Hamad International Airport, the home hub of Qatar Airways was recently awarded the coveted five-Star Airport’ award by Skytrax, a London-based aviation institute and the gold standard for conveying the passenger’s voice in airport and airline rankings.
Hamad International Airport is the first ever in the Middle East to receive the honour from Skytrax, which only awards the five-Star Airport rating to airports that achieve the highest overall Quality Performance, recognising the provision of excellent facilities for travellers and high quality airport staff service. The Airport Quality ranking covers front-line areas for departures, arrival and transfer, including airport facilities, customer service, security, immigration, shop outlets as well as food and beverage facilities.
Only six airports in the world hold this prestigious title, including Singapore, Seoul, Hong Kong, Tokyo-Haneda, Munich, and now Hamad International Airport.
“This just proves that Qatar Airways passengers enjoy a five-Star experience on the ground in our Doha home, as well as in the air in our thoroughly modern fleet,” said Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker. “We are thrilled to have received this well-deserved accolade.”
Hamad International Airport opened in 2014 and has earned several world-class awards and recognitions in just three years of operations. In addition to the Skytrax five-Star Airport award, the airport has received Skytrax Middle East’s Best Airport in 2015 and 2016, Skytrax Best Staff Service in the Middle East 2016, and previously Best Airport Award at the Future Travel Experience (FTE) Asia Awards in 2015.