Passengers are getting amazed by how airports transformed and reinvented itself into a place not just for flights but also a place where mobility, efficiency and comfort meet all at the same time. State-of-the-art technologies are being invested by airports around the world, which for passengers, is very rewarding. But one continent stands out when it comes to this activity -- it is none other than the colorful and bustling continent of Asia.
SkyTrax, the well-known airline and airport review site, has ranked this year’s World’s Best Airport with the help of more than 11.38 million participants who contributed their views to award the world’s top ten best airports. Half of them including the number one choice, Hong Kong International Airport, are in Asia.
So to give you a glimpse, we list down these five outstanding airports in Asia:
Hong Kong International Airport
The Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA), locally known as the Check Lap Kok Airport, first operated back in the year 1998. It showcases the largest terminal building across the globe with flights operated by approximately 90 airlines to more than 150 cities around the world. In 2010, HKIA was named as the busiest airport by cargo traffic across the world. In 2009, airport ranked as the 2nd best airport in the world, 3rd in 2010 and 1st this year.
Singapore Changi Airport
Operated by the Changi Airport Group, Singapore Changi Airport has flights operated by 100 airlines. It is a hub for more than seven airlines such as Singapore Airlines, Singapore Airlines Cargo, SilkAir, Tiger Airways, Jetstar Asia Airways, Valuair, and Jett8 Airlines Cargo. The airport has 24-hour napping areas, shower and spa facilities, hotel and pool amenities, and tour offers which passengers can avail of while they’re there. The place also houses six open-air gardens available for passengers.
Incheon International Airport
Ranked as the world’s second busiest airport by cargo next to Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA), Incheon International Airport has flights operated by no less than 70 airlines. The airport has relaxing and entertaining features for their passengers such as golf course, spa, ice skating rink, private sleeping room, casino and a cultural museum. It received the 5-full star ranking from Skytrax.
Beijing Capital International Airport
Beijing Capital International Airport is currently the busiest airport when it comes to passenger traffic in the world next to Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. Ranked 5th out of the ten best airports in the world by Skytrax, Beijing Capital International Airport is owned and operated by a state-controlled company called the Beijing Capital International Airport. The airport has flights operated by more than 90 airlines that fly to more of less 120 destinations around the world.
Kuala Lumpur International Airport
One of Southeast Asia’s largest airports, Kuala Lumpur International Airport is operated by Malaysia Airports, an airport company that operates most of the airports in Malaysia. Kuala Lumpur International Airport is located in the southern part of Selangor. It has workforce of 25,000 workers and operates 24 hours a day making it capable of handling 35 million passengers and 1.2 million tons of cargo a year. It ranked as the 9th on the list of World’s Best Airports awarded by Skytrax.
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