Skytrax has announced the ranking for the world’s top airports in 2021, and for the first time in nearly a decade, there’s a new airport claiming the number one spot. This year, Hamad International Airport in Qatar beat Singapore’s Changi Airport.
Qatar Airways also beat Singapore Airlines in the ranking of the world’s top airlines in the world for 2021, taking first place and pushing Singapore down to the third spot.
The world’s top airport ranking was done via a survey during which airport customers from around the world voted. The survey took place from August 2020 through July 2021. There were 500 airports featured in the survey results, and over 100 customer nationalities participated.
According to Skytrax, the survey evaluates travelers’ experiences across airports for services like check-in, arrivals, transfers, shopping, security, and immigration. The survey also included a specific COVID-19 section.
The world’s top 10 airports according to Skytrax’s survey:
- Hamad International Airport, Qatar
- Tokyo Haneda International Airport, Japan
- Singapore Changi Airport, Singapore
- Incheon International Airport, South Korea
- Tokyo Narita Airport, Japan
- Munich Airport, Germany
- Zurich Airport, Switzerland
- Heathrow Airport, England
- Kansai International Airport, Japan
- Hong Kong International Airport, Hong Kong
The first US airport to make it on the list of the world’s top 100 airports is Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental Airport at #25. Vancouver International Airport ranks at #24, making it the top airport in North America.
For the full list of this year’s winners and other things like the world’s best airport staff, the world’s cleanest airport, or the world’s best airport security, visit Skytrax’s website.