The country whose airport is clean and beautiful, the country gets the same respect. The 10 best airports in the world have been awarded by Skytrax in 2021. In which Qatar’s Doha Hamad Airport has been given the first status. Here is the list of top 10 best airports in the world 2021.
10. Hong Kong Airport
Hong Kong International Airport is the main airport in Hong Kong, built on reclaimed land on the island of Chek Lap Kok. The airport is also referred to as Chek Lap Kok International Airport, to distinguish it from its predecessor, the former Kai Tak Airport.
The airport is one of the largest passenger and cargo airports in the world, and is the hub of Cathay Pacific Airways. The new airport opened in July 1998. In 2021, Hong Kong Airport has been ranked the tenth best airport by Skytrax, up from sixth in 2020.
- Location: No. 1 Sky Plaza Road, Lantau Island, Islands District, New Territories, Hong Kong
09. Kansai Airport
Kansai International Airport, commonly known as Kank, is the primary international airport in the Greater Osaka region of Japan and the nearest international airport to the cities of Osaka, Kyoto, and Kobe. It is located on an artificial island (Kankūjima) in the middle of Osaka Bay off the Honshu shore, 38 km southwest of Osaka Station, located within three municipalities, including Izumisano (north), Sennan (south), and Tajiri (central), in Osaka Prefecture.
Kansai International Airport is the world’s ninth best airport in 2021. Kansai Airport was opened in 1994, and has become an important international hub for Japan. It provides the largest network for both domestic and international routes with 24-hour operation.
- Location: Izumisano, Sennan, & Tajiri (Osaka Prefecture)
08. London Heathrow Airport
Heathrow Airport was originally called London Airport until 1966 and is now known as London Heathrow. It is a major international airport in London, England, and one of six international airports serving the London area. The airport facility is owned and operated by Heathrow Airport Holdings. In 2019, it was the world’s second busiest airport by international passenger traffic, the world’s seventh busiest airport by total passenger traffic, and the busiest airport in Europe by passenger traffic.
Heathrow Airport has four passenger terminals, which have been reduced to 2 terminals in use during most of 2020. In 2021, Heathrow Airport has been ranked the eighth best airport by Skytrax.
- Location: Hillingdon, London, England
07. Zurich Airport
Zurich Airport is the largest international airport in Switzerland and the primary hub for Swiss International Air Lines. It serves Zurich, Switzerland’s largest city, and, with its surface transport links, most of the rest of the country. The airport is located 12 km from the city of Zurich, in the municipalities of Kloten, Rumlang, Oberglatt, Winkel and Opfikon, all of which are within the canton of Zurich.
In 2021, Zurich Airport has been ranked the seventh best airport by Skytrax, up from 11th in 2020. It is the busiest airport in Switzerland.
- Location: Kloten, Rümlang, Oberglatt, Winkel and Opfikon
06. Munich Airport
Munich Airport is the international airport of Munich, the capital of Bavaria. It is the second busiest airport in Germany in terms of passenger traffic after Frankfurt Airport. It is the ninth busiest airport in Europe, handling 47.9 million passengers in 2019. Munich Airport is the 15th busiest airport in the world in terms of international passenger traffic, and was the 38th busiest airport worldwide in 2018.
It serves as the hub for Lufthansa, including its subsidiaries Lufthansa Cityline, Air Dolomiti and Eurowings, as well as a base for Condor and TUIFly Deutschland. With over 150 retail stores and some 50 places where you can eat and drink, it is more like a city center, offering travelers and visitors a lot to see and do. Also, it is ranked sixth among the top 10 best airports in the world 2021.
- Location: Erding and Freising districts, Bavaria
05. Tokyo Narita Airport
Narita International Airport (Tokyo-Narita) formerly known as New Tokyo International Airport. It is the secondary international airport in the Greater Tokyo area of Japan and the nearest international airport to the cities of Narita, Kozaki and Tomisato. It is located in Narita, Chiba, approximately 60 kilometers (37 mi) east of central Tokyo.
Narita Airport has been rated as the fifth best airport in the world in 2021. It serves as the international hub for Narita Japan Airlines and All Nippon Airways. Narita is the busiest airport in Japan by international passenger and international cargo traffic.
- Location: Narita, Chiba, Japan
04. Seoul Incheon Airport
Incheon International Airport, sometimes referred to as Seoul Incheon International Airport, is the largest airport in South Korea. It is the primary airport serving the Seoul Capital Area and one of the largest and busiest airports in the region.
In 2021, it is ranked by Skytrax as the fourth best airport in the world, and one of the cleanest airports, along with Doha Hamad, Singapore Changi, and Tokyo Haneda Airport. It is a former winner of the Airport of the Year title at the World Airport Awards.
- Location: Jung District, Incheon, South Korea
03. Singapore Changi Airport
Singapore Changi Airport commonly known as Changi Airport. It is a major civilian airport serving Singapore, and is one of the largest transportation hubs in Asia. As one of the busiest airports in the world by international passenger and cargo traffic, it is currently rated the third best airport in the world by Skytrax.
It was ranked the best airport in the world in 2020, the first airport in the world to do so for eight consecutive years. It is also rated as one of the cleanest airports and highly rated international transit airports in the world. Changi Airport is one of the busiest passenger hubs in Southeast Asia, and is known for its unrivalled traveler experiences.
- Location: Changi, East Region, Singapore
02. Tokyo Haneda Airport
Tokyo International Airport commonly known as Haneda Airport. It is one of two primary airports serving the Greater Tokyo area, and is the primary base of two of Japan’s major domestic airlines, Japan Airlines (Terminal 1) and All Nippon Airways (Terminal 2). As well as Air Do, Skymark Airlines, Solaseed Air and StarFlyer. It is located less than 30 minutes from central Tokyo.
In 2021, Haneda is rated by Skytrax as the second best airport after Doha Hamad Airport, and is the cleanest and best domestic airport in the world. Tokyo Haneda International Airport is one of the busiest airports in the world, and it is the busiest airport in Japan. The airport has three terminals.
- Location: Ōta District, Tokyo, Japan
01. Doha Hamad Airport
Hamad International Airport is the only international airport in Qatar. Located south of the capital Doha, it replaced the former Doha International Airport as Qatar’s major airport. Formerly known as New Doha International Airport (NDIA), Hamad International Airport opened on 30 April 2014 with a formal Qatar Airways flight landing from Doha International. National carrier Qatar Airways and all other carriers formally moved to the new airport on 27 May 2014.
The airport is named after the previous Emir of Qatar, Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani. It has been awarded as the best airport in the world 2021 by Skytrax, as well as being the most luxurious.
- Location: Doha, Qatar