World Best Airport for 2024

Hamad International Airport is named the World’s Best Airport for 2024

Hamad International Airport (DOH) has again secured its position as the “World’s Best Airport” by the prestigious 2024 Skytrax World Airport Awards held at the Passenger Terminal Expo 2024 in Frankfurt, Germany. The airport also clinched the title of ‘World’s Best Airport Shopping’ for the second time in a row and “Best Airport in the Middle East” for the tenth consecutive year. Hamad International Airport, Doha, is named the World’s Best Airport 2024, with Singapore Changi Airport in 2nd place and Seoul Incheon Airport ranked 3rd. World Best Airport for 2024

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Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive Officer, Engr. Badr Mohammed Al-Meer, who spearheaded the development and growth of Hamad International Airport over the past decade, said: “This is a remarkable achievement for Hamad International Airport, as it celebrates its 10th anniversary of operational excellence, connecting passengers seamlessly from all around the world. It is a testament to the dedication of our team and partners, who have contributed to providing passengers with the finest travel experience. Our continuous investment in our facilities and pioneering initiatives in retail and hospitality has made this achievement possible.”

Al-Meer continued: “At the heart of our growth strategy lies the passengers’ journey, their evolving needs, and our commitment to meeting and exceeding their expectations. We have introduced a diverse range of experiences at the airport, including ‘Souq Al Matar’, ‘Orchard’ and high-end lounges. We remain dedicated to pushing the boundaries of the industry to maintain our position as the world’s premier airport.”

Hamad International Airport achieved a significant milestone in 2023, witnessing an exceptional surge in passenger traffic. Serving over 45 million passengers, the airport experienced a remarkable 31% increase compared to the previous year. The airport also welcomed new esteemed airline partners, including Vistara, Iberia, Xiamen Airlines, Garuda Indonesia, and Japan Airlines, and serves over 250 destinations, including passenger, cargo, and chartered flights.

As Hamad International Airport approaches its milestone 10th year of operations, it anticipates a bustling 2024. The airport also aims to enhance sustainability efforts through investments in new technologies and pioneering industry-first initiatives, further solidifying its position as a leader in the aviation industry.

Hamad International Airport, the gateway to Qatar and the world

Hamad International Airport is a diverse lifestyle destination of its own. Housed in one expansive terminal, the airport integrates contemporary shopping and dining options, entertainment and relaxation facilities, and a world-class art collection from internationally acclaimed artists.

Hamad International Airport has successfully completed the first phase of its airport expansion project, which has significantly increased capacity and enhanced its multi-dimensional offering.

The airport’s commercial and operation functions are managed by MATAR, the Qatar Company for Airports Management and Operation, and a corporate subsidiary of Qatar Airways Group.

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The 2023 Airport of the Year and 12-times previous winner, Singapore Changi Airport, achieved 2nd place in the global ranking, winning awards for the Best Airport in Asia and the World’s Best Airport Immigration Service.

Seoul Incheon Airport, which moved up to third place in the global survey rankings, was named the World’s Most Family Friendly Airport for 2024.

Tokyo Haneda Airport was No 4 in the global ranking and maintained further outstanding results, being declared the World’s Cleanest Airport, the World’s Best Domestic Airport and as delivering the World’s Best Airport PRM & Accessible Facilities.

Other highlights from the 2024 ceremony included Tokyo Narita Airport being recognised for customer service, as they were named the World’s Best Airport Staff and Best Airport Staff in Asia. Elsewhere in Japan, New Chitose Airport was voted the World’s Most Improved Airport, after a much-improved performance in the global survey, and across many of the category sections. Chubu Centrair International Airport, Nagoya, won the World’s Best Regional Airport award, and Kansai International Airport was recognised for the World’s Best Airport Baggage Delivery.

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Rome Fiumicino Airport picked up the award for World’s Best Airport Security Processing, the first time they have received this accolade. Terminal A, Newark Liberty Airport achieved success as the World’s Best New Airport Terminal, after earlier receiving the highest 5-Star Airport Terminal Rating from Skytrax.

Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport had excellent success, as its Terminal 3 facility was declared the World’s Best Low-Cost Terminal. Paris Charles de Gaulle was also named Best Airport in Europe for a second successive year. In further accomplishment for Group ADP, Paris Orly Airport was voted the Best Regional Airport in Europe, marking a fantastic performance improvement.

Istanbul Airport was voted World’s Best Airport Dining Experience and Best Airport in Southern Europe. Around Europe, Helsinki Vantaa Airport was the Best Airport in Northern Europe, and Budapest Airport was once again named Best Airport in Eastern Europe by the passenger vote.

“Budapest Airport would like to thank all members of the airport community for their dedicated work, which has enabled the airport to earn the best airport in the region award for the eleventh time, through continuous development and quality services,” said Jandu, the CEO of Budapest Airport. He added: “I see in this award the cohesion and perseverance of our community, which has been a feature of our daily life for many years. We are a team that pulls in the same direction, and this continuous work produces results passengers clearly appreciate every year.”

Munich Airport maintained a very good performance in the survey, winning awards for Best Airport Staff Service in Europe and Best Airport in Central Europe. Munich Airport CEO Jost Lammers said: “We are particularly proud that our employees came out on top in Europe. This shows that Munich Airport is also perceived internationally as particularly hospitable. The awards are recognition of the commitment and hard work of our entire airport team.”

The Hilton Munich Airport was voted Best Airport Hotel in Europe for 2024. World Best Airport for 2024

Cape Town Airport and Durban King Shaka Airport were the major award winners in Africa, with Cape Town named Best Airport in Africa and Best Airport Staff Service in Africa. Durban King Shaka Airport took home the award for Best Regional Airport in Africa.

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