Which is the busiest airport in the world?
Today, I will try to find out which airport is the busiest in the world, even if there are different answers to such questions. The list of the best airports in the world is determined by an organization called Skytrax. Skytrax launched the ‘World’s Best Airport Award’ in 1999. This company conducts a few surveys at various airports around the world based on some factors to determine the best airport.
During selection the best, Skytrax keeps some important fact into consideration among them remarkable things are- cleanliness, safety & security, staff service, accommodation, shopping facilities, baggage delivery, immigration arrangements, transit passenger facilities, entertainment arrangements, costs, etc. The company surveyed from August 2017 to February 2018 to select the best airport in 2018. Analyzing 13.63 million data from about 550 airports around the world through a survey method, this article has been arranged with the top 10 airports selected by Skytrax as the best airports in the world.
10. Frankfurt Airport
Frankfurt Airport is the busiest & best airport in Germany. It is the 3rd busiest airport in Europe and the 13th busiest in the world. Its distance from the city of Frankfurt is about 12 kilometers. It covers an area of about 5,000 acres. The airport handles about 65 million passengers a year to more than 250 destinations. This airport can be reached in 105 countries in the world. The airport has two passenger terminals. The 3rd terminal is under construction. The construction of the 3rd terminal will be completed by 2022.
9. Zurich Airport
Zurich Airport is one of the biggest international airport situated in Switzerland. It is located just 12 kilometers from the city of Zurich. It has 3 terminals and 3 runways. Near about 203 destinations of 67 countries in the world, the plane departs from here.
8. Heathrow Airport
It is the main and busiest airport in the UK. It is the busiest airport in Europe in terms of the number of passengers. It is also known as ‘London Heathrow’. Located 23 kilometers from the city center of London. In 2016, 80.1 million passengers traveled through this airport. The airport has 2 runways and 5 terminals. However, Terminal 1 is no longer used. Planes depart from this airport at 175 destinations in 64 countries of the world.
7. Centrair Nagoya
The name of the airport is but it is commonly known as ‘Centaur’. The journey began on February 17, 2005. Its distance from Nagoya city is 35 kilometers. It was built on an artificial island. It takes 26 minutes by train and 40 minutes by car from Nagoya. There is a 300-meter long deck to see the whole airport. This is called ‘Sky Deck’. From Centaur, not only passengers but also visitors get a chance to see the planes up close. In 2016, this airport has been selected as the best airport for domestic routes. In 2014, 9.8 million passengers traveled through this airport.
6. Hong Kong Airport
About 220 destinations around the world, planes depart from Hong Kong International Airport. It was selected as the best transit airport in the world. In 2018, it was selected as the best airport for dining facilities. The airport has 2 terminals and 3 runway systems. It covers an area of 1255 hectares. It is operated by the Hong Kong Air Authority.
5. Munich Airport
Munich Airport is situated in Germany & it is the 2nd busiest airport in Germany. It was selected as the best airport in Europe in 2016. There are 150 retail stores and 50 places where food and beverages are available. This airport is a lot like a city center. It is located 30 kilometers from the city of Munich. There are 3 terminals and 2 runways. It covers an area of 3692 acres. In 2014, 39.7 million passengers used this airport.
4. Seoul Incheon
Incheon International Airport is the largest airport located in South Korea. It is also known as ‘Seoul-Incheon International Airport’. It is located 32 miles from Seoul. The airport was launched in March 2001. It is the sixth cargo airport in the world. It is capable of carrying 2.6 million tons of cargo. The airport has two terminals. In 2016, it won the title of World’s Best Airport Staff.
3. Doha Hamad
Hamad International Airport is located 17 kilometers away from Doha, Qatar. The airport was planned to be built in 2003. But in reality, work started in 2006. Its flying journey started from 2014. About 30 million passengers use this airport every year. It is one of the best in terms of architecture. It is also considered as one of the most luxurious airports in the world. In 2018, it was selected as the best airport in the Middle East. It has 2 terminals and 2 runways.
2. Tokyo Haneda
It is located 14 kilometers from Tokyo station. It is the second busiest airport in Asia and the fourth busiest in the world in 2009. The airport is operated by the Tokyo Aviation Bureau, the Ministry of Land Infrastructure and Transport, and the Japan Airport Terminal. There are a total of 3 terminals. Terminals 1 and 2 are connected by two underground walkways. Terminal 3 was launched in October 2010. Tokyo airport has 4 runways. There is an air traffic control tower at a height of 115.6 meters. About 70 million passengers a year use Tokyo Haneda International Airport. In 2018, it was selected as the cleanest and best domestic airport in the world.
1. Singapore Changi
In the last two decades, Changi Airport has won the title of the best airport in the world 9 times. Planes fly from this airport to about 200 destinations in the world. It extends 17.2 km northeast of the Changi commercial area. Changi Airport Group operates this airport. About 5,000 flights a week take off and land at the airport by 60 international airlines. In 2017, 80 million passengers from around 100 countries used this airport. It is the second major hub of Qantas Airways. Qantas Airways is the largest foreign airline at the airport. The airport has 4 terminals. The fourth terminal is operated by automation. Immigration procedures are performed through automation to reduce passenger suffering. Since the inception of this airport, it achieved 500 awards already. There is a swimming pool on the roof of Changi Airport. There are sunflower gardens across the airport. There is a butterfly garden with hundreds of butterflies.