By Shania Brendon
Travelling the world entails spending long periods at the airport. This experience can be pleasant or nightmarish depending on how efficiently the airport is run. Today catering to an influx of travellers from around the world most airports are geared to welcome the weary traveller with all the leisure amenities and comforts of a home.
The coveted Skytrax Awards clearly define the best. So whether it’s a cheap flight or first class luxury you choose your airport experience promises to be the finest at one of the following destinations.
1. Singapore-Changi Airport
Winner for the fourth time Changi Airport served over 50 million passengers in 2012. Changi was awarded the coveted title of Best Airport in Asia and Best Airport for Leisure Amenities.
2. South Korea-Incheon International Airport Seoul
Catering to South Koreas busy influx of travellers Incheon Airport won second place, as well as the 2013 awards for Best Airport Staff Service-Asia and Best International Transfer Airport.
3. Netherlands-Amsterdam Schiphol Airport
Winning the title of third place Schiphol Airport is a new contender for the Skytrax awards. The airport is highly regarded for its well organised self-service transfer procedure. Best Airport in Europe and Best Airport in Western Europe were amongst its awards.
4. Hong Kong International Airport
Slipping down to fourth from third place in 2012, Hong Kong Airport was favoured in the 2014 voting with a top five ranking amidst airports evaluated in six different categories.
5. China-Beijing Capital International Airport
This airport commenced in 2008 and won fifth place in both 2012 and 2013. Voted Chinas Best Airport, Beijing Capital International has seen a steady influx of passengers.
6. Germany-Munich Airport
One of the best airports to enjoy a gourmet hot meal Munich Airport coming in 6th place also bagged awards for Best Airport in Central Europe and of course Best Airport Dining Experience.
7. Switzerland Zurich Airport
An airport that promises the safe transfer of your luggage. Coming in seventh Zurich Airport also won Best Airport Staff Service-Europe award. Guaranteeing you a convenient and comfortable airport experience.
8. Canada-Vancouver International Airport, British Columbia
Moving up from ninth place in 2012, Vancouver International Airport is the only delegate for North American airports in the listing for world’s best airports, naturally it was the winner of Best North American Airport.
9. Japan Tokyo International Airport
Moving up five places to be ranked 9th best airport, Tokyo International Airport is a newcomer to the Skytrax Awards. Best Airport Terminal Cleanliness was another well-deserved award it took home.
10. England-London Heathrow Airport
If love the duty free experience then London Heathrow Airport is the place. Coming in 9th the airport bagged the Skytrax awards for Best Airport Shopping and Best Terminal.
The airport experience is an integral part of air travel and from experience we all agree the more convenient and comfortable this encounter is the better the overall quality of the journey. The Skytrax Awards are sure to motivate and instigate airports to keep improving its overall services for a smoother convenient air-travel experience. Here’s looking at newer and bigger winners for 2015!
Ten Best Airports in the World – An infographic by the team at Travel Center UK
This article, Ten Best Airports in the World, is syndicated from http://www.travelcenteruk.co.uk and is posted here with permission.