Hamad International Airport named “1st airport in the world” at the Skytrax World Airport Awards 2021

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Ing. Badr Mohammed Al Meer, Chief Operating Officer at Hamad International Airport, said: “It is with great pride that we announce that from Qatar Hamad International Airport was named the best airport in the world at the Skytrax 2021 World Airport Awards. This is not just a truly remarkable achievement for HIA and the State of Qatar, but an endorsement from our travelers for our commitment to service excellence. As we look to the future, HIA remains committed to redoubling our efforts to provide the best airport experience for all of our passengers. “

Edouard Plasté of Skytrax said: “We are delighted to announce that Hamad International Airport was voted the best airport in the world 2021. Inaugurated in 2014, Hamad International Airport has quickly become a customer favorite and rose from No. 3 worldwide in 2020 to the ranking of best airport in the world this year. Achieving this honor is in large part a team effort, and our congratulations go out to the management, staff and stakeholders of Hamad International Airport who are helping make this happen. As travel hubs around the world have been hit by the pandemic, Hamad International Airport has not been deterred by the disruption to global travel and has continued its expansion plans while introducing health standards. and additional security at airports. As the airport’s official partner for the 2022 Qatar Soccer World Cup, we wish Hamad International Airport every success in hosting such an important event..

HIA understood the scale of the global health crisis and responded to the changing needs of travelers for increased disinfection measures and contactless services by implementing advanced technological solutions. The airport has modernized its existing services with contactless capabilities at key passenger touchpoints such as automatic check-in, automatic baggage drop-off and terminal elevators. It has set up its in-house automated facial detection system to ensure that the mask is worn by all its staff. HIA uses its smart screening helmets for non-contact temperature measurement and autonomous disinfectant robots that emit concentrated UV light in areas with high passenger flow to protect the airport environment.

from Qatar airport was also the first airport of Middle East and Asia to achieve a 5-star COVID-19 airport safety rating by Skytrax in 2020. The audit assessed the effectiveness of HIA’s COVID-19 policies and measures in providing a safe environment for all and recognized the commitment of the airport towards operational excellence and passenger well-being.

Like Qatar prepares to welcome thousands of visitors during the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 â„¢, HIA, the official airport partner of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 â„¢, is ready to create memorable experiences for fans football players around the world. The airport will host extraordinary fan activations in its terminal and provide seamless connectivity across the airport. The expansion of HIA, with its first phase aimed at increasing its carrying capacity by 58 million passengers per year by the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar â„¢. The second phase will begin after the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 â„¢ and will serve 60 million passengers per year.

For more information, visit the HIA website www.dohahamadairport.com and follow the latest airport news on HIA social media: https://twitter.com/HIAQatar, www.facebook.com/HIAQatar and https://www.instagram.com/HIAQatar/

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