Skytrax launched the World Airport Awards in 1999. The award aims to commend the effort of the airport authorities that try their best to ensure global customer satisfaction. More than 13.25 million people annually vote for the airport they found best!
Here’s the list of the top 10 airports around the globe voted by airline commuters:
10. Hamad International Airport, Doha, Qatar
The airport features a terminal complex which is an architectural masterpiece in itself. Hamad International Airport, Doha also offers all sort of services for travellers including the luxury hotels, babysitters, prayer complexes etc. to ensure your stay is relaxing.
9. Kansai International Airport, Osaka, Japan
Located on the artificial island in the center of the Osaka Bay, the Kankü was designed by Renzo Piano, a renowned Italian architect. The Aeroplaza on the island offers all sorts of luxuries you could dream of. The air travelers can even walk across the world’s longest double-decked truss bridge, the Sky Gate Bridge.
8. Heathrow Airport, London, UK
One of the busiest airport in the Europe is located in London. This legendary airport was designed by Sir Frederick Gibberd who laid out the runways at angles to form a hexagon. The airport offers dedicated places for worship for the Anglican, Sikhs, Catholic, Muslims, free church, Hindus, and Jews.
7. Kloten Airport, Zurich, Switzerland
The Zurich airport offers facilities like the Transit Hotel and the showers to ensure your comfort. A new complex designed by Riken Yamomoto, featuring luxury facilities, is also under construction.
6. Chubu Centrair International Airport, Nagoya, Japan
This first class airport is located in the Ise Bay, an artificial island. The fourth floor of the airport offers an amazing shopping experience, designed in the authentic Japanese style of ‘Two Streets.’
5. Chek Lap Kok International Airport, Hong Kong
This airport located on a man-made island boasts the world’s largest passenger terminal. The airport is also the busiest cargo gateway in the world. The moving walkways facilitate passengers in going from one place to the other in the airport while the IMAX theatre in the airport features the Hong Kong’s largest screen.
4. Haneda International Airport, Tokyo, Japan
The passengers can easily rent cell phones to PCs at the Haneda while free shower rooms and lounges are also available in the airport. It is one of the busiest airports in the world and offers facilities like baby nurseries, refreshment areas, and massage chairs.
3. Munich Airport, Germany
The first five-star airport of the Europe is one of the busiest in the world. Designed like a city centre, the airport ensures maximum comfort of the passengers.
2. Incheon International Airport, Korea
Offering a variety of high-end facilities like an ice skating rink, casino, spa, golf course, private sleeping rooms, indoor gardens, and the Museum of the Korean Culture, the airport is proud of its baggage mishandling rate, a mere 0.0001 percent. The airport has also been voted as one of the cleanest in the world!
1. Changi Airport, Singapore
Changi is an exotic dream that offers a swimming pool, an orchid garden, sunflower garden, and a cactus garden. The social tree allows the passengers to play the photos and videos they shot at Changi. The images and footage is displayed on 64 huge 42-inches HD screens. The airport even features a butterfly garden, offering 1000 butterflies fluttering around a giant waterfall!