Qatar’s Hamad International Airport crowned ‘World’s Best Airport 2022’

By Shilpa Annie Joseph, Official Reporter
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Hamad International Airport (HIA) has been named the “Best Airport in the World” for the second year in a row by the prestigious SKYTRAX World Airport Awards 2022.

The airport has also retained its title as the “Best Airport in the Middle East” for the eighth year in a row.

According to the statement, the rankings were based on voting submitted by air travelers and passenger satisfaction across 39 key performance indicators for airport services and products including check-in, arrivals, transfers, shopping, security, immigration, and departure.

Badr Mohamed Al Meer
Badr Mohamed Al Meer

“We are thrilled that Qatar’s main gateway to the world has once again been named the world`s best airport at the SKYTRAX 2022 World Airport Awards – adding another milestone achievement to HIA’s history. Our commitment and service excellence continues to be a benchmark in the aviation industry thanks to our staff and stakeholder’s commitment and dedication – as we all look forward towards an even brighter year ahead.”

Mr. Edward Plaisted CEO of Skytrax said that, “We are delighted to announce that Hamad International Airport has been voted the World’s Best Airport for 2022, repeating their success of 2021. Our congratulations go to the Management, staff and stakeholders at Hamad International Airport who have all contributed to this achievement for the second year running.”

“Whilst airports worldwide continued to be impacted by the pandemic throughout 2021, Hamad International Airport served 17.1 million passengers in 2021 and continued with its expansion plans. As the Official Airport Partner for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 we wish Hamad International Airport every success in helping to host this major event,” Mr. Plaisted added.

As the State of Qatar prepares to welcome the world for the upcoming FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022, HIA is at the epicenter of all the ongoing preparations.

“The airport’s Phase A expansion is well underway, as the capacity is set to increase to over 58 million passengers. HIA’s Phase B expansion will then begin in early 2023 and will boost the capacity to over 60 million passengers,” as per the reports.

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