March 22, 2023

The World's 5-Star Airports

Houston Airports is first-ever recipient of new World Airport Awards category honoring airport art program

Houston Airports was chosen as having the Best Art in the Airport at the 2023 Skytrax World Airport Awards. The win is historic for Houston Airports and the commercial aviation industry. This year the World Airport Awards created a new category, World's Best Art in an Airport. Houston Airports is the first-ever recipient.

"When people travel, they deserve great service and a welcoming passenger experience. Houston Airports has repeatedly demonstrated its ability to deliver the absolute best to all customers," said Sylvester Turner, Mayor of Houston. "The World's Best Art award demonstrates the thoughtful evolution happening within Houston Airports as it endeavors to enhance its remarkable art program."

At more than 350 pieces, Houston Airports has one of the largest public art collections in the aviation industry. Its appraised value is $28 million. Harmony in the Air, a performing arts program for Houston Airports, provides live musical performances on custom stages across the airport's terminals.

LaGuardia Terminal B named world's best new airport terminal of 2023 based on survey conducted by airport rating firm Skytrax

LaGuardia's Terminal B is the first terminal in North America and among just 22 airports and terminals worldwide to achieve the highest possible 5-Star Airport Terminal Rating.

Thierry Déau, Founder, Founder and CEO of Meridiam said, "Meridiam is proud that LaGuardia Terminal B is being recognized for providing a state-of-the-art customer experience. More than ten years ago, we envisioned what the transformation of one of America's most iconic airports could be, and thanks to the hard work and steadfast commitment of LGP, the Port Authority of NY and NJ and Meridiam's team, that vision has become a reality. LaGuardia Terminal B is a shining example of the vast potential brought to bear when public and private entities work together and strive for excellence."

The Complete List of the World's 5-Star Airports

Referred to as the Oscars of the airport industry, the 5-Star Airport Rating is the prestigious and unique mark of Quality Achievement and a global benchmark of Airport Excellence, which is awarded following detailed audit analysis and assessment of each airport’s product and front-line service standards. The World Airport Star Rating was introduced by Skytrax in 1999 and is a premier evaluation system grading airports on their quality standards.

In 2023, there are currently just eleven hub 5-Star Airports and seven 5-Star Regional Airports, together with some airports having 5-Star Terminals.

★ Bahrain International Airport
★ Hamad International Airport
★ Hong Kong International Airport
★ Istanbul Airport
★ Munich Airport
★ Rome Fiumicino Airport
★ Seoul Incheon International Airport
★ Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport
★ Shenzhen Bao’an International Airport
★ Singapore Changi Airport
★ Tokyo Haneda International Airport

★ Baku Heydar Aliyev International Airport
★ Chengdu Tianfu International Airport
★ Chubu Centrair Airport
★ Haikou Meilan International Airport
★ Houston William P. Hobby Airport
★ Platov International Airport Rostov (suspended in 2022)
★ Quito Mariscal Sucre International Airport
★ Salalah International Airport

★ Terminal B, LaGuardia Airport
★ Terminal 3, Paris CDG Airport
★ Terminal 2, Guangzhou Baiyun Airport

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