The best airports in the world are those that offer high quality services for air transport and also for being the busiest on the planet. The following airports are those that have been classified as the best in the world within the World Airport Awards 2014. You will find them ordered from less to more quality. What is the best airport in the world?
- 1 10. London Heathrow Airport
- 2 9. Vancouver International Airport
- 3 8. Zurich Airport
- 4 7. Beijing Capital International Airport
- 5 6. Haneda International Airport
- 6 5. Amsterdam Airport Schiphol
- 7 4. Hong Kong International Airport
- 8 3. Munich-Franz Josef Strauss International Airport
- 9 2. Incheon International Airport
- 10 1. Changi International Airport
10. London Heathrow Airport
London Heathrow Airport (IATA Code: LHR) commonly known as Heathrow (in English, Heathrow Airport) is the airport with the highest activity level in the United Kingdom and the tenth most important internationally.
It is located in Hillingdon, in the west of London. A total of 80 airlines operate routes to and from Heathrow, with 185 destinations to 84 countries.
The most popular destinations are New York, Dubai, Dublin, Hong Kong and Frankfurt, among others. In 2014, more than 73 million passengers passed through this airport, which has five terminals, the most recent being Terminal 2, which opened in 2014.
9. Vancouver International Airport
The Vancouver International Airport (IATA Code: YVR) is located at Sea island, Richmond, British Columbia (Canada).
It occupies the ninth place in the ranking of the best airports in the world with a history dating back to 1930, although its true expansion took place from the 1940s as a result of the need for air transport during World War II.
Today, the airport is operated by 62 airlines and offers 99 destinations within Canada, the United States and around the world.
8. Zurich Airport
Zurich Airport (Flughafen Zürich in German) is also known as Kloten airport, because it is located in the city of Kloten, in the canton of Zurich (Switzerland).
This city is located just 10km from the center of Zurich. It is the most important airport in Switzerland and the base of Swiss International Air Lines. Its inauguration took place in 1959 and currently receives more than 20 million passengers per year.
It is one of the busiest airports in Europe, mainly because it operates all parts of Europe and also connects with the Middle East, Far East, America and some airports in Africa.
Among the services offered are a large number of restaurants, bars and cafes, as well as ATMs, banks, currency exchange offices and even a chapel.
7. Beijing Capital International Airport
The Beijing-Capital International Airport or Beijing airport (IATA code: PEK) is the main airport of the People's Republic of China.
Internationally renowned airlines such as Aeroflot, AirAsia, Air Algérie, Air Astana, Air Canada, Air China or Air France operate at this airport.
It has all kinds of facilities, from banks, bars, restaurants and shops, to a 24-hour medical center. It also offers meeting and conference rooms.
6. Haneda International Airport
He Tokyo International Airport o Haneda Airport, whose IATA code is HND, was opened in 1931 and is the most important in the country.
It concentrates all domestic flights of Tokyo along with Narita Airport, which also operates routes within the Tokyo metropolitan area. In total it has three terminals that add an annual passenger traffic that amounted to 71.6 million in 2013.
5. Amsterdam Airport Schiphol
Located in the municipality of Haarlemmermeer, 15 km southwest of the center of Amsterdam, the Schiphol-Amsterdam Airport (IATA Code: AMS) is the most important in the Netherlands and the fifth internationally.
It offers a wide variety of services offered to its passengers and the excellent facilities available. In addition, it has an integrated train station within the airport itself, so it is very easy to travel to the city. It also has a wide range of shops open 24 hours.
4. Hong Kong International Airport
The Hong Kong International Airport (IATA Code: HKG) is also known by the name of Chek Lap Kok, which is the name of the tiny island on which it is built.
Since its inauguration in 1998, the facilities of this airport are in fourth place in the ranking of the best airports in the world, and that is that more than 35 million passengers They pass them year after year.
The architecture of this airport is considered the most expensive engineering project in the history of airport construction. It is located about 35 km from the center of Hong Kong and is the hub Main airlines such as Cathay Pacific, Oasis Hong Kong Airlines, Hong Kong Express Airways, Dragonair, etc.
3. Munich-Franz Josef Strauss International Airport
Munich Airport (IATA Code: MUC), officially named Franz Josef Strauss International Flughafen, is considered as the best airport in Europe and the third international.
It is located in Munich, Germany, specifically 28 km northwest of the city center. It is he is the base of the Lufthansa airline. Within the airport there is a wide range of services, including the Kempinski Hotel Airport München and various restaurants and cafes.
2. Incheon International Airport
Incheon International Airport, in Seoul, South Korea (IATA Code: ICN) is the largest airport in South Korea and the second most important in the world.
The main airlines that operate at this airport are Korean Air, Asiana Airlines and Cargo 360.
Since it opened in 2001, the airport has been including multiple improvements at the technological level until it has become the most advanced and leading airport in Asia.
1. Changi International Airport
There are three words that describe Changi Airport (IATA Code: SIN): modernity, commitment and offer. Since it opened in 1981 with a single terminal, the airport has not stopped growing and currently has three terminals, in addition to the JetQuay Terminal.
It is estimated that every 90 seconds a plane leaves from Changi Airport, in addition to more than 100 international airlines operating to and from it. Inside the airport there are a multitude of services for passengers, including shopping area, recreation area and even a hotel.
Due to all these characteristics, Changi International Airport is considered the best in the world.
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