The most prestigious award for the top ten airports in the world for the year 2018 has just been announced. This award was awarded at the Skytrax World Airport Awards, a prestigious award that can be likened to the Oscars of the aviation industry. The award was said to have based the response in survey by millions of passengers. The airports were nominated by aviation customers from all around the world at the 2017–2018 World Airport Survey. Out of tens of thousands of airports all over the world, here are the top ten best airports in the world and other rewards given:
The largest airport in Germany and the third biggest in Europe. From 2017 to 2018, Frankfurt Airport has been serving 98 airlines and 250 destinations in 105 different countries.
Largest international airport in Switzerland. It is also dubbed as the World’s Best Airport by Passenger with the numbers ranging from twenty to thirty million.
The former first in the top ten busiest airport in the world, London Heathrow Airport still holds the title as the busiest airport in the UK and the third in the top ten biggest airports in the world.
Central Japan International Airport, or most commonly known as Centrair, is 2018’s World’s Best Regional Airport. It was reported that in 2014, passengers travelling through Centrair reached up to 9.8 million.
With a 150 retail stores and 50 food places, Munich Airport got the Best Airport in Europe award for 2018 and known as the second busiest airport in Germany.
Placing the fifth in the top airports in the world is the most luxurious terminal complex in the world, Hamad International Airport, in the capital of Qatar.
The former multiple winner of the Airport of the Year award falls on the fourth with two more awards: World’s Best Transit Airport and Best Airport for Dining.
Another airport from Japan gets to be a part not only in the top ten best airports in the world but in the prestigious third. Tokyo Haneda was also awarded as the World’s Cleanest Airport and World Best Domestic Airport.
The second placer is also a former awardee of the Airport of the Year and holds the record for the largest airport in South Korea. For this year, Seoul Incheon got the World’s Best Airport Staff award.
For six years in a row, Changi Airport of Singapore has caught the world’s best airport award. Forbes reported that in 2017, Changi has served 62.2 million passengers with more than 373,000 landing and takeoff. Below is a photo of the Singapore’s Changi Airport.
These airports were nominated and voted by the passengers; therefore, there can never be a debate as to how they belong to the best of the best. Being a part of the top ten airports in the world is a great feat for each country since they also reflect their people and culture.
Skytrax World Airport Awards. “The World’s Top 10 Airport of 2018.” Accessed on November 20, 2018. https://www.worldairportawards.com/the-worlds-top-10-airports-of-2018/.
Bishop, Jordan. “The 10 Best Airports in the World in 2018.” Forbes. March 24, 2018. Accessed on November 20, 2018. https://www.forbes.com/sites/bishopjordan/2018/03/24/10-best-airports-in-the-world-singapore-jewel-changi/#29afddf76a0e.
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