These are the world’s best airports for 2022

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SkyTrax, the airline ratings company, has announced the 2022 winners of the annual World Airport Awards revealing worlds The best airports. Over 550 airports are evaluated, and awards are given based on customer input. Awards are not affected by airports or airlines.

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What makes the airport Better?

When looking at SkyTrax’s methodology, it’s clear that they strive to provide unbiased data from the surveys they track. All submissions are voluntary, there are no financial incentives for airports or passengers, and there is no third-party participation in survey collection. Topics covered in the survey include building comfort, check-in, taxi availability, airport staff friendliness, hygiene standards, security bypass and many other performance indicators found on the SkyTrax website. Several airports have been in the top ten for some time, but HIA has been in the top spot for only two years after taking the title from Singapore Changi in 2021.

Inside Qatar International Airport with a bear statue

Seven best airports in the world

1) Hamad International Airport, Qatar

Hamad International Airport is Qatar’s main airport, which replaced its old airport in 2014, and is the winner of this year’s World Airport Awards. Qatar Airways is the main airline, and the airport hosts a commuter train for passengers to get to their terminals quickly. Google ratings for the airport tend to be highly praised, with many citing the airport as the best international airport they’ve been to.

Inside Qatar International Airport with a large chandelier

2) Tokyo International Airport, Japan

Also known as Haneda Airport, Tokyo International Airport ranks second in this year’s awards. Major airlines include Skymark Airlines, All Nippon Airways, Skynet Asia Airlines, Japan Airlines and Air Do. Besides getting second place, the airport has also won awards for being the best airport in Asia and the cleanest airport in the world.

Haneda tourist souvenir shop area at Tokyo International Airport

3) Singapore Changi Airport, Singapore

Singapore Changi has been ranked number one for several years, from 2013 to 2020. Major airlines include SilkAir, Jetstar Asia Airways, Scout and Singapore Airlines. Besides the third place, the airport also has awards for having the best staff in the world and the best dining options. The airport also has a cinema and a swimming pool for extra long layovers.

Singapore Changi Airport Inland Waterfall

4) Narita International Airport, Japan

Also known as Tokyo Narita, it is the second largest airport in Tokyo after Haneda Airport. Major airlines include Peach, Japan Airlines, Spring Airlines, Japan, Zipair Tokyo, Jetstar Japan, and Nippon Cargo Airlines. Narita received an additional award, being chosen as the best airport for five to ten million passengers.

Tokyo Narita Airport Terminal with Olympic Running Track Show

5) Incheon International Airport, South Korea

As the largest airport in South Korea, Incheon International Airport is home to many airlines. Several major airlines include Seoul Airways, FedEx Express, Korean Air, Air Busan, Air Seoul, and Air Incheon. In 2012, Incheon was voted the best airport in the world and has remained at the top of the list every year since.

Incheon International Airport in an aerial view

6) Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport, France

Showing a huge leap over the past year, Charles de Gaulle has moved Paris from 15The tenth to 6The tenth On the list of the best airports in the world this year. One of the busiest airports in Europe and the world, it also won the award for the best airport in Europe. Major airlines include Air France Cargo, Air France, and FedEx Express.

View of the arrival hall at Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport

7) Munich Airport, Germany

One of the busiest airports in Germany, Munich Airport received several awards in 2022. The airport was awarded the Best Airport in Central Europe and an award for having the Best Airport Hotel. The main airline at Munich Airport is Lufthansa.

Aerial shot at Munich Airport


No matter what airport travelers visit, there’s always something to make you feel special when getting ready to fly. A sense of adventure and the undiscovered permeate the air. Visitors to the aforementioned airports are sure to enjoy their time between and before flights. For a closer look at the 100 best airports for 2022, the full list can be found at the Skytrax World Airport Awards website.

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