The world's best airports

10/11/2020 By:Admin
The world's best airports

The winners of the 2015 World Airport Awards, organised by Skytrax, an aviation research organisation, were announced this week. The awards are based on the opinions of almost 13 million travellers from 112 countries. How did British airports fare?

10. Beijing Capital International Airport

In 10th place, down from seventh last year, came Beijing Capital International Airport. This hub is the main international airport serving Beijing, and in 2014 was the world's second busiest airport in terms of passenger traffic. 

9. Amsterdam Schiphol Airport

Europe's fourth-best airport, according to voters, was Amsterdam Schipol, which is the fifth busiest airport in Europe in terms of passengers. Development works to be completed in 2018 will see a major expansion of the airport, costing € 500 million. It was named the seventh best in the world for airport shopping. 

8. London Heathrow

Heathrow came 8th overall, but was named the world's best airport for shopping, and Terminal 5 came top in the "best terminal" category. The Sofitel London Heathrow was also named the fifth best airport hotel. 

7. Central Japan International Airport

This airport is a new entrant this year. On an artificial island in Ise Bay, Tokoname City, it is classed as a first class airport.

6. Zurich

Zurich came sixth in the awards, up two places.

5. Tokyo International Airport (Haneda)

Tokyo International Airport rose a place this year, although was knocked off the top spot for world's cleanest airport by Incheon, South Korea. 

4. Hong Kong International

Hong Kong International came fourth overall, while the Regal Airport Hotel Hong Kong was named second best airport hotel, while the hub was named third best for shopping. 

3. Munich

Munich was named Europe's best airport. The airport's glass-and-steel Terminal Two was named fifth best terminal building; it includes a massage room, a Bavarian deli, and even a brewery (between terminals one and two). 

2. Incheon International

Incheon International took second place, and was named the world's cleanest. But the Hyatt Regency Incheon, eighth on the best airport hotels list last year, did not make the top 10.

Architects have noted this airport's feeling of warmth and welcome, and there has been widespread praise of the airport's design and clean lines.

1. Singapore Changi

Singapore Changi took top spot for the third year in a row, and was named best airport for leisure amenities. The airport handles 5,000 arrivals and departures a week by 80 international airlines. The airport features a butterfly garden, orchids, and a five metre "Green Wall". It also came second in the best airport shopping category.