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?
London-Heathrow Airport in the world
The London Heathrow Airport (IATA Code: LHR), commonly known as Heathrow (in English, Heathrow Airport ), is the airport with the highest level of activity in the United Kingdom and the tenth most important airport 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.
An art gallery, chapel, live music venues or signature restaurants of prestigious chefs such as Gordon Ramsey are just some of the services offered by the airfield, as well as multiple boutiques or the Harrods store.
Vancouver International Airport
The Vancouver International Airport (IATA Code: YVR) is located on Sea Island , Richmond, British Columbia (Canada).
It occupies the ninth position 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 the Second World War.
Today, the airport is operated by 62 airlines and offers 99 destinations within Canada, the United States and around the world.
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 only 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, at present, it receives more than 20 million passengers per year. It is located about 12 kilometers from the city, and has a large panoramic terrace, rent rooms to sleep, showers, tours of the airport, games room, gym, and spa services and beauty salon, among others.
It is one of the busiest airports in Europe, mainly because it operates all points of Europe and also connects with the Middle East, the Far East, America and some airports in Africa.
Among the services offered are a large number of restaurants, bars and cafés, as well as ATMs, banks, currency exchange offices and even a chapel.
Beijing Capital International Airport
The Beijing Capital International Airport or Beijing Airport 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 medical center open 24 hours a day. It also offers meeting and conference rooms.
Chubu Centrair International Airport, Nagoya (Japan)
Chubu Centrair is the second airport in Japan in this list of the best airports in the world. It is considered one of the most modern in the world, built on an artificial island in Ise Bay, it was inaugurated in February 2005 in time for the 2005 Aichi Expo. It is located about 40 kilometers south of Nagoya, but it is very well connected.
The airport has a hot spring complex inside, a Sky Deck 300-meter-long outdoor , ideal for aircraft enthusiasts, with wonderful views over the bay, an exclusive and cozy indoor garden ideal for relaxing, a Japanese-style spa overlooking the takeoff and landing of planes, shops and restaurants that complete an interesting offer for travelers.
Frankfurt Airport (Germany)
More of 64.5 million passengers traveled through Germany’s largest airport serving 98 airlines in 250 destinations in 105 different countries, the airport is the base of Lufthansa, and also has a direct connection to the European high-speed network of German Rail.
It has all kinds of services, ranging from boarding house, wedding celebration, personal shopper, rental of strollers for children or playground, among a wide range of proposals.
Haneda International Airport
The Tokyo International Airport or Haneda Airport, whose IATA code is HND, was inaugurated in 1931 and is the most important in the country.
It concentrates all Tokyo domestic flights together 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.
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, so it is very easy to travel to the city. It also has a wide range of shops open 24h.
Hamad International Airport, Doha (Qatar)
The international airport of Hamad is the international airport of Doha, capital of Qatar. The terminal hosts up to 30 million passengers a year , and has been described as the most architecturally important set in the world, in addition to being one of the most luxurious .
It has exclusive signature stores, luxurious catering establishments, artistic installations created by world-renowned authors, racetracks, squash courts, three mosques, swimming pool, spa, and all kinds of services to satisfy travelers.
Hong Kong International Airport
The Hong Kong International Airport (IATA Code: HKG) is also known as 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 ranked fourth in the ranking of the best airport in the world, and that is more than 35 million passengers pass 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 main hub of airlines such as Cathay Pacific, Oasis Hong Kong Airlines, Hong Kong Express Airways, Dragonair, etc.
Munich-Franz Josef Strauss International Airport
The Munich Airport (IATA Code: MUC), officially called Franz Josef Strauss International Flughafen , is considered the best airport in Europe and the third internationally.
It is located in Munich, Germany , specifically 28 km northwest of the city center. 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 cafés.
Located 28 kilometers from the center of the Bavarian capital, it has mini-golf, exhibition halls, games rooms, sleeping microcabs, showers, pharmacy, observation deck, a robot with artificial intelligence to help passengers, circuits in bus to know the complex, conference rooms and a wide commercial and gastronomic offer ideal to enjoy the cuisine of the region
Incheon International Airport
The Incheon International Airport in Seoul, South Korea (IATA Code: ICN) is the largest airport in South Korea and the second largest airport in the world.
Since it opened in 2001, the airport has included many technological improvements until it has become the most advanced airport in Asia. This modern airport, visible from the air, has a golf course, a spa, relaxation area, a capsule hotel, a rooftop pool, a Korean Culture Museum, a Traditional Arts gallery and Culture Street. Arrival Hall, which offers national and international tourists the opportunity to appreciate the richness of Korean arts and culture, also offers meeting rooms, a dance hall, museums, a casino, indoor gardens and 90 duty-free shops that They delight the passengers.
Changi International Airport
Three are the 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 .
Among its countless services, it has playgrounds, art shows, outdoor gardens and interiors with trails, butterflies and flowers, swimming pool, jacuzzi, laundry, relaxation areas with massages included or tours of the city, designed for travelers with times of high connection. Also, this year they have opened Terminal 4 and improved Terminal.
Finally, as every year, Skytrax , the portal specialized in air transport, awards the World Airport Awards to the best airports in the world , according to an opinion poll of more than 13.73 million travelers from more than 100 different nationalities, between August 2017 and February 2018, covering 550 airports around the world. The survey evaluates different airport services ranging from check-in , to arrivals and departures, transfers, security, purchases or immigration, among others.
And as it already has us accustomed, it is the sixth consecutive year in which the Changi airport in Singapore occupies the first place in the ranking . There are no Spanish airports in the ‘top ten’, the first appears in 42nd place and it is Barcelona-El Prat , followed immediately by Madrid-Barajas in 43rd place, not even among the top ten in Europe where the Franz Josef Strauss International (Munich) is the best, only Madrid is ranked fourth in the category of passengers in transit.