HIA contends for the 2021 SKYTRAX ‘World’s Best Airport’ award

HIA contends for the 2021 SKYTRAX ‘World’s Best Airport’ award

Qatar Living
By Qatar Living

Hamad International Airport (HIA) is a candidate for SKYTRAX’s ‘World’s Best Airport’ award and aspires to maintain its leading position among global airports by encouraging its passengers to participate in SKYTRAX’s customer satisfaction survey. 

The award is one of the most distinguished honors in the airport industry, and regarded as a benchmark of quality, assessing customer service and facilities across more than 550 airports. 

Over the past few years, Qatar’s international airport has moved up the SKYTRAX ‘World’s Best Airport’ rankings, jumping to the third position in 2020.

This is a testament to the airport’s visionary and innovative approach, implementation of passenger-empowering technologies, and multi-dimensional lifestyle offering, making it the airport-of-choice for global travelers. 

In the past year, the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the aviation industry, passenger traffic, air cargo demand, and much more. In response to these unprecedented challenges, Qatar’s award-winning airport implemented stringent health and safety measures, acquired the latest technologies to optimize operations, while prioritizing passenger and staff well-being.

These comprehensive measures allowed HIA to keep its doors open throughout the worst months of the pandemic, ensuring families across the globe were reunited, and essential goods were delivered.  

HIA transformed the airport experience by introducing advanced technological solutions such as fully autonomous disinfectant robots, thermal smart screening helmets, and ultraviolet baggage disinfection tunnels.

To safeguard the well-being of travelers and airport staff, HIA introduced innovations such as contact-free self-check-in and transfer security screening, allowing passengers to move through key touchpoints with minimal physical contact.

HIA is increasingly being recognized for its 5-star passenger experience and operational excellence, affirming its role as a gateway to Qatar while making Qatar a preferred destination for travelers. The airport’s uncompromising efforts in enhancing its airport experience have resulted in significant accolades.

The airport is currently undertaking an expansion project to strengthen Qatar’s position as a global hub and cater to Qatar’s thriving economic diversification and growth resulting from the success of its national carrier, Qatar Airways.

Focused on increasing capacity and its multi-dimensional facilities, the expansion project is set to increase HIA’s capacity to more than 53 million passengers annually by 2022, and the next phase, which will commence after the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar™, will increase HIA’s capacity to more than 60 million passengers per year.

HIA’s expansion will also create thousands of job opportunities in Qatar, allowing the country to achieve its goals as part of the Qatar National Vision 2030.

You can vote for Hamad International Airport using this link.

For more information on Hamad International Airport, please visit their website. 

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