Singapore’s Changi Airport was voted world’s best airport for the seventh consecutive year according to the Skytrax ranking, which is determined by around 13.73 million travellers voting in a global customer satisfaction survey.
Never before in the history of the ranking has airport has remained leader for such a long time. This success comes just before the airport opens its new attraction on 17 April: Jewel Changi airport, which will transform the airport from a simple waiting room to an indisputable tourist attraction. The new complex, which will allow tourists to relax in-between flights, will boast a tropical forest, a waterfall and even a rooftop swimming pool.
According to CNBC, Skytrax’s list also measured airports on a number of other metrics. World cleanest airport was awarded to Tokyo Haneda while London’s Heathrow airport terminal T5 was named world’s best airport terminal. There’s even a nomination for world’s most improved airport, with Guangzhou in China winning that.
Skytrax’s CEO, Edward Plaidsted said the new launch would add another “unique dimension” to Singapore’s leading position. “To be voted the world’s best airport for the seventh consecutive year is a truly fabulous achievement for Changi Airport. The opening of the Jewel Changi Airport in April 2019 looks set to add another unique dimension to the experience for Changi Airport customers.”
Alongside Changi airport on the podium are the regular winners: Tokyo Haneda (Japan) followed by Incheon (South Korea). Japan proves its expertise in air infrastructure as its Narita Airport, which is situated further away from Tokyo than Haneda, is ranked ninth, and Chubu Centrair Airport, which serves the city of Nagoya, is ranked sixth. In addition, Kansai Airport, built on an artificial island in Osaka Bay, comes in 11th.
The top 10 airports in the world:
1. Singapore Changi Airport
2. Tokyo Haneda International Airport
3. Incheon International Airport
4. Hamad International Airport (Doha, Qatar)
5. Hong Kong International Airport
6. Chubu Centrair International Airport
7. Munich Airport8. London Heathrow Airport
9. Narita International Airport
10. Zurich Airport