Best airports of 2017 unveiled at World Airport Awards

Singapore Changi Airport has been named as the World’s Best Airport by air travellers for the fifth consecutive year, at the 2017 Skytrax World Airport Awards.

Posted on 14th March 2017 in 2017 World Airport Awards, Passenger Terminal EXPO

By Peter Miller, Skytrax

2017 world airport awards announced

The 2017 Skytrax World Airport Awards were held at Passenger Terminal EXPO in Amsterdam on 14th March 2017. Attending the awards ceremony were the CEO’s, Chairmen, Presidents and Top management from airports across the globe.

The World’s Top 10 Airports


  1. Singapore Changi Airport
  2. Tokyo International Airport (Haneda)
  3. Incheon International Airport
  4. Munich Airport
  5. Hong Kong International Airport
  6. Hamad International Airport
  7. Chubu Centrair Nagoya
  8. Zurich Airport
  9. London Heathrow Airport
  10. Frankfurt Airport

Attending the Skytrax World Airport Awards event, Mr 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. While we expand our facilities to serve more passengers in the coming years, we will continue to work closely with all our airport partners to further enhance the Changi Experience. We share this honour with the Changi Airport community and many government agencies and commercial partners. Without their support , we could not have achieved this. Above all, to all of our passengers, thank you for your vote of confidence.”

Changi Airport enjoyed continued year-on-year success at the Awards receiving the award as Best Airport for Leisure Amenities. The vast array of leisure and entertainment facilities are a unique, stand-out feature for Changi Airport, and underline the dedication of this airport to ensure maximum levels of passenger satisfaction.

Edward Plaisted, CEO of Skytrax said: “to be voted the world’s Best Airport for the fifth consecutive year is a remarkable achievement for Changi Airport, and 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. This award is very much a collective recognition for all staff at the airport who contribute to the success of Changi Airport operations.”

View the Top 100 Airports for 2017

Below are some of the key results from the 2017 World Airport Awards

The World’s Cleanest Airports


  1. Tokyo Haneda
  2. Seoul Incheon
  3. Centrair Nagoya
  4. Taiwan Taoyuan
  5. Tokyo Narita
  6. Singapore Changi
  7. