Muscat International Airport declared best in the Mideast
Muscat International Airport has been voted the best airport in the Middle East for the first time since its inception, based on travellers’ choice, outranking last year’s winner Dubai International Airport and other giant Gulf and regional airports.
The award was handed over at the 26th edition of World Travel Awards Middle East Gala Ceremony 2019 held in Abu Dhabi on Thursday.
Oman Airports, represented by Saud Nasser al Hubeishi, senior vice president, accepted this prestigious award at a ceremony, which was attended by professionals in the aviation, airports and travel industry across the world with a network of representatives of more than 200 companies from aviation, travel, tourism and hotel sectors.
Building on achievements
Commenting on the achievement, Sheikh Ayman bin Ahmed al Hosni, chief executive officer of Oman Airports, said, “On behalf of the executive management of Oman Airports, I would like to congratulate all the employees of Muscat International Airport and all the official and commercial companies and airlines operating at the airport as well as all our strategic partners who contributed to this achievement. This award recognises the exceptional efforts and services by all our staff and partners who demonstrate outstanding dedication to the betterment of Muscat International Airport as well as all other airports of Oman.”
“We are proud of this new achievement, which represents a valuable addition to our national success stories. This is the result of our endeavour, at Oman Airports, to continuously expand our global presence as a primary way to help the various actors operating at our airports achieve their strategies through state-of-the-art infrastructure and facilities and record level of services to all our customers.
“May God bestow success on us and guide us along the path of achievements and expansion at international level. Congratulations to all of us,” Hosni added.
Exceptional travel experience
Saud al Hubeishi, senior vice president at Muscat International Airport said, “The exceptional efforts exerted by the airport family have set us on the road of achieving an exceptional travel experience for the airports users.”
Muscat International Airport redefines the passenger experience through its state-of-the-art infrastructure and facilities housed within its exceptional terminal characterised by its modern architectural design. “Along with the efforts of many colleagues who worked hard to secure the mobilisation of the best trademarks and partners to deliver greater and better results through our airports, this has certainly led to an ideal experience for airport users, and reinforced our dedication to raising our aspirations, ambitions and expectations to attain to the very highest echelons of services and achievements,” Hubeishi said.
“We are committed to sparing no effort to consolidate all aspects of partnership with all the parties working at the airport and to bring together our efforts as one family towards attaining the best in delivering impressive services to all travellers through our airport. It is our aim to expand our global presence and to increase the international visibility of Muscat International Airport, the Jewel of Oman airports, and position it as a leading player in the innovation and uniqueness scene.”
Best tourist project
Muscat International Airport has won the 2018 Best New Middle East Tourism Development Project Award. It also won the 2018 ‘World Leading New Airport at the World Travel Awards’ in Lisbon. The new terminal building of Muscat International Airport is a masterpiece of the Omani culture and history and a landmark that attracts many tourists to our beloved country. It blends the designs of the airport with the spirit of Oman’s heritage and modernity that restore Oman’s historic role as a strategic air and sea link between the east and the west. The airport is designed to meet the highest standards of quality and service in line with the requirements of the International Air Transportation Association.
Over the past few months since the opening of its new terminal, Muscat airport has witnessed considerable shifts in prevailing approach to high-level service and travel experience, which enhanced the airport’s reputation at international level.
Significant achievements have led to the airport being awarded multiple times for its outstanding performance, the last of which being Best Airport in the Middle East 2019 Award.