The Best Airports In The World, According To Travellers

The Best Airports in the World, According to Travellers

Some airports are better than others. Maybe their staff is extra friendly. Maybe their terminals are easy to navigate. Or maybe they just have better bathrooms. Based on these indicators and many more, Skytrax has ranked the top 10 best airports in the world. Photo by tookapic.

In their annual World Airport Awards report, travel research company Skytrax explains the methodology of their survey, which is based on 13.02 million customer nominations from around the world. 550 airports were included in the survey, which ranked satisfaction in 39 different areas, including security wait times, TV and entertainment facilities, baggage delivery times, and how easy it to get through the terminals. You can read their full methodology here.

Singapore's Changi airport came in first on their overall list. Among specific lists, Paris's Charles de Gaulle was the "most improved" airport, the Tokyo Haneda had the best security processing, and Taiwan's Taoyuan airport had the friendliest staff.

The top 10 best airports overall, according to Skytrax's survey:

  1. Singapore Changi Airport

  2. Incheon International Airport

  3. Munich Airport

  4. Hong Kong International Airport

  5. Tokyo International Airport (Haneda)

  6. Zurich Airport

  7. Central Japan International Airport

  8. London Heathrow Airport

  9. Amsterdam Schiphol Airport

  10. Beijing Capital International Airport

Head to the link below for a top 100 and more specific lists of best airports.

The World's Top 100 Airports of 2015 [Skytrax via Business Insider]


    For those wondering, Brisbane tops our airports at 20. Sydney is 21, Melbourne is 25, Gold Coast is 42, Adelaide 63, and Perth 75. All broadly around the same spots as last year, though GC is up 8 spots.

      Surprised GC is ranked so highly. I'm presuming they've renovated it in recent times, because when I was there back in the mid-2000s it was nothing to write home about...

    Heathrow? Really? Mustn't be the one in London ;)

      Heathrow has changed enormously. I flew back to the UK for the first time in 10 years in June and thought it was an excellent airport - clean, modern, efficient, nearby reasonably priced parking, great shops, well staffed - it compared very well with Changi, which we transited through.

    Schipol shouldn't be on the list. It's under significant redevelopment/refurbishment and is a glorified building site. All the corridor areas are narrowed and badly lit as a result.

    Maybe once it's finished it'll deserve that spot, but not right now.

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