(Trinidad Guardian) The Air­ports Au­thor­i­ty (AATT) has an­nounced that the Pi­ar­co In­ter­na­tion­al Air­port has topped the re­gion as the Best Air­port in the Caribbean, as de­clared by the Sky­trax 2019 World Air­port Awards.

A state­ment by the AATT said that this is a sig­nif­i­cant achieve­ment as there is a marked im­prove­ment from the 2018 rank­ing.

The Pi­ar­co In­ter­na­tion­al Air­port has this year by­passed the Nor­man Man­ley In­ter­na­tion­al Air­port in Ja­maica, and the Grant­ley Adams In­ter­na­tion­al Air­port in Bar­ba­dos, to cop first place.         

Fur­ther to this, in re­la­tion to the Glob­al Re­gion – Cen­tral Amer­i­ca and the Caribbean, the Pi­ar­co In­ter­na­tion­al Air­port has been ranked by Sky­trax as the Third Best Air­port, edged out on­ly by Pana­ma’s Toc­u­men In­ter­na­tion­al Air­port and Cos­ta Ri­ca’s San Jose In­ter­na­tion­al Air­port.

The AATT said that it is “great­ly en­cour­aged” by this award and com­mits to the im­ple­men­ta­tion of a num­ber of strate­gic ini­tia­tives cur­rent­ly un­der­way to en­sure the de­liv­ery of even high­er stan­dards of cus­tomer ser­vice and op­er­a­tional ef­fi­cien­cy at both the Pi­ar­co and ANR Robin­son In­ter­na­tion­al air­ports.