Skytrax World Airport Awards 2023: King Fahd International Airport Best Regional Airport in the Middle East

The King Fadh International Airport has once again been named the best regional airport in the Middle East in the Skytrax World Airport Awards 2023. This airport jumped six places from 2022 to be ranked the world’s 44th best. It won the award for the best regional airport for the second consecutive year.

Other airports in the regional, Riyadh’s King Khalid International Airport came in the 27th place; King Abdulaziz International Airport in Jeddah ranked 41st globally; and Prince Mohammad Bin Abdulaziz International Airport in Madinah secured the 52nd position in the world’s best airports.

The awards come after the Kingdom’s General Authority of Civil Aviation ranked King Khalid International Airport first among Saudi Arabia’s international airports with more than 15 million passengers annually, for scoring high on various performance indicators, including waiting times and security procedures. The aviation authority, as per a report, evaluates airport performance on 14 crucial performance indicators, mainly for passengers during check-in and security procedures, time spent by the traveler in front of the baggage track, passport and customs area, as well as criteria related to people with disabilities.

The Skytrax World Airport Awards are regarded as the quality benchmark for the global airport industry. It assesses customer service and facilities across more than 550 airports. The awards are based on the World Airport Survey questionnaires completed by over 60 nationalities of airport customers during the survey period. The survey evaluates customer experience.


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