Incheon Airport wins best airport title for 7th straight year
Korea's Incheon International Airport has won the award for best airport in the world for the seventh consecutive year, the world's leading airports organization said Friday.
At an awards ceremony in Singapore Thursday, the Incheon airport, Seoul's main gateway, received the award for Best Airport Worldwide 2011 after ranking highest in an annual survey of passenger satisfaction, the Airports Council International (ACI) said.
This year's Airport Service Quality (ASQ) Awards were based on interviews of more than 350,000 passengers at more than 200 airports last year, according to the ASQ Awards Web site.
"The key element of the remarkable success of Incheon was well-concerted collaboration among a large number of airport employees which is the underpinning force behind the superb services," the Web site said. "It also cannot be achieved without continuous support from the central government. With the state-of-the-art airport facilities, Incheon enhances passengers' satisfaction by offering seamless connecting services. Its cutting-edge information technology allows passengers to enjoy its unique cultural experiences as benefits from fast arrival and departure services."
The awards were announced in February, with Singapore Changi Airport and Beijing Capital International Airport in second and third place, respectively. (Yonhap)