There is much to be said about airports. Some people travel so much that they think of airports as a second home, some love the airport, and others despise it and only see it as a means to an end. Regardless of how we all generally feel about airports, there are some out there that are actually pretty amazing. In fact, according to international passenger surveys collected by Skytrax’s annual World Airport Awards, these are the best airports in the world:
Germany’s Frankfurt airport is not only the largest airport in terms of international destinations, it is also Germany’s busiest.
- Free Wi-Fi
- Yoga rooms
- Leisure zones
London Heathrow Airport
Although this airport is already the second busiest when it comes to international airport traffic but it is currently looking into expansion. Passengers will tell you this is the best airport for “the world’s best shopping”. So, get ready to pack your bags and then purchase some more!
The surveys are in and Zurich airport has been dubbed the airport with the best airport security. Zurich airport also services almost 30 million passengers per and year and the chocolate? Don’t forget about the more than 80 shops that provide passengers with some of the world’s best chocolate.
Chubu Centrair Nagoya
Centrair Nagoya has recently received a five-star regional rating from Skytrax as of February 2017, is known to be one of the world’s cleanest airports, ranks within the top ten for baggage delivery.
Hamad International Airport
Location: Doha, Qatar
Hamad International Airport is one of the most recent international airports to open (2014) and has since be on the rise of becoming one of the top airports in the world.
- 8 premium lounges
- Quiet rooms
- Children’s entertainment zones
- 80 luxury stores
Hong Kong International Airport
Hong Kong International Airport is widely known for it’s superb dining options and it’s close transit commute into the city.
Other amenities include:
- Premium class lounges,
- Nap rooms
- IMAX theater
Not only does Munich airport have one of the best airport VIP terminals, it also stands out for having one of the world’s best airport hotels.
- Alpine-themed restaurant
- Annual Christmas market (complete with two ice rinks and 450 real trees)
- Beer garden
Incheon International Airport
Location: Seoul, South Korea
Seoul-Incheon opened 15 years ago has not stop expanding since.
- Indoor skating rink
- “Cultural Street” that provides local cuisine and dance performances
Tokyo International AirportLocation: Haneda
Tokyo International Airport’s claim to fame is its cleanliness and it’s close proximity to the city.
Singapore Changi Airport
Rated the world’s best airport, Singapore Changi Airport just keep getting bigger and better. Amenities include:
- Two 24-hour movie theaters screening films for free
- 8 gardens
- 3 spas
- Rooftop swimming pool
- Butterfly garden