ACI World launches Voice of the Customer recognition

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Recognition for airports that prioritized listening to customers during the pandemic

Montreal, 8 February 2021 – Airports Council International (ACI) World has today revealed those airports that have continued to prioritize listening and engaging with customers during the COVID-19 pandemic.

‘The Voice of the Customer’ recognition is for airports which demonstrated significant efforts in gathering passenger feedback through the Airport Service Quality (ASQ) programme to help them better understand their customers during the pandemic. To qualify, an airport member must have collected 3 or more quarters of data. It is separate from the world-renowned ASQ awards.

This year, 140 airports have been recognized around the world. Delivery of ‘The Voice of the Customer’ recognition is sponsored by Amadeus.

“The Voice of the Customer recognition celebrates the commitment of airports that continued listening to passengers and adapting processes and procedures to meet changing expectations of customer experience in response to COVID-19,” ACI World Director General Luis Felipe de Oliveira said. “As our industry works towards recovery, airports that listen to – and prioritize the needs and expectations of – customers will be better-placed to respond. ACI’s ASQ programme gives airports the tools, objective measurement and benchmarking, for airports to gather information on the needs and expectations of customers and help drive their performance in response.”

Bruno Spada, Executive Vice President Airport IT at Amadeus, commented:

“We are proud to support this important recognition of airports that relentlessly sought to gather passenger feedback during the pandemic. During that period, we have worked in partnership with airports to help them rapidly scale passenger handling capacity up or down, to serve passengers in new parts of the airport or ‘off-airport’ and to make their experience contactless. Despite the operational difficulties faced by all airports, we believe those that place the passenger at the centre of everything they do are well positioned to build safer and more satisfying, smoother experiences for travellers.

We continue to innovate for recovery and beyond and will soon unveil more details about our new cloud solution for airport passenger services that brings together applications, hardware and services so airports can deliver a more agile and better connected end-to-end experience than ever before.” 

The Airport Service Quality programme is the world’s leading airport customer experience measurement and benchmarking programme. The ASQ Departures programme measures passengers’ satisfaction across 34 key performance indicators. More than half of the world’s travellers pass through an ASQ airport.

Notes for editors

Learn more about the ACI ASQ Programme which includes a full suite of customer experience solutions, including the ACI employee survey for customer experience, the ASQ arrival surveys, and the new ASQ Commercial Survey. ASQ delivers 640,000 individual surveys per year in 47 languages across 91 countries. Airports Council International (ACI), the trade association of the world’s airports, was founded in 1991 with the objective of fostering cooperation among its member airports and other partners in world aviation, including the International Civil Aviation Organization, the International Air Transport Association and the Civil Air Navigation Services Organization. In representing the best interests of airports during key phases of policy development, ACI makes a significant contribution toward ensuring a global air transport system that is safe, secure, customer-centric and environmentally sustainable. As of January 2021, ACI serves 701 members, operating 1933 airports in 183 countries. Travel powers progress. Amadeus powers travel. Amadeus’ solutions connect travellers to the journeys they want through travel agents, search engines, tour operators, airlines, airports, hotels, cars and railways.

We have developed our technology in partnership with the travel industry for over 30 years. We combine a deep understanding of how people travel with the ability to design and deliver the most complex, trusted, critical systems our customers need. We help connect over 1.6 billion people a year to local travel providers in over 190 countries.

We are one company, with a global mindset and a local presence wherever our customers need us.

Our purpose is to shape the future of travel. We are passionate in our pursuit of better technology that makes better journeys.

Amadeus is an IBEX 35 company, listed on the Spanish Stock Exchange under AMS.MC. The company is also part of the EuroStoxx50 and has been recognized by the Dow Jones Sustainability Index for the last eight years.

To find out more about Amadeus, visit www.amadeus.com

Media contacts

Anita Berthier
Director, Communications
ACI World
Telephone: +1 514 373 125
Email: mediarelations@aci.aero

Jennifer Fernandez
Corporate Communications
Amadeus
Telephone: +34 699 854 493
Email: jennifer.fernandez@amadeus.com

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