Changi Airport is crowned the World’s Best Airport by Skytrax for the 6th consecutive year. So, what’s in the World’s Best Airport? Let’s take a look.
What is the World Airport Awards?
The 2018 World Airport Awards is based on 13.73 million customer nominations across more than 100 nationalities of air travellers, with more than 500 airports worldwide taking part. The World Airport Awards are the most prestigious accolades for the airport industry voted by customers in the largest, annual global airport customer satisfaction survey. The survey evaluates traveller experience across various key performance indicators for airport service and product – from check-in, arrivals, transfers, shopping, security, and immigration, through to departure at the gate.
Top 10 for the World’s Best Airport Award in 2018:
- Singapore Changi Airport
- Incheon International Airport
- Tokyo International Airport (Haneda)
- Hong Kong International Airport
- Doha Hamad International Airport
- Munich Airport
- Central Japan International Airport
- London Heathrow Airport
- Zurich Airport
- Frankfurt Airport
So what is so unique about Singapore’s Changi Airport? We have:
Swimming Pool with Jacuzzi
There’s a roof-top swimming pool at the airport. For travellers* in transit, get a couple of laps in Aerotel Airport Transit Hotel at Terminal 1 before you get on your next flight. There is also a jacuzzi, poolside bar, and shower facilities. You are invited to relax and enjoy these facilities while waiting for their next flight.
*Only guests of Aerotel Airport Transit Hotel can enjoy these facilities on a complimentary basis. For non-guests: S$17/pax
Operating Hours: 6 am – 12 midnight daily
With game and movie offerings, the Entertainment Deck is the place to keep yourself occupied while waiting for your connecting flight! The Entertainment Deck operates from 0600hrs – 1159hrs daily, except for the movie theatre.
Enjoy complimentary movie screenings at the 24-hour Movie Theatre. You can enjoy movies of different genres at both Terminal 2 and Terminal 3.These screenings are available free-of-charge for your viewing pleasure and these entertainment hubs are open 24 hours daily.
Xbox Kinect- This gaming experience is based on movements, voice, and actions. Depending on the current game selection, take on friends in tennis, bowling, soccer, wake racing, target shooting, and climbing etc. Get moving with family and friends for a good workout!
Arcade Machines, PlayStations and Computer Games- Experience fun nostalgic gaming moments all over again with our Retro Arcade Machines, PlayStations and Computers.
Availability of Automated Clearance
Hate standing in the line for very long waiting for immigration clearance? The automated clearance machines in Singapore allow you clear the immigration after you disembark from the plane.
Fast and Seamless Departure Process (FAST)
Ever tried a FAST departure process? Using integrated facial recognition technology and end-to-end self-service options for smoother departure. However, this service is currently available to passengers of Cathay Pacific and AirAsia.
The world’s first Butterfly Garden in an airport! Designed as a tropical butterfly habitat with a profusion of flowering plants, expect about 1,000 tropical butterflies from as many as 40 species during the different seasons of the year.
Made of 1,216 bronze droplets, the two Kinetic Rain sculptures in Terminal 1 are the latest addition to Changi Airport’s collection of art installations and displays. Measuring 9.8 metres by 4 metres, each sculpture can form 16 different shapes ranging from abstract art forms to recognisable patterns including an airplane, a hot air balloon, a kite, and even a dragon. The design element in each shape shows the movement of flight through slow, fluid movements.
Each droplet weighs 180 grams and is made of lightweight aluminum with a hollow centre. The droplets are specially coated with polished copper to prevent the surface from oxidisation or rust. Depending on the shape of the art form, the droplets travel a maximum distance of 7.3 metres from the ceiling to the lowest point of the pattern.
Free Wi-Fi, Internet Station and Mobile Phone Charging
One thing most travellers care about. Make sure you are connected to your loved ones or have the internet connection to your favourite applications like YouTube and Netflix. Also, if your mobile device fails you, Changi Airport has plenty of computers hooked up to the Internet just in case.
When your mobile device run out of battery, FRET NOT! There is FREE mobile charging available for almost every (if not EVERY )phone model in Changi Airport.
Changi Airport’s long list of amenities is probably one of the key reasons in propelling it to the top of the World’s Best Airport list for six consecutive years. Apart from its amenities, Changi Airport has more than two dozen lounges, which frequent flyers and holders of premium credit cards like the American Express Platinum. Who said an airport is just for you to check in and board your flight? At Changi Airport, you can have all the fun and be well prepared for your trip abroad!