Mumbai, Delhi, Hyderabad Airports Ranked Among Best Airports in the World; Here’s How the Twitterati Responded
The Airport Service Quality (ASQ) ratings for the year conducted by Airports Council International (ACI) is out, and it has some great news for Indian airports. The Mumbai, Delhi and Hyderabad airports have ranked number one in their respective categories, thereby speaking volumes about the efforts put in by the designers, staff and officials related to these airports. These airports have been rated as the world’s best airports for customer experience, according to the survey conducted by ACI. The news was received with a thundering applause on Twitter, with netizens sharing their own experiences at these airports. Many spoke of how well-deserved this ranking was, and many also appreciated the people who have made this possible. #MumbaiAirportWorldNo1 and #DelhiAirportWorldNo1 were used by the Twitterati to express their views on this victory!
Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA) and Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport have both become world’s number 1 airport in the highest category – over 40 million passengers per annum (MPPA) while Hyderabad airport has become number one in the 5-15 million passengers per annum category for the year 2017. ASQ’s survey helps in understanding how to increase passenger satisfaction and improve business performance. The survey, the result of which came on Saturday, covers 34 service areas, including access, check-in, security, airport facilities, food and beverage and retail. It might be noted that Delhi and Hyderabad Airports are managed by GMR group and Mumbai airport is managed by GVK group. Here’s how the Twitterati responded to the news of Mumbai and Delhi being declared among the top airports in the world.
Here are the official Tweets by the airports:
We’re pleased to announce that #DelhiAirport has been adjudged as the world’s no. #1 airport by @ACIworld in the Highest Category of above 40M passengers. Congrats to the entire team and thanks to all our passengers who have made this feat possible for us! #WorldNumber1Again pic.twitter.com/po2moRkr5A
— Delhi Airport (@DelhiAirport) March 6, 2018
— CSIA (@CSIAMumbai) March 7, 2018
Your appreciation made your airport “World’s No.1 Airport” again! As per the @ACI_ASQ Passengers Survey 2017#worldno1again #AirportServcieQuality #rgia #rgiahyd #BestAirport #AirportQuality #PassengerIsPrime pic.twitter.com/ffvTbI3BQ6
— RGIA Hyderabad (@RGIAHyd) March 6, 2018
Here is how the Twitterati responded:
— Sushil K Kashyap (@SushilKashyap01) March 7, 2018
— Saravanan Hari (@CricSuperFan) March 7, 2018
The staff makes all the difference:
— Prabhu (@Cricprabhu) March 7, 2018
Thankyou @CSIAMumbai for the best services that you have always provided, it has always been a pleasure travelling via Mumbai Airport. No doubt it is the best in the World!
Proud Moment – MUMBAI AIRPORT ASQ WINNER #MumbaiAirportWorldNo1 @ACIWorld #Congratulations
— Anup Jalota (@anupjalota) March 7, 2018
Reaching No1 is itself tough & maintaining that no1 is much tougher than achieving no1,kudos to team @RGIAHyd for maintaining #worldno1 continuously wishing you many more such appreciations in future✌️
#AirportServcieQuality #rgia #rgiahyd #BestAirport #AirportQuality pic.twitter.com/S7g4nnzdxp
— Subhash (@subhashsayz) March 6, 2018
Mumbai congratulates Delhi!
The world looks better from up here, doesn’t it? Congratulations @DelhiAirport!
— CSIA (@CSIAMumbai) March 7, 2018
World-Class and a Class-Apart:
Congrats! Well deserved indeed. The facilities and services (at T3 especially) are just outstanding and truly world class.
— AJJaswal (@OntheRoadAJ) March 7, 2018
Interestingly, this is the second time that Delhi has been rated as the best airport. In 2017, Delhi airport had handled 6 crore passengers higher than Changi, Incheon and Bangkok airports. In fact, the report states that Delhi airport is the seventh busiest airport in Asia and is among the top 20 busiest airports across the world. Last year, Mumbai and Delhi airports beat Beijing Airport and Shanghai Pelang Airport, which came a joint second. Reportedly, IGIA is likely to undergo a three-phase expansion and will be able to handle 11 crore passengers annually by 2024-25.