For the 6th Year Running, Changi Airport voted World’s Best

Since 2013, Singapore’s Changi Airport has been winning the World’s Best Airport award. This year makes it the 6th consecutive year that Changi has won it, setting a new record.

Changi Airport CEO
Source: Changi Airport Group

The previous record was held by Hong Kong International Airport. They clinched the title for 5 years in a row, from 2001 to 2005. In addition to setting a new record, Changi Airport also improved their tally as this is the 9th time that they have won this award.

Given that this award was first introduced in 2000, Singapore has won 9 out of a possible 19 times. Not bad for a small nation.

Changi Airport Runway
Source: Channel NewsAsia

They were also given the title of Best Airport for Leisure Amenities again, every year since the award category was introduced in 2009.

The 2018 World Airport Awards are nominated by 13.73 million customers across more than 100 nationalities. There are more than 500 airports worldwide participating, so it is safe to say this award is pretty prestigious.

Airports are graded based on airport services and product. This includes check-in, arrivals, transfer, shopping, security as well as immigration.

If you are interested

Top 10 Rankings for 2018 World’s Best Airport Award

  1. Changi Airport Singapore

  2. Incheon International Airport

  3. Tokyo International Airport (Haneda)

  4. Hong Kong International Airport

  5. Doha Hamad International Airport

  6. Munich Airport

  7. Central Japan International Airport (Nagoya)

  8. London Heathrow Airport

  9. Zurich Airport

  10. Frankfurt Airport

Mr Lee Seow Hiang, CEO of Changi Airport Group, was the man to receive the award in Stockholm, Sweden. He attributed the success to the opening of Terminal 4 and the upgrades to Terminal 1.

Changi Airport
Source: Changi Airport Group

Given that the Jewel and Terminal 5 is currently under construction now, I strongly believe that Singapore will retain this award for the years to come.

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