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May 09, 2019 17:13
Hyderabad’s Rajiv Gandhi International Airport Named Eighth Best in the World

Rajiv Gandhi International Airport (RGIA) of Hyderabad has been named as the world’s eighth best airport in the latest ranking by AirHelp, an organization that assists air passengers in exercising their rights as air travelers and works towards compensation in case of delayed or canceled flights.

In its global airport ranking for 2018, Air Help said RGIA scored 8.27 points out of a possible high of 10, putting it in the eighth spot.

According to Bloomberg, the airports were rated based on three factors: on-time performance, service quality, and food and shopping options. The first accounts for 60 percent of the score and the other criteria each make up 20 percent.

Bloomberg said AirHelp collected data from multiple commercial vendors, along with its own database, plus 40,000 passenger surveys collected in 40 countries during 2018.

In the matter of on-time performance, RGIA received a score of 7.8, on service quality it received a 9 and on food and shops, it received a score of 8.8. While in terms of service score, RGIA shared this score with just one other airport - Athens International – and was behind only the Singapore Changi airport which scored 9.2 on this parameter.

The world’s top three airports, according to AirHelp are Hamad International at Doha, Tokyo International in Japan and Athens International airport in Greece.

By Sowmya Sangam

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