The renowned aviation website Skytrax handed out the 2017 World Airport Awards for the fifth year in a row based on the impressions of 14 million travelers from 105 countries all over the world.
The World Airport Awards – the "Oscars of the aviation industry" - name the world's most prestigious airport facilities based on an annual airport customer satisfaction survey.
The evaluation includes a multitude of parameters such as the facility comfort, customer service and various skills e.g. the language skills of the airport staff.
The 10 best airports according to the 2017 World Airport Awards are the following:
#10. Frankfurt Airport
Frankfurt Airport is the fourth busiest airport in Europe with over 61 million yearly passengers. It is the base of Lufthansa's fleet and has been reviewed by many passengers for the abundance of shopping and dining services offered.
#9. London Heathrow Airport
Heathrow Airport / photo courtesy of the airport
Only a few miles away from the largest city of Switzerland, Zurich Airport is the home for Swiss International Air Lines.
Passengers who use Zurich Airport for stopovers, enjoy the bicycle and inline-skate rentals, as well as, the excursions to the Swiss Museum of Transport Lucerne.
The Central Japan International Airport or Centrair is built on an artificial island and holds the distinction as the best regional airport in the world.
A breathtaking sky deck where passengers can admire the view to the Port of Nagoya and its traditional Japanese bathhouses are the features that were most positively reviewed by passengers.
Home to Qatar Airways, the Hamad International Airport opened its doors in 2014 costing over 16 billion dollars to be constructed. One of the most luxurious airports in the world, it is popular for its architectural excellence. Definitely one of the most beautiful airports in the world.
Hamad Airport / photo courtesy of the airport
One of the most popular airports in the world, Hong Kong International Airport is also built on an artificial island and has over 68 million passengers visiting it every year.
One of the most busy airports in Europe, Munich Airport holds the 4th place thanks to its airy architecture and the visitors park that features a mini golf and a display of historic aircraft.
An elite airport holds the third place: Incheon International Airport opened in 2001 and is the home base to Korean Air.
Its many, superior facilities include a plethora of dining and shopping facilities in addition to its cultural performances and its unique Korean culture museum.
Haneda International Airport is one of the two airports that serve the Tokyo area. It has been voted to number two thanks to its cleanliness, service efficiency and the excellent shopping experience.
For the 5th consecutive year, Singapore International Airport wins the crown of the best airport in the world.
The reason? Its superior architecture, customer service excellence, a multitude of dining and shopping options and its overall luxurious atmosphere. Some of its highlights include a spa, a movie theater and an entertainment park – what more could a traveler ask?
Changi Airport / Photo courtesy of Changi Airport
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