…Incheon Airport in Seoul! It’s not the first time this Korean airport has won the honour of being the world’s best airport. This year again, Asian airports led the way for best airports while London Heathrow ranked 11th, not bad considering the recent epically long border delays.
The Korean airport earned the title “World’s Best Airport” at the annual World Airport Awards sponsored by Skytrax just ahead of Changi in Singapore and Hong Kong International Airport. Is anyone surprised? Incheon International Airport is amazing!
The results were calculated after a long satisfaction survey completed by passengers in airports, conducted by Skytrax, a leading consulting firm in the air travel industry. Covering 338 airports and surveying more than 12 million passengers from more than 100 different nationalities… we’d say they did their homework to elect this year’s best airports.
Top 10 airports in the world
Only three European airports made it into the top ten: Amsterdam, Munich and Zurich.
- Incheon (Seoul)
- Singapore Changi
- Hong Kong
- Amsterdam Schiphol
- Beijing Capital
- Kuala Lumpur
- Central Japan
Not all is lost for Heathrow though. Sitting at number 11 this year, it improved quite a bit considering it was ranked at 16 last year. We’re not surprised that Amsterdam is ranked as the best airport in Europe… it has a library and a sign vendor!
European airports king of low cost?
While Asian airports cleared out the trophy case for “world’s best” awards, Europe got its redemption when the low cost awards came around. London is looking good with two airports in first and second place for best low cost airports.
- London Stansted
- Brussels Charleroi
- Kuala Lumpur
- Frankfurt Hahn
Which are your favourite airports? What is the most important airport amenity for you while travelling?
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