May 13 2019  |  Airlines & Airports

Muscat Airport wins Best Airport in the Middle East 2019

By Hibah Noor


Oman Airports, represented by Saud Nasser Al-Hubeishi, Senior Vice President, accepts the Best Airport in the Middle East 2019 award at the World Travel Awards Middle East gala ceremony

Following the opening of its new terminal in March, Muscat International Airport in Oman has been awarded Best Airport in the Middle East 2019.

The award was presented during the 26th edition of World Travel Awards Middle East gala ceremony, held recently in Abu Dhabi.

Muscat Airport was voted the best airport in the Middle East for the first time since its inception, based on the traveler’s choice, outranking last year’s winner Dubai International Airport and other giant Gulf and regional airports.

Oman Airports, represented by Saud Nasser Al-Hubeishi, Senior Vice President, accepted the award at the ceremony.

Commenting on the award, Chief Executive Officer of Oman Airports, Sheikh Ayman bin Ahmed Al Hosani, said: “On behalf of the Executive Management of Oman Airports, I would like to congratulate all the employees of Muscat International Airport and all the official and commercial companies and airlines operating at the airport as well as all our strategic partners who contributed directly to this achievement.

“This award recognizes the exceptional efforts and services by all our staff and partners who demonstrate outstanding dedication to the betterment of Muscat International Airport as well as all the other airports of Oman.”

He added: “We are proud of this new achievement, which represents a valuable addition to our national success stories and which is the result of our endeavor, at Oman Airports, to continuously expand our global presence as a primary way to help the various actors operating at our airports achieve their strategies through state-of-the-art infrastructure and facilities and record level of services to all our customers.”

Mr Saud Al-Hubeishi, Senior Vice President, Muscat International Airport, said: “The exceptional efforts exerted by the airport family have set us on the road of achieving an exceptional travel experience for the airports' users.

“Muscat International Airport redefines the passenger experience through its state-of-the-art infrastructure and facilities housed within its exceptional terminal characterized by its modern architectural design, along with the efforts of many colleagues who worked hard to secure the mobilization of the best trademarks and partners to deliver greater and better results through our airports.

“This has certainly led to an ideal experience for airport users, and reinforced our dedication to raising our aspirations, ambitions and expectations to attain to the very highest echelons of services and achievements.”

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