The best airports in the world
Often the hallmark of a big city is becoming the airport: it is the first thing travelers see immediately after arrival, where they spend long hours waiting for your flight, so you can not underestimate its importance.
The influential British company the Skytrax, specializing in the study of the quality of services offered by different airlines and airports, has published the traditional ranking of the best airports in the world.
The survey polled nearly 12 85 million passengers over 110 different nationalities who evaluated 40 airports around the world for 40 categories (services, shopping, security, immigration control, etc.).
Top ten airports in 2014 is as follows:
London Heathrow Airport
Passengers per year: 69, 4 million.
Advantages and while London Mayor Boris Johnson said that the airport "makes a terrible impression of the UK tourist", yet he managed to get into the top 10 Skytrax.
The third-busiest in 2011, this airport was the winner in the category of "best shopping" and "The Best Terminal". After 19 years of design and construction of the T5 terminal, which opened in 2008, it spent about $ 6, 2 billion.
Heathrow was between 4 and 5 stars by Skytrax star system marks for ease of use airport available flight information, public transport, the efficiency of the airport staff and much more.
Vancouver International Airport
Passengers per year: 18 million.
Advantages: This is the least busy airport from all of the 10 winners, which is famous for its Museum of Folk Art of the Pacific coast of Canada. For the fourth year in a row becomes Vancouver Airport the best airport in North America and it is worth the investment money into it to expand territory (about $ 1, 4 billion). The quality of the airport staff also received high marks. Volunteers in green uniforms help tourists find their way around the building the airport.
Passengers per year: 24, 8 million.
Advantages: Zurich Airport is the largest and busiest international airport in Switzerland. In 2003, the airport building was significantly expanded: a new terminal was built and run underground, fully automated train called Skymetro, which brings travelers to the city.
Located 11 kilometers north of the center of Zurich airport has been praised by Skytrax for the security organization, immigration and more.
Also at the airport you can use the services of a porter who for a fee will take the luggage to any destination.
Beijing Capital International Airport
Passengers per year: 78, 7 million.
Advantages: airport passes about 78 million people a year and is the second busiest airport in the world, conceding first place Hartsfield-Jackson in Atlanta.
That is why building a new Beijing airport, which by its scale will exceed Airport, John F. Kennedy, LaGuardia Airport and Newark Airport combined.
The tallest building in the capital - Terminal 3 has received the award in the category "Best terminal". The opening of this terminal in 2008, had at the time of the Beijing Olympics.
Hotel Beijing Langham Place has been named the second best airport hotel in the world.
Tokyo / Haneda Airport International Airport
Passengers per year: 62, 6 million.
Advantages: With the opening of the third international terminal at Haneda Airport in 2010 can receive up to 90 million passengers a year.
Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport announced plans to expand the new terminal, and in March 2014 additional parking, 8 outputs and a hotel were built.
Japanese airport was voted best agency Skytrax local airport in the world and was praised for the purity of the terminal, shops and the organization of the safety of passengers.
Amsterdam Airport Schiphol
Passengers per year: 49, 8 million.
Advantages: Opening Schiphol took place in 1916, and at first it was a military airfield, which is then turned into one of the busiest airports in the world.
While waiting for departure, travelers can order a massage, play poker in a casino, or read a book in the library of the airport.
Schiphol is also renowned for excellent restaurants, shops and many other amenities.
Hong Kong International Airport
Passengers per year: 53, 3 million.
Advantages: This is the most vibrant airport, which is a five-hour flight from half the world's population.
Hong Kong Airport has been praised for the speed of delivery of luggage, restaurants, shops and cleanliness of premises.
In March 2012, the airport was equipped with a third runway.
And to pass the time when a flight is delayed, passengers can go to the 9-hole golf course.
Passengers per year: 37, 8 million.
Advantages: the second busiest airport in Germany, you can see some of the most beautiful terminals, where the walls and ceilings are made of glass that visually expands the building. From the airport to the center of Munich can be reached in 45 minutes on the train, which was recognized as the best in Europe. Commended the airport has received for its restaurants and shopping centers.
Incheon International Airport
Passengers per year: 39, 2 million.
Advantages: the largest airport in South Korea serving more than 70 airlines. It is one of three airports were rated "five stars" by Skytrax.
From 2005 to 2012 Incheon Airport headed ranking of the best airports in the world according to the Airports Council International.
In this relatively young airport, which was opened in March 2001, there is a Museum of Korean Culture. During his appearance, purity, recreation, access to the Internet and local food restaurants Airport received high praise from Skytrax.
Changi International Airport
Passengers per year: 46, 5 million.
Advantages: To reduce stress during a flight to the airport provides an outdoor swimming pool was built, a butterfly garden and created a lot of greenery.
For travelers who prefer to expect the flight at the airport, provided cinemas, spas, showers. Children come to the delight of the hill as tall as a four-story house.
Changi Airport for the second year in a row was named the best in the world, received high marks for security, organization, leisure, immigration control and cleanliness.