Changi Airport Falls from Top Spot as World's Best Airports: Skytrax Report

Changi Airport Falls from Top Spot as World's Best Airports: Skytrax Report

Hamad International Airport in Doha, Qatar, has unseated Singapore's Changi Airport as the world's best airport for 2024, according to Skytrax, the aviation ratings company. This is the third time Hamad Airport has won the title, having previously won in 2021 and 2022.

Singapore Changi Airport and Hamad International Airport in Doha have long competed for the title of World's Best Airport. For 2024, the award goes to Hamad, known for its modern design, ease of navigation and luxurious shopping malls.

Changi, one of the region's busiest airports, is known for its indoor gardens, waterfalls, movie theater, and wide variety of dining and shopping options. It has been named the world's best airport 12 times by Skytrax, including consecutive wins from 2013 to 2020 and again in 2023.

Hamad Doha, meanwhile, offers a stunning futuristic design, a range of luxury shopping and dining options, and a unique indoor rainforest garden. It was named the world's best airport in 2022, 2021 and 2024.

Asia dominates the top 5 list in this year's ranking, with South Korea's Incheon International Airport rising to third place and being named the most family-friendly airport.

Tokyo Haneda Airport is ranked fourth and holds the title of "World's Cleanest Airport". It is also the busiest airport on the Skytrax list, serving 70 million passengers in 2023.

Tokyo Narita International Airport completes Asia's dominance in fifth place, recognized for its outstanding customer service and winning the "World's Best Airport Staff" award.

Skytrax's World's Best Airports 2024 ranking is based on questionnaires sent to airport customers between August 2023 and March 2024. Passengers rated key services such as check-in, transfers, immigration, shopping and departures. Data was collected from respondents in more than 100 countries on topics ranging from the ease of security screening to the quality and variety of food and beverages.

Following is a list of the top 10 best airports in the world, according to Skytrax:

  1. Hamad International Airport
  2. Singapore Changi Airport
  3. Incheon International Airport
  4. Haneda Airport
  5. Narita International Airport
  6. Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport 
  7. Dubai International Airport
  8. Munich International Airport
  9. Zurich International Airport
  10. Istanbul International Airport

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