Hamad International Airport named Best Airport in West Asia

 07 Nov 2017 - 17:54

Hamad International Airport named Best Airport in West Asia
(File Photo) Hamad International Airport. Shaival Dalal © The Peninsula

QNA

Doha: Hamad International Airport was recognized as the Best Airport in West Asia for the third time in a row at the Future Travel Experience (FTE) Asia Awards 2017 in Singapore, with the awards celebrating airports and airlines that have displayed customer experience and innovative leadership.

HIA was recognized for its continued commitment to delivering the highest standard of service to its passengers. Winners were selected by a panel of industry executives from around the world, with HIA taking the lead among other airports in the region, HIA said Tuesday in a press release.

"We are honored to receive the 'Best Airport in West Asia' award for the third consecutive time, which recognizes our state-of-the-art facilities and 5 star services. HIA will continue to work towards delivering sophisticated and innovative solutions that offer an unparalleled travel experience," HIA Chief Operating Officer Eng. Badr Mohammed Al Meer said. 

FTE Founder Daniel Coleman said the awards recognize organizations for their "end-to-end customer experience achievements," noting that since 2014, "HIA has been setting the standard for the modern day airport experience and we are pleased to witness what it has been able to achieve in a short period of time."

Combining cutting-edge technology, world-class sculptural art curated in partnership with Qatar Museums and an extensive hospitality and retail offering, HIA has successfully established itself as a leading international hub. 

FTE was established in 2006 and is an independent events and online media business dedicated to improving the end-to-end passenger experience. The FTE Asia Awards were launched in 2015 with the aim of recognizing outstanding airports and airlines that are dedicated to improving the end-to-end passenger experience.

HIA is currently a candidate for the "Best Airport in the World" award by Skytrax which also classified it as a five-star airport in 2017, making it one among only five other airports in the world to achieve this prestigious status. Earlier this year, it was ranked sixth Best Airport in the World by the 2017 Skytrax World Airport Awards, moving up four places from 2016. HIA has also won the "Best Airport in the Middle East" title for three years in a row and "Best Staff Service in the Middle East" for two years in a row.