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3 Indian airports among the world's best

February 18, 2015 13:59 IST
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Three airports from India have bagged the Airports Council International’s Airport Service Quality Awards.

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The Indira Gandhi International Airport has been ranked as the best airport in the world in the 25-40 million passengers per annum category.

The survey rates each airport's performance in 34 key service areas under eight major categories including access, check-in, security, airport facilities, food and beverage providers.

Seoul’s Incheon airport is ranked as the world’s best airport in the above 40 million passengers' category.

Two Indian airports won the award in the 25-40 million passengers’ category, while one bagged the third place in the 5-15 million category…

Take a look at the world’s best airports…

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Indira Gandhi International Airport, New Delhi

Rank: 1

Indira Gandhi International Airport is the busiest airport in India. 

The airport is managed by Delhi International Airport Limited (DIAL), a joint venture between the AAI and GMR Group-led consortium.

"The journey was never easy especially after holding the No 2 mark for last three years. We can now justifiably claim to be the world's best," Prabhakara Rao, chief executive, DIAL said in a statement.

With the new Terminal 3, the Delhi international airport has become South Asia's largest aviation hub.

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Taipei Taoyuan, Taiwan
 
Rank: 2

One of five airports in the country, Taipei Taoyuan is the largest airport in Taiwan. 

Last year also, it bagged the world’s second best airport award from ACI. 

“Airports are more than simply points of departure and arrival. At the end of the day, good business acumen comes down to a simple equation: better service, improved traffic and a healthier bottom line,” said Angela Gittens, Director General, ACI World.

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Chongqing Jiangbei International Airport, China

Rank: 3

One of the busiest airports in the world, Chongqing Jiangbei International Airport has been regularly winning award for its best services. 

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Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport, China

Rank: 4 

Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport is a hub for China Eastern Airlines, Shanghai Airlines, Juneyao Airlines and Spring Airlines. 

It is one of the busiest airports in China. 

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Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport, Mumbai

Rank: 5

It is the second busiest airport in India, after Delhi airport. 

The airport has five operating terminals spread over an operational area of 8 square kilometers. 

A world class terminal T2 was recently opened last year for international operations at the Mumbai airport.

The airport is run by Mumbai International Airport Limited (MIAL), a joint venture between the AAI and GVK group-led consortium. 

 

Rajiv Gandhi International Airport, Hyderabad

The Rajiv Gandhi International Airport (RGIA) in Hyderabad has bagged the third position in the 5-15 million passengers per annum category.

The Hyderabad airport was ranked as the best airport in 2009 and 2010, third-best in 2011, and second-best in 2012.

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