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3 Indian airports among the world's best

March 19, 2014 10:39 IST

Image: Rajiv Gandhi International Airport
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Three airports from India have bagged top honours. 

The Rajiv Gandhi International Airport (RGIA) in Hyderabad has retained its second position for the year 2013 in the 5-15 million passengers per annum (MPPA) category. 

The Airport Service Quality (ASQ) conducted by the Airport Council International are based on passengers’ response at more than 285 airports.

3 Indian airports among the world's best

Image: Hyderabad International airport.
Photographs: Courtesy, GMR

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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3 Indian airports among the world's best

Image: Incheon International Airport, Seoul
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Incheon International Airport, Seou

Rank: 1

The largest airport in South Korea, Incheon has been ranked as the best airport worldwide by Airports Council International for seven years in a row (2005 - 2012).

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3 Indian airports among the world's best

Image: Incheon International Airport
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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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Image: Indira Gandhi International Airport
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Indira Gandhi International Airport, New Delhi 

Rank: 2

Indira Gandhi International Airport is the busiest airport in India.

With the new Terminal 3, the Delhi international airport become South Asia's largest aviation hub with a capacity of handling more than 46 million passengers.

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3 Indian airports among the world's best

Image: Nine Mudras by Ayush Kasliwal at the T3 Terminal, Indira Gandhi International Airport.
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The grand Terminal 3 is the world's 8th largest passenger terminal.

In 2010, Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA) was ranked as the fourth best airport award in the world in the 15–25 million category, and  the 'Best Improved Airport' in the Asia-Pacific Region by Airports Council International.

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3 Indian airports among the world's best

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Taipei Taoyuan 

Rank: 3

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

It is the main international hub for China Airlines and EVA Air.

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3 Indian airports among the world's best

Image: Taiwan Taoyuan airport.
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Taiwan Taoyuan handled a total of 30,701,987 passengers in 2013.

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Image: Shanghai Hongqiao airport.
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Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport

Rank: 4

Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport is a 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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Over 22 airlines operate from the Hongqiao Airport to 82 destinations.

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3 Indian airports among the world's best

Image: An inside view of Mumbai's T2 terminal.
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Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport, Mumbai 

Rank: 5

Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport 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. 

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

In 2011, the airport was ranked the third-best in the world in the 25-40 million passengers category by Airports Council International.