IGIA achieves yet another International accolade

- Bags prestigious 'Best Airport Staff in India & Central Asia' Skytrax Award for the 2nd consecutive year

- Receives Skytrax Award, days after being adjudged as World No. 1 Airport by ACI

The Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA), managed by Delhi International Airport (P) Limited (DIAL), a GMR led Consortium, has bagged the Skytrax 'Best Airport Staff in India & Central Asia' Award for the second consecutive year.

This highly acclaimed award was handed over to DIAL by Skytrax, during an International Airport Award ceremony, organized this week in Cologne, Germany. Skytrax is the world's largest airport customer satisfaction survey. It is considered one of the most prestigious awards that recognizes Product and Service Quality across airports worldwide. The Skytrax World Airport Awards are a global benchmark of airport excellence, and widely known as the Passengers Choice Awards.

Reacting to this achievement, DIAL CEO - Mr. I Prabhakara Rao said, "We are truly delighted on winning yet another coveted award for the second consecutive year. Winning this international accolade, days after retaining the World Number One position, is a great morale booster for us. It is indeed an exemplary accomplishment, which is the result of our customer centric approach. These achievements reiterate our commitment towards fulfilling our Hon'ble Prime Minister's 'Make in India' mission and also act as a constant catalyst to create a new paradigm of passenger experience."

It is noteworthy that the airport operator won another accolade-1st Prize, in the Kaizen Competition under the Renovative Category in the 26th Kaizen Conference and Competition, organized by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) - Institute of Quality. The theme of this year's conference was "Innovative Kaizens developed in India to boost Make in India".

This year's award winning entry to Kaizen was the unique "creation of a dummy aircraft, used for conducting mock drills, through available scrap material from the Airport". This has resulted in a permanent solution for conducting the Airport full scale exercise as per the requirement of ICAO (International Civil Aviation Organization) standards..

About The World Airport Awards

The inception of World Airport Awards dates back to the year 1999, when Skytrax launched its first global, Airport customer satisfaction survey. The Skytrax World Airport Awards are the most prestigious accolades for the airport industry voted by customers in the largest, annual global airport customer satisfaction survey. The Awards are based on 13.25 million airport survey questionnaires completed by 106 different nationalities of airline customers during the survey period. The survey operated from June 2015 to February 2016, covering 550 airports worldwide and evaluating traveller experiences across different airport service and product key performance indicators - from check-in, arrivals, transfers, shopping, security and immigration through to departure at the gate. The World Airport Awards are a global benchmark of airport excellence, and widely known as the Passengers Choice Awards.

About Kaizen Conference

The annual Kaizen Conference, conducted by TPM Club - India chapter (CII - Institute of Quality), have been established as a multifaceted, widely accepted forum across the Indian Manufacturing sector for exchange of Innovative and Unique ideas as well as kaizen's implemented successfully across the organization.

About DIAL

Delhi International Airport (P) Ltd (DIAL) is a joint venture company; comprising the GMR Group, Airports Authority of India and Fraport. The project being developed by DIAL under Public Private Partnership has been given the mandate to finance, design, build, operate and maintain the Delhi Airport for 30 years with an option to extend it by another 30 years

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