4D cinema, art exhibitions, library, spa and pool overlooking the runway – where to choose to fly to the end of quarantine
On May 11, the Skytrex Aviation Service Assessment Organization published a list of the best airports in the world based on the results of the World Airport Awards 2020. As per the rules, airports which are voted the most by passengers are included in the top best. In total, more than 550 aviation hubs participate in the competition event for free, of which the top 100 are then selected. The editors of Pespace magazine selected a photo of 10 winners this year.
Changi Airport, Singapore
Singapore “Changi” is recognized as the world’s best airport for the eighth consecutive year. Prior to Coronavirus, more than 5 thousand flights from dozens of airlines on more than 200 routes were made from the airspace, and its annual passenger flow was 60 to 70 million people. In 2020, Changi was recognized as the best airport in Asia and the world, as an airport with the best leisure facilities in the world. The airport has a 24-hour cinema, more than 350 shops and 120 restaurants and bars. In addition, travelers can enjoy games at local networks, game consoles, music corners and TV lounges. There are several theme parks inside “Changi” – Cactus Park, Magic Garden, Orchid Park, Park of Sunflower and Butter Gallery. On the roof of the first terminal the runway overlook is equipped with a pool.
Tokyo Haneda International Airport, Japan
Haneda is an airport in one of Tokyo’s districts, which primarily serves domestic and international charter flights of Japanese companies. Located just 30 minutes from the center of the Japanese capital. The airport has many cafes, restaurants and shops. Haneda also offers special services for travelers, including delivery of goods and parcels to your home, beauty salons, showers, laundry and even a kindergarten.
Hamad International Airport, Qatar
Hamad is one of the two commercial airports in Qatar located in Doha. It has a fitness center, art objects, a hotel, beauty salon, spa and showers in its area. As noted on the world’s best airport website, the airport was considered the most important architectural terminal as well as the most luxurious in the world. In addition, it was recognized as the best airport in the Middle East with a passenger flow of 30–40 million people per year.
Incheon Airport, South Korea
Incheon is an international airport, located in the city of the metropolis, seventy kilometers from Seoul, the capital of South Korea. It is the largest aviation hub in the country and has the largest airspace in the world in terms of international air traffic and number of take-off and landing operations. Incheon has a special facility infrastructure including golf course, massage room, bedroom, a casino and patrons. In 2012, it was recognized as the world’s best airport according to the world’s best airport.
Munich Airport, Germany
Franz Josef Strauss Munich Airport is Germany’s second busiest airport and the base aviation hub of the national airline Lufthansa. The airport building has more than 150 shops, dozens of cafes and restaurants available, and its area has a free park with minigulf and a playground for children. Also special tours and excursions are regularly organized at the airport. In 2020, Munich was recognized as the best airport in Europe.
Hong Kong Airport, Hong Kong
Hong Kong International Airport serves more than 100 airlines to approximately 180 destinations worldwide, 44 of which are in mainland China. In the past, many holders of the title “Airport of the Year”, a Sky Plaza entertainment center at the airdrome, a 4D cinema, an air center, an Asia Hollywood interactive theme center, several sports halls, a viewing stage, as well as many There are cafes and restaurants.
Narita Airport, Japan
“Narita” is an international airport located in the eastern part of Greater Tokyo, in the same city of Narita. It ranks second in Japan in terms of cargo turnover – first in Japan and third in the world. Narita has a comfortable rest area, showers and sleeping rooms, as well as a capsule hotel for 9 hours. In 2020, it was named the airport with the best restaurants according to the world’s best airport.
Chubu Airport, Japan
Chubu is an international airport in Aichi Prefecture, a large complex of facilities on an artificial island in the Bay, near the town of Tokonam. Passenger traffic “Tybu” varies from 10 to 20 million people a year. The airport has a medical clinic, four hotels and a capsule hotel, which regularly hosts various exhibitions and festivities. In 2020, according to the results of the world’s best airport competition, Tubu was recognized as the best regional airport of the year.
Schiphol Airport, Netherlands
Amsterdam Schiphol Airport is the main airfield of the Netherlands, a 20-minute drive from Amsterdam. Schiphol is Europe’s third busiest airport in terms of passenger traffic and Europe’s busiest airport in terms of air traffic. In addition to shops, cafes and restaurants, the airport has a library, a place for meditation and an exhibition of works of the Rijksmuseum – one of the main art museums in the Netherlands. In 2020, Schiphol was recognized by the airport as the best airport in Western Europe.
Kansai Airport, Japan
Kansai International Airport was built in 1994 according to the project of Renzo Piano, one of the founders of the high-tech genre. The airfield is located on an artificial island, which is inserted in the middle of Osaka Bay near the city of Osaka. During construction, the specialty of the area was taken into account – typhoons, earthquakes and tsunamis. Therefore, in 1995, the airport suffered one of the strongest earthquakes, the Kobe earthquake, whose strength reached a magnitude 7.3 on the Richter scale. The hotel has shops, cafes, restaurants, a medical and dental clinic, hotel and a hotel for pets. In 2020, Kansai was recognized as the airport with the best personnel delivery service, along with the best personnel in Asia and the world.
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