Changi regains title of world’s best airport, here is the list

In the Skytrax World Airport Awards 2023, Singapore’s Changi has taken first place, pushing Doha's Hamad International Airport into second, while Tokyo's Haneda Airport secured the third spot.

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Singapore’s Changi regained its title as the world’s best airport I File Photo

Singapore’s Changi airport has reclaimed its title as the world’s best airport, which it lost to Qatar for two consecutive years due to travel restrictions during the pandemic.

In the Skytrax World Airport Awards 2023, Changi edged out Doha’s Hamad International Airport, which came in second, followed by Tokyo’s Haneda Airport in third place.

Surprisingly, no US airports made it to the top 10.

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Europe’s top-performing airport was Paris Charles de Gaulle, which climbed to fifth place. Seattle-Tacoma International Airport was the highest-ranked North American airport, although it still only managed to reach the 18th position, an improvement from last year’s 27th place.

JFK Airport in New York dropped down by three spots and is now ranked 88th, while Shenzhen Airport in China saw a significant improvement, jumping up 26 places and securing 31st place – two positions higher than Hong Kong Airport.

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Melbourne Airport was the top-performing airport in Australia, ranking 19th, which is a climb from its 26th position last year. Meanwhile, London Heathrow Airport fell down nine places to 22nd.

Lee Seow Hiang, Chief Executive Officer for Changi Airport Group, expressed his delight at the news of Changi Airport winning the title of World’s Best Airport for the twelfth time, stating that it is a great source of encouragement to the airport community who faced and overcame the challenges posed by Covid-19 over the past two years.

According to the 2023 World Airport Awards by Skytrax, the following are the top airports in the world:

  1. Singapore Changi
  2. Doha Hamad
  3. Tokyo Haneda
  4. Seoul Incheon
  5. Paris Charles de Galle
  6. Istanbul
  7. Munich
  8. Zurich
  9. Tokyo Narita
  10. Madrid Barajas
  11. Vienna
  12. Helsinki-Vantaa
  13. Rome Fiumicino
  14. Copenhagen
  15. Kansai
  16. Centrair Nagoya
  17. Dubai
  18. Seattle-Tacoma
  19. Melbourne
  20. Vancouver