Hong Kong International Airport has been named the world's best airport for 2001, the airport authorities said yesterday.
"It is extremely gratifying to be honored in such a way in less than three years after airport opening. Given the very high standards of the other airports, we are very happy indeed," David Pang, chief executive officer of the Airport Authority, said in a statement.
Hong Kong International Airport emerged as the winner in a survey conducted on 412,000 passengers by the UK-based airline and air-travel industry research company Skytrax.
Malaysia's Kuala Lumpur International Airport was voted second best in the survey, followed by Singapore's Changi Airport.
Passengers were asked to rate airports for ease of use, signage, accessibility, ease of transfer, passenger facilities and terminal comfort.
Helsinki's Vantaa airport was named the best airport in Europe, followed by Amsterdam's Schiphol and Copenhagen.
Dubai's new airport moved straight into top spot for the Middle East category.
Airmale From Botswana, joined Sep 2004, 372 posts, RR: 2 Reply 1, posted (12 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 912 times:
They deserve it all of the airports that have won in particular KLIA, My cousins just came from a trip to Malaysia and they were amazed with the airport, they still cant stop talking about i wish KLIA sees an increase in the number of airlines flying there
Ryanb741 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2002, 3221 posts, RR: 16 Reply 2, posted (12 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days ago) and read 899 times:
KLIA is awesome, especially the trains that take you to/from the satellite boarding terminal. A true work of art. I would put KLIA above Hong Kong, but then again KLIA doesn't get the same volume of traffic as Kong Kong.
I used to think the brain is the most fascinating part of my body. But, hey, who is telling me that?