May 22, 2015
The renowned London Skytrax Institute has awarded Munich Airport the "5-Star Airport" seal of quality, making it the first European airport to receive this award. In addition, Munich Airport once again asserted its position as Europe's best airport and third best airport in the world at the World Airport Awards 2015.
By awarding stars for the quality of service and stay and the efficiency of handling processes, Skytrax, following the example of the hotel categories, evaluates passenger comfort at international commercial airports. So far, only the Asian airports Singapore, Seoul, Hong Kong and Tokyo-Haneda have been awarded the maximum rating of five stars. In order to join the exclusive circle of 5-star airports, Munich Airport launched a comprehensive quality drive in 2013.
Skytrax's auditors spent several days examining the success of the various optimization measures before awarding Bavaria's gateway to the world the title of "5-Star Airport".