QA hails HIA's remarkable feat Mar 20, 2017 0 458 12345 Tribune News NetworkDohaQATAR Airways (QA) has congratulated its home and hub, Hamad International Airport (HIA), on being ranked Sixth Best Airport in the World by the 2017 Skytrax World Airport Awards, moving up four places from last year.At a ceremony that took place during the Passenger Terminal Expo in Amsterdam, HIA was also named 'Best Airport in the Middle East' for the third consecutive year and was awarded 'Best Staff Service in the Middle East' for the second consecutive year.Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive Akbar al Baker said:"We are delighted to congratulate our home and hub, HIA, on being ranked the Sixth Best Airport in the World by Skytrax. HIA opened within the last four years and climbed to the sixth position in the world airports ranking, a move which clearly demonstrates our continued commitment to deliver the highest standard of service to our passengers, who have graciously given us their vote of confidence. It is even more notable to receive these prestigious awards as we significantly grow the number of passengers served at HIA year on year to 37 million in 2016."HIA was classified as a five-star airport in January this year, after being audited by Skytrax, elevating it into the elite category of top-tier airports. It is only the sixth airport worldwide to have earned the five-star distinction, and the only airport in the Middle East with the best-in-class designator.The World Airport Awards are the most prestigious accolades for the airport industry, voted by customers in the largest annual global airport customer satisfaction survey. The survey and awards process is totally independent and free of any airport influence or interference. The awards are based on 12.8 million customer nominations across 110 nationalities of air travellers, and include 410 airports worldwide.The survey evaluates customer satisfaction across 39 key performance indicators for airport service and product from check-in, arrivals, transfers, shopping, security and immigration, through to departure at the gate. Pages 12345 POST A COMMENT RELATED ARTICLES GU-Q conference focusing on Indian Ocean region begins today Mar 20, 2017 0 170 Exploring impact of new and amended laws on healthcare Mar 20, 2017 0 509 Ooredoo supports Smart City Summit Mar 20, 2017 0 265 Ooredoo tv OSN subscribers can enjoy 'OSN Play' CONTINUING its ongoing investment in leading international and local content for its Ooredoo tv customers, Ooredoo and OSN have on Sunday announced free access to the 'OSN Play' service for all Ooredoo tv OSN .. Ooredoo to take part in 2017 Qatar CSR Exhibition and Conference Tribune News Network Doha OOREDOO, on Sunday, has announced that the company will take part in the upcoming 2017 Qatar CSR Exhibition and Conference to showcase its growing number of CSR activities to students and .. NHRC's lecture at QU on Arab Human Rights Day QNA Doha THE National Human Rights Committee (NHRC), in cooperation with Qatar University, has delivered a series of lectures for students of the Psychological Sciences Department in the College of Education under the ..