Singapore Changi named World’s Best Airport by travellers at aviation Oscars
Published : 11 Apr 2018, 20:25:26
If you’re wondering where to begin your travels across Southeast Asia then you couldn’t ask to start your journey from a better airport then the one voted as the World’s Best Airport for 2018 reported CNN Travel.
Singapore Changi Airport has been named as the World’s Best Airport by air travellers for the sixth consecutive year at the annual Skytrax World Airport Awards, held in Stockholm, Sweden on March 21.
Changi took the prestigious award, considered the Oscar’s of the aviation industry, for its combination of amenities and airport efficiency by serving around 60 million passengers in 2017 from almost 100 countries around the world and has 5,000 arrivals and departures a week connecting customers to over 200 destinations said CNN Travel.
Singapore’s polished facilities propelled it to the top of the list and fended off stiff travel competition from the likes of Doha’s Hamad International and Hong Kong’s International Airport.
“To be voted the World’s Best Airport for the sixth consecutive year is a fabulous achievement for Changi Airport, and this award yet again demonstrates the airport’s popularity with international air travelers,” Edward Plaisted, CEO of UK-based Skytrax, said in a statement to CNN Travel.
The amenities on offer include two 24-hour movie theaters screening the latest blockbusters for free, a rooftop swimming pool and a sunflower garden that features several varieties of sunflowers grown in Changi’s on-site nursery.
According to CNN Travel there were no new entries among the Top 10, Seoul’s Incheon International Airport moved up one place to number two, while last year’s second placeholder Tokyo International Airport, Haneda, dropped to number three, keeping the regions stranglehold on the top slots.
Doha’s Hamad International Airport progressed to fifth place after coming in at number six in 2017, while Munich Airport dropped from fourth to sixth place.
Top ten list of the World’s Best Airports from the 2018 Skytrax World Airport Awards:
1 Singapore Changi Airport
2 Incheon International Airport (Seoul, South Korea)