Changi Voted Best Airport in the World for the 8th Year

The Singapore airport, long touted as a leading example in airport standards of design and entertainment, was announced as the winner over a Skytrax livestream on Youtube.

It’s the eighth time in a row now — Singapore’s Changi Airport has been named World’s Best Airport in the 2020 World Airport Awards. Skytrax revealed the list of awards on May 10 through a virtual ceremony that was streamed live on Youtube, hoping “to bring some cheer into the airport industry in these difficult times”, said CEO Edward Plaisted in a statement. Tokyo’s Haneda Airport came second, followed by runner-up Hamad International Airport in Doha.

 

READ: The Smile Magazine guide to Jewel, the latest mall and multi-purpose complex housed in Singapore’s Changi Airport — highlights for those passing through, nooks and crannies for the visitor to check out.

 

Long touted as a leading example in airport standards of design and entertainment, Changi upped the ante in early 2019 with the grand opening of Jewel, a 10-storey nature-themed retail complex that boasts an indoor forest garden as well as the world’s tallest indoor waterfall with a towering 40m drop. The ambitious project was helmed by award-winning architect Moshe Safdie, whose work also includes the country’s iconic Marina Bay Sands.

The airport itself features a whopping four terminals — with another in the works — one of which has completely automated self-service stations from check-in to boarding.

Other award categories clinched by Changi this year include World’s Best Airport Leisure Amenities, Best Airport: 60-70 million Passengers, and Best Airport in Asia.

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The World’s Top 10 Airports of 2020

1. Singapore Changi Airport

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2. Tokyo Haneda Airport

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3. Hamad International Airport (Doha, Qatar)

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4. Incheon International Airport (South Korea)

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5. Munich Airport (Germany)

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6. Hong Kong International Airport

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7. Narita International Airport (Tokyo)

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8. Chūbu Centrair International Airport (Nagoya, Japan)

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9. Amsterdam Schiphol Airport

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10. Kansai International Airport (Osaka, Japan)

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