Top 10 best airports in the world
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Yearly passengers: 83.7 million
As the second-busiest airport in the world, Beijing’s Capital Airport has played a major role in the Chinese capital’s explosive growth.
With this growth, the airport has built new facilities and upgraded its infrastructure. Capital’s Terminal 3 was rated as the 10th-best terminal in the world.
Yearly passengers: 72.4 million
Heathrow is the world’s third-busiest airport and the largest of the five primary airports serving London.
Heathrow is in the midst of a major renovation with the addition of a brand new Terminal 2 building. Its seven-year-old Terminal 5 building was named the best airport terminal in the world by Skytrax.
Heathrow serves as the main hub for British Airways and Virgin Atlantic.
Tokyo Haneda international airport
Yearly passengers: 68.9 million
Haneda is one of two major international airports that serve the Tokyo area. Located a few miles away from the heart of the Japanese capital, Haneda has proved to be a popular port of entry for business travellers and tourists.
The world’s fourth-busiest airport, Haneda is known for its service efficiency, cleanliness, and shopping.
Hong Kong international Airport
Yearly passengers: 59.6 millions
Built on an artificial island off the coat of Hong Kong, HKG has become one of the most popular facilities in the world since it opened in 1998.
One of the busiest airports in Asia, Hong Kong International serves as the home to Cathay Pacific, Hong Kong Airlines, and Dragon air.
Be sure to play around at the Sky City Nine Eagles golf course near Terminal 2.
Yearly passengers: 53.7 million
The Singaporean airport has received praise from flyers for its beautiful architecture, efficient operation, luxurious amenities, and broad offering of dining and shopping options.
Flyers passing through are treated to movie theatres, a multimedia entertainment deck, spas, and a wild corkscrew slide.
For the third year in a row, Changi takes the crown as the world’s best airport.
Yearly passengers: 52.6 million
Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport is one of the busiest airports in Europe and serves as the hub for KLM, Trans via, and Delta.
Opened in 1916, Schiphol is noted for its wide variety of leisure activities and has a library in which flyers can cosy up with a good book while waiting for their flights
Yearly passengers: 41.7 million
Incheon’s highly regarded facilities feature an array of shopping and dining options, in addition to a bevy of cultural performances. The airport even has a Korean culture museum. Once again, Incheon is the world’s second best airport. Located on an island just outside of the South Korean capital, Incheon is home base to Korean Air and is the 24th-busiest airport in the world. It opened in 2001.
Yearly passengers: 38.7 million
Munich serves as a major hub for Air Berlin, Lufthansa, and Condor and it features airy glass-heavy architecture. A nearby visitor’s park features manifold and a display of historic aircraft.
Located northeast of downtown Munich, MUC is one of the busiest airports in Europe and the second-busiest in Germany, after Frankfurt.
Yearly passengers: 24.9 million
Just eight miles from the heart of Zurich, the airport serves as the home for Swiss International Air Lines and as a hub linking Switzerland’s largest city with the rest of the country.
For passengers with an extended layover, Zurich Airport offers bicycle and inline-skate rentals and excursions to the Swiss Museum of Transport Lucerne.
Central japan international airport
Yearly passengers: 9.8 million
Built on an artificial island in the middle of Ise Bay near the city of Nagoya, Central Japan International also known as Centrair serves as a focus city for Japan Airlines and ANA.
Centrair holds the distinction as the best regional airport in the world.
It has a 1,000-foot-long sky deck where passengers can watch ships sail into Nagoya Port. There’s also a traditional Japanese bathhouse where you can have a relaxing soak while watching the sunset over the bay.