers, with reduced waiting times at all airport touchpoints, and staying in the forefront of technology and automation.

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