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Skytrax: Asia’s airports are the best in the world

 

For the seventh year in a row, Singapore’s Changi International Airport has been named the best airport in the world by Skytrax, the United Kingdom consultancy, which runs an annual airport and airline review based upon surveys from travelers around the world.

As well as declaring Changi International Airline as the best international airport, Asia’s airports were ranked among the worlds very best, taking six of the top 10 places. Following is the list of Asia’s airports that are ranked within the “World’s Top 100 Airports 2019” and profiles of the top three – Singapore, Haneda and Incheon airports.

Position City Airport Skytrax Rank
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Singapore
Tokyo
Seoul
Hong Kong
Nagoya
Tokyo
Osaka
Taiwan
Shanghai
Seoul
Guangzhou
Jakarta
Haikou
Xi'an
Bangkok
Kuala Lumpur
Shenzhen
Fukuoka
Beijing
Chengdu
Hanoi
Changsha
Changi International Airport
Haneda International Airport
Incheon International Airport
HK International Airport
Chubu Centair International Airport
Narita International Airport
Kansai International Airport
Taoyuan International Airport
Hongqiao International Airport
Gimpo International Airport
Baiyun International Airport
Soekarno-Hatta International Airport
Meilan International Airport
Xianyang International Airport
Suvarnabhumi International Airport
Kuala Lumpur International Airport
Bao'an International Airport
Fukuoka Airport
Beijing Capital International Airport
Shuangliu International Airport
Noi Bai International Airport
Huanghua International Airport
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#1 – Singapore – Changi International Airport

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Changi International Airport is Skytrax’s #1 airport in the world for the seventh year in a row. Changi is the 19th-busiest airport in the world and is the home for Singapore Airlines, Silkair, and Tigerair. The airport has won over 594 awards since it’s opening, including 30 "Best Airport" awards in 2018 alone.

Changi Airport's efforts to mitigate the effects of ageing infrastructure include continual physical upgrades to its existing terminals and building new facilities to maintain its high standards in airport service quality. The airport has received praise from flyers for its beautiful architecture, efficient operation, amenities, dining and shopping options. Flyers passing through are treated to movie theaters, a multimedia entertainment deck, spas, and a wild corkscrew slide.

As of 1 March 2019, Changi Airport serves more than 100 airlines flying to 400 cities in around 100 countries and territories worldwide. Each week, about 7,400 flights land or depart from Changi, or, about one every 80 seconds.

#2 – Tokyo – Haneda International Airline

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Haneda International Airport was Tokyo’s only international airport and served both business and consumer travelers until Narita was built and opened in 1978. After that Haneda handled only domestic airline flights until 2010 when a new international terminal was opened.

The Japanese government is currently encouraging the use of Haneda for premium business routes and the use of Narita for leisure routes and by low-cost carriers. The airport the primary is base of Japan's two major domestic airlines, Japan Airlines and All Nippon Airways, as well as Air Do, Skymark Airlines, Solaseed Air, and StarFlyer.

Haneda is Asia’s third busiest airport as well as the world’s fourth-busiest airport and is known for its service efficiency, cleanliness, and shopping and many Japanese citizens consider a sightseeing location that shouldn’t be missed.

# 3 – Seoul – Incheon International Airport

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Seoul’s Incheon International Airport is the largest airport in South Korea, the primary airport serving the Seoul Capital Area, and one of the largest and busiest airports in the world.

The airport opened for business in March 2001, to replace the older Gimpo International Airport. Airport authorities claim that average departure and arrival takes 19 minutes and 12 minutes, makes it among the fastest airports in the world for customs processing.

Incheon has a multitude of activities for travelers and visitors, including a casino, a golf course, indoor gardens, and an ice-skating rink along with a spa, private sleeping rooms, a variety of food and beverage outlets, and a Museum of Korean Culture. Its duty-free shopping mall has been rated the worlds best, for three years in a row by Business Traveller.

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