In news that will shock few regular fliers, Singapore’s Changi Airport has emerged as the big winner in the 2017 Skytrax World Airport Awards. The annual event recently released its picks for the world’s best airports 2017, giving Changi the top spot for the fifth consecutive year.
The awards are based on millions of international passenger surveys. Second place this year went to Tokyo’s Haneda Airport, with Incheon International airport in Soeul rounding out the top three. This marks the eighth time overall Changi has secured first place.
Edward Plaisted, CEO of Skytrax called Changi Airport’s win “a remarkable achievement” that “underlines the airport’s popularity with international air travellers.”
“Changi Airport continues to innovate product and service facilities for customers, and is making the travel experience at the airport enjoyable and relaxing,” he said in a statement. “This award is very much a collective recognition for all staff at the airport who contribute to the success of Changi Airport operations.”
Lee Seow Hiang, CEO of Changi Airport Group said: “Winning the Skytrax World’s Best Airport Award for the fifth consecutive year is immense encouragement to our 50,000-strong airport community at Changi Airport, every one of whom is passionate about delivering the most memorable airport experience to our passengers. This recognition affirms our service belief which we have held steadfast all these years – putting passengers at the heart of all we do.
Changi’s much-lauded amenities include gaming stations, indoor gardens, a rooftop swimming pool, and two 24-hour cinemas. A recently completed fourth terminal is set to open in the second half of 2017.
Skytrax honoured a handful of other achievements in air travel at the 2017 World Airport Awards. Jakarta’s Soekarno-Hatta was named the world’s Most Improved Airport and Munich’s T2 took world’s Best Airport Terminal. Hong Kong International was awarded top honours in Best Airport Dining. London Heathrow claimed the title in Best Airport Shopping. Tokyo Haneda was declared the world’s Cleanest Airport.
View the Skytrax World Airport Awards’ top 10 selections for world’s best airports 2017 above.