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Based on a sur­vey of 6,00,000 pas­sen­gers at 343 air­ports in 84 coun­tries, the best ma­jor hubs in the world, those which serve over 40 mil­lion peo­ple a year, have been named as Mum­bai, Delhi, Toronto, and Rome. The ac­co­lades have been is­sued by Air­ports Coun­cil In­ter­na­tional (ACI) as part of its an­nual Air­port Ser­vice Qual­ity Awards. Mum­bai’s Ch­ha­tra­p­ati Shivaji Ma­haraj In­ter­na­tional Air­port tied in first place with Indira Gandhi In­ter­na­tional Air­port (IGI), Delhi, in the Asia-Pa­cific cat­e­gory, Toronto Pear­son topped the North Amer­ica cat­e­gory and Rome’s Fi­u­mi­cino ranked num­ber one in Eu­rope.

As In­dia’s sec­ond­largest air­port, Mum­bai in­ter­na­tional air­port boasts of six lounges, 21,000 square me­tres of shop­ping and a 5,200-place car park for its myr­iad pas­sen­gers. It also fea­tures a three-kilo­me­tre art walk­way dis­play­ing work by lo­cal cre­atives. IGI Air­port, Delhi, fea­tures day­care rooms for in­fants and tots, an M&S store and a huge num­ber of din­ing op­tions. Toronto Pear­son has a per­ma­nent ex­hi­bi­tion space, plus (for those with a long lay­over) a cu­rated tour of Ni­a­gara Falls. Rome’s Leonardo da Vinci–Fi­u­mi­cino has five sep­a­rate lounges, a lav­ish Hil­ton ho­tel, and re­lax­ation spa fa­cil­i­ties in the ter­mi­nals.

Indira Gandhi In­ter­na­tional Air­port, Delhi

Ch­ha­tra­p­ati Shivaji Ma­haraj In­ter­na­tional Air­port, Mum­bai

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