Doha airport home to world’s best ‘premium’ terminal
Travelers who fly business class have voted the Premium Terminal at Doha International Airport the best in the world for the third year in a row.
Deep-pocketed travelers who fly business class have voted the Premium Terminal at Doha International Airport the best in the world for the third year in a row, for services like personal chauffeurs, five-star dining options and in-transit spa and sauna experiences.
Announced in Geneva this week, voters in Skytrax’s World’s Best Airport Awards named the luxury terminal by Qatar Airways the World’s Best Premium Service Airport, a US$100 million, 10,000-square-meter space built in 2006.
Doha’s Premium Terminal acts as a separate, self-contained airport for the fabulously rich and famous, with its own duty-free shopping area, self-service check-in kiosks and dedicated e-gates to speed up immigration formalities.
Reserved for first and business class travelers on Qatar Airways, passengers are privy to a personal chauffeur who will shuttle them to and from their plane.
After being greeted by a concierge, visitors can choose between an array of five-star dining options such as hot and cold Arabic and international cuisine, unwind in a spa and Jacuzzi, or get a massage.
Showers and private layover rooms are also available for passengers who want to freshen up and squeeze in a nap before boarding their next flight.
Families can likewise avail themselves of the nurseries and children’s play area, while business travelers have a conference and meeting room at their disposal.
Here are the Top 5 Best Premium Service Airports in the world:
1. Premium Terminal Doha International Airport, Qatar Airways
2. Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport, Thai Airways
3. First Class Terminal, Frankfurt Airport, Lufthansa
4. Abu Dhabi International Airport, Terminal 3
5. SATS Singapore Changi Airport, Terminal 2