Bhubaneswar Airport Receives Prestigious Award
Bhubaneswar’s Biju Patnaik International Airport (BPIA) has won the prestigious Airport Service Quality (ASQ) award by size and region for the year 2018. The award has been presented by the Airports Council International.
In close competition were a host of other airports, both domestic and foreign. Among domestic competitors were the Chandigarh airport and Devi Ahilyabai Holkar Airport based in Indore. International candidates in the fray were Indonesia’s SS Badaruddin II and SS Karim II airports, and China’s Yichang Sanxia Airport.
“The BPIA won the ASQ award for being the best airport in terms of size and region (2-5 million passengers in Asia-Pacific),” a statement issued by airport director Suresh Hota said. He added, “It is a matter of great pride and pleasure for the airport to have marked its presence in the World Airport Community by being number one amongst many.” The award is decided on the basis of passenger surveys and is scored on multiple parameters such as experience, facilities, ambience, safety and security, to count among the few.
The BPIA has started the year on a high, as it is set to cross the four-million passenger volume mark in FY2019-20. Furthermore, the airport will also implement zero parking fees for pick-up or drop facilities, effective 1st April.