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A light-weight-filled, inexperienced haven that manufacturers itself as a “vacation spot in itself,” Singapore’s Changi Airport has reclaimed its spot on the high of Skytrax’s annual rating of the world’s greatest airports.
Skytrax, a UK-based airline and airport assessment and rating web site, compiles its listing by surveying vacationers from the world over and asking them to fee your entire airport expertise – from check-in to departures and every little thing in between.
Singapore Changi Airport beforehand topped Skytrax’s listing for eight years operating, however in 2021 and 2022 dropped a few spots down the listing as passenger numbers fell through the pandemic, with Hamad Worldwide Airport in Doha, Qatar, taking the highest gong as an alternative.
“Singapore Changi Airport has all the time been a perennial favourite with vacationers, and naturally slipped down throughout Covid-19 when operations have been reduce drastically,” Skytrax’s Peter Miller advised CNN Journey.
Miller says Changi airport “provides one thing for everybody,” and suggests that may be a “key driver” of its persevering with recognition.
A few of Changi’s charms embody a spectacular 40-meter-tall (round 130 toes) indoor waterfall, a butterfly backyard and an IMAX cinema – to not point out greater than 280 retail and eating shops, excellent for killing time throughout a layover.
“Singapore Changi is primarily a transit airport, and from the shopper suggestions, the airport performs properly as a result of it provides such a variety of amenities and facilities for all sorts of consumers – households, enterprise and leisure vacationers are all properly catered for,” says Miller.
Hamad Worldwide Airport, which this 12 months earned the second place in Skytrax’s listing, additionally provides facilities designed for transiting vacationers – together with metropolis excursions for these spending greater than eight hours ready for his or her connecting flight.
This 12 months, Skytrax’s 2023 high 5 was rounded out by Tokyo’s Worldwide Airport, generally known as Haneda, (quantity three), Incheon Worldwide Airport (quantity 4) and Paris’ Charles de Gaulle Airport (quantity 5).
Skytrax additionally palms out different awards, together with regional prizes, with Changi Airport nabbing the gong for Greatest Airport in Asia, in addition to successful World’s Greatest Airport Eating and World’s Greatest Airport Leisure Facilities.
Changi’s on-site lodge, the luxurious Crowne Plaza Changi Airport, was topped world’s greatest airport lodge for the eighth consecutive 12 months.
In the meantime, second-place Hamad Worldwide Airport additionally gained World’s Greatest Airport Purchasing, Greatest Airport within the Center East and Cleanest Airport within the Center East, whereas third-place Tokyo Haneda Airport was topped the general cleanest airport.
Bahrain Worldwide Airport gained World’s Greatest Airport Baggage Supply and Incheon Airport is outwardly the airport with one of the best employees and immigration processing.
In the meantime the once-lambasted New York LaGuardia Airport continued its profitable rehabilitation quest, with its new Terminal B awarded World’s Greatest New Airport Terminal.
Seattle-Tacoma Worldwide Airport is the best rated US airport, coming in at quantity eighteen on Skytrax’s listing and awarded Greatest Airport in North America.
Cape City Worldwide Airport is one of the best airport in Africa, Delhi Airport is one of the best airport in India and South Asia and Bogota’s El Dorado Worldwide Airport gained the Greatest Airport in South America award.
This 12 months, the Skytrax staff additionally premiered a brand new class celebrating airport artwork, judged by a separate panel fairly than by way of the shopper survey.
The Houston Airport System, which boasts one of many largest collections of public artwork within the state of Texas, gained this award on behalf of William P. Pastime Airport and George Bush Intercontinental Houston Airport.
1. Singapore Changi Airport
2. Hamad Worldwide Airport
3. Tokyo Worldwide Airport (Haneda)
4. Incheon Worldwide Airport
5. Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport
6. Istanbul Airport
7. Munich Airport
8. Zurich Airport
9. Narita Worldwide Airport
10. Madrid-Barajas Airport
11. Vienna Worldwide Airport
12. Helsinki-Vantaa Airport
13. Rome Fiumicino Airport
14. Copenhagen Airport
15. Kansai Worldwide Airport
16. Chubu Centrair Worldwide Airport
17. Dubai Worldwide Airport
18. Seattle-Tacoma Worldwide Airport
19. Melbourne Airport
20. Vancouver Worldwide Airport