Just as we compete in furnishing and decorating guest rooms in our houses, putting there the most particular art pieces we have, countries do the same in their airports!! Airport is the first place the country’s visitors and tourists see. Countries do their best in designing, updating and equipping their airports with the latest means of technology and entertainment. The very goal for this is satisfying the passengers and giving them good long-lasting memories and impressions. “Sky Trax” is corporation that specialized in classifying airlines, airports and the services associated with them. Sky Trax announce the world’s top ten airports list. This ranking is worldly significant due to the corporation’s creditability, neutrality and professionalism. So let’s go together through these world’s best and most amazing airports. Who knows? You might be landing in one in the next few minutes:-
10- Kansai International Airport, Osaka, Japan
It is the primary international airport in the Greater Osaka Area of Japan and the closest international airport to the cities of Osaka, Kyoto, and Kobe. Kansai opened on 4 September 1994 to relieve overcrowding at the original Osaka International Airport. In 2016, 25.2 million passengers used the airport making it the 30th busiest airport in Asia and 3rd busiest in Japan. Kansai was named Best Airport Staff in Asia, World’s Best Airport Staff and World’s Best Airport for Baggage Delivery in 2020.
9- Schiphol Amsterdam Airport – Amsterdam, Holland
Amsterdam Airport Schiphol is the main international airport of the Netherlands. Schiphol Airport is the third-busiest airport in Europe in terms of passenger volume and the busiest in Europe in terms of aircraft movement. Schiphol Airport was voted the Best Airport in Western Europe in 2020. The airport is 20 minute train trip away from the Dutch capital, Amsterdam. It consists of three travel halls and six runways. It receives more than 50 million passengers a year.
8- Chubu Centrair International Airport, Nagoya, Japan
Chubu Centrair serves the third largest metropolitan area in Japan, centered around the city of Nagoya. The region is a major manufacturing centre, with the headquarters and production facilities of Toyota Motor Corporation and production facilities for Mitsubishi Motors and Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation. Centrair is classified as a first class airport and is the main international gateway for the Chubu (“central”) region of Japan. 10.2 million people used the airport in 2015, ranking 8th busiest in the nation, and 208,000 tons of cargo was moved in 2015. The airport has a large domestic traffic percentage, with a number of regional routes operated to Asian cities. Longer haul routes include Helsinki, Frankfurt, Honolulu and Detroit. Centrair was named the World’s Best Regional Airport, and Best Airport: 10-20 million passengers in 2020.
7- Narita International Airport, Tokyo, Japan
Also known as Tokyo-Narita, formerly and originally known as New Tokyo International Airport. In 2018, Narita had 33.4 million international passengers and 2.2 million tonnes of international cargo. In 2018, Narita was also the second-busiest airport in Japan in terms of aircraft movements (after Haneda Airport in Tokyo).
Tokyo Narita Airport is an international airport serving the Greater Tokyo Area of Japan. Narita serves as the international hub for Japan Airlines and All Nippon Airways. As of 2016, Narita was the second-busiest passenger airport in Japan. Narita Airport was named World’s Best Airport Dining in 2020.
6- Hong Kong International Airport – Hong Kong city, Hong Kong
Hong Kong International Airport serves over 100 airlines operating flights to about 180 locations worldwide, including 44 destinations on the Chinese Mainland. It is a former, multiple winner of the Airport of the Year title at the World Airport Awards. Hong Kong was named the World’s Best Airport Immigration Service in 2020. The Airport is connected to other cities and central places in Hong Kong by a network of roads, bridges and railways. Also, it is considered one of the top ten architectural and structural achievements of the 20th century.
5- Munich International Airport – Munich, Germany
It is located 30 kilometers north the city and it serves 40-50 million passengers a year. The airport is also titled “City Airport” as the Airport includes health clubs, hotels, restaurants, cafes and other international conferences related facilities. This makes it a complete city. Munich Airport is the second busiest airport in Germany and the secondary hub for Lufthansa German Airlines. With over 150 retail stores and some 50 places where you can eat and drink, it’s like a city centre, offering travelers and visitors plenty to see and do. Munich was voted the Best Airport in Europe, Best Airport in Central Europe, and Best Airport: 40-50 million passengers in 2020.
4- Incheon International Airport – Seoul, South Korea
Incheon International Airport is the largest airport in South Korea and one of the busiest airports in the world. It is a former winner of the Airport of the Year title at the World Airport Awards. Incheon International Airport was named the winner of World’s Best Transit Airport in 2020. Terminal 2 at Incheon International Airport was named World’s Best Airport Terminal in 2020.
3- Hamad International Airport, Doha, Qatar
Hamad International Airport is the international airport for Doha, capital city of Qatar. The airport has been described as the most architecturally significant terminal complex in the world, as well as being the most luxurious. Hamad was voted the Best Airport in the Middle East, Best Airport: 30-40 million passengers, and Best Airport Staff in the Middle East in 2020.
The most prominent figure inside the airport is a giant bronze statue of a teddy bear with its head in a lamp. The untitled sculpture, often known as “Lamp Bear”, is one of three creations by Swiss artist Urs Fischer and is on display at the grand foyer of the airport’s duty-free shopping hall. Standing at seven meters tall and weighing approximately 18-20 tons, the statue was previously displayed at the Seagram Building’s plaza in New York City before being purchased by a member of the Qatari royal family at a Christie’s auction for US$6.8 millio
2- Tokyo Haneda International Airport – Tokyo, Japan
Tokyo Haneda International Airport is the World’s 4th in terms of passengers’ number. It annually serves more than 70 million passengers. It came in the 6th place in terms of quality and services. The Airport was established in 1930, to go through many development phases; until it became one of Japan’s most important airports for domestic flights, while Narita International Airport in Tokyo is still the one receiving most of the Japanese Capital’s international flights. The Airport is less than 30 minute car trip away from the Tokyo.
Boasting both domestic and international terminals, Tokyo International Airport Haneda plays a very important role in furthering Japan’s development as a tourism-oriented nation. Haneda was named the Best Airport: 70+ million passengers, World’s Cleanest Airport, World’s Best Domestic Airport, and World’s Best PRM/Accessible Facilities in 2020.
1- Changi International Airport Singapore City, Singapore
Since it was opened in 1981, Changi International Airport provides the worldly highest standards of special services. It has become a pioneer model of the world’s best Airport!! It is also considered the biggest achieved development project in Singapore history! The Airport covers more than 13 square kilometers, adorned by the Airport building with its unique architectural design. This building contains four halls as well as an additional one for VIPS. The Airport serves more than 40 million passengers a year.
Singapore Changi Airport connects customers to over 200 destinations worldwide, with 5000 arrivals and departures a week by 80 international airlines. Changi Airport was voted the Best Airport in Asia, World’s Best Airport Leisure Amenities, and Best Airport: 60-70 million passengers in 2020.