Top 10 Best Airports in the World 2023

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Check out the Top 10 Best Airports in The World for the year 2023.

Skytrax, a prominent UK-based airline and airport review and ranking site, has released its annual rankings of the best airports in the world. The rankings include the best airports in the world for the year 2023, along with the respective countries they belong to.

World’s Best Airport

Singapore Changi Airport was named the best airport in the world for the 12th time by Skytrex.

▪ The announcement was made at the World Airport Awards held on Wednesday at Amsterdam’s Passenger Terminal Expo. The airport had earlier earned the top spot for eight years before the list was dropped in 2021 and 2022.

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▪ In addition to being named as the best airport in the world, Changi Airport has also won awards for its dining and retirement facilities.

▪ This recognition provides the Airport’s continued promise towards service excellence and an exceptional travel experience of its passengers.

▪ Changi Airport Group Chief Executive Officer Lee CO Hiang has expressed his gratitude for the recognition and thanked the airport community for serving passengers among the challenges raised by the Covid -1 epidemic. He also re -promised to expand the airport offers and to define the experience of cheeky.

Singapore Changi Airport is named the World’s Best Airport 2023
Singapore Changi Airport is named the World’s Best Airport 2023 [Photo Credit: SkyTrax]

Hamad International Airport

Doha Hamad International Airport, which was named as 2021 and 2022 airport of the year, won second place in this year’s rankings.

▪ Despite the drop, the airport has still recognized its shopping opportunities -as well as being the clearest airport in the Middle East.

▪ Hamad International Airport Chief Operating Officer Badar Mohammad Al-Mir expressed his pleasure to receive praise from the Skytrax World Airport Awards and confirmed the promise of the airport to maintain the highest standard in the world travel industry.

“We are delighted to collect these accolades by the prestigious Skytrax World Airport Awards, we will continue to strive to provide our passengers with an exceptional travel experience and provide our partners with the best facility and unmatched service. We stay committed to our growth plans and maintaining the highest standards in the global travel industry,” Badr Mohammed Al-Meer, Chief Operating Officer at Hamad International Airport, said in a release.

Hamad International Airport
Hamad International Airport (Photo Credit: prnewswire)

Tokyo International Airport (Haneda)

▪ The Tokyo Haneda Airport is ranked third on the list. The airport ranked in third place not only as the third-best airport in the world but also for several other awards. These include the world’s most clean airport, the best domestic airport in the world, and the best airport PRM and accessible facilities.

Incheon International Airport

Seoul’s Incheon Airport has been ranked fourth globally and has also won several awards, including the World’s Best Airport Staff Service, the World’s Best Airport Immigration Processing, and the Best Airport Staff in Asia.

List of Top 10 Best Airports in The World 2023

1SingaporeSingapore Changi Airport
2QatarHamad International Airport
3JapanTokyo International Airport (Haneda)
4South KoreaIncheon International Airport
5FranceParis Charles de Gaulle Airport
6TurkeyIstanbul Airport
7GermanyMunich Airport
8SwitzerlandZurich Airport
9JapanNarita International Airport
10SpainMadrid-Barajas Airport

Other Airports in this List

▪ In addition to the top 10 airports, several others were also recognized in the Skytrax awards.

✅ Seoul’s Incheon Airport ranked fourth globally and received awards for the World’s Best Airport Staff Service, the World’s Best Airport Immigration Processing, and Best Airport Staff in Asia.

✅ Shenzhen Bao’an International Airport was named the World’s Most Improved Airport.

✅ Chubu Centrair International Airport in Nagoya won the World’s Best Regional Airport award with Centrair’s Terminal 2 also recognized, receiving the award for Best Low-Cost Airline Terminal.

Best Indian Airport

▪ No Indian airport ranked in the top 20 global rankings.

▪ Indira Gandhi International Airport in Delhi received awards for the best airports in India and South Asia.

▪ Meanwhile, Hyderabad Airport was recognized as the best regional airport in India and South Asia, as well as to be the best airport worker in India and South Asia.

