10. Kloten International Airport (Zurich, Switzerland)
Zürich Airport, also known as Kloten Airport, is the largest international airport of Switzerland and the principal hub of Swiss International Air Lines. It serves Zürich, Switzerland’s largest city, and, with its surface transport links, much of the rest of the country.
9. Kuala Lumpur International Airport (Malaysia)
Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) is Malaysia’s main international airport and one of the major airports of South East Asia. Built at a cost of US$3.5 billion in Sepang district of Selangor, it is located approximately 45 kilometres (28 mi) from Kuala Lumpur city centre and serves the Greater Klang Valley conurbation.
KLIA is the largest and busiest airport in Malaysia. In 2014, it handled 48,930,409 passengers and 753,899 tonnes of cargo. It is the world’s 20th-busiest airport by total passenger traffic, 13th-busiest airport by international passenger traffic, and 28th-busiest airport by cargo traffic.
8. Vancouver International Airport (Canada)
Vancouver International Airport is located on Sea Island in Richmond, British Columbia, Canada, about 12 km (7.5 mi) from DowntownVancouver. It is the second busiest airport in Canada by aircraft movements (310,139) and passengers (19.3 million), behind Toronto Pearson International Airport.
It has non-stop flights daily to Asia, Europe, Oceania, the United States, Mexico and other airports within Canada. The airport has won several notable international best airport awards; it won the Skytrax Best North American Airport award in 2007 and 2010 through 2015.
7. Helsinki International Airport (Finland)
Helsinki Airport or Helsinki-Vantaa Airport is the maininternational airport of the Helsinki metropolitan region and the whole of Finland with about 16 million passengers annually.
6. Munich International Airport (Germany)
Munich Airport is the international airport of Munich, the capital of Bavaria. It is the second busiest airport in Germany in terms of passenger traffic behind Frankfurt Airport, and the seventh busiest airport in Europe, handling 39.7 million passengers in 2014, an increase of close to 3% from 2013.
It is the world’s 14th busiest airport in terms of international passenger traffic, and was the 30th busiest airport worldwide in 2013. As of March 2015, the airport features flights to 228 destinations in 66 countries.
5. Hong Kong International Airport
HKIA (Hong Kong International Airport) is an important contributor to Hong Kong’s economy, with approximately 65,000 employees. More than 100 airlines operate flights from the airport to over 180 cities across the globe.
In 2014, HKIA handled 63.3 million passengers, making it the 10th busiest airport worldwide by passenger traffic. It also surpassed Memphis International Airport to become the world’s busiest airport by cargo traffic.
4. Taoyuan International Airport (Taipei, Taiwan)
Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport is an international airport serving the capital city of Taipei, Taiwan, and the northern parts of the island. Located about 40 km west of Taipei in Dayuan District, Taoyuan City, Taiwan, the airport is Taiwan’s largest airport. It is one of five Taiwanese airports with regular international flights, and is by far the busiest international air entry point amongst them.
Taiwan Taoyuan handled a total of 35,804,465 passengers and 2,088,726,700 kg of freight in 2014. In 2014, the airport was the 11th busiest airport worldwide in terms of international passengers number and 5th busiest in terms of international freight traffic.
3. Haneda International Airport (Tokyo, Japan)
Haneda handled 72,826,862 passengers in 2014; by passenger throughput, it was the third busiest airport in Asia and the fourth busiest in the world, after Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, Beijing Capital International Airport (Asia’s busiest) and Dubai International Airport.
It is able to handle 90 million passengers per year following its expansion in 2010. With Haneda and Narita combined Tokyo has the third busiest city airport system in the world, after London and New York City.
2. Incheon International Airport (Seoul, South Korea)
Incheon International Airport is the largestairport in South Korea, the primary airport serving the Seoul Capital Area, and one of the largest and busiest airports in the world. Since 2005, it has been rated the best airport worldwide by Airports Council International every year.
It is also rated as the world’s cleanest airport and the world’s best international transit airport by Skytrax.
The airport serves as a hub for international civilian air transportation and cargo traffic in East Asia. Incheon International Airport is also currently Asia’s eighth busiest airport in terms of passengers, the world’s fourth busiest airport by cargo traffic, and the world’s eighth busiest airport in terms of international passengers in 2014. In that year, 40,785,953 international passengers used the airport
1. Changi International Airport (Singapore)
Singapore Changi Airport or simply Changi Airport, is the primary civilian airport for Singapore, and one of the largest transportation hubs inSoutheast Asia. It is currently the World’s Best Airport (Skytrax 2015), and is one of the world’s busiest airports by international passenger traffic and cargo traffic. The airport is located in Changi, at the eastern end of Singapore, approximately 17.2 kilometres (10.7 mi) northeast from Marina Bay (downtown Singapore), on a 13-square-kilometre (5.0 sq mi) site.
It is operated by Changi Airport Group and it is the home base of Singapore Airlines, Singapore Airlines Cargo, SilkAir, Scoot, Tigerair,Jetstar Asia Airways, AirAsia, Valuair and BOC Aviation. The airport has continued to uphold it’s “Best Airport in the World” name, by winning over 500 “World’s Best Airport” awards and still counting. It is widely considered to be one of the best airports in Asia, if not worldwide.