Rising firmly within the world aviation scene with its distinctive structure, robust infrastructure, superior know-how and high-level journey expertise it affords, Istanbul Airport was deemed worthy of the “5-Star Airport” award in accordance with the analysis of Skytrax, one of the vital organizations within the worldwide area. Because of the measures taken in opposition to COVID-19, Istanbul Airport turned one of many two airports on this planet that was licensed with the “5-Star COVID-19 Airport” score, along with the “5-Star Airport” score.
As Turkey’s gateway to the world, Istanbul Airport continues to be the delight of Turkish aviation, with awards obtained worldwide. Chosen not too long ago because the “Finest Airport” within the Digital Transformation class as part of “16th ACI Europe Awards” organized by the Airports Council Worldwide (ACI), owing to its digital infrastructure and state-of-the-art know-how, Istanbul Airport receives one more award.
Licensed as “5-Star Airport” by the London-based aviation institute Skytrax, which was established in 1989, Istanbul Airport has achieved to be amongst eight world hub airports that achieved this title on this planet. Moreover, it’s said that Istanbul Airport is the fourth airport on this planet to obtain the “5-Star COVID-19 Airport” award, a score that’s given particularly throughout COVID-19 pandemic, after Fiumicino Airport in Rome, Hamad Worldwide Airport in Doha and El Dorado Airport in Bogota. Along with these achievements, Istanbul Airport has gained the privilege to be the airport with the most important terminal on this planet that has “5-Star” score.
Istanbul Airport, which obtained the “Airport Pandemic Certificates” issued by the Directorate Normal of Civil Aviation, after which signed the “COVID-19 Aviation Well being Security Protocol” revealed by the European Union Aviation Security Company (EASA), earlier than the Skytrax awards, additionally turned the primary airport on this planet to acquire the “Airport Well being Accreditation” certificates offered by Airports Council Worldwide (ACI).
Istanbul Airport comes out of the powerful evaluation with “5 Stars”!
Skytrax, which is a global air transport analysis company, has been offering high quality audits, star grading and high quality comparability providers for airports and airways since 1989. After complete preparations and detailed preparation interval adopted by three days of intensive bodily audits, passenger expertise excellence supplied by Istanbul Airport has been acknowledged with “5 Stars” by a global group. Possessing the most important terminal amongst “5 Star” rated airports, Istanbul Airport has confirmed that it achieved a terrific and a uncommon success.
Auditing the Istanbul Airport which is likely one of the greatest aviation hubs with its structure and know-how, auditors have skilled every level of contact that impacts departing passenger, switch passenger and arriving passenger expertise equivalent to parking areas, public transport, web site, cellular software, safety/passport management, fundamental passenger providers, outlets, meals and beverage areas, baggage declare; and so they have analyzed the service supplied at that factors, service accessibility and passenger consolation meticulously. Along with virtually 800 standards, which have been assessed in an in depth method, the measures in opposition to the pandemic have been additionally subjected to the grading.
Through the audit, the place every facet that has an influence on touring expertise was evaluated, most important processes equivalent to safety test, check-in, passport management, customs, cleansing, baggage declare and likewise most important providers, catering areas, purchasing areas and lounges have been inspected intimately by the specialists. As well as, the measures taken in opposition to the pandemic have been additionally thought of within the high quality inspection. Istanbul Airport, which received 2 vital awards on account of the prolonged audits of the Skytrax specialists, has proven the significance it attaches to perfection within the passenger expertise.
“At Istanbul Airport, we turned goals into actuality, and actuality into management!”
Kadri Samsunlu, the CEO and Normal Supervisor of _GA Airport Operation, who made remarks about Istanbul Airport having been deemed worthy of the 2 main awards by the world-renowned aviation evaluation firm Skytrax said that “An airport being licensed as each a “5-Star Airport” and a “5-Star COVID-19 Airport” by an vital aviation authority like Skytrax, simply after 2 years since its opening and 1 and a half 12 months after commencing its operation at full capability, is a uncommon state of affairs. I can say with delight that, as _GA, we’ve got achieved this as Istanbul Airport. We’ve established a customer-oriented tradition in our airport, we’ll advance this even additional and our work on this respect is constant at tempo. We’re the eighth hub airport on this planet to obtain “5 Stars” among the many world switch hub airports, after Doha, Hong Kong, Munich, Seoul Incheon, Shanghai, Singapore and Tokyo. We’ve additionally turn out to be the fourth airport on this planet to obtain the “5-Star Covid-19 Airport Score”, in respect of the COVID-19 measures applied at airports. We’re the second airport on this planet to carry each titles on the identical time. In addition to all of its different options, Istanbul Airport is the airport with the biggest terminal amongst all of these with “5 Stars”. As is thought, instantly prior to those vital awards offered by Skytrax, we have been additionally chosen the “Finest Airport” within the Digital Transformation class, inside the scope of the “16th ACI Europe Awards”, organized by Airports Council Worldwide (ACI). All of those useful and prestigious awards are proof of how a lot confidence the aviation authorities on this planet and particularly our passengers have in _GA and Istanbul Airport. I wish to emphasize this particularly; those that stroll firmly and with daring steps for the sake of the values they consider in, eventually attain the targets they dream of. At Istanbul Airport, we as _GA, we turned goals into actuality first, and now actuality into management! We’re proud and pleased on behalf of our nation for having achieved so successful. I wish to thank everybody and all our employees, who has contributed for this achievement. With the identical pleasure and enthusiasm like the primary day, we’ll proceed our efforts to make our nation, and Istanbul Airport the world’s most vital aviation hub.” he stated.
The CEO of Skytrax Edward Plaisted said; “We’re happy that Istanbul Airport has joined amongst the celebrated 5-Star Airports. This participation is a well-deserved recognition that the excessive requirements offered at _GA Airports are additionally offered right here. Istanbul Airport is an impressive engineering achievement with its terminal with a capability of 90 million passengers, accomplished in three and a half years. This grand airport has a powerful variety of passenger amenities, with the convenience of accessibility to totally different terminal areas. Right now, Istanbul Airport was entitled to obtain the 5-Star COVID-19 Airport Security Score. This score acknowledges complete measures that the airport takes to cut back the unfold of coronavirus, equivalent to complete indicators and passenger steerage, elevated hand sanitizer dispensers, disposal of non-public protecting tools and social distancing changes, in addition to a separate Biosafety Workforce to make sure the implementation of all these protocols.