Asian Airports Dominate World's Best List

If you want a great airport, fly to Asia. That’s according to several newly released best airport lists from the aviation industry analysts at SkyTrax which included five Asian airports in its top 10 overall.

Asian Airports Dominate

The latest rankings show continued Asian dominance in several lists including best airport dining, shopping and amenities as well as practical matters like baggage handling. Unfortunately, no U.S. airports made any of these lists, but three did make the list of Best Domestic Airports.

Cincinnati Tops Other U.S. Cities

Cincinnati (CVG) made the best showing among U.S. airports in the domestic list but an Asian facility took the top spot.

  1. Tokyo Haneda
  2. Shanghai Hongqiao
  3. Durban King Shaka
  4. Cincinnati
  5. Denver
  6. Cape Town
  7. Haikou
  8. San Francisco
  9. Sydney
  10. Johannesburg

Best Global Airports Overall

The best of the best, world-wide.

  1. Singapore Changi
  2. Incheon International (Seoul)
  3. Munich Airport
  4. Hong Kong International
  5. Amsterdam Schiphol
  6. Tokyo Haneda
  7. Beijing Capital
  8. Zurich
  9. Vancouver
  10. London Heathrow

Best Shopping, Dining, Amenities, Cleanliness, Baggage

Listed are first-, second- and third-place winners.

  • Best shopping: London Heathrow, Singapore, Hong Kong
  • Best dining: Hong Kong, Munich, Tokyo Haneda
  • Best amenities: Singapore, Munich, Amsterdam
  • Cleanest: Tokyo Haneda, Seoul Incheon. Singapore
  • Best baggage delivery: Hong Kong, Seoul Incheon, Singapore


Published: April 1, 2014