If you are an Indian, I’m sure whenever you enter an Airport in Delhi, Bangalore or Hyderabad, the first thought that enters your mind is that wow, this airport is huge will it be one of the biggest and best airport all over the world? Sadly, there is no Indian Airport in the top 10 list, but there are several amazing and top notch airports that you would love to go to someday. Asia is famous worldwide for having some of the best and most advanced airports.
Places like Singapore, Malaysia, China and even Hong Kong has airports with some amazing features which can be luxurious that you will want to miss your flight and stay there for a longer time. We have prepared a list of some of the best airports in 2018 which are not only huge, but are filled with luxuries and facilities which will make you thing you are in a five star hotel. So without further ado, let’s get on with the list.
10. Doha Hamad International Airport (DOH)
We start off our list with one of the most recently launched airports in the world, the Doha Hamad International Airport. Even though this airport opened in 2014, it has turned into one of the best and most luxurious airports in the world and is now home to Qatar Airways. It has two terminals which sit on 5,400 acres of land while the airport cost around $16 billion to construct. It has been described as one of the most architecturally significant terminal complexes in the world while also being the most luxurious. It roughly welcomes more than 30 million passengers per year and I’m sure most of them would go back with a smile on their faces thanks to the amazing facilities here.
9. Kansai International Airport (KIX)
Next on the list is the Kansai International Airport which has been one of the busiest airports in Japan. It is located on an artificial island in the Osaka Bay, Kansai and it has been a major hub for the ANA and Japan Airlines. This airport has been described as an amazing airport with unique modern architecture, spotless facilities and a helpful staff. It also boasts a Sky View observation deck which gives its passengers a spectacular view of the incoming and outgoing flights. Kansai International Airport welcomes more than 20 million flyers per year and treats them wonderfully well.
8. London Heathrow Airport (LHR)
Next on the list is the famous London Heathrow Airport which is also famous for being the world’s third busiest airport in the world and also being the largest of the five airports serving London. Even though Heathrow Airport is in the midst of a major renovation with addition of a brand new Terminal 2 Building, it is still busier and better than most. Its eight year old Terminal 5 building is so amazing that it has been claimed as the best airport terminal in the world by many prestigious websites. Heathrow is also the main hub for Virgin Atlantic and British Airways. On an average basis, Heathrow welcomes more than 73 million travellers per year.
7. Zurich Airport (ZRH)
7th on the list is the famous Zurich Airport of Switzerland. It is located just eight miles away from the heart of Zurich. It serves as the home for Swiss International Airlines while also being a hub linking Switzerland’s largest city with other countries. Not only is it extremely luxurious and full of facilities, it also allows the passengers with extended layovers with bicycles and inline-skate rentals and excursions to Swiss Museum of Transport Lucerne. On a rough basis, Zurich Airport receives more than 25 million flyers per year and treats them is such a caring way that they shower their love with amazing reviews and excellent ratings.
6. Central Japan International Airport (NGO)
Next up is the Central Japan International Airport which is basically built on an artificial island in the middle of the Ise Bay which is near the city of Nagoya. The Central Japan International Airport which is also known as Centrair serves as the focus city of ANA and Japan Airlines. This airport holds the prestigious distinction of being the best regional airport in the world. It has a 1000 foot long sky deck in which passengers can watch the ships sail into Nagoya Port or simply watch the Ocean waves and feel calm. There is also a traditional Japanese bathhouse in which you can have a relaxing soak while you watch the sunset over the bay. This amazing airport welcomes almost 10 million passengers on a yearly basis.
5. Hong Kong International Airport (HKG)
Starting the top 5 countdown is the Hong Kong International Airport which is basically built on an artificial island that is located off the coast of Hong Kong. This extra ordinary airport has become one of the most popular facilities in the world since it came into business in 1998. It is easily one of the busiest airports in not only Asia but all over the world. It serves as the home to Hong Kong Airlines, Cathay Pacific and Dragonair. Whenever you visit this airport, make sure that you play a round at the SkyCity Nine Eagles golf course near Terminal 2 as it is one of the prime attractions of this airport. It also welcomes an astonishing 64 million travellers per year.
4. Tokyo Haneda International Airport (HND)
Tokyo’s Haneda International is one of the two major international airports that serve the Tokyo area. It is located just few miles away from the heart of Japanese capital Tokyo. Haneda has proven to be one of the most popular ports of entry for tourists and business travellers. Haneda is famous worldwide for its amazing facilities, service efficiency, wide range of shopping options and cleanliness. It is also the fourth most busiest airport in the world as on average it gets around 73 million travellers per year.
3. Munich Airport (MUC)
3rd on the list is the Munich Airport of Germany. It is located northeast of downtown Munich and is one of the busiest airports in Europe and also the second busiest airport in Germany. Munich Airport serves as a major hub for Lufthansa, Condor and Air Berlin. It features airy glass heavy architecture and is an extremely beautiful and well-designed airport. One of its primary attractions is the visitor park which is nearby to the airport and features mini golf as well as a display of historic aircraft. On average, this airport receives more than 38 million travellers per year.
2. Incheon International Airport (ICN)
The second place goes to the Incheon International Airport. This airport is located on an island which is just outside of the South Korean capital and came into business in the year 2001. Incheon is a home to the Korean Air and is also the 24th busiest airport in the world.
It is one of the most luxurious airports with some amazing features such as an array of dining and shopping options in addition to a bevy of cultural and traditional performances. It even has a Korean cultured museum. Incheon International Airport receives an average of more than 41 million travellers per year.
1. Singapore Changi International Airport, Singapore (SIN)
Was it really a surprise to see the airport that has been the number airport for the past 5 years to get the top spot in this list? The terminal continues its long streak of wowing travellers with sparkling terminals, effortless navigation, exceptional staff and boundless amenities. It is so amazing that it gives you the feel that you are in an amusement park rather than an airport. The layover might begin with a spin through one of the five gardens before you drip your toes in a fish spa or slip your way into a massage chair. Several flyers have praised this airport for its beautiful architecture, luxurious amenities and a broad offering of shopping and dining options. It roughly receives almost 55 million passengers per year.
These were 10 of the most luxurious and best airports in 2018 that you will ever come across. They are filled with exciting facilities and services which are so heart-warming that you will want to spend more time in these airports than on your flights. Not only are they huge, but they are also filled with thrilling services, dining options and also shopping options.