Leading consumer aviation website Skytrax has published its latest annual World Airport Awards, and for the third consecutive year, Singapore’s Changi International Airport took the crown as the world’s best airport. However, Changi isn’t the only world class facility of its kind in Asia — which is why Skytrax has released its list of the 10 best airports in Asia.
The Skytrax annual rankings are based on the impressions of over 13 million flyers from 112 countries. More than 550 airports were included in the survey, which covers 39 service and performance parameters, including facility comfort, location of bathrooms, and the language skills of the airport staff.
Yearly passengers: 9.8 million
Previous rank: 6
Why it's awesome: Built on an artificial island in the middle of Ise Bay near the city of Nagoya, Central Japan International -- also known as Centrair -- serves as a hub for Japan Airlines and ANA.
Centrair holds the distinction as the best regional airport in the world.
It has a 1,000-foot-long sky deck where passengers can watch ships sail into Nagoya Port. There's also a traditional Japanese bathhouse where you can have a relaxing soak while watching the sunset over the bay.
Yearly passengers: 53.7 million
Previous rank: 1
Why it's awesome: For the third year in a row, Changi takes the crown as Asia's -- and the world's -- best airport. Changi is home to Singapore Airlines, Silkair, and Tigerair and is the 13th busiest airport in the world.
The Singaporean airport has received praise from flyers for its beautiful architecture, efficient operation, luxurious amenities, and broad offering of dining and shopping options.
Flyers passing through are treated to movie theatres, a multimedia entertainment deck, spas, and a wild corkscrew slide.
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