January 12, 2022

William P. Hobby Airport Becomes First Airport in North America to Earn a 5-Star International Rating

The City of Houston now boasts the only 5-Star rated airport throughout the state of Texas and North America after William P. Hobby Airport achieved a 5-Star Airport status in the Skytrax World Airport Star Rating for 2022.

The Skytrax World Airport Star Rating is a global benchmark of quality evaluation for the aviation industry. Airports are rated between a 1-Star and 5-Star level following a detailed audit analysis of facilities and staff service to customers across all front-line areas of the airport environment.

Hobby Airport excelled in all 29 rating categories, achieving the highly coveted 5-Star Rating. The international rating organization also highlighted the airport's "wide range of substantial guest experience upgrades to the terminal interiors, passenger facilities, and customer service initiatives." Recent improvements include a new children's play area, state-of-the-art restroom facilities, modern signage and information systems, a prayer room and a new stage for live music performances, to highlight just a few. Hobby Airport becomes one of just sixteen 5-Star Airports across the world.

The complete list of the World's 5-Star Airports for 2022 include ten hub 5-Star Airports:

  • Hamad International Airport
  • Hong Kong International Airport
  • Houston William P. Hobby Airport
  • Istanbul Airport
  • Munich Airport
  • Seoul Incheon International Airport
  • Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport
  • Shenzhen Bao’an International Airport
  • Singapore Changi Airport
  • Tokyo Haneda International Airport

Six 5-Star Regional Airports:

  • Baku Heydar Aliyev International Airport
  • Chubu Centrair Airport
  • Haikou Meilan International Airport
  • Platov International Airport Rostov
  • Quito Mariscal Sucre International Airport
  • Salalah International Airport

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