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World’s greatest airport for 2021 revealed

Doha’s Hamad Worldwide Airport, which has been climbing the ranks for years, has been rewarded with the primary spot in 2021 within the “World’s Finest Airport” class.

This yr, Changi positioned third — an achievement for another airport, however maybe not from the attitude of its superfans, who often reward the airport’s ease, consolation and top-notch food and drinks choices.

Doha’s ascendance coincides with arduous work from its flagship airline, Qatar Airways. The Qatari authorities has invested closely in each its nationwide provider and its airport, with fairly spectacular outcomes.

Vacationers on Qatar Airways who’ve a connecting flight at HIA can take pleasure in free metropolis excursions, free of charge lodging and meals (relying on the size of the layover) and a VIP switch service the place airline staff meet guests as they de-plane and information them seamlessly via the airport and onto their connecting flight.

Airports in Europe and Asia dominated the remainder of the 2021 listing. Japan was voted best-rated nation total, with three airports within the prime 10, together with each of Tokyo’s airports (Narita and Haneda).

The World Airport Awards are voted for by prospects in a world airport satisfaction survey performed from August 2020 till July 2021.

This is the total listing of the highest 10 within the “World’s Finest Airport” class:

1. Hamad Worldwide Airport (HIA)

2. Tokyo Haneda Airport (HND)

3. Singapore Changi Airport (SIN)

4. Incheon Worldwide Airport (ICN)

5. Tokyo Narita Airport (NRT)

6. Munich Airport (MUC)

7. Zurich Airport (ZRH)

8. London Heathrow Airport (LHR)

9. Kansai Worldwide Airport (KIX)

10. Hong Kong Worldwide Airport (HKG)

Seoul's Incheon International Airport (ICN) is the biggest and busiest airport in South Korea.

Seoul’s Incheon Worldwide Airport (ICN) is the largest and busiest airport in South Korea.

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Different prizes

In a yr nonetheless battered by the coronavirus pandemic, it could possibly be tough to price airports. Skytrax, which is an impartial airline business consulting group primarily based within the UK, addressed that concern by making a second listing to particularly name out airports that did job of addressing the brand new well being and hygiene protocols.
Slightly than rating them, Skytrax opted to easily acknowledge the great work finished by 39 airports, listed in alphabetical order. This included Rome’s Fiumicino, which was given the first-ever “COVID-19 5-Star Airport Ranking” from Skytrax final fall. Tokyo Haneda was additionally awarded the designation of Cleanest Airport.

Istanbul Airport was singled out as Most Improved, Changi gained the Finest Airport Employees award, Seoul’s Incheon was counseled for Finest Airport Safety and Centrair Nagoya in Japan took residence the prize for Finest Regional Airport.

Skytrax additionally broke down the most effective airport recognitions primarily based on the variety of guests who handed via every.

China’s Guangzhou Baiyun Worldwide Airport was greatest in school for airports serving 35-45 million annual passengers, Hamad Worldwide Airport within the 25-35 million group, London Heathrow within the 20-25 million group, Frankfurt within the 15-20 million group, Changi within the 10-15 million group, Zurich within the 5-10 million group, Centrair Nagoya within the 2-5 million group and Quito within the below 2 million group.

Regionally, Canada’s Vancouver Worldwide Airport was voted “Finest Airport in North America.”

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