For most travelers, airports are the first place they see of a country or a region. They set the expectations both culturally and economically. Some are all about the shopping experience, others bet on offering ultimate luxury travel, and third like to boast new technologies and innovation. Here are 5 of the world’s most prominent airports worth passing through at least once in your life.
1. Hong Kong International Airport
This airport has won the World Airport Awards not just once or twice in the past, and for good reason. It also carries the Best Airport Dining and Best Airport Immigration Service awards for the year 2019. Hong Kong International operates flights to nearly 180 destinations worldwide that belong to over 100 airlines.
2. Singapore Changi Airport
With over 5,000 departures and arrivals every week, carried by 80 airlines, the Changi Airport was rightfully crowned as the best Asian airport last year. It offers world-class shopping, a wide array of dining options, including both local and global cuisine, and attractions you can’t see at any other airport. There is a Heritage Zone, a Petalclouds area (art, music, and science installments), an arrival garden, a butterfly garden, and much more.
3. Tokyo Haneda International Airport
Formerly awarded as the world’s cleanest airport, Haneda is an important access point for most travelers looking to experience Japan and its rich culture. The airport operates both international and domestic flights, and you will find mouthwatering dining options at each terminal.
4. Zurich Airport
This is the largest international airport in all of Switzerland. It was awarded the best airport for security processing in 2019. You can enjoy a variety of attractions, from the Flight Simulations at Sim Academy, to tracking the path of a suitcase and enjoying a day out with your family through the Observation Deck B, biking through the barbecue points, and enjoy a tasty evening meal.
5. Doha Hamad – The Most Luxurious of Airports
Hamad Airport in Qatar is often described as the world’s most architecturally significant terminal complex. As soon as you set foot in there, you’ll know where that praise comes from. It is a hub of luxury that has something for every traveler. There are art exhibitions, superb lounges, spa and wellness spots, quiet rooms, international and local cuisine, and world-class shopping brands. The Vitality Wellbeing & Fitness Center offers a gym, squash courts, an indoor swimming pool, and a hydrotherapy tub for those with long layovers.