Tuesday, 19 Nov 2019 | 22 Rabi Al Awwal 1441
Muscat airport competes for world’s best title

Muscat airport competes for world’s greatest title

A accurate representation of the country’s hospitality and gorgeous landscape, the new state-of-the-art airport has received international acclaim for its Omani-themed architecture, sophisticated technologies, exceptional passenger encounter and operational excellence.

The coveted Skytrax World Airport Awards are voted for by consumers in the biggest annual international airport client satisfaction survey.

Often referred to as ‘the Oscars of the aviation industry’, the awards are a international benchmark of airport excellence exactly where 12.85mn travellers representing 110 nationalities take component to choose the winners from a pool of 410 airports worldwide. The survey evaluates client satisfaction across 39 crucial overall performance indicators for airport solutions and items from verify-in, arrivals, transfers, buying, safety and immigration, via to departure at the gate.

Muscat airport was developed and constructed to the highest requirements of top quality and service, meeting the International Air Transport Association’s classification for best airports. It has been constructed more than a gross floor region of roughly 580,000sq m with the capacity to serve 20mn passengers per year.

It provides passengers a seamless travel encounter with wise and handy facilities which includes a cautiously chosen buying and dining scene, exclusive Business and First Class lounges as nicely as 24-hour hospitality solutions. It has a 1-of-a-type airport transit hotel and an substantial automobile park with shuttle and valet service alternatives to and from the arrival and departure terminals.

With an expansion prospective of up to 80mn passengers per annum, the airport has augmented the development of travel and tourism in Oman. Between January and November 2018, the total quantity of flights arriving at the airport was 108,813, a 16.six per cent improve from final year although the quantity of passengers improved by 9.four per cent from 2017, reaching 13,996,795.

As a outcome, Muscat International Airport was voted Best New Middle East Tourism Development Project just 4 weeks following beginning its industrial operations and won the prestigious title of the World’s Leading New Airport in 2018 at the World Travel Awards. It was also the recipient of the prestigious Sultan Qaboos Award for Excellence in eGovernment 2018 in the Best Private Sector eService category for its Data eServices.

Passengers can pay a visit to Skytrax’s World Airport Survey website http://www.worldairportsurvey.com/ and vote primarily based on categories such as Terminal Comfort.

Winners will be announced on March 27.

Information Source: Muscat Daily

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