Skytrax, a United Kingdom-based consultancy has created a World Airport Survey on the basis of the votes by air passengers in 2019 and 2020. And Indira Gandhi International Airport ( IGIA), Delhi has emerged as the best airport in India. It is among the top 50 airports in the global list. Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport has ranked 52nd in the global list and second in India. The third best airport in India, as per the rankings is Kempegowda International Airport, Bangalore, which has ranked 68th in the global list. Earlier, Delhi Airport was ranked as world’s best for catering to over 69 million passengers.
Skytrax Ranks Delhi Airport As The Best Airport In India
The UK-based consultancy Skytrax has released a list of the world’s best airports on the basis of the votes of the flyers of 2019 and 2020. According to the votes, the best airports in India are Delhi’s IGI Airport, Mumbai Airport and Bangalore’s Kempegowda International Airport respectively. Delhi airport is among the top 50 airports in the global list. Mumbai and Bangalore airports have bagged the 52nd and 68th positions respectively in the global rankings. Also, Rajiv Gandhi International Airport, Hyderabad, with its world-class infrastructure has made it to the top 100 airports in the world and is the fourth best airport in India.
The other Indian airports included in the world’s best list are Chennai International Airport, Ahmedabad’s Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport, Kolkata’s Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport and Goa International Airport. Delhi has also bagged a position among the World’s Best Cities for 2021.
Delhi International Airport Becomes Asia Pacific’s First Carbon Accredited Airport
Delhi International Airport has become Asia Pacific’s first carbon accredited airport under ACI’s Airport Carbon Accreditation program. In the airport industry, Airport Carbon Accreditation is the global standard for carbon management. Its aim is to encourage airports to implement best practices in Greenhouse Gas and reduce harmful emissions. The Airport Carbon Accreditation programme was launched in 2009. It initially had four levels. Level 1 was Mapping, Level 2 was Reduction, Level 3 was Optimisation, and Level 4 was Neutrality. While Delhi Airport reached Level 3+ in 2016, it has now been declared as the first Carbon Neutral Airport in Asia Pacific region.
Time and again, Delhi Airport has topped the list of the busiest airports in India. Also, after starting operations in Terminal 3, it has become the largest aviation hub in India and South Asia. Delhiites, that’s definitely a proud moment for you all. Meanwhile, here’s a first-hand account of air travel experience from Mumbai to Delhi during the coronavirus outbreak: