Top 10 Best Airports in the World
Conde Nast Traveller has announced their Readers’ Choice Awards Top 10 Best Airports in the World for 2019. International Airports are now packed with entertainment options to fill time while transiting including duty-free shopping, quality dining options, relaxation zones and even city tours. Below are the most loved International Airports of 2019 to make the transit time on your Round the World trip more enjoyable.
As one of Lufthansa main hubs, Munich Airport is a stop on many Lufthansa Global Fare trips. The airport hosts a range of seasonal events including Oktoberfest, ice skating in winter and its very own German Christmas Markets, as well as duty-free shopping, 60 restaurants, and free WiFi. For business class passengers there is also a selection of Lufthansa Business Class lounges to keep you entertained.
Amsterdam Airport Schiphol
The Amsterdam airport is KLM’s main hub and is located conveniently close to the city with easy public transport into the city centre. However the airport also has plenty to do airside including duty-free shops with monthly deals, and a huge range of local and international restaurants and cafes. Visitors to the airport can also experience some culture while in transit with rotating exhibitions from the Rijksuseum.
Venice Airport not only has an amazing location, at the doorstep of beautiful Venice but it is also becoming a popular port in or out of Italy. Travellers arriving into Venice can enjoy a quick ferry across the water to the city. While departing visitors can spend any leftover Euros in one of the many speciality shops, or restaurants inside the terminal.
Just a 12-minute train ride away from the city centre the Copenhagen international airport is perfect for both passengers arriving and transiting, with easy to arrange half-day city tours. The airport also has a variety of duty-free shops and restaurants all featuring stylish Danish design.
As the home airport for SWISS Airlines and Switzerland’s largest international airport it is likely you will visit the Zurich Airport while travelling on a SWISS Global Fare. The beautiful airport makes it well worth the visit with no fewer than 9 SWISS Business Class lounges, and 80 shops including duty-free, grocery stores and, of course, chocolate. There is also a great variety of bars and restaurants ranging from family appropriate to the perfect spot to prep before a meeting. Zurich Airport also has some great outdoor spaces including open seating at some restaurants and weather permitting outdoor observation decks with amazing views of the Alps.
Hong Kong International Airport
Home of Cathay Pacific, Hong Kong International Airport is great for both people visiting Hong Kong and travellers in transit. Cathay Pacific has 4 amazing Business Class lounges inside the airport with shower suites and delicious food. But it is not just the lounges that make the Airport great there is also premium shopping, a range of both local and international dining options, nap rooms and some of the worlds best airport hotels.
Dubai International Airport
As one of the busiest airports in the world, Dubai also has the biggest duty-free shopping malls in the world. The airport is the home airport Emirates but is also served 140 airlines including Qantas and with more concourses and runways now in the world, the airport will eventually expand its capacity to 200 million passengers.
Incheon International Airport
Seoul’s main international airport opened 19 years ago and has been expanding ever since with a second terminal opening in 2018 as part of the airport’s aim to double its capacity to 100 million passengers. Home to the countries two main airlines Korean and Asiana, the airport features spacious VIP lounges and amenities including a skating rink, spa and local cuisine and dance performances. High-speed rail makes for an easy journey into the city in less than an hour, perfect for an overnight stopover or arrival into Seoul.
The relatively new airport opened in 2014 as the home of Qatar Airways, the airport gets high marks for its premium amenities with 8 lounges, quiet rooms and children entertainment zones. As well as a great range of duty-free shops, restaurants and airport hotels for longer layovers.
Singapore Changi Airport
As no surprise, Changi Airport is in the number one spot, home to Singapore Airlines, and an Asian hub for many different airlines including Qantas and Lufthansa this airport is often the transit of choice connecting Australian passengers to the rest of the world. The easy to navigate airport can make a long transit time breeze by with premium lounges, duty-free shopping, restaurants, movie theatre, butterfly garden, city tours and so much more. This is all without mentioning the new Jewel which is a destination itself, adding more shopping and dining options to the airport.