CEO of Delhi International Airport, Mr. Videh Kumar Jaipuriar said: “It is the hard work and dedication of all the stakeholders which has helped Delhi International Airport Limited (DIAL) attain this unique feat. This acclamation by Skytrax reinforces DIAL’s commitment to constantly work towards bettering passenger experience while developing sustainable and environment-friendly infrastructure at Delhi Airport.”

Indira Gandhi International Airport in Delhi
Indira Gandhi International Airport in Delhi
Sl.NoAirportCountryAwards Received
1Indira Gandhi International AirportDelhi, IndiaBest Airport in India and South Asia
2Hyderabad AirportTelangana, IndiaBest Regional Airport in India and South Asia, Best Airport Staff in India

List of Top 20 Best Airports in The World 2023

1Singapore Changi AirportSingapore
2Hamad International AirportQatar
3Tokyo International Airport (Haneda)Japan
4Incheon International AirportSouth Korea
5Paris Charles de Gaulle AirportFrance
6Istanbul AirportTurkey
7Munich AirportGermany
8Zurich AirportSwitzerland
9Narita International AirportJapan
10Madrid-Barajas AirportSpain
11Vienna International AirportAustria
12Helsinki-Vantaa AirportFinland
13Rome Fiumicino AirportItaly
14Copenhagen AirportDenmark
15Kansai International AirportJapan
16Chubu Centrair International AirportJapan
17Dubai International AirportUnited Arab Emirates
18Seattle-Tacoma International AirportUnited States
19Melbourne AirportAustralia
20Vancouver International AirportCanada

5-Star Airport List

▪ The 5-Star Airport rating acknowledges airports that offer outstanding levels of facilities and staff service to their customers in all areas of the airport environment.

▪ In order to attain the top 5-Star Airport Rating, either the staff service or product standards must meet or exceed global best practices for the specific item being evaluated.

▪ This evaluation involves assessing all aspects of excellence in service, supported by true consistency. However, it is not mandatory for an airport to achieve 5 stars for every element of the rating criteria.

5-Star Airport List

1Bahrain International AirportBahrain
2Hamad International AirportQatar
3Hong Kong International AirportHong Kong
4Istanbul AirportTurkey
5Munich AirportGermany
6Rome Fiumicino AirportItaly
7Seoul Incheon International AirportSouth Korea
8Shanghai Hongqiao International AirportChina
9Shenzhen Bao’an International AirportChina
10Singapore Changi AirportSingapore
11Tokyo Haneda International AirportJapan

Top 5-Star Regional Airport List

1Baku Heydar Aliyev International AirportAzerbaijan
2Chengdu Tianfu International AirportChina
3Chubu Centrair AirportJapan
4Haikou Meilan International AirportChina
5Houston William P. Hobby AirportUnited States
6Quito Mariscal Sucre International AirportEcuador
7Salalah International AirportOman
About Skytrax

▪ Originally known as- Inflight Research Services
▪ Headquarters - London, United Kingdom
▪ Established on - 1989
▪ Function - Consultancy which runs an airline and airport review and ranking site. 

World’s Best Airports by passenger numbers

Sl. NoPassenger NumberAirportCountry
160+ millionIstanbul AirportTurkey
250 to 60 millionTokyo HanedaJapan
340 to 50 millionSeattle-Tacoma International AirportUSA
430 to 40 millionSingapore Changi AirportSingapore
520 to 30 millionZurich AirportSwitzerland
610 to 20 millionIncheon AirportSouth Korea
75 to 10 millionKansai International AirportJapan
8Less than 5 millionCentrair Nagoya AirportJapan

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Q1. Which is the best airport in the world?

Answer: According to Skytrax ranking, Singapore’s Changi Airport is the world’s best airport.

Q2. Which is the No 1 airport in India?

Answer: Indira Gandhi International Airport in Delhi

Q3. Which country has the most airports?

Answer: United States

Q4. What is the second-best airport in the world?

Answer: According to Skytrax, Hamad International Airport is the 2nd best airport in the world.

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