The national capital’s Indira Gandhi International (IGI) airport has made all of us proud. It has been adjudged as the world’s best airport for the year 2014, under the category of handling 25 to 40 million passengers per year.
IANS reported that the Airports Council International (ACI) presented the Airport Service Quality (ASQ) award to IGIA at a ceremony of the ACI Asia-Pacific/World Annual General Assembly on April 28 in Jordan.
I Prabhakara Rao, CEO of Delhi International Airport Pvt. Limited has been quoted as saying that he felt proud to represent an Indian airport at a highly acclaimed international forum as ACI.
The Delhi airport scored 4.90 on a scale of 5 points measured by 300 members of the ACI ASQ benchmarking programme. In 2007, the score of IGI airport was 3.02 and it improved its ranking over the years. In the years 2011, 2012 and 2013 it was at the second position.At an average some 40 million passengers use IGI airport to reach 58 domestic and 62 international destinations in 2014-15.
IGIA hosts six domestic carriers, 56 international carriers and also has the capacity to handle the gigantic Airbus A380 aircraft.
The airport serves as a hub for leading Indian airlines Air India, IndiGo, Vistara and SpiceJet.