The rankings for Skytrax’s annual list of the “10 Best Airports in The World” have been made public, and Changi Airport in Singapore has once again claimed the top place. Look at the World Airport Awards each year. Only one winning airport is from North America, while the most are in Europe and Asia.
1. Airport at London Heathrow, England
London Heathrow Airport, the third busiest airport in the world in 2011, earned its spot on the list partly because to its well-regarded Terminal 5, which opened in 2008. The simplicity of use, flight information, public transportation, security personnel effectiveness, and other factors are all given four or five stars in Heathrow’s Skytrax evaluation.
2. Canada’s Vancouver International Airport
The airport with the least amount of traffic among Skytrax’s top 10 came in eighth overall in the best airport poll. The only airport from North America to make the list of Best Airports in the world is Vancouver International Airport. Volunteers, often referred to as “green coat ambassadors,” assist tourists in reaching their destinations. For the fourth year in a row in 2013, Skytrax awarded it the Best Airport in North America.
3. Airport in Zurich, Switzerland
The Skymetro, an automated subterranean railway that transports passengers, and a new terminal were added to Zurich Airport, the country’s major international airport, in 2003. It also received top marks from Skytrax in the eating, immigration, and airport security processing areas. Zurich is seven miles to the north of this location. The 2014 prize for Best Airport Staff Service – Europe went to Zurich Airport as well.
4. Beijing Capital International | China
On the past ten years, Beijing Capital Airport has quickly risen in lists of the busiest airports in the world. It was now the second-busiest airport in the world and the busiest in Asia. Beijing Capital Airport built the gigantic Terminal 3 in 2008, just in time for the Olympic Games, to handle the increasing travel flow. It is the second-largest airport terminal in the world, behind Dubai International Airport’s Terminal 3, and the sixth-largest structure in terms of area.
5. Haneda Airport at Tokyo International Airport, Japan
Haneda Airport was recognised as the cleanest airport in the world and as the world’s best domestic airport by Skytrax. The airport is a brand-new addition to the top ten list of the best airports in the world, rising five spots since 2012. Additionally, ForbesTraveller.com named it the world’s most punctual airport for the past two years in a row due to the 94.3% on-time departure and 88.6% on-time arrival of its aircraft.
6. Airport Amsterdam Schiphol, Netherlands
Initiated as a military airfield in 1916, Schiphol has grown to become one of the busiest airports in the world. Schiphol entered the top five finishers for the first time since the Skytrax awards were given out, partly because of its well-known and effective self-service transfer system. Skytrax claims that Schiphol offers fantastic alternatives for food, shopping, and entertainment. Additionally, Schiphol was named the best airport in Europe.
7. China’s Hong Kong International Airport
Hong Kong International Airport, which placed third in the overall poll for the Best Airports in the World last year, is now ranked fourth. One of the busiest airports is located less than five flight hours from half of the world’s population. It was rated among the finest airports for cleanliness and shopping, and it was designated the best airport for eating and luggage delivery.
8. Airport in Munich, Germany
In terms of passenger volume, this airport is the second busiest in Germany. On the path leading to the gates, it has attractive terminals. The airport seems spacious and open since a substantial portion of the walls and ceilings are made of glass. The airport handled 38,360,604 passengers in 2012, making it the ninth busiest airport in Europe. In terms of international passenger traffic, it is the 12th busiest airport in the world, and in 2013, it was the 30th busiest airport in the world.
9. South Korea’s Incheon International Airport
This airport is now the fourth busiest in the world for cargo traffic, the eighth busiest in the world for foreign passengers, and the eighth busiest airport in Asia in terms of passenger traffic. It is South Korea’s biggest airport, handles travellers from more than 70 airlines, and is one of only three airlines to achieve a five-star rating overall from Skytrax. It was consistently ranked first among the best airports in the world by Airports Council International from 2005 through 2012. The new airport boasts great ratings for cleanliness, exterior vistas, rest spaces, Internet connectivity, and local cuisine options. It also has a museum of Korean culture.
10. airport is Singapore’s Changi Airport.
The 2014 World Airport Awards were hosted at Passenger Terminal EXPO in Barcelona, Spain, and Changi Airport in Singapore won World’s Best Airport for the second consecutive year. Since 1981, the airport has received over 430 honours, including 30 “Best” medals in 2012. Singapore Changi Airport not only took home the top prize overall, but it was also voted Best Airport in Asia and Best Airport for Leisure Amenities. The airport is equipped with a lot of greenery, an outdoor pool, and a butterfly garden to help guests reduce the stress of travelling. It has movie theatres, spas, showers, and a four-story slide for anyone who would rather stay inside.