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Top 10 best airports in the world 2024

According to the Skytrax World Airport Awards, these are the best airports to transit through.

It’s easy to assume that all airports are the same until you encounter one that’s particularly disappointing. Well-placed amenities, plenty of shopping, an abundance of dining options and a selection of leisure or entertainment facilities can elevate your airport experience from something that has to be endured, to something enjoyable.

This year, the Skytrax World Airport Awards was held at the Passenger Terminal EXPO in Frankfurt on 17 April 2024. The awards identify not only the World’s Best Airport of 2024, but the top 10 airports in the world. The World Airport Awards are voted on by customers in the largest annual global airport customer satisfaction survey and are independent of any airport control, influence or input. So, you can rest assured knowing these airports offer an enjoyable transit experience for passengers of all classes.

What is the best airport in the world?

Doha Hamad International Airport was awarded the title of World’s Best Airport in 2024 at the World Airport Awards and also took out awards for the World’s Best Airport Shopping and the Best Airport in the Middle East. Singapore’s Changi Airport was bumped to second place after a winning streak of 12 titles, but won awards for the Best Airport in Asia and the World’s Best Airport Immigration Service.

Top 10 best airports in the world

The World’s Top 10 Airports of 2023 were voted on by customers from across the world in the 2022/2023 World Airport Survey, hosted by Skytrax.

1. Doha Hamad International Airport

Hamad International Airport is an award-winning complex known for some of the world’s best airport shopping, luxury pop-ups, and exemplary dining options. It’s also been described as one of the most luxurious and architecturally significant airport complex designs in the world.

2. Singapore Changi Airport

Known as one of the busiest passenger hubs in South East Asia, Singapore Changi Airport also offers unique attractions such as a kinetic rain sculpture, tropical rainforest vivarium and water lily garden, as well as a superb retail offering.

Singapore Changi Airport
Singapore Changi Airport © Adobe Stock

3. Seoul Incheon

Incheon International Airport is the largest in South Korea. This airport is recognised for excellent facilities, customer comfort, cleanliness, food and shopping.

4. Tokyo Haneda

It may be Japan’s busiest airport, but Tokyo Haneda International Airport is also one of the cleanest airports in the world and is located just a quick 30-minute drive from the city.

5. Tokyo Narita

The world’s first voice-powered airport guide app, NariCo, can be found at Tokyo Narita Airport, alongside 88 dining options, a Pokemon store and the Narita Sky Lounge Wa inside Terminal 2 is open to everyone.

6. Paris CDG

Named after statesman Charles de Gaulle, Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport has fantastic passenger entertainment services and shopping.

Paris Charles De Gaulle Airport
Paris Charles De Gaulle Airport © Adobe Stock/Photopixel

7. Dubai

Known as one of the busiest airports in the world, Dubai Airport is a major international hub with world-class lounges, sleeping pods, traveller facilities, and an expansive duty-free retail precinct specialising in luxury goods.

8. Munich

Munich Airport is the second busiest in Germany and has more than 150 retail stores, and more than 50 dining options.

Munich International Airport, Germany
Munich International Airport, Germany © Adobe Stock/ Markus Mainka

9. Zurich

Located just 12km from downton Zurich, Zurich Airport is the busiest hub in Switzerland and has 40 bars, restaurants and cafes to choose from, around 60 in-terminal stores, shower facilities and beauty salons.

10. Istanbul

It may only have one terminal, but Instanbul Airport boasts a variety of cafes, restaurants and bars, a revamped duty-free shopping zone, and a great lounge area.

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