The Delhi Airport, after almost an year, has once again regained its place as the world’s best airport, ranked by the Airport Council International in their Airport Service Quality (ASQ) 2017 rankings list.

Previously, Delhi airport was 1st in 2015 and 2016 but in a lower category since it only handled about 25-40 million passengers per annum (MPPA).

It then slipped down to the 2nd place last year in 2017, however, raised up in category with the airport handling almost 63.5 million passengers thus coming into the over 40 MPPA category.

With this new ranking, Delhi is now said to be the 7th busiest airport in Asia and in terms of passenger traffic comes under the top 20 busiest airports in the world.

Being declared number 1, the Indira Gandhi International Airport has now surpassed the previous year’s winner that was South Korea’s Incheon airport.

The ASQ survey measures the experience of the passengers on the day of their travel itself, and currently is the only such worldwide programme to do so. The passengers are asked about their views on almost 34 key performance indicators some of which include check-in facilities, airport restrooms, stores and restaurants, security screening, access to the airport and more.

In light of this, let us take a brief look at the history of the Delhi airport and how it reached this prestigious place:

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Sources: The Economic Times, Wikipedia, The Sunday Guardian

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