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3 Indian airports among the world's best

Last updated on: February 16, 2012 09:02 IST

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Incheon International Airport, S Korea (Rank 1)

Incheon Airport has been named Best Airport Worldwide for the seventh straight year.

Winning the Airports Council International's service quality awards over the years has brought Incheon huge international recognition as world-class airport and new business opportunities in the industry.

Its cutting-edge information technology allows passengers to enjoy its unique cultural experiences as benefits from fast arrival and departure services.

Museums and traditional cultural experience centres are situated to offer year-round cultural performances.

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2. Changi International Airport, Singapore (Rank 2)

Changi Airport has bagged the second place in the prestigious Best Airport Worldwide category.

Changi, a major gateway to Asia is one of busiest international airports in the world.

Efficiency, safety, security and service excellence are the hallmarks of Changi Airport.

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Beijing Capital Airport, China (Rank 3)

Beijing Capital Airport is placed third in the Best Airport Worldwide category at the 2011 ASQ Awards.
Beijing Capital International Airport (BCIA) ranked among the world's top three airports for the first time.

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Nagoya Airport, Japan (Rank 1)

Nagoya Airport was named best airport in the world in the 5󈝻 million passenger size category.

The airport plans to continue to be an attractive airport for our customers by fostering customer-oriented attitudes and behaviour among staff members.

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Cancun Airport, Mexico (Rank 2)

Surveys show the overall satisfaction has improved during each quarter, in comparison with the previous year's assessments.

The airport continues to improve its infrastructure to make the travel experience more comfortable, varied and efficient.

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Rajiv Gandhi International Airport, Hyderabad (Rank 3)

Rajiv Gandhi International Airport is the second public-private partnership venture in the Indian airports, the first being the Cochin International Airport.

For the financial year 2010-11, it was the sixth busiest airport in the country in terms of international and overall passenger traffic.

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Seoul Gimpo Airport, S Korea (Rank 1)

It is now the second largest airport in Korea after Incheon International Airport.

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Chongqing Airport, China (Rank 2)

Chongqing airport was the 10th busiest airport nationwide in 2010. The airport was the 11th busiest airport by cargo traffic and by traffic movements in China.

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Hangzhou Airport (Rank 3)

Hangzhou airport became the 9th busiest airport in China. In addition, the airport was the country's 8th busiest airport in terms of cargo traffic and the 10th busiest airport by traffic movements.

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Incheon Airport, Seoul (Rank 1)

The airport is ranked first in the 25-40 million passengers category.

The largest airport in South Korea has topped the best airports' list since 2006.

The airport has a golf course, spa, private sleeping rooms, ice skating rink, a casino, indoor gardens and a Museum of Korean Culture.



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Indira Gandhi International Airport, New Delhi (Rank 2)

The airport has moved from an ASQ score of 3.02 in 2007, and a rank outside the top 100 to a score of 4.72 and 6th rank across all categories in 2011.

The airport now boasts of an annual passenger capacity of over 60 million, including the state of the art Terminal-3 (T3) which can handle 34 million passengers. 35 million passengers passed through IGIA in 2011 CY including 10 million international passengers (both records in Indian aviation).

The airport also handled over 600,000 tonnes of cargo and over 300,000 aircraft movements in 2011 CY.



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Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport, Mumbai (Rank 3)

The airport is South Asia's second busiest airport in terms of passenger traffic and the busiest airport in India in terms of international passenger traffic and the second busiest in terms of overall passenger traffic.

The airport has five operating terminals spread over an operational area of 1,450 acres. It handled more than 29.9 million passengers and 670,235 tonnes of cargo in 2010-2011.

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Changi International Airport, Singapore (Rank 1)

Changi Airport now operates four terminals and a Budget Terminal. The airport will further expand and revamp the public areas at Terminal 3 to transform the terminal into a choice shopping destination with a unique mix of shopping, dining and recreational facilities.



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Beijing Capital International Airport (Rank 2)

One of the busiest airport in Asia in terms of passenger traffic and total traffic movements, the airport has seen rapid growth.

By the end of 2011, the airport had played host to 92 airlines, with 222 destinations and 5,376 flights per week; the passenger throughput had reached 78.67 million, ranking second in the world.

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Hong Kong International Airport (Rank 3)

Hong Kong International Airport opened for commercial operations in 1998. The airport has won eight Skytrax World Airport Awards for customer satisfaction in eleven years.

HKIA ranked second and third in 2009 and 2010 respectively for the Skytrax World Airport Awards, and has also won the Skytrax World Airport of the Year 2011.

HKIA also operates one of the world's largest passenger terminal buildings

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Cape Town International Airport (South Africa)

Cape Town International Airport is the second busiest airport in South Africa and fourth busiest in Africa.
It has direct flights to several destinations in Africa, Asia and Europe.

In 2009, Cape Town International Airport received the Skytrax award for the best airport in Africa.

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Malta Airport (Europe)

Malta International Airport is main hub for Air Malta, though many other airlines also fly to the airport. The airport is operated by Malta International Airport.

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Ottawa/Macdonald-Cartier International Airport (North America)

The Ottawa International Airport is Canada's sixth busiest airport by airline passenger traffic and by aircraft movements. The airport was formerly a military base.

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Dubai International Airport (Middle East)

Dubai International Airport is a major aviation hub in the Middle East, and is the main airport of Dubai. In 2011, DXB handled a record 50.98 million in passenger traffic, a 8 per cent increase over the 2010 fiscal year.

This made it the 13th busiest airport in the world by passenger traffic and the 4th busiest airport in the world by international passenger traffic



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East London Airport
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The prestigious ASQ Award for Best Improvement in Africa went to East London Airport.

East London is a small but bustling airport playing an important role in the growing economy of the Eastern Cape region of South Africa.

The airport has participated in the ASQ Survey for several years, regularly increasing its levels of passenger satisfaction.



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