For the fifth yr in a row the city-state’s Changi Airport has been named “world’s finest airport” on the annual Skytrax World Airport Awards.
The awards, introduced throughout a ceremony in Amsterdam on March 14, are based mostly on thousands and thousands of worldwide passenger surveys.
At this level, vacationers may be questioning if there’ll ever be an airport that may surpass much-lauded Changi.
Among the many facilities unfold by means of its three terminals are two 24-hour film theaters screening the most recent blockbusters without spending a dime, a rooftop swimming pool and a butterfly backyard. A fourth terminal has just been completed and is because of open within the second half of 2017.
“Profitable the Skytrax World’s Finest Airport Award for the fifth consecutive yr is immense encouragement to our 50,000-strong airport neighborhood at Changi Airport, each considered one of whom is keen about delivering probably the most memorable airport expertise to our passengers,” stated Lee Seow Hiang, CEO of Changi Airport Group, in an announcement.
Hamad Worldwide Airport: One to observe
Although no airport has been in a position to knock Changi from the highest spot, there’s been a little bit of motion in the remainder of the highest 10.
Tokyo Worldwide Airport (Haneda) jumped two spots to push South Korea’s Incheon Worldwide Airport from final yr’s second place place, transferring Seoul’s gateway to 3rd.
Munich Airport dropped a spot and moved to fourth on the checklist, whereas Hong Kong Worldwide held onto its fifth place place.
Doha, Qatar’s Hamad Worldwide Airport moved up 4 spots to quantity six — a very spectacular shift contemplating it was 22nd on the checklist in 2015.
Germany’s Frankfurt Airport is the one newcomer to this yr’s World’s Finest Airports checklist, booting Osaka’s Kansai Worldwide Airport from the highest 10.
No love for North America
As soon as once more, North America did not have an airport within the high 10.
Vancouver Airport stays the No.1 airport in North America for an eighth consecutive yr, transferring up one spot to quantity 13 on this yr’s rankings.
The highest US airport in 2017 in response to Skytrax is the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Worldwide Airport, quantity 26 on the checklist, adopted by Denver Worldwide at quantity 28.
For the total checklist of the world’s 100 finest airports go to the World Airports Awards website.
Skytrax handed out awards in quite a lot of different classes as properly, masking all the pieces from cleanliness and meals to passenger service.
By way of shopping, there’s no topping London Heathrow, in response to Skytrax.
2017 Skytrax World Airport Awards
1. Singapore Changi Airport
2. Tokyo Worldwide Airport (Haneda)
three. Incheon Worldwide Airport (Seoul, South Korea)
four. Munich Airport (Germany)
5. Hong Kong Worldwide Airport
6. Hamad Worldwide Airport (Doha, Qatar)
7. Chubu Centrair Nagoya (Japan)
eight. Zurich Airport (Switzerland)
9. London Heathrow Airport
10. Frankfurt Airport (Germany)