Seoul (The Korea Herald/ANN) - South Korea's Incheon International Airport was selected the Best Airport Worldwide in Airport Service Quality in 2010 for the sixth consecutive year, beating rivals Changyi Airport of Singapore and Hong Kong International Airport, the country's Ministry of Land, Transport and Maritime Affairs said.
It is the first time that an airport has won the award six years in a row. Dubai Airport won the award for three consecutive years from 2001 to 2003.
The ASQ is a comprehensive set of awards granted by Airports Council International, an association of around 1700 airports worldwide.
South Korea's major gateway also won first places in Best Airport in Asia Pacific and Best Airport with annual passenger traffic between 25 and 40 million, the ministry said.
Ministry officials attributed the airport's notable success as a Northeast Asian hub to its constant efforts to seek innovation.
The list includes expanding its international routes, improving the airport's accessibility by establishing a railway and Incheon Bridge, which connects it with nearby cities, and offering prompt and efficient services to users, according to the ministry.
Gimpo Airport, meanwhile, won the first place for the Best Airport with 15-25 million annual passengers.