Saturday, 10 December 2011

Top 5 Airport in the World - 2011

Worlds Top Airports are announced at 2011 World Airport Awards in Copenhagen. In a nine month customer survey that attracted more than 11.38 million participants, Hong Kong International Airport has been named as the Worlds Best Airport by air travellers across the globe. The top 10 airport in the world was awarded by SKYTRAX

Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) is located less than five flying hours from half of the world's population and is the third busiest International passenger airport in the world. In 2010, some 50.9 million passengers travelled through HKIA, connecting approximately 160 destinations, through about 900 daily flights by over 95 airlines.

Serving more than 100 international airlines flying to some 200 cities in 60 countries, Changi Airport handles about 5,400 arrivals and departures every week and over 42 million passengers a year (that's more than 7 times the size of Singapore's population). With over 40,000 square metres of commercial space, Changi Airport is also one of Singapore's largest shopping locations.

Incheon International Airport is the largest airport in South Korea, serving Seoul. It is one of the largest and busiest airports in the world. Since 2005 it has received the full 5-star ranking by Skytrax, a recognition shared only by Hong Kong International Airport and Singapore Changi Airport. The airport has a golf course, spa, private sleeping rooms, ice skating rink, a casino, indoor gardens and a Museum of Korean Culture. The main passenger terminal (496,000 sq metres) is the largest airport terminal in area in South Korea, and the ninth largest passenger terminal in the world.

With around 34.7 million passengers in 2010, Munich is the second-busiest passenger airport in Germany and ranks 7th among Europe's 10 leading airports. The airport has its own visitors centre and is home to the Munich Airport Centre (MAC), which is a shopping, business and recreation facility located between its 2 terminals.

Beijing Capital International Airport is located 20 miles northeast of Beijing's city centre. The newest Terminal 3 building is the 2nd largest airport terminal in the world, and the third largest building in the world by area. Beijing Capital has rapidly climbed the rankings of the world's busiest airports by 2009 it had become the busiest airport in Asia and is now the 2nd busiest airport in the world in terms of passenger traffic (73,891,801 passengers in 2010).

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