The World's Best Airports in 2019

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Every year Skytrax, one of the leading airport and airline review companies, bestows their award for the World’s Best Airport. For the seventh year in a row, Singapore’s Changi Airport won the top spot, followed by Tokyo’s Haneda International Airport and Seoul’s Incheon International Airport.

“To be voted the World’s Best Airport for the seventh consecutive year is a truly fabulous achievement for Changi Airport, and this award continues to underline the airport’s popularity with international air travellers,” said Edward Plaisted, CEO of Skytrax.

Millions of people representing over 100 nationalities responded to the survey between August 2017 and February 2018. The survey covered a variety of areas, including public transit options, immigration services, friendliness of airport staff and location of lounges, among many others.

Besides World’s Best, many other airports took the top prize in other categories:

  • Canada’s Fairmont Vancouver Airport won Best Airport in North America.
  • Germany’s Munich Airport won Best Airport in Europe.
  • London’s Heathrow Airport won Best Airport Shopping.
  • Tokyo’s Haneda Airport was declared the World’s Cleanliest Airport.

So what are the other airports declared as the World’s Best? Slide through to find out all the Skytrax winners.

10 Zurich Airport
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10. Zurich Airport

Over 31 million passengers passed through Zurich Airport in 2018. The airport also won the World's Best Airport Security Processing. 

9 Narita International Airport
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9. Narita International Airport

Located just outside Tokyo, Japan, over 40 million passengers passed through Narita International Airport in 2017. The airport also won Best Airport Staff in Asia and World's Best Airport Staff.

8 London Heathrow Airport
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8. London Heathrow Airport

London's Heathrow Airport is one of the busiest in the world, accommodating over 80 million passengers in 2018. The airport also won Best Airport in Western Europe and World's Best Airport Shopping.

7 Munich Airport
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7. Munich Airport

Germany's Munich Airport also won Best Airport in Central Europe, Best Airport: 40-50 million passengers and Best Airport in Europe.

6 Chubu Centrair International Airport
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6. Chubu Centrair International Airport

One of the smaller airports to make the top 10, Chubu Centrair International Airport is located in central Japan. The airport also won Best Regional Airport in Asia, World's Best Regional Airport and Best Airport: 10-20 million passengers.

5 Hong Kong International Airport
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5. Hong Kong International Airport

Over 74 million people passed through the Hong Kong International Airport in 2018. It holds the record of having the largest passenger terminal building in the world. The airport also won World's Best Airport Dining and World's Best Airport Immigration Service.


4 Hamad International Airport
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4. Hamad International Airport

Hamad, operated by Qatar Airways in Qatar, is the second-largest airport in the region, after Dubai. The airport also won Best Airport in Middle East, Best Airport: 30-40 million passengers and Best Airport Staff in Middle East.

3 Incheon International Airport
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3. Incheon International Airport

Located in Seoul, Korea, Incheon is more than just an airport, it's a recreational experience. The airport boasts a golf course, spa, even sleeping quarters. 

2 Singapore Changi Airport
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2. Singapore Changi Airport

Over 100 airlines fly in and out of Singapore's Changi Airport. The airport also won World's Best Airport Leisure Amenities, Best Airport: 60-70 million passengers and Best Airport in Asia.

1 Tokyo Haneda International Airport
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1. Tokyo Haneda International Airport

The world's best airport (for the 7th year in a row) is Tokyo's Haneda International Airport. Over 85 million people passed through Haneda in 2018, making it one of the busiest airports in the world. The airport also won World's Best PRM / Accessible Facilities, World's Best Domestic Airport, Best Airport: 70+ million passengers and World's Cleanest Airport.