Wednesday, March 07, 2018

Not just private, AAI airports among the best in the world

It is not just the privately managed airports that figured in the list of world’s best airports in terms of service, state-owned Airports Authority of India (AAI) today said that six of its airports have being adjudged as among the best in the world.

“Airports in Lucknow, Indore, Ahmedabad, Chennai, Kolkata and Pune have been adjudged winners in various categories of the recently released winners’ list of Airport Service Quality (ASQ) Awards 2017 of Airport Council International (ACI). It is for the first time that so many of AAI airports have bagged top positions in the coveted list,” AAI said in a release today.

Based on the results of the survey carried out by ACI on Airport Service Quality, Lucknow Airport has been rated as the world’s top airport in the category - “Best Airport by Size” among the airports handling 2 to 5 million passengers per year. Lucknow Airport has also bagged the award for “Best airport by size and Region” among the airports handling 2-5 million passengers per year in the whole Asia Pacific region, AAI said.

It added that Indore Airport has bagged the award for ‘Best Airport by Region’ among the airports handling under 2 million passengers per year in Asia-Pacific region and Ahmedabad Airport has been rated as the ‘Most Improved Airport’ in Asia-Pacific region. Indore and Ahmedabad airports are the two first time winners from India for 2017.
07/03/18 Mihir Mishra/Economic Times