Are you lucky enough to travel from one of the best airports in the world? Specialist aviation adviser Skytrax has recently revealed the winners of the annual World Airport Awards. Skytrax conducts the largest Airport Satisfaction Survey in the world, and so making the list is a huge achievement. This year, Asian airports have scored very well as usual, and for the seventh year running, it is Changi Airport in Singapore that has made the number one spot, confirming its domination as the world’s nicest airport.
1. Singapore Changi International Airport (SIN) – best airport in the world
Ranked number one best airport in the world, Changi International Airport has so much to offer. The 19th busiest airport in the world, Changi International Airport is a beautiful building where everything seems to run perfectly smoothly. There are spas, movie theaters and even a corkscrew slide. With lots of great shops and places to eat, again Changi International has received the ultimate accolade of the best airport in the world.
2. Tokyo Haneda International Airport (HND)
Moving up one from 3rd place last year, Tokyo Haneda International Airport is the fourth busiest in the world and was voted 2nd best airport in the world. It’s well known for great shops, it’s ultra clean and it runs like clockwork.
3. Incheon International Airport (ICN)
Moving down one place from 2nd last year, the South Korean Airport Incheon International opened in 2001 and has an interesting focus on culture with live performances and a Korean culture museum. It is also known for having the best duty free shops.
4. Hamad International Airport (DOH)
Hamad International Airport is the youngest airport among the best airports in the world. This modern airport, home to Qatar Airways was built in 2014 at a cost of $16 billion. The money was well spent as it’s now been declared as one of the most beautiful airports in the world and the best airport in the Middle East.
5. Hong Kong International Airport (HKG)
One of the busiest Asian airports, Hong Kong International sits on a man-made island off the coast of Hong Kong. Cathay Pacific recently introduced a yoga and meditation lounge at that airport.
6. Chubu Centrair international Airport (NGO)
Another airport on an artificial island, Chubu Centrair has a stunning 1000ft sky deck with ocean views and a traditional Japanese bathhouse.
7. Munich Airport (MUC)
The second busiest airport in Germany, Munich Airport is architecturally impressive and offers a lot of facilities. It was voted best airport in Europe.
8. London Heathrow Airport (LHR)
The largest airport in Britain, Heathrow keeps on expanding, with a constant eye on improving service and customer experience.
9. Tokyo Narita International Airport (NRT)
The second Tokyo airport to make the Top 15, Narita is famous for great eateries, a high level of cleanliness and staff that are helpful, knowledgeable and friendly.
10. Zurich Airport (ZRH)
Last but not least in the top 10 best airports in the world is Zurich Airport. If you’ve got a long layover, you won’t get bored in Zurich airport. You can hire a bike or inline skates, or take a trip to the Swiss Museum of Transport.
11. Kansai International Airport (KIX)
A major hub for several Japanese airlines, Kansai International scored well on cleanliness and the friendliness of the airport staff.
12. Frankfurt Airport (FRA)
The home of Lufthansa, Frankfurt Airport is incredibly easy to get around and has lots of great shops, cafes and restaurants.
13. Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport (TPE)
Taiwan Taoyuan Airport is currently undergoing expansion work. Visitors are impressed with the speed of immigration and the cleanliness of this airport.
14. Amsterdam Schiphol Airport (AMS)
Amsterdam Schiphol Airport is popular for its leisure facilities. There’s even a library in the airport.
15. Copenhagen Airport (CPH)
Finally we have Copenhagen Airport. While it lost points for being quite crowded at times, passengers are happy with the good signage enabling everyone to get where they need to be quickly.
Emily is an avid writer with a passion for the travel industry. She also loves learning and writing about nutrition and healthy living. Emily is based in the UK.