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The best airport in the world

The results of the World Airport Awards from Skytrax are out. Congratulations go to Incheon International Airport in Seoul which beat last year’s winner (Hong Kong International Airport) into second place.   The top 10 were as follows: 1. Incheon International Airport 2. Hong Kong International Airport 3. Singapore Changi 4. Zürich 5. München 6. Kansai 7. Kuala Lumpur 8. Amsterdam 9. Centrair Nagoya 10. Auckland What is your favourite airport in the world and why?

Paul Johnson

Paul Johnson is Editor of A Luxury Travel Blog and has worked in the travel industry for more than 30 years. He is Winner of the Innovations in Travel ‘Best Travel Influencer’ Award from WIRED magazine. In addition to other awards, the blog has also been voted “one of the world’s best travel blogs” and “best for luxury” by The Telegraph.

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  1. I’m gonna have to go with my home town airport – Aspen, Colorado. It’s small, beautiful, and most of all – relaxed! I know the weather can make arrivals and departures a challenge, but that doesn’t reduce its appeal to me.

    As for major airports (what? Aspen isn’t major?), my vote goes to Minneapolis/St. Paul. They have a great selection of stores and restaurants, and it’s a really nice place to connect.

  2. I see that KL makes #7 on the list. Yep, it’s a nice airport but there’s also the LCC (low cost carrier) terminal which is a 20 minute drive from the main airport – something to bear in mind if you’re on a tight time schedule.

    The main airport is nice and modern, and you can get an airport express train from there right into Sentral (28 minutes). It’s pretty good.

    My favourite airport is Inverness (Scotland). It’s so small and kinda laid back. I love it!

  3. I have to admit I like glasgow airport as it is fairly compact and easy to get through quickly. Sydney is another favourite but it might have something also to do with the destination. I also have to say that Heathrow Terminal 5 is pretty good with all the shops, restaurants, and ease of transport. My only bug bear is that the security is a bit slow so in a hurry can take a bit of time.

  4. I’d have to go with my home town airport in Vancouver, BC. Not only are there a tonne of services to keep you entertained while waiting, it showcases some beautiful local and First Nations art.

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  6. When I traveled through SE Asia, I really loved the little local airports. They were usually built and decorated with local flare, a contrast to the ultra modern mega airports.

  7. During my last visit to southeast Asia,I visited almost ten airports of that region which was completely par above my expectation as far as architecture and the hospitality are concerned but when i arrived at Hyderabad(INDIA), i found myself very comfortable from each and every expect.I have heard that New Delhi will very soon announce the inauguration date of Indra Gandhi International Airport and being a traveler i am looking forward for this as it will introduce me with some newer technologies to make our journey comfortable.

  8. i love that auckland airport is in there – it is so different to all the biggies. it is small compact and you can actually walk outside between the two terminals, the domestic and international terminal a refreshing change from the normal airless airport. well done auckland!

  9. I’d like to see a list of the worst! I’ve been to Zurich airport but can’t even remember it, think I’m normally too tired at airports!

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