Airports Council International (ACI) World has revealed this year’s inductees into its Director General’s Roll of Excellence.
The 2019 inductees are Changchun Longjia International Airport (Changchun, China), and Hohhot Baita International Airport (Hohhot, China).
ACI’s Airport Service Quality (ASQ) program is the only worldwide service quality measurement and benchmarking service that captures passengers’ impressions and opinions while still at the airport and the Director General’s Roll of Excellence recognizes consistent high performers.
“In an increasingly competitive industry, airports acutely recognize the importance of delivering exceptional customer experience and have taken pains to learn what matters most to the passengers they serve,” ACI World director general Angela Gittens said.
“I congratulate Changchun Longjia International Airport and Hohhot Baita International Airport on their outstanding achievement. I hope they will continue to raise the bar for airport service quality excellence and work with ACI to share best practices within the industry.”
ACI announced an evolution of the ASQ Awards program earlier this year which included a new scoring system, new category definitions of the existing awards, and new awards. Determining the winning airports is now based on percentages and airports in the top 20th percentile are recognized.
The ACI Airport Service Quality Departures Survey measures passengers’ appraisal of 34 key performance indicators on the day they travel, giving airports an accurate picture of traveler sentiment.
ASQ has been designed for airports of all sizes seeking to measure their passenger service performance and to benchmark it against other similarly sized airports, with the overarching objective of offering more effective and efficient ways to serve the flying public.
The ACI Director General’s Roll of Excellence was established in 2011 to provide additional recognition to those airports which have consistently delivered excellent services.
Since 2011, 50 airports have been inducted into the Roll of Excellence.