Indira Gandhi International – a popular gateway for those taking flights to India has been adjudged as World’s Most Improved Airport in 2012 by the World Airport Awards held at the Passenger Terminal EXPO in Vienna.
The World Airport Awards held at the Passenger Terminal EXPO in Vienna has bestowed upon Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport the title of World’s Most Improved Airport in 2012.
IGI airport has won the prestigious honour in ‘Most Improved’ category in 2012 followed by Ankara Esenboga airport (Ankara, Turkey) at second place, Chongqing Jiangbei International Airport (Yubei District, Chongqing) at third, Sydney Airport at fourth and Recife International Airport (Recife, Brazil) at fifth place.
Chairman of SKYTRAX, Edward Plaisted said: “Coinciding with the opening of the new Terminal 3, there has been a significant improvement in product standards for passengers travelling into Delhi International Airport. The enhanced air-side transit service, and better shopping and dining options has really improved the passenger experience and Delhi airport now provides a most competitive international standard.”
With improved services and facilities, Delhi airport is set to impress foreign luxury travellers as well as those taking cheap flights to India and landing up at this award-winning airport.
The airport was also declared the best in the country – another reason for travellers to scramble for cheap flights to Delhi when planning an India tour.
“In the ‘India’s Best Airport’ category, Delhi airport topped the chart after relegating Bangalore International Airport to second spot. Hyderabad’s Rajiv Gandhi International Airport, also run by GMR Group, came at the third spot,” a DIAL spokesperson was quoted as saying in news reports.
The Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport in Mumbai was adjudged on the fourth position, while Chennai International Airport secured the fifth place for airports in the sub-continent.
While expressing contentment on receiving the award, the CEO of DIAL, I Prabhakara Rao was quoted in Indian media reports: “These awards speak volumes of our high service standards at IGIA. We are immensely proud of receiving these awards from SKYTRAX. Both these awards are a tribute to all those who have been a part of modernisation and operationalisation of Delhi airport.”
The World Airport Awards are esteemed benchmark of airport superiority and honour the airports according to their annual SKYTRAX airport passenger satisfaction survey including check-in, arrivals, transfers, shopping, security and immigration. The survey of the World Airport Awards is conducted at more than 388 airports worldwide.
Also, Delhi airport is the busiest in the country, as per a recent survey. The survey reflects that Delhi International Airport remains a choice of airport not only for business travellers but also for leisure holiday makers booking travel deals with tickets on flights to India.
The Delhi airport serves as a key hub for the Indian international carriers – Air India, Jet Airways and Kingfisher and hosts nearly all global airlines.