Suvarnabhumi Airport tops Halal Friendly Airports list


BANGKOK, 29 February 2012  – Suvarnabhumi Airport has been voted the best Halal-friendly airport among non OIC countries for 2012. 

Suvarnabhumi Airport Director Somchai Sawasdipol revealed that CrescentRating, which is a Singapore-based world leader in Halal-friendly travel, has disclosed the list of the Top 10 Halal Friendly Airports among countries of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) and non OIC countries for 2012. Equipped with Halal-friendly facilities for Muslim passengers, Thailand’s Suvarnabhumi Airport has secured the number-one spot on the non OIC countries list.

CrescentRating asked passengers in worldwide airports for their opinion on the top 10 Halal-friendly airports, judging from the availability of Halal-friendly facilities for Muslim passengers, such as Halal food, drinks, and prayer rooms. Muslim travelers were most impressed with Suvarnabhumi Airport since it provides the basic necessities for a Muslim, with praying rooms in both the public and airside areas, as well as clear signs directing passengers to the facilities. Additionally, Halal dining options are also available in the airport’s terminals, leading to the convenience of Muslim passengers using the airport.

Also on the list of Halal Friendly Airports (Non OIC Countries) at numbers two and three are Singapore’s Changi International Airport and South Africa’s Tambo International Airport, respectively.