When traveling by air, passengers have to travel from several airports in several countries from start to finish. If you have ever traveled abroad, you have had that experience. It can be a good or bad experience as well as an immortal memory. Even if there are several airports in the same country, the quality of the services they provide may vary. For example, if we take a direct flight from Colombo to Bangkok, Thailand, we will have to obtain services from Katunayake Bandaranaike International Airport and Bangkok Swarnabhumi Airport. An invisible mechanism operates at the airport to make this three-and-a-half-hour journey a success. Thousands of employees contribute to it from behind the scenes.
The skytrax website has released a list of the ten best airports in the world for the year 2019-2020 in a survey of travelers from around the world. There they have also taken into account the capacity and services of those airports. Today we talk about the five best airports out there.
Changi International Airport – Singapore
Globally known as the ‘City of Parks’, Singapore has also created green spaces and parks at its airports. It has great designs that will soothe the fatigue of a long flight. The airport handles flights to more than 200 destinations worldwide, handling 5,000 arrivals and departures per week for 80 international airlines. By 2020, the airport will serve more than 60 million passengers.
Changi Airport offers a wide range of activities ranging from shopping to restaurants and entertainment. The cleanliness here is very well maintained and you can easily get all the services you need. If you walk to Jewel Changi, the shopping mall at Changi Airport, you will be amazed to see a man-made, 40 meter high indoor waterfall.
Other special attractions at the airport are the Butterfly Garden at Terminal 03, the Sunflower Garden at Terminal 02 and the Cactus Garden at Terminal 01. The airport is also the headquarters of Singapore Airlines.
For those who love nature, a flight through Changi will undoubtedly be a lifelong experience.
Changi International Airport has won the following awards for the year 2019-2020:
Tokyo Monday Airport – Japan
Headquartered at All Nippon Airlines, Skynet Asia Airlines, and Japan Airlines, Haneda Airport is located 14 miles [14 km] south of Tokyo. Haneda Airport opened in 1931, making it the largest civilian airport in Japan at the time. It was used by the United States as an air base in 1945, and in 1952 it was renamed Tokyo International Airport and handed over to the Japanese government. Hanada Airport conducted its first international passenger flight in 1947, and its first domestic flight was in 1951. Hanada is the second busiest airport in Asia and was named the world’s fourth busiest airport in 2009.
In 2009, the airport handled 62.1 million passengers. After the development of the airport in 2010, it had a capacity to handle approximately 90 million passengers.
Tokyo International Airport has won the following awards for the year 2019-2020:
Hamad International Airport – Qatar
Hamad International Airport is an international airport located in Doha, Qatar. This is arguably the most important and luxurious place in the world in terms of architecture. Doha Hamad International Airport in Qatar opened in 2014 to replace Doha International Airport, which was until then the only international airport in Qatar.
Hamad Airport serves about 30 leading airlines. Travelers can fly to Doha from all over the Middle East, Europe, Asia, Africa, Oceania, North America, and South America. The airport will handle about 38 million passengers in 2019. Home to Qatar Airways, the airport is environmentally friendly, efficient, and modern.
Hamad International Airport has won the following awards for the year 2019-2020:
Seoul International Airport – South Korea
Seoul International Airport is the largest airport in South Korea and one of the busiest airports in the world. They have previously won the ‘Airport of the Year’ title at the World Airport Awards. The airport serves more than 80 regional and international passenger and cargo airlines. The airport handles about 70 million passengers a year. Passenger facilities at Incheon International Airport include massage parlors, children’s playgrounds, a golf course, a casino, and a theater. The airport serves as a hub for Korean Air and Asiana.
Seoul Incheon International Airport has won the following awards for the year 2019-2020:
Munich International Airport – Germany
Munich Airport is the second busiest airport in Germany after Frankfurt Airport in terms of passenger traffic. Munich Airport flies to 248 destinations worldwide and can handle more than 28 million passengers a year. Munich Airport has two passenger terminals and two 4,000-meter-long parallel runways that can handle up to 90 aircraft per hour. Munich Airport is Lufthansa’s second hub.
Munich International Airport has won the following awards for the year 2019-2020:
So, what is the best airport you have ever been to? Tell us in the comments.