Istanbul Atatürk Airport, which is operated by TAV Airports, is listed amongst world's top 10 airports in its category at Skytrax awards, which are given according to passenger evaluations. Georgia Tbilisi Airport, which is also operated by TAV, has become one of the "Top 10 Airports in Eastern Europe".
TAV Istanbul General Manager Kemal Ünlü stated “Developing in a short period of time, Istanbul Atatürk Airport managed to place amongst the top five largest airports of Europe. Today, AHT has become an important hub providing service to more than 50 million passengers per year and connecting east to west and north to south. We work to provide fast, reliable and comfortable traveling experiences to our passengers. As Skytrax awards are based on passenger evaluations, we place great emphasis on it and we are happy to be listed amongst world's top 10 airports in our category. As TAV Family, we will keep working to maintain the passenger satisfaction at the highest level."
Skytrax awards are proclaimed at 20th Passenger Terminal Expo held in Barcelona. By the surveys performed with more than 12.9 million passengers from 110 countries, 410 airports all around the world are evaluated. Passengers evaluated the airports for 39 criteria including service quality, product diversity, security, shopping opportunities and waiting periods.
Top 10 airports listed at 2014 Skytrax World Airport Awards in the category of "airports welcoming more than 50 million passengers per year" are:
1 Singapore Changi Airport
2 Hong Kong International Airport
3 Amsterdam Schiphol Airport
4 Tokyo International Airport Haneda
5 Beijing Capital International Airport
6 London Heathrow Airport
7 Frankfurt Airport
8 Dubai International Airport
9 Denver International Airport
10 Istanbul Atatürk Airport