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Top 10 World’s Best Airports

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Asian airports dominated this year’s SkyTrax World Airport Awards’ World’s Best Airport.

And for the fourth year in a row, the most awed and ahhs and amazing airport is Singapore’s Changi Airport.

SkyTrax World Airport Awards was announced on Wednesday in Cologne, Germany based on the millions of votes from new and frequent airline passengers.

Amazingly, there are no US airports on the top 10.

“To be named the World’s Best Airport by SkyTrax for the fourth year running is a significant achievement for Changi Airport and a clear affirmation that we continue to hit the right notes in our pursuit of service excellence,” airport CEO Lee Seow Hiang said in a statement issued by SkyTrax.

This year’s survey also marked the first time an airport in the Middle East landed on the top 10.

Here are the top 10 most beautiful airports in the world from no. 10 to no. 1:

10. HAMAD INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

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The biggest leap from no. 22 in 2015 to the no. 10 spot, Qatar’s Hamad International Airport is also the only Middle East airport in the ranking.

Formerly known as the New Doha International Airport, Hamad International Airport opened on April 30, 2014 with the national carrier Qatar Airways did the ceremonial flight landing.

Hamad International Airport is located at Doha, Qatar.

9. KANSAI INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

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From no. 12 in 2015 to the 9th place, Japan’s Kansai International Airport was also the recipient of the Best Airport for Baggage Delivery for two consecutive years and its promises more improvement for the coming years.

Kansai International Airport opened on September 4, 1994 replaced the Osaka International airport in its international flight.

Located on the artificial island of Osaka Bay, the airport is the international hub for all Japanese airways, has one of the fastest internet connection and installed a braille information boards in its restrooms and entrance.

8. HEATHROW AIRPORT

Also last year’s 8th placer, England’s Heathrow Airport is the busiest airport in all of Europe’s international airport and the 6th busiest in the world.  Heathrow Airport is also Europe’s Best Airport, Best Airport Shopping and World’s Best Airport Terminal.

Located at the wast of Central London, Heathrow Airport is the primary hub of British Airways and Virgin Atlantic.

Aside from having a pre-flight play areas for the children, Heathrow Airport  also has a multi-faith prayer room for Catholics, Anglican, Muslim, Jewish, Hindu and Sikh chaplains.

7. ZURICH AIRPORT

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Switzerland’s Zurich Airport dropped a notch from 6th to 7th, but as tight as how the Swiss’ protects their bank secrecy, the nation’s international airport is one of the best when it comes to security.

The airport is one of the earliest international airports that allows night flying.

Zurich Airport serves as the principal hub of Swiss International Air Lines.

6. CHUBU CENTRAIR INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

Located on an artifical island south of Nagoya, Chucubu Centrair International Airport, classified as first class airport in Japan, climbed a spot from 7th to 6th, ranked as the 8th most busiest international airport in Japan.

Opened on February 17, 2005 after replacing Nagoya Airport, Centrair International Airport helped the Tokyo and Kansai in the international cargo shipments.

5. HONG KONG INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

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Hong Kong International Airport is located in a reclaimed area on the island of Chek Lap Kok is known locally as Chek Lap Kok Airport.

Operating since 1998, Hong Kong International airport is one of the world’s busiest passenger airports, is the gateway for destination to Mainland China.

From 4th to 5th place as best airport in the world, Hong Kong International Airport operates 100 international airline flights to over 190 cities and an important contributor in the rise of Hong Kong’s economy.

4. TOKYO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

Commonly called as the Haneda Airport, Tokyo International Airport’s current international terminal opened on October 21, 2010.

Tokyo International Airport, located at Ota, Tokyo, Japan, moved from 5th last year to 4th this year, is the main hub for Japan’s major airlines, the Japan Airlines, Air Do and All Nippon Airways.

The international airport was also votes as the World’s Best Domestic Airport and Best Airport Terminal Cleanliness.

3. MUNICH AIRPORT

Also last year’s no. 3 World’s Best Airport, Munich Airport, is the secondary hub of Germany’s flag carrier the Lufthansa Airlines.

Named after Franz Josef Strauss, Bavaria’s Prime Minister, Munich Airport is located northeast of Munich near Freising.

The airport was also voted as the Best Airport in Central Europe and Best Airport in Europe.

2. INCHEON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

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Incheon International Airport is one of the largest and busiest airports in the world.  And each year, South Korea’s primary international airport is included always in the top 10 of the best airports in the world since it started operating in March, 2001.

Incheon International Airport or Seoul-Incheon International Airport retained its no. 2 ranking and is continuously improving to be the best not only in Asia but in the world’s best airport.

South Korea’s best airport also has more flights to Japan’s main cities than Japan’s Narita Airport.

With the  Best International Transit Airport, Best Airport Staff – Asia and Best Airport Staff – Worldwide awards and the indoor spa, golf course and skating rink, Incheon International Airport is surely Singapore’s main rival as the best of the best in international flight service.

1. SINGAPORE CHANGI AIRPORT

And for four years in a row, Singapore Changi Airport is the World’s Best Airport.

Undoubtedly, Singapore authority makes sure of Singapore’s reputation as the best city in the world for tourists to visit and their stay in the Lion City will start and end at Singapore Changi Airport.

“The vast array of leisure and entertainment facilities are a unique, stand-out feature for Changi Airport, and underline the dedication of this airport to ensure maximum levels of passenger satisfaction.” Skytrax explained of choosing the best airport in the world.

Officially opened on December 29, 1981, the Singpaore Changi Airport is the main hub of Singapore Airlines, Tigerair, Jetstar and Air-Asia.

The airport is also one of the most widely connected airport in the world connected to 320 cities in over 80 countries.

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