Long queues at the security checkpoint with endless corridors, overpriced food in the restaurant and bad Wi-Fi! Who does not know these types of airports at all? It gets particularly annoying, however, if you check in too early or the flight is delayed, because then you have to kill the waiting time somehow entertaining. But thank God, many architects have thought of it and designed true super airports, from which you often do not want to leave. Which one is it exactly? Just read on, because we have put together a list of the world’s best airports for you.
Since 1996, the British consulting firm Skytrax has selected the world’s best airports as part of the “World Airport Awards”. Also last year, valuations of 13.82 million customers from 105 countries were considered for the valuation. There were 550 airports to choose from, which were rated based on criteria such as service, cleanliness, check-in, security, shopping and entertainment as well as transfer options. As in the year 2016, especially Asian airports performed well, but also two German airports have made it into the top ten this time.
Below we show you which airports in 2017 were crowned the best in the world.
10. Frankfurt Airport
Where: Frankfurt, Germany
Ranking in 2016: 12
Annual passengers: 61 million
Frankfurt Airport is not only the fourth best airport in Europe, but also one of the most important transit hubs in the world. As the home base of the Lufthansa fleet, the airport offers ample shopping and dining options as well as easy transit between the terminals.
9. London Heathrow Airport
Where: London, England
Ranking in 2016: 8
Annual passengers: 75 million
Heathrow is one of the largest and most important airports in the world. The main airport of London not only offers 5 terminals (actually even 6, if you add the Royal Suite!), But also over 340 shops for shopping and restaurants.
8. Zurich Airport
Where: Zurich, Switzerland
Ranking in 2016: 7
Annual passengers: 27.7 million
Although the ranking of Zurich Airport has deteriorated by one position compared to the previous year, the airport still performs very well on the subject of “flight safety”.
7. Chubu Cantareira International Airport
Where: Nagoya, Japan
Ranking in 2016: 6
Annual passengers: 9.8 million
The Centrair International Airport was built on an artificial island in the middle of Ise Bay near the city of Nagoya and has received the distinction of being the best regional airport among others. In addition to a spacious observation deck, the airport also houses a traditional Japanese bathhouse, where passengers can relax and watch the sunset in the island bay.
6. Hamad International Airport
Where: Doha, Qatar
Ranking in 2016: 10
Annual passengers: 30 million
Hamad Airport, home to more than 5,400 hectares, is home to Qatar Airways and is considered the most luxurious not only as the most architecturally significant terminal complex in the world.
5. Hong Kong International Airport
Where: Hong Kong
Ranking in 2016: 5
Annual passenger: 68.3 million
As one of the busiest airports in all of Asia, the Hong Kong International Airport offers a cinema and a Nine Eagles golf course near Terminal 2.
4. Munich Airport
Where: Munich, Germany
Ranking in 2016: 3
Annual passenger: 42.3 million
Another German airport even made it into the top five, and with good reason. At Munich Airport, passengers can not only use sleeping cabins, but also enjoy the service of airport hairdressers, a beer in the covered beer garden “Airbrau” and receive excellent medical care from a variety of specialists in the event of a problem.
3. Incheon International Airport
Where: Incheon, South Korea
Ranking in 2016: 2
Annual passengers: 49.3 million
The highly regarded Incheon Airport on a peninsula off South Korea has a number of shopping and dining options. In addition, passengers can also learn more about the country in the Korean Museum of Culture.
2. Tokyo Haneda International Airport
Where: Haneda, Japan
Ranking in 2016: 4
Annual passengers: 75.3 million
Passengers find this airport particularly great for its cleanliness, high efficiency and numerous shopping opportunities.
1. Changi International Airport
Ranking in 2016: 1
Annual passengers: 55.4 million
For the fifth time in a row, Changi Airport has already made it to number one on the list – and with good reason in addition to the unique architecture and luxurious amenities and countless restaurants and shopping opportunities. But that’s not all that Singapore Airport has to offer. Passengers can also enjoy the on-site cinema, multimedia entertainment rooftop (including pool!), Botanical garden and spa while waiting for their flight.
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