Thursday, 16 March 2017

World's best airports for 2017 revealed

For the fifth year in a row Singapore's Changi Airport has been named "world's best airport" at the annual Skytrax World Airport Awards. 
The awards, announced during a ceremony in Amsterdam on March 14, are based on millions of international passenger surveys.

Among the amenities spread through its three terminals are two 24-hour movie theaters screening the latest blockbusters for free, a rooftop swimming pool and a butterfly garden. A fourth terminal has just been completed and is due to open in the second half of 2017.
"Winning the Skytrax World's Best Airport Award for the fifth consecutive year is immense encouragement to our 50,000-strong airport community at Changi Airport, every one of whom is passionate about delivering the most memorable airport experience to our passengers," said Lee Seow Hiang, CEO of Changi Airport Group, in a statement.

Though no airport has been able to knock Changi from the top spot, there's been a bit of movement in the rest of the top 10.
Tokyo International Airport (Haneda) jumped two spots to push South Korea's Incheon International Airport from last year's second place position, moving Seoul's gateway to third.
Munich Airport dropped a spot and moved to fourth on the list, while Hong Kong International held onto its fifth place position.
Doha, Qatar's Hamad International Airport moved up four spots to number six -- a particularly impressive shift considering it was 22nd on the list in 2015.
Germany's Frankfurt Airport is the only newcomer to this year's World's Best Airports list, booting Osaka's Kansai International Airport from the top 10.

1. Singapore Changi Airport
2. Tokyo International Airport (Haneda)
3. Incheon International Airport (Seoul, South Korea)
4. Munich Airport (Germany)
5. Hong Kong International Airport
6. Hamad International Airport (Doha, Qatar)
7. Chubu Centrair Nagoya (Japan)
8. Zurich Airport (Switzerland)
9. London Heathrow Airport
10. Frankfurt Airport (Germany)

Skytrax hand out awards in a variety of other categories as well, covering everything from cleanliness and food to passenger service.
Tokyo Haneda was voted the world's cleanest airport, while Jakarta's Soekarno--Hatta International Airport has been singled out as the most improved.
When it comes to dining, Hong Kong leads the way, while Taiwan's Taoyuan got the top spot in the best airport staff category.
In terms of shopping, there's no topping London Heathrow, according to Skytrax.
Below is the top 100 airports around the world and I am excited to see my local airport, Brisbane, at no 16 up one spot on last year. Take that Sydney and Melbourne.
The World's Top 100 Airports - 2017
2016 Rating
1Singapore Changi1
2Tokyo Intl Haneda4
3Incheon Intl Airport2
4Munich Airport3
5Hong Kong Intl Airport5
6Hamad Intl Airport10
7Centrair Nagoya6
8Zurich Airport7
9Heathrow Airport8
10Frankfurt Airport12
11Amsterdam Schiphol13
12Kansai Intl Airport9
13Vancouver Airport14
14Narita Airport11
15Copenhagen Airport18
16Brisbane Airport17
17Helsinki Airport15
18Shanghai Hongqiao34
19Cape Town Airport22
20Dubai Airport26
21Taiwan Taoyuan Airport 20
22Auckland Airport21
23Sydney Airport23
24Vienna Airport29
25Beijing Capital Airport16
27Hamburg Airport40
28Denver Airport28
29Cologne / Bonn Airport19
30Melbourne Airport25
31Madrid-Barajas Airport31
32Paris Cdg Airport33
33Barcelona Airport27
34Kuala Lumpur Airport24
35King Shaka Airport 35
36London City Airport41
38Bangkok Suvarnabhumi36
39San Francisco Airport37
40Dusseldorf Airport39
42Bogota Airport46
43Toronto Pearson Airport44
44Soekarno-Hatta Airport 63
45Xi'an Airport48
46Dallas/Fort Worth58
47Gimpo Airport42
48Haikou Meilan Airport52
49Abu Dhabi Airport38
50Gold Coast Airport55
51Gatwick Airport45
52Quito Airport62
53Athens Airport60
54Houston IAH71
55Lima Airport49
56Chengdu Airport50
57Bahrain Airport47
58Seattle-Tacoma Airport54
59Oslo Airport56
60Delhi Airport66
61Christchurch Airport 51
62Stockholm Arlanda67
63New York JFK Airport59
64Mumbai Airport64
65Halifax Stanfield Airport61
66Guayaquil Airport65
67Bengaluru Airport74
68Lisbon Airport57
69Hyderabad Airport68
70Baku Airport 105
71Perth Airport73
72Minneapolis-St Paul75
73Adelaide Airport69
74Moscow Domodedovo53
75Porto Airport70
76Shenzhen Airport77
77Dublin Airport80
78Sanya Airport81
79Malta Airport92
80Montréal Airport88
81Moscow Sheremetyevo78
82Billund Airport79
83Hanoi Noi Bai Airport82
84Budapest Airport76
85Birmingham Airport87
86Los Angeles Airport91
87Guangzhou Airport 85
88Phoenix Airport106
89Boston Logan Airport 97
90Panama Tocumen86
91Brussels Airport83
92Nice Airport84
93Medina Airport111
94Detroit Metropolitan89
96Prague Airport93
97Keflavik Airport72
98Kazan Airport100
99Warsaw Airport112
100Shanghai Pudong103

Main story sourced from CNN business traveler and top 100 airport list from here

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