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Hamad International Airport wins best Asia airport

Hamad International Airport collected the prize for Best Airport at the Future Travel Experience Asia Awards Ceremoney

HIA continues to impress regionally and internationally, once again winning top honours at the Future Travel Experience (FTE) Asia Awards.
HIA continues to impress regionally and internationally, once again winning top honours at the Future Travel Experience (FTE) Asia Awards.

Hamad International Airport (HIA) has won the Best Airport Award at the first Future Travel Experience (FTE) Asia Awards ceremony.

The awards took place in Singapore on 18 November 2015, during the FTE Asia EXPO 2015, with the winners being selected by industry executives from around the world.

Of the five nominees shortlisted in the category of ‘Best Airport’ in the Western Asia region, HIA was announced as the winner, QIS reports.

Badr Al Meer, Chief Operating Officer at HIA said: “Hamad International Airport receiving this award reinforces its global standing as an international travel hub and five-star gateway for Qatar and the rest of the world.

“The airport’s success, which is demonstrated by this award, as well as our successful operations, also furthers our ambition to position HIA as a major player in the international aviation sector.”

Earlier this year HIA was ranked sixth among world top 10 airports, according to the assessment by the readers of Conde Nast Traveller 2015, which was conducted in August this year.

In that assessment, Singapore’s Changi Airport came in first, London’s Heathrow Airport-Terminal 5 has been ranked second, followed by Hong Kong International Airport in third place.

Asia introduced the FTE Asia award this year for airlines and airports across Asia, to be recognised for the most innovative, ambitious and effective initiatives and organisations, offering the best end-to-end customer experience achievements.

Daniel Coleman, Founder, Future Travel Experience said: “Here at Future Travel Experience we would like to congratulate Hamad International Airport on winning the ‘Best Airport in West Asia’ award at the Future Travel Experience Asia Awards 2015.”

He outlined how the judging panel was hugely impressed with HIA’s modern facilities, which range from the use of self-service to speed-up passenger processing and the trial of Smart Security with Qatar Airways, to the simple transit experience and luxurious premium facilities, the airport’s dedication to providing the best possible passenger experience makes it fully deserving of this prestigious industry award.

This award adds to HIA’s multiple award wins this year including the Best Airport in the Middle East award which the airport received at the Skytrax Airport Award Ceremony, held at the Passenger Terminal Expo 2015 in Paris as well as the 'Strategic Project of the Year' award which the airport received at the 2015 Global Projects of the Year awards ceremony organised by CG/LA Infrastructure in New York.


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