Cochin International Airport Limited (CIAL) bags Service Quality awards from Airport Council International.
Cochin Airport was selected for the Airport Service Quality (ASQ) award instituted by Airport Council international, the trade association of the World’s airports. Cochin airport became the winner of 5-1.5 million passenger category for the year 2016.
ASQ is the only worldwide programme to survey passengers at the airport on their day of travel. Every year, the Programme delivers some 600,000 individual surveys in 41 languages in 84 countries. It measures passengers’ views of 34 key performance indicators, including airport access, check-in, security screening, restrooms, stores and restaurants. Each airport uses the exact same survey, creating an industry database that allows airports to compare themselves to other airports around the world.
The ASQ Programme also has a feature that facilitates sharing of best practices among airport operators. “I am delighted that as we celebrate the 10th anniversary of helping airports understand how best to serve their customers with the ASQ Programme, we see our largest group of winners ever,” said Angela Gittens, Director General, ACI World. “These airports have dedicated themselves to delivering a stellar customer experience. Promoting a culture of continuous service improvement has become a matter of gaining competitive advantage and optimising non-aeronautical revenue performance. ACI proudly recognizes these accomplishments and we look forward to seeking more effective, efficient and profitable ways of serving the flying public together.”
The ASQ Awards are presented to those airports whose customers have rated them the highest over the course of the year. The categories have been designated to recognize the achievements of airports of different sizes and in different regions. In 5-1.5 million category Hyderabad airport and Tianjin airport shared the first place, Changchun and Hohhot shared the second place and Cochin Airport was finished at third.
The ASQ Awards Ceremony will be held at the 27th ACI Africa/World Annual General Assembly, Conference & Exhibition in Port Louis, Mauritius, 16–18 October 2017.