These beautiful and amazing airports will blow your mind away with their mega structures and extra ordinary facilities. They have caught the attention of world travellers and enthusiasts because of their efficiency, quality of services and amazing facilities. Enjoy the list!
10. Beijing Capital International Airport (PEK) – China
Yearly passengers: 83.7 million
Beijing's Capital International Airport is the main international airport serving Beijing and the second-busiest airport in the world, and has played a major role in the Chinese capital's explosive growth. With this growth, the airport has built new facilities and upgraded its infrastructure. Capital's Terminal 3 was rated as the 10th-best terminal in the world.
It is located 32 km northeast of Beijing's city center, in an enclave of Chaoyang District and the surroundings of that enclave in suburban Shunyi District.
9. Amsterdam Schiphol Airport (AMS) – Netherlands
Yearly passengers: 52.6 million
Amsterdam Airport Schiphol is the main international airport of the Netherlands, located 4.9 nautical miles southwest of Amsterdam, in the municipality of Haarlemmermeer. It is the fifth busiest airport in Europe in terms of passengers and serves as the hub for KLM, Transavia, and Delta.
Schiphol provides wide variety of leisure activities and has a library in which flyers can cozy up with a good book while waiting for their flights.
8. London Heathrow Airport (LHR) - UK
Yearly passengers: 72.4 million
London Heathrow Airport is a major international airport in West London, England, United Kingdom and the world's third-busiest airport. It serves as the main hub for British Airways and Virgin Atlantic.
Heathrow Airport is used by over 90 airlines flying to 170 destinations worldwide. The airport is the primary hub of British Airways, and is a base for Virgin Atlantic. It has five passenger terminals (numbered 1 to 5) and a cargo terminal.
The airport has its own resident press corps, consisting of six photographers and one TV crew, serving all the major newspapers and television stations around the world.
Heathrow is in the midst of a major renovation with the addition of a brand new Terminal 2 building. Following the opening of Phase 1 of the new Terminal 2 in June 2014, all Star Alliance member airlines (with the exception of new member Air India) along with Aer Lingus, Germanwings and Virgin Atlantic Little Red domestic flights relocated to Terminal 2 in a phased process completed on 22 October 2014. Additionally, by 30 June 2015 all airlines will have left Terminal 1 in preparation for its demolition to make room for the construction of Phase 2 of Terminal 2.
7. Central Japan International Airport (NGO) - Japan
Yearly passengers: 9.8 million
Chūbu Centrair International Airport is an airport on an artificial island in Ise Bay, Tokoname City in Aichi Prefecture, 35 km south of Nagoya in central Japan, also known as Centrair, serves as a focus city for Japan Airlines and ANA.
Centrair holds the distinction as the best regional airport in the world. It has a 1000-foot-long sky deck where passengers can watch ships sail into Nagoya Port. There's also a traditional Japanese bathhouse where you can have a relaxing soak while watching the sunset over the bay.
6. Zurich Airport (ZRH) - Switzerland
Yearly passengers: 24.9 million
Zürich Airport, also known as Zürich Kloten Airport, is the largest international airport of Switzerland and the principal hub of Swiss International Air Lines located eight miles from the heart of Zurich.
The airport serves as the home for Swiss International Air Lines and a hub which connects Switzerland's largest city with the rest of the country. Zurich Airport offers bicycle and inline-skate rentals and excursions to the Swiss Museum of Transport Lucerne.
5. Tokyo Haneda International Airport (HND)
Yearly passengers: 68.9 million
The world's fourth-busiest airport, Haneda is one of two major international airports that serve the Tokyo area, located in Ōta, Tokyo, 14 kilometres (8.7 mi) south of Tokyo Station. Haneda has proved to be a popular port of entry for business travelers and tourists.
Boasting both domestic and international terminals, the airport plays a very important role in furthering Japan’s development as a tourism-oriented nation. Haneda is popular for its service efficiency, cleanliness, and shopping among business travelers and tourists.
4. Hong Kong International Airport (HKG) - Hong Kong
Yearly passengers: 59.6 million
Hong Kong International Airport, built on an artificial island off the coat of Hong Kong, has become one of the most popular airports in the world since its opening in 1998. It is one of the busiest airports in Asia and serves as the home to Cathay Pacific, Hong Kong Airlines, and Dragonair.
Passangers love to play around at the SkyCity Nine Eagles golf course near Terminal 2.
It is an important contributor to Hong Kong's economy, with approximately 65,000 employees. More than 100 airlines operate flights from the airport to over 180 cities across the globe.
3. Munich Airport (MUC) - Germany
Yearly passengers: 38.7 million
Munich Airport, located northeast of downtown Munich, is the seventh busiest airports in Europe and the second-busiest in Germany, after Frankfurt. Munich Airport has connections to important cities all over the world.
Munich serves as a major hub for Air Berlin, Lufthansa, and Condor and it features airy glass-heavy architecture. A nearby visitors park features minigolf and a display of historic aircraft. With over 150 retail stores and some 50 places where you can eat and drink, it’s like a city center offering travelers and visitors plenty of options for shopping and enjoyment.
2. Incheon International Airport (ICN) - South Korea
Yearly passengers: 41.7 million
Incheon International Airport is the largest airport in South Korea and one of the busiest airports in the world. It is located on an island outside of the South Korean capital and is home base to Korean Air. It is the 24th-busiest airport in the world, operating since 2001.
The airport has private sleeping rooms, ice skating rink, a golf course, spa, a casino, indoor gardens and a Museum of Korean Culture. The average departure and arrival takes only 19 minutes (60 minutes world-wide industry average) and 12 minutes (45 minutes) respectively, and is significantly lower rate than the rest of the world, making it one of the fastest airports in the world for customs processing. Its duty-free shopping mall has been rated the world's best for three years in a row in 2013 by Business Traveller. Incheon International Airport also claims that it has only a 0.0001% baggage mishandling rate.
1. Singapore Changi International Airport (SIN) - Singapore
Yearly passengers: 53.7 million
Singapore Changi Airport is the main civilian airport for Singapore, and one of the largest transportation hubs in Southeast Asia. It is the 13th busiest airport in the world, connecting passengers to over 200 destinations worldwide, with 5000 arrivals and departures a week by 80 international airlines. The Changi airport serves as home to Singapore Airlines, Silkair, and Tigerair
The Singaporean airport is noted by flyers for its efficient operation, luxurious amenities, beautiful architecture and shopping facilities. The other features include movie theaters, a multimedia entertainment deck, spas, and a wild corkscrew slide.
Sources of information: wikipedia.org and other websites.