Skytrax, airlines and airports ranking organization from England, published the latest list of 10 best airports in Asia in 2016. For four consecutive years, Singapore’s Changi International Airport is crowned as the best airport in Asia.
1. Singapore Changi International Airport (Singapore)
For the fourth year in a row, the airport with 54 million passing passengers per year takes the crown as the best airport in Asia and is the 16th busiest airport in the world.
The Singaporean airport is praised by flyers for its beautiful architecture, efficient operation, luxurious amenities, and a wide range of dining and shopping options.
The airport has movie theaters, a multimedia entertainment center, spas, garden…etc
2. Incheon International Airport (Korea)
Located on an island just outside of Seoul, the capital of South Korean, Incheon is home base to Korean Air and is the 24th-busiest airport in the world (41,7 million yearly passengers).
Incheon’s highly appreciated for its array of shopping and dining options. In addition, the airport usually holds cultural performances for its passengers, it even has a Korean culture museum.
3. Tokyo Haneda International Airport (Japan)
Haneda is one of two major international airports that serve the Tokyo area. Located a few miles away from the Japanese capital, Haneda is a popular port of entry for business travelers and tourists (72,6 million yearly passengers- ranked 4th in the world)
Haneda is known for its efficiency, cleanliness, and shopping.
4. Hong Kong International Airport (Hongkong)
Built on an artificial island off the coast of Hong Kong, it has become one of the most popular airports in the world (63,1 million yearly passengers) since it opened in 1998.
The airport offers a wide range of services for its passengers include a
golf course near Terminal 2.
5. Central Japan International Airport (Japan)
Known as the best regional airport in the world, Central Japan International — also known as Centrair — was built on an artificial island in the middle of Ise Bay near the city of Nagoya.
It has a 300 meters sky deck where passengers can watch ships sail into Nagoya Port. There’s also a traditional Japanese bathhouse where you can soak and relax while watching the sunset over the bay.
6. Kansai International Airport (Japan)
Located on an artificial island in the Osaka Bay, Kansai International is often praised for its modern architecture, clean facilities, and friendly staff. The airport also has a famous Sky View observation deck that allow passengers look at the spectacular views of incoming and outgoing flights.
7. Tokyo Narita International Airport (Japan)
Located 35 miles outside of Tokyo, Narita handles around 35,6 million passengers a year.
As most of other Japanese airports, Tokyo Narita International Airport has efficient and friendly staff, clean facilities, and abundant dining options.
8. Beijing Capital International Airport (China)
As the second-busiest airport in the world(83,7 million yearly passengers), Beijing’s Capital Airport has played a major role in the growth of Chinese capital city.
The airport has built new facilities and upgraded its infrastructure several times, its Terminal 3 was rated as the 10th-best terminal in the world.
9. Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport (Taiwan)
Located just outside of Taipei, Taoyuan International is the largest airport in Taiwan.
Flyer praised the airport for its polite service, clean environment, and speedy immigration lines. There used to be an aviation museum inside the airport, but it was shut down earlier at the beginning of 2016 to make way for airport expansion.
10. Kuala Lumpur International Airport (Malaysia)
Kuala Lumpur International is one of the busiest airports in Southeast Asia. The airport is located just 35 miles south of the Malaysian capital and is easily accessible by road and rail. Kuala Lumpur International Airport has a unique feature that no other airports have: a jungle with waterfall within its ground.