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What are the best airports in the world?
Airports are fast becoming quasi-destinations for travelers around the world. Skytrax, a consumer aviation survey portal presents The World Airport Awards since 1999 based on survey responses of millions of passengers. It is also called the Passengers Choice Awards making people aware of the global benchmark of airport excellence. The survey evaluates their experience from check-ins to departure at the gate.
For the 6th consecutive year, Changi Airport to has been voted the World’s Best Airport at the World Airport Awards in Stockholm, Sweden. Singapore’s Changi Airport serves as a major gateway of Asia taking the classic Kangaroo Route to cities in Australia, China and India. It is fast becoming a key transit point, thanks, to the rising air travel market of Asia and plethora of facilities and memorable airport experience of passengers passing through the airport. The award reaffirms the Airport’s commitment of putting passengers at the heart of all they do.
The Incheon International Airport (ICN)
It is ranked second among the world’s top elite airports. Being the largest airport of Korea, It is based on an island outside the South Korean capital, and boasts of a Korean culture museum with a horde of cultural performances to entertain the passengers.
As the world’s fifth-busiest airport with both domestic and international terminals, it is known for its service efficiency, cleanliness, and shopping. It serves as a popular entry for business travelers and tourists. Haneda Airport was voted the World’s Cleanest Airport and also the World’s Best Domestic Airport in 2023.
It serves over 100 airlines operating flights to about 180 locations worldwide, including 44 destinations in China. Hong Kong International Airport serves as the home to Cathay Pacific, Hong Kong Airlines, and Dragonair. It is uprooted for its most beautiful and exclusive lounges and was voted Best Airport for Dining.
Hamad International Airport is the international airport for Doha. It covers 5,400 acres of land and considered as “the most architecturally significant and luxurious terminal complex in the world”. Regarded as the best airport in Middle East, its existing terminal can well accommodate up to 30 million passengers every year.
The Munich Airport (MUC)
It is one of the busiest airports in Europe and a secondary hub for Lufthansa German Airlines. The airy, glass-heavy architecture with the perfect combination of amenities and services to meet every need of the travelers has helped the airport rank among the world’s best airports.
It is known as the world’s third-busiest airport. Its Terminal 5 was awarded the best airport terminal for its special facilities for children and families including play areas, lounges and special menus for kids.
It is the largest international airport of Switzerland and principal hub for Swiss International Air Lines. It offers bicycle and inline-skate rentals, kids’ lounges, and free excursions to the Swiss Museum nearby.
Frankfurt Airport (FRA)
Regarded as a haven for abundant shopping and dining options, the airport facilitates ease of transit between terminals although it is one of the most important transit hubs in the world. Frankfurt Airport serves 98 airlines and 250 destinations in 105 diverse countries. It is the base of Lufthansa Airways too.
Skytrax reviewers ranked the airports based on airport services like transfers, shopping, dining, security, immigration and of course their ability to provide personalised and stress-free experience to each traveler.