As we have found out the best airlines of 2019, the time is right for us to find out which airport deserves the most praise.
The ranking is based on a multitude of factors. Cleanliness, food and shopping options, hotels, transportation and other aspects influenced the list. With passenger numbers increasing each year, so does the potential profit of the airports.
Anyhow, some interesting trends have developed in 2019. For example, no United States airport has made it on the list, even though airports such as LAX or Atlanta‘s Hartsfield – Jackson are one of the busiest airports in the world. In the case of ATL, it literally is the busiest airport in the world.
Out of the top 10, 7 airports are located in Asia. The other 3 are in Europe, meaning that if you don’t want the airport experience to ruin your holiday, travel either to Asia or Europe.
To get back to the point, let’s look into the top 10 airport list!
To start the list, Zurich Airport is kicking things off. The airport is located near Zurich, the biggest city in Switzerland. The airport connects Switzerland with the rest of the world.
Speaking of amenities, the airport features many yearly events. It also has a lot of shopping space. Oh, and the airport even has a fitness and wellness center, where you can work out, sit in a SPA or just relax.
The first of the Asian airports, Narita is located near Tokyo, the capital of Japan. Featuring 3 Terminals, the airport is the second biggest airport in Japan. Narita International Airport also boasts having the longest runway in Japan.
Narita also hosts many various events featuring Japanese culture and presents art from all around the world.
In addition, if for some reason you wish to get a haircut or polish your nails a bit, you can also do that at Narita.
British airport is the largest airport in Europe. However, it is not the first airport on this list – one more European airport is soon to follow.
Anyhow, Heathrow is the hub for British Airways. The airport offers many options for shopping, dining and relaxation.
And of course, the airport hosts events throughout the year. For example, during each Christmas, the airport releases special advertisements with Heathrow Bears. Furthermore, this year Heathrow partnered up with Candice Brown and created a 50-kilogram gingerbread mini-Heathrow.
The best performing European airport of 2019 is in Munich. The second largest German airport has overcome Heathrow this year and passengers have rated it as the best in Europe.
Featuring one of the most unique airport designs with an open-air man square, the airport definitely has a reason to be here.
Oh, and the airport features one of the best Christmas markets!
Chubu Airport is the second Japanese airport on the list, with a third soon to come.
Chubu mainly serves the central region of Japan. That‘s where the name comes from – Chubu means central in Japanese. The nearest big city is Nagoya, which is the 4th largest Japanese city.
The airport is one of the five off-shore airports in Japan, making every visit a unique one for the passengers.
Chubu International Airport From The Air
Also built off-shore, the airport connects Hong Kong with the rest of Asia and the world. The airport is massive in various sizes.
Hong Kong International has one of the biggest passenger terminal buildings, is one of the busiest airports in the world and also has the biggest volume of cargo arriving and departing from its runways.
But even so, the passengers that arrive and depart from the airport have one of the best experiences when traveling. To be exact, it is the top 5 airport to travel in!
The newest airport in Qatar opened up in 2014 and Hamad International Airport ever since has been growing very quickly, together with Qatar’s main airline, Qatar Airways.
Namely, Qatar Airways is the main serving airline of Hamad International. The airport lives up to the expectations of its location in the Middle East. The airport serves unprecedented luxury, offers visitors the chance to experience excellent eating options, while also presenting options to swim in a pool or relax in a SPA.
If you want to experience some Middle Eastern luxury in an airport – Hamad International Airport is definitely a place to be!
We’re getting back to the east side of Asia. Incheon Airport is located in South Korea, around 50 kilometers from Seoul.
Built in the 90s after the Korean government realized that Seoul’s older airport, Gimpo International Airport could not handle the load of passengers coming into South Korea. If you thought Hamad was the definition of airport luxury, then think twice – Incheon airport boasts having a golf course, a spa, ice skating rink, a museum and a full-blown casino.
Nevertheless, the airport is also one of the most efficiently ran airports in the world. So, even if you do not have the time to consume all the magnificent facilities, you will still have a wonderful experience when traveling.
The biggest and the best airport in Japan, Haneda is also the oldest airport in Japan.
Haneda has three terminals with 4 runways that handle around 85 million passengers per year, making it one of the busiest airports in the world.
At one point, the United States military converted Haneda Airport into a military airfield. But after the 1950s, the Japanese government regained the control of the whole airport.
Unfortunately this year, Haneda is the second best passenger airport in the world. However, to consolidate, passengers rated the airport as the cleanest airport in the world!
With no big surprise, Singapore‘s Changi Airport lands the number one spot. The airport is widely recognized around the world if not the best, then definitely one of the best airports in the world.
Throughout the year, passengers get to experience various exhibitions and events that are truly one of-a-kind. Changi presents itself as more than an airport and rightfully so!
Singapore Changi airport hosts a Butterfly Garden, the world’s tallest indoor waterfall, a huge indoor slide and many more entertaining spaces to explore.
Have you visited any of these airports? Tell us about your experience in the comments below!
To sum up, the best airports of 2019 are: