Top Five Airports In The World

Top Five Airports In The World

Time spent at any airport can be stressful, but it can be made so much worse when operations are chaotic, wait times get drawn out, or products or services are in short supply. And, of course, access to certain amenities goes a long way towards making the travel journey more bearable.

Here are the top five rated airports in the world, curated by

  1. Hamad International Airport (DOH)

Doha’s airport is a major connecting hub for Qatar’s eponymous home airline (also a Readers’ Choice pick) and at times, it can seem more like a resort hotel than a bustling transportation hub, with amenities that include a fitness center, squash courts, and an indoor swimming pool. It’s gotten high marks for its premium amenities, with a wide choice of lounges, plus quiet rooms and child’s entertainment zones for passengers in any airline class. For those on longer layovers, there is an upscale hotel right inside the terminal, with half- or full-day rates available.

  1. Seoul Incheon International Airport (ICN)

Seoul’s main international airport opened 20 years ago on reclaimed land in the port city of Incheon and has been expanding ever since: A second passenger terminal opened in 2018, part of the airport’s aim to double its capacity to 100 million passengers annually. Primarily serving the country’s two main airlines, Korean and Asiana, Incheon International also gains points for its spacious VIP lounges and amenities, including an indoor skating rink, a spa, and a “Cultural Street” with local cuisine and dance performances. While it’s 30 miles from the capital, a high-speed rail link makes the trip from terminal to city center in 43 minutes.

  1. Tokyo Narita International Airport (NRT)

As home to both Japan Air Lines and All Nippon Airways, Tokyo’s Narita is Japan’s main international airport and a major connecting hub for travelers from North America to Asia. While it’s a lot farther from the city than Haneda, airport express trains help cut the travel time from terminal to downtown to about 40 minutes. Narita’s three terminals offer an array of duty-free shops, and a choice of dining options for those craving ramen or sushi. Transit passengers in need of a shower or nap can book one of the airport’s day rooms; there’s also an in-terminal capsule hotel, fittingly named “Nine Hours.” You can freely play games at online casino newzealand in this location.

  1. Istanbul Airport (IST)

Opened in 2018 amid great fanfare—and bold ambitions to become the world’s biggest airport—the new IST gets praise for its modern design by Grimshaw Architects, which has netted awards for its emphasis on efficiency and sustainability. With high-tech touches like a fleet of robots to direct passengers through the 818-million-square-foot hub and runway capacity to move a total of 90 flights per hour, the airport is poised to take off as a major global player.

  1. Singapore Changi Airport (SIN)

That Changi has once again snagged the top spot among world airports is no surprise, given that it’s home to our readers’ favorite carrier, Singapore Airlines, making it an ideal gateway to dozens of locations in the region. The airport is a destination in itself, with waterfalls and gardens, open-air decks and a variety of restaurants. Traveler readers also like the self-boarding gates and free and fast Wi-Fi, and there’s even a swimming pool if you’ve got time to take a dip.

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