Dubai airport '3rd best in world'
Dubai, October 26, 2010
Dubai International has been voted among the three favourite airports in the world by members of Priority Pass, an independent airport lounge program. The poll covered over 9,000 frequent flyers from 150 countries.
Dubai was ranked third in the world, behind only Singapore Changi and Hong Kong Chek Lap Kok and ahead of all airports in Europe and the Americas, said a statement from Priority Pass, which conducted the survey in September.
The Priority Pass was launched in 1992 with the goal of providing frequent travellers with airport lounge access, regardless of their class of travel, airline flown or existing membership in an airline frequent flyer program.
There were 9,040 responses from 150 different countries by Priority Pass members, who were asked to vote for their favourite airport in the world, the statement added.
Among the 300 respondents from the Middle East region, Dubai was ranked first in the world, with Abu Dhabi International also appearing in the top three, it stated.
In general, the survey shows that travellers from the Middle East benefit from having high quality airports close at hand. When asked to assess their overall airport experience, those from the Middle East express greater satisfaction than the worldwide average.
Jonathan French, head of brand at Priority Pass, said, “It’s clear that airports in the Middle East are gaining greater prestige among travellers throughout the world due to the excellent facilities and management.'
'Our members travel frequently (an average of 17 flights a year) and come from all corners of the world, so this result comes from an informed source,' he added.-TradeArabia News Service