Athens International Airport is the new leader in the world in its category, according to the annual results of International Air Transport Association‘s independent survey “Global Airport Monitor” for 2002.
In the airport size category up to 15 million passengers per annum, “Eleftherios Venizelos” moved up not only to the first position in Europe, but also to the first position in the world. The airport scored highest for “Overall Passengers Satisfaction,” climbing from second in Europe and third in the world in 2001.
As highlighted in IATA’s relevant report, competition is stronger in the specific airport size category, as it is the category including the largest number of participating airports (among them, the airports of Brussels, Dusseldorf, Vienna, Helsinki, Geneva, Oslo, Montreal, Johannesburg, Nice, Cape Town, and Moscow).
The airports that ranked top for Overall Passengers Satisfaction in the year 2002, as per airport size category, are the following: Amsterdam Schiphol (over 40 million passengers per annum), Singapore Changi (25-40 million passengers per annum), Dubai International (15-25 million passengers per annum), Athens International Airport “Eleftherios Venizelos” (up to 15 million passengers per annum).
A spokesperson for the airport said that the particularly positive perception of Athens International Airport’s passengers, according to the “Global Airport Monitor,” the main benchmarking tool measuring passengers’ satisfaction globally, reflects Athens International Airport’s dynamic presence, as well as its contribution to the promotion of the image of Greece internationally.