Mumbai airport win award

March 20th, 2008 - 1:10 am ICT by admin  


Mumbai, March 19 (IANS) Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport (CSIA) has been voted the “best airport in public-private partnership” for 2007 in an independent survey of passengers and opinion makers conducted by the Air Passengers Association of India (APAI). “MIAL (Mumbai International Airport Private Limited) is truly honoured to receive this prestigious award from APAI for a second year in a row. This award is a reaffirmation of our vision to transform CSIA into one of the world’s best airports,” said G.V Sanjay Reddy, managing director of MIAL.

The main parameters considered were cleanliness, amenities, comfort and customs/immigration. The survey was conducted online through the APAI website among its members, aviation correspondents from across India and frequent flyers from various industry bodies.

APAI founder and national president Sudhakara Reddy said: “This is one of the few independent surveys, that truly echoes the views of air travellers, aviation experts, and all other significant stakeholders. ”

CSIA is being upgraded to cater to 40 million passengers by 2012. At the end of 2007, MIAL has recorded a total of 25.2 million passengers and 520,000 tonnes of cargo.

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