Brussels: The Rajiv Gandhi Airport in Hyderabad is the best airport in India, according to Britain-based consultancy Skytrax, which judges the quality of air travel around the world.
At a ceremony in Brussels on Tuesday, the Hyderabad airport was given the Best Airport India award.
Singapore’s Changi airport was named the world’s best airport.
It was also called “Airport of the Year 2010″, the best airport in Asia and also the best for leisure amenities.
Skytrax awards serve as the quality benchmark for the world airport industry.
The awards represent opinions of more than 8.6 million passengers from over 95 nationalities around the world who took part in a 10-month survey of 196 airports.
The awards are given after assessing more than 35 elements of the airport experience.
Seoul’s Incheon International Airport was ranked the world’s second best. It won awards as the best international transit airport and also for having the best staff service among all airports in Asia.
Kuala Lumpur was ranked fifth in the world. It was named the best airport for immigration service.
Beijing’s Capital International Airport moved into the world’s top 10 for the first time and received the best airport security processing title.
Munich Airport took the title as Europe’s best airport and moved to the fourth position in the global airport rankings.