Singapore Changi Airport is once again the best airport in the world.
It is now a seven-year dominance for the Singapore airport as it was hailed as the world’s best airport in this year’s Skytrax World Airport Awards, which was recently held in London.
The seven-year streak of Changi Airport is the first time in the history of the Skytrax World Airport Awards.
Asian airports also dominated the best airport awards as six international airports in the region were on the top 10. Japan has three of its airports on the list.
Behind Singapore is the Tokyo Haneda International Airport in Japan which emerged as the second best airport in the world followed by Incheon International Airport in Korea; Hamad International Airport in Doha, Qatar; Hong Kong International Airport in Hong Kong; Chubu Centrair International Airport in Japan; Munich Airport in Germany; London Heathrow Airport in United Kingdom; Narita International Airport in Japan; and Zurich Airport in Switzerland.
Any airport from the Philippines, on the other hand, is nowhere to be found on the list.
Edward Plaisted, chief executive officer of Skytrax, praised Changi Airport for its consistency to improve customers’ airport experience which led them to be voted as the best airport for the seventh time.
“To be voted the World’s Best Airport for the seventh consecutive year is a truly fabulous achievement for Changi Airport, and this award continues to underline the airport’s popularity with international air travellers,” Plaisted said.
While Singapore topped the overall survey, Japan airports are the scene stealers this year as Tokyo Haneda International Airport is the world’s cleanest airport while Tokyo Narita has the best airport staff in the world. Centrair Nagoya is the world’s best regional airport.
Crowne Plaza Changi was declared as the world’s best airport hotel; London Heathrow -T5 was hailed as the world’s best airport terminal; Seoul Incheon is the world’s best transit airport.
This year’s list of world’s best airports indeed, as what travelers say, are not only gateways but a destination itself.