The World’s Top 10 Airports of 2015
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The World’s Top 10 Airports of 2015
By Ofonime Essien
Changi Airport in Singapore has been named the World’s Best Airport by air travelers at the 2015 World Airport Awards, the third consecutive year that the airport has scooped the prize.
Announced on March 11 at Passenger Terminal EXPO in Barcelona, Spain, Changi also received the Best Airport for Leisure Amenities award in recognition of its vast array of unique leisure and entertainment facilities.
Jewel Changi Airport: Set to open in 2018, Jewel will feature a 40m-high indoor waterfall and a five-storey-high indoor garden.
“Changi Airport lives up to its reputation as the world’s best airport and rather than dwell on earlier success, it continues to innovate and concentrate on making the customer experience in the airport environment the most enjoyable,” said Skytrax CEO Edward Plaisted in a press release on March 11.
Presently Changi is undertaking a number of significant development projects including Terminal 4 and Jewel Changi Airport, meaning that there will be a lot more features and facilities to look forward to at the airport.
Cozy waiting lounge: Located where the Terminal 1 open-air carpark used to be, Jewel Changi Airport will also feature airport facilities like passenger lounges and check-in counters. The complex will be linked to the three main terminals.
The World Airport Awards is an annual global airport customer satisfaction survey based on more than 13 million customer nominations across 112 nationalities of air travelers, and includes 550 airports worldwide.
The survey evaluates customer satisfaction across 39 key performance indicators for airport service and product – from check-in, arrivals, transfers, shopping, security and immigration, through to departure at the gate.
Top 10 Best Airports in the World
1. Singapore Changi Airport
Singapore Changi Airport connects customers to over 200 destinations worldwide, with 5000 arrivals and departures a week through 80 international airlines.
Mr Lee Seow Hiang, CEO of Changi Airport Group
“It is a great honour to be named World’s Best Airport by Skytrax for the third year running. This recognition is particularly pleasing for us as it comes at a time of transformation at Changi Airport.”
2. Incheon International Airport
Incheon International Airport is the largest airport in South Korea and one of the busiest airports in the world. It is a former winner of the Airport of the Year title at the World Airport Awards.
Incheon International Airport: Open from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m., the airport has a theater equipped with 2 halls of 240 seats and is the world’s 3rd theater installment in an international airport.
Munich Airport is the second busiest airport in Germany and the secondary hub for Lufthansa German Airlines. Munich Airport has connections to destinations all over the world, but much more besides. 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.
4. Hong Kong International Airport
Hong Kong International Airport serves over 100 airlines operating flights to about 180 locations worldwide, including 44 destinations on the Chinese Mainland. It is a former, multiple winner of the Airport of the Year title at the World Airport Awards.
5. Tokyo International Airport (Haneda)
Boasting both domestic and international terminals, Tokyo International Airport Haneda plays a very important role in furthering Japan’s development as a tourism-oriented nation.
6. Zurich Airport
Zürich Airport is the largest international airport in Switzerland and the principal hub for Swiss International Air Lines.
7. Central Japan International Airport
In 2014, 9.8 million passengers travelled through Central Japan International Airport in Nagoya, better known as Centrair. The airport has a large domestic traffic percentage, with a number of regional routes operated to Asiana cities such as Bangkok and Singapore. Longer haul routes include Helsinki, Frankfurt, Honolulu and Detroit.
8. London Heathrow Airport
London Heathrow Airport is the busiest airport in the UK and busiest airport in Europe by passenger traffic, and having been world’s busiest airport for international passengers, it has recently lost this title to Dubai Airport.
9. Amsterdam Schiphol Airport
In 2014, 55 million passengers travelled via Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, which describes itself as an AirportCity, much more than just a place where you wait until your flight takes off.
10. Beijing Capital International Airport
Beijing Capital International Airport is the main international airport serving Beijing and from 2014, the second-busiest airport in the world.
The World Airport Awards
The World Airport Awards are the most prestigious accolades for the airport industry voted by customers in the largest, annual global airport customer satisfaction survey. The survey and awards process is independent and guaranteed free of any airport influence. The World Airport Awards are a global benchmark of airport excellence, and widely known as the Passengers Choice Awards.
Sources: The World Airport Awards