KIA ADJUDGED BEST REGIONAL AIRPORT IN INDIA, CENTRAL ASIA
The Kempegowda International Airport (KIA) has won this year’s SKYTRAX Award for Best Regional Airport in India and Central Asia. The award was presented at the World Airport Awards held at the Passenger Terminal EXPO in Stockholm, Sweden on March 21, 2018.
This is for the second consecutive year that the KIA has won the award. The Bengaluru airport had won the award thrice, in 2011, 2015 and 2017. “To be named the Best Regional Airport in India and Central Asia is an incredible achievement for the KIA,” said Hari Marar, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Bangalore International Airport Limited (BIAL). The SKYTRAX World Airport Awards is arguably the largest passenger satisfaction assessment. It is considered among the most prestigious surveys measuring airport service excellence and quality. The winners of the 2018 awards were declared based on 13.73 million survey questionnaires from over 500 airports worldwide. The survey was conducted between August 2017 and February 2018. A key directive of the survey is for customers to make their own, personal choices as to which airport they consider the best. ‘Regional Airports’ refer to airports operating short international and domestic flights, rather than having a vast intercontinental network.