Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 26

Thread: KLIA voted best airport in the world!

  1. #1
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    Singapore
    Posts
    31

    KLIA voted best airport in the world!

    Airports Council International (ACI) - an umbrella body representing the major airports in the world - has voted KLIA as the world's best airport in the 15-25 million passengers category.

    And in the rankings for best airports overall, regardless of passenger volumes, KLIA beat Changi by coming in 3rd (Changi was 4th) after Seoul Incheon and HK's Chek Lap Kok.

    Which has led to plenty of angst in Spore!!!!!

  2. #2
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    Goodyear Court
    Posts
    516
    can't say i'm pleasantly surprised

    can you provide the link of where you read this intriguing news please? thanks

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    usj27
    Posts
    7,688
    Quote Originally Posted by jianna
    Airports Council International (ACI) - an umbrella body representing the major airports in the world - has voted KLIA as the world's best airport in the 15-25 million passengers category.
    Yup...! best airport with the BEST DRESSED TOUTS... ... WORST looking budget limos.. aka WIRAs
    only in malaysia...

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Location
    Puchong
    Posts
    2,602
    There are no details on what the "award" is based on but if the taxi service is included KLIA will be rock bottom.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Location
    SS19
    Posts
    4,636
    I wonder if they take into the security issues that we have...or is it not there anymore??

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Usj14
    Posts
    2,992
    Quote Originally Posted by jianna

    And in the rankings for best airports overall, regardless of passenger volumes, KLIA beat Changi by coming in 3rd (Changi was 4th)
    This ought to be a mighty blow for the kiasu island as KLIA beat them for once

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    -
    Posts
    5,820
    Quote Originally Posted by firefox
    This ought to be a mighty blow for the kiasu island as KLIA beat them for once
    I think so too. Who knows, they might wanna flex their muscles and beat us by hiring our KLIA taxi drivers.


  8. #8
    Join Date
    Jul 2002
    Location
    USJ, Selangor, Malaysia
    Posts
    462
    Quote Originally Posted by cskok8
    There are no details on what the "award" is based on but if the taxi service is included KLIA will be rock bottom.
    just used the taxi service coming back from a holiday, and was pleasantly surprised that the "budget" category now includes the Renault Espace, Daewoo MPV and also wajas. As a matter of fact, I didnt notice any of those awful wiras around.

    KLIA is pretty damn good, and they've improved their services in the last couple of years, but I can't believe they beat Changi overall. There's just so much more to do and see there. But KLIA is definitely world class - just get rid of the damn touts!

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Location
    Puchong
    Posts
    2,602
    I think they are in the process of changing all the junk Wiras to the Wajunks, oops, Wajas. Last week when my wife came back from Singapore, there was a looong queue for the budget "limos". So maybe they are pressing the "premier limos" into service till there are enough Wajas on the road.

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Jul 2002
    Location
    USJ, Selangor, Malaysia
    Posts
    462
    Quote Originally Posted by cskok8
    So maybe they are pressing the "premier limos" into service till there are enough Wajas on the road.
    Dunno bout that - i went to the counter and told them " i want a premier taxi cos i have a lot of luggage and a baby stroller." And the girls says "budget also can sir." So i said "no way. Cannot fit." (wuz picturing the damn wira). Then she goes on to explain that premier is only Perdana and Mercedes. The Kia, Renault and Waja are all in the budget category. Must be for VMY 2007!!

  11. #11
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    usj
    Posts
    257
    Quote Originally Posted by aimless
    Dunno bout that - i went to the counter and told them " i want a premier taxi cos i have a lot of luggage and a baby stroller." And the girls says "budget also can sir." So i said "no way. Cannot fit." (wuz picturing the damn wira). Then she goes on to explain that premier is only Perdana and Mercedes. The Kia, Renault and Waja are all in the budget category. Must be for VMY 2007!!
    Wow, if its true what u said there are some changes at KLIA. Used to be the counter girl will give u the premier limo package as the default if u just ask for a taxi. They will give budget package only if u specifically ask for it.

  12. #12
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    USJ
    Posts
    2,417
    all fine and good. so, where are the tourists???
    .

    NEW WEBSITE LAUNCHED. CLICK BANNER ABOVE TO FIND OUT.


  13. #13
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    Singapore
    Posts
    31
    Quote Originally Posted by lynndhia
    can't say i'm pleasantly surprised

    can you provide the link of where you read this intriguing news please? thanks
    The Airports Council International website is at http://www.airports.org

    Look for the link to "Newsroom" and go from there to "Press Releases". The specific topic is "World's top customer service airports recognised", dated March 12, 2007.

    To recap, as per the Airports Council International rankings:

    Best Airport Worldwide
    1. Incheon, S Korea
    2. Hong Kong
    3. KLIA
    4. Changi, Spore
    5. Dallas Fort Worth, USA

    Best Airports 15-25 million passengers
    1. KLIA
    2. San Diego, USA
    3. Zurich
    4. Brussels
    5. Vancouver

    Best Airports 25-40 million passengers
    1. Incheon
    2. Changi
    3. Detroit Metropolitan, USA
    4. Toronto
    5. Munich

    "Airports Council International has 573 members operating over 1,643 airports in 178 countries and territories" (from the ACI website).

    Not exactly a mickey-mouse organisation, is it?

    And note - there has been, up to now, a deafening silence in the Singapore media about these rankings, apart from a report in the TODAY newspaper a few days back. People there are seriously displeased! I mean, how could a lackadaisical, rundown airport like KLIA be ranked above the mighty Changi???

  14. #14
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    Singapore
    Posts
    31
    Quote Originally Posted by Teeque
    all fine and good. so, where are the tourists???
    I don't know how frequently you travel through Changi, but be assured that there are times during the day when Changi's Terminals 1 and 2 are like "ghost towns", especially T1. The only signs of activity are in T2 which is dominated by SIA flights.

    Talk to the Spore taxi drivers who regularly congregate at Changi and they will tell you that business is not good, tourist statistics notwithstanding!

  15. #15
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Planet Earth
    Posts
    89
    Shall I say that our KLIA is really not that bad (in fact she is one of the best) if compared to some other countries international airports? Of-course there are still rooms for her to improve further but I personnally feel that we should proud of it when she got such a recognization from ACI.

    Congratulations to KLIA!!!

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •