Qatar’s Hamad International Airport (HIA) has received the coveted ‘5-Star Airport’ designation by London-based aviation institute Skytrax.
HIA is the first airport in the Middle East to earn this acclaimed title.
Only five other airports worldwide: Singapore, Seoul, Hong Kong, Tokyo-Haneda and Munich have received the 5-star rating from Skytrax.
“Hamad International Airport was designed and built in the modern era, taking into account what passengers want most - convenience and service. HIA more than exceeds passenger expectations by providing what passengers want in an environment that is beautiful, thoughtful and welcoming,” said Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, Akbar Al Baker. He added, ‘HIA’s success is apparent in the fact that it is now at capacity, and the third phase of its development is highly anticipated. The airport serves more than 30 million passengers every year, and will grow to 50 million.’
HIA, introduced several new features in 2016, including the introduction of its iBeacon enabled mobile app, the launch of the Smart Airport features in the terminal, the operation of the dual passenger train shuttle to concourses D and E and the opening of multiple duty free stores.