10 Best Airports for World Airport Awards 2019
In this award, Asia dominated the top ranking followed by airports in Europe which also entered the top 15. This assessment itself is based on surveys distributed to more than 100 countries. There are more than 550 airports included in the survey which are then assessed based on several parameters, one of which is service and performance, facility comfort, to the language skills of airport staff.
So which airports are included in the 2019 World Airport Awards list this time?
10. Zurich Airport (ZRH)
Located about 12 km from the city center of Zurich, this airport is the headquarters for the Swiss International Air Lines airline. The airport is also a link that connects the largest cities in Switzerland and other cities in the country. For passengers who transit in a long enough time the airport offers bicycle rentals and inline skates as well as visits to Swiss transportation museums. Every year the airport is around 29.4 million passengers.
9. Tokyo Narita International Airport (NRT)
This airport has annual passengers in the range of 42.6 million. Narita is the first of two Tokyo airports to appear on this list. Located about 56 km outside the capital of Japan, Narita airport handles most of the international flight traffic entering and leaving the city. The airport also functions as the main hub for All Nippon Airways and Japan Airlines airlines. One of the compliments given by Skytrax reviewers for this airport is its staff who work efficiently and friendly, clean facilities and the many choices of food available there.
8. London Heathrow Airport (LHR)
Having an annual passenger number of 80.1 million, the airport is the seventh busiest airport and the largest airport of five major airports serving flights in London. Heathrow itself is undergoing major renovations with the addition of the new terminal 2 building. The terminal 5 building at this airport has 10 years of age and is named the best airport terminal in the world by Skytrax.
7. Munich Airport (MUC)
This airport, located in the northeast of Munich city center, is one of the busiest in Europe and the second busiest in Germany. The airport with 46.3 million passengers per year has a unique architecture with the dominance of walls and ceilings made of glass, creating an impression of the airport that feels bigger, bro. Apart from the cool architecture, the Munich airport also has various facilities such as parks for visitors that can be used for mini golf.
6. Chubu Centrair International Airport (NGO)
Built on an artificial island in the center of Ise bay near the city of Nagoya, this Centrair or Central Japan International Airport serves 9.8 million passengers per year. The airport, also known as the best regional airport in the world, has sky deck where passengers can watch ships sailing at the Port of Nagoya. The airport also has facilities such as traditional Japanese baths where you can take a relaxing bath while watching the sunset, bro.
5. Hong Kong International Airport (HKG)
The airport which has an annual passenger number of up to 74.5 million is known as one of the most popular facilities in the world since it opened in 1998. As one of the busiest airports in Asia, Hong Kong International Airport serves as the headquarters for Cathay Pacific, Hong Kong Airlines, Hk Express and Cathay Dragon.
4. Hamad International Airport (DOH)
Opened since 2014, this airport is the headquarters for Qatar Airways. The airport that serves passengers up to 34.5 million per year has two terminals built on an area of 5400 hectares and costs 16 billion USD for the cost of construction. Skytrax also dubs this facility as the most architecturally significant and most luxurious terminal complex in the world.
3. Incheon International Airport (ICN)
Incheon International Airport managed to maintain its position as one of the world’s elite airports in third place. Serving passengers up to 68.4 million per year, this Incheon airport is the 16th busiest airport in the world, bro. The airport, which opened in 2001, has facilities for passengers, such as a range of shopping and restaurant options to museums.
2. Tokyo Haneda International Airport (HND)
Tokyo Haneda International Airport is one of the two major international airports serving the Tokyo area. Located a few miles from the capital of Japan, Haneda has proven to be one of the popular airports for the entry of business travelers to tourists. The fourth busiest airport in the world serves passengers up to 87.2 million per year. The advantages attached to this airport are the efficiency of service, cleanliness and choice of shopping places.
1.Singapore Changi International Airport (SIN)
For seven consecutive years, Changi airport managed to defend its title as the best airport in the world. Some of the advantages of this airport that provoke praise are the beauty of architecture, luxurious amenities to a large choice of food and shopping places. The airport itself is the 19th busiest airport in the world, with 65.6 million passengers per year.