Athens International Airport "Eleftherios Venizelos" took first prize as the best airport in passenger satisfaction at the annual ASQ prizes of the Airports Council International (ACI World).

It is a very important distinction for the Eleftherios Venizelos airport, as the ASQ awards are considered among the best in the sector worldwide.

Athens' airport was singled out for the quality of the offered services and the passengers satisfaction and topped the European list in its category.

Seventy-four percent of the 100 airports with the highest passenger traffic worldwide participate in the ASQ programme, and the travellers are asked for their opinion on the day of their trip.

Athens International Airport CEO Yiannis Paraschis said that "the first place in Europe makes us very happy. This important distinction constitutes our reward from our passengers for our investment programme on the aesthetic, operational and commercial upgrade of the airport's areas in recent years".