The World’s Top Ten Airports 2017
May 10, 2017
Skytrax has revealed the world’s top ten airports of 2017. The Skytrax is a UK-based consultancy recognized for its Airline and Airport Star Rating. Also it runs an airline and airport review and ranking site.
Airports today have gone through various technological and infrastructural advancements to facilitate maximum number of air passengers and provide smooth flow of flight operations.
Following are the world’s top ten airports of 2017 which were nominated by airline customers from around the world through survey.
10.Frankfurt Airport (Previously ranked 12)
Frankfurt Airport is the largest airport in Germany and third biggest in Europe and is the base of Lufthansa’s more than 270 jets. It facilitates 98 airlines and 250 destinations in 105 various countries. Frankfurt Airport has a direct connection to the European high-speed network of German Rail. Construction of a third passenger terminal is in the process of planning. It is the fourth-busiest airport in Europe and is also the vital transit hubs in the world.
9. London Heathrow Airport (Previously ranked 8)
Heathrow Airport is the world’s third-busiest airport and the largest of the five primary airports serving London. It serves as the main base for British Airways and Virgin Atlantic. Heathrow airport is set to be renovated with new Terminal building. Its eight-year-old Terminal 5 building was named the best airport terminal in the world by Skytrax.
8.Zurich Airport (Previously ranked 7)
It is the hub for Swiss International Air Lines and is the largest international airport of Switzerland. Zurich Airport is just 8 miles from the heart of Zurich. For passengers with an extended layover, Zurich Airport offers bicycle and inline-skate rentals and excursions to the Swiss Museum of Transport Lucerne.
7.Central Japan International Airport (Previously ranked 6)
This is the iconic airport built on an artificial island in the middle of Ise Bay near the city of Nagoya, Central Japan. It is base for Japan Airlines and ANA. It has a 1,000-foot sky deck, where passengers can watch ships sail into the Port of Nagoya. There’s also a traditional Japanese bathhouse, where you can have a relaxing soak while watching the sunset over the bay.
6. Hamad International Airport Doha (Previously ranked 10)
This airport is home to Qatar Airways which was opened for business in 2014. The airport and its two terminals sit on 5,400 acres of land and cost $16 billion to construct. Skytrax describes the facility as the “the most architecturally significant terminal complex in the world, as well as being the most luxurious.”
5.Hong Kong International Airport (Previously ranked 5)
HK international airport is built on an artificial island off the coast of Hong Kong and serves over 100 airlines operators to about 180 destinations worldwide. It is one of the busiest airports in Asia.
4.Munich Airport (Previously ranked 3)
Munich airport is one of the busiest airports in Europe and second busiest in Germany. It is a hub for Air Berlin, Lufthansa and Condor. It has connections to destinations almost all over the world. With over 150 retail stores and some 50 places where you can eat and drink, it’s like a city center, offering travelers and visitors plenty to see and do.
3.Incheon International Airport (Previously ranked 2)
Incheon Airport is located on an Island just outside of the South Korean capital, Incheon. It is a former winner of the Airport of the Year title at the World Airport Awards. The airport features shopping and dining features and also the cultural performances. It has a Korean cultural museum.
2.Tokyo Haneda International Airport (Previously Ranked 4)
Haneda Airport is one of the major international airports operating in Tokyo. It is a famous entry port for business travelers and tourists. The world’s fifth-busiest airport, Haneda is known for its service efficiency, cleanliness, and shopping.
1.Singapore Changi International Airport (Previously ranked 1)
Changi airport serves passengers with connection to over 200 destinations worldwide. There are 5000 arrivals and departures a week by 80 international airlines. It is fifth year in a row that the airport is crowned as the world’s best airport. It is a hub to Singapore Airlines, Silkair and Tigerair. The Singaporean airport has received praise from flyers for its beautiful architecture, efficient operation, luxurious amenities, and dining and shopping options.