JKIA, Moi International Airport win ACI’s best airports in Africa award


Moi International Airport in Mombasa. PHOTO | COURTESY
Moi International Airport in Mombasa. PHOTO | COURTESY

In Summary

  • ASQ is the world’s leading airport customer experience measurement and benchmarking programme.
  • The survey captures passengers’ experience at all airport passenger contact points at more than 300 airports worldwide.

Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA), Nairobi and Moi International Airport (MIA), Mombasa have been recognized for excellence in customer service.

Airports Council International (ACI) – the voice of world airports awarded the coveted Best Airport by Size and Region to the two Kenyan airports on Monday.

JKIA won the 2020 Best Airport by Size and Region in the 5 – 15 million passengers per year in Africa while MIA won the 2020 Best Airport by Size and Region under 2 million passenger per year in Africa in ACI’s Airport Service Quality (ASQ) Survey.

ASQ is the world’s leading airport customer experience measurement and benchmarking programme. The survey captures passengers’ experience at all airport passenger contact points at more than 300 airports worldwide.

While officially writing to the Authority on the awards, ACI World Director General, Luis Felipe de Oliveira congratulated Kenya Airports Authority (KAA) for its efforts in improving customer experience.

“I congratulate KAA on the success in the Airport Service Quality Awards which represent the highest possible accolade for airport operators around the world on customer experience. During this most difficult and challenging of years, customers have spoken and recognized the successful efforts of the team at KAA in providing a superior customer experience under trying circumstances,” Mr. Felipe de Oliveira said.

Kenya Airports Authority’s Acting MD Alex Gitari noted that the recognition was timely, coming at a time when JKIA and MIA are undergoing major rehabilitation works set to further improve on customer experience.

“Winning these awards is a reaffirmation of our commitment to providing our customers with a stress-free travel experience. We are truly excited and encouraged by these prestigious awards which herald a new horizon in our customer satisfaction journey across our airports,” Mr. Gitari stated.

The ACI Awards for JKIA and MIA come soon after the recent recognition of the two airports under ACI World’s Voice of Customer Initiative.

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