For the fifth consecutive year Singapore’s Changi Airport has been voted the world’s best by travellers at the 2017 World Airport Awards.
The awards, held recently in Amsterdam, take into consideration over 13 million airport surveys completed by air travellers of 105 nationalities across 550 airports across the globe. Changi, which accommodates over 50 million passengers each year has now won the accolade eight times since the inception of the event.
Changi Airport Group CEO, Mr Lee Seow Hiang, said the awards were encouragement to the more than 50,000 workers at the airport, “every one of whom is passionate about delivering the most memorable airport experience to our passengers,” he said. “Changi Airport continues to innovate product and service facilities for customers, and is making the travel experience at the airport enjoyable and relaxing,” Skytrax CEO Edward Plaisted said.
The airport was also awarded with the best Asian airport and the best airport globally for leisure amenities. The airport is continuing to improve its offerings by installing beacons as part of a trial to engage travellers through their mobile phones, Changi’s executive vice-president for airport management Tan Lye Teck told The Straits Times.
And if you were wondering who their competition was – below is the top ten ranked airports in the world.
1) Singapore Changi Airport
2) Tokyo International Airport (Haneda)
3) Incheon International Airport (South Korea)
4) Munich Airport
5) Hong Kong International Airport
6) Hamad International Airport (Qatar)
7) Chubu Centrair Nagoya
8) Zurich Airport
9) London Heathrow Airport
10) Frankfurt Airport
Unfortunately no Australian airports make the cut! What’s your thoughts on Australia’s international airport facilities?