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World’s top 10 cleanest airports – but only one is in Europe


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The world’s cleanest airports have been revealed and only one of them is in Europe. New data show Asia has the world’s cleanest airports based on factors including the cleanliness of seating and toilet facilities.

Haneda Airport in Tokyo has been awarded the title of the world’s cleanest airport. Skytrax commended the cleanliness of the floors, seating, public areas, and restroom facilities. The organisation emphasised the significance of cleanliness in a post-Covid world.

A spokesperson for Skytrax said: “Following the COVID-19 pandemic, the standards of airport cleanliness have become much more important to customers. Airports maintaining these highest standards are well featured in the best airport cleanliness results.”

The top spot from Europe has been awarded to Zurich in Switzerland.

Zurich Airport maintains high cleanliness standards throughout its facilities, according to the study. Regular cleaning schedules are implemented for all areas, including terminals, restrooms, seating areas, and public spaces.

The airport has effective waste management systems in place to ensure timely removal of trash and waste, preventing clutter and maintaining cleanliness. Airport bosses say they are “committed to environmental sustainability, which extends to maintaining cleanliness and hygiene standards”.

Efforts are made to minimize environmental impact through eco-friendly cleaning practices and waste management strategies.

Zurich Airport invests in modern infrastructure and facilities, including state-of-the-art restroom facilities equipped with automatic cleaning systems, which contribute to overall cleanliness and hygiene.

Meanwhile, in the Americas, the top North American terminal was Vancouver in Canada, South America’s was Quito in Ecuador and the cleanest Central American and Caribbean airport was awarded to Costa Rica’s Juan Santamaría.

In Africa, Cape Town took the top spot, Brisbane won for the Australia/Pacific region and Shanghai Hongqiao took the win for China. Azerbaijan’s Baku won in Central Asia and Bangalore was Skytrax’s pick for India and South Asia.

1. Haneda Airport, Tokyo

2. Seoul Incheon, South Korea

3. Changi, Singapore

4. Hamad, Doha

5. Centrair Nagoya

6. Narita, Tokyo

7. Kansai, Japan

8. Hong Kong

9. Taoyuan, Taiwan

10. Zurich, Switzerland

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