Travelling by air involves a lot of time spent at the airport, especially if your flight’s cancelled or you’re booked on a connecting flight. Shopping, eating, snoozing, reading or plane watching are some of the ways you can spend your time but if the airport is cramped, dirty and crowded, it can seriously affect your experience. We’ve listed below 7 of the world’s best airports; so if you ever find yourself at any of these with a couple of hours to spare, go explore, we say!
Changi Airport, Singapore
The primary civilian airport for Singapore, Changi Airport is one of the largest Transportation hubs in Southeast Asia. It currently is the World’s Best Airport for the fourth year in a row according to Skytrax.
Incheon International Airport is sometimes referred to as Seoul-Incheon International Airport. It is the largest airport in South Korea and the primary airport serving the Seoul Capital Area. In the past it has been rated as the cleanest airport and the best international airport in the world. It has a golf course, spa, private sleeping rooms, an ice skating rink, a casino, indoor gardens and a Museum of Korean Culture.
Flughafen München, is a major international airport near Munich and is the second busiest airport in Germany in terms of passenger traffic. It has two passenger terminals, an additional midfield terminal and two runways as well as extensive cargo and maintenance facilities. It is also fully equipped to handle wide-body aircraft including the Airbus A380.
Haneda Airport, Haneda
Tokyo International Airport commonly known as Haneda Airport or Tokyo Haneda Airport, is the primary base of Japan’s two major domestic airlines. With Haneda and Narita combined, Tokyo has the third busiest city airport system in the world, after London and New York City.
Hong Kong International Airport
The Hong Kong International Airport is the world’s busiest cargo gateway and one of the world’s busiest passenger airports. It also has one of the world’s largest passenger terminal buildings. Also known as Chek Lap Kok Airport, as it is located on an island by the same name, the Hong Kong Airport is the primary hub for Cathay Pacific, Dragonair, Hong Kong Airlines, Hong Kong Express Airways and Air Hong Kong.
Chubu Centrair International Airport
The airport is located 22 miles south of Nagoya in central Japan on an artificial island in Ise Bay, Tokoname City in Aichi Prefecture. Classified as a first class airport and the main international gateway for the Chubu (“central”) region of Japan. It features the 4th Floor Sky Town Shopping Center, accessible to the general public, with 61 shops and restaurants. There is also a duty-free area in the international departure area on the 3rd floor.
Zürich Airport: Also known as Kloten Airport, this is the largest international airport of Switzerland. Several companies like Swiss International Air Lines, Swiss World Cargo, Swiss AviationTraining, Edelweiss Air, gategroup, Helvetic Airways, Swissôtel, and Rega have their headquarters on or about the airport. A complex that will be called The Circle is being constructed opposite the Airport Centre and will include a medical center, a conference center, shops, restaurants, offices and hotels.
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