Top 5 Airports in the World Right Now!
Thursday, 29 March 2018, 01:00 IST
Flying across the world this year? Well, a trip through one of Asia’s top airports is something you might want to think about. According to Skytrax World Airport Awards, Asian airports have bagged the top 5 spots in the ‘Best Airports of the World’.
Skytrax World Airport Awards are based on 13.73 million airport survey questionnaires which were conducted from August 2017 to February 2018 covering 550 airports worldwide. Survey included questions based on traveller experiences like check-in, arrivals, transfers, shopping, security and immigration through to departure. This article will help you get to know more about the top 5 airports in the world right now.
1. Singapore Changi Airport
With a whopping 5,000 arrivals and departures a week by 80 international airlines. Singapore Changi Airport is still the best airport in the world for the sixth consecutive time. Famous for its leisure amenities, the airport once again bagged the award for ‘Best Airport Leisure Amenities’. Commenting on this occasion, Lee Seow Hiang, CEO of Changi Airport Group said, “We are extremely honoured to be named World's Best Airport by Skytrax for the sixth consecutive year. It is a significant achievement for Changi Airport and spurs us to continue to deliver the best passenger experience for all who travel through Changi Airport.”
2. Incheon International Airport
It is one of the busiest airports in the world and it has 111 boarding gates altogether, with 44 in terminal 1, 30 in concourse A (connected to terminal 1) and 37 in terminal 2. It won the award for ‘World’s Best Airport Staff’ in 2018. It was opened in 2001 and its duty free shopping mall has been rated the world’s best for three years in a row in 2013 by Business Traveller. They also claim that it has only a 0.0001% baggage mishandling rate.
3. Tokyo International Airport Haneda
Joining the other two Asian airports, Tokyo International Airport won the third position and it also won the ‘Cleanest airport in the World’. It also is the World’s best Domestic Airport according to the survey. It is located in Ota, Tokyo which is 23 kms from the centre of Tokyo. It is also famous for its best records in terms of on-time arrivals and departures.
4. Hong Kong International Airport
Hong Kong International Airport is the southern gateway to Maniland China. It serves over 100 airlines to about 180 locations worldwide. It is also the Best Airport for Dining and World’s best Transit Airport. Located on the artificial island of Chek Lap Kok, it is also known as ‘Chek Lap Kok International Airport’.
5. Hamad International Airport, Doha
It’s all Asia when it comes to the top five and Qatar’s Hamad International Airport takes the fifth spot in World’s Best Airport for the year 2017. It has also been honoured with the title of ‘Best Airport in the Middle East’ for the fourth year in a row and ‘Best Staff Service in the Middle East for the third year in a row.
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