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The best airports in the world unveiled – with the UK not even making top 20


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British airports have failed to make this year’s nominations for the “Oscars” of aviation hubs with no UK destination featuring in an international top 20. The winning gong for 20224 has gone to Doha’s Hamad International Airport which was massively renovated for the FIFA World Cup in Qatar in 2022.

Second in the list compiled by Skytrax is Singapore’s Changi Airport which has previously won the title in 2023.

Singapore leads a host of other Asian cities, including third-place Seoul, in South Korea, and Tokyo’s Haneda and Narita airports in Japan, which scooped fourth and fifth place respectively.

Doha’s Hamad International Airport has been named the World’s Best Airport 2024 in the World Airport Awards, held at Passenger Terminal EXPO in Frankfurt on April 17.

It also won awards for the World’s Best Airport Shopping and the Best Airport in the Middle East. Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive Officer, Eng. Badr Al Meer said: “This year HIA celebrates its milestone tenth year of operations and we are truly honoured that passengers have voted us Best Airport in the World for a third time.

“We are also delighted to bring home the top awards for Best Airport Shopping and the Best Airport in the Middle East for the second consecutive and tenth time respectively.

“Skytrax prestigious awards reflect the dedication of our employees who every day help innovating and maintaining our leading position.”

The 2023 Airport of the Year and 12-times previous winner, Singapore Changi Airport, achieved 2nd place in the global ranking, winning awards for the Best Airport in Asia and the World’s Best Airport Immigration Service.

At sixth place, Paris’ Charles de Gaulle Airport was the first European airport to feature on the list. Charles de Gaulle was also named Best Airport in Europe for a second successive year.

In further accomplishment for Group ADP, Paris Orly Airport was voted the Best Regional Airport in Europe.

1. Hamad International Airport, Doha

2. Singapore Changi Airport

3. Seoul Incheon Airport

4. Tokyo Haneda Airport

5. Tokyo Narita Airport

6. Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport

7. Dubai Airport

8. Munich Airport

9. Zurich Airport

10. Istanbul Airport

11. Hong Kong Airport

12. Rome Fiumicino Airport

13. Vienna Airport

14. Helsinki-Vantaa

15. Madrid-Barajas

16. Centrair Nagoya Airport

17. Vancouver Airport

18. Kansai Airport

19. Melbourne Airport

20. Copenhagen Airport

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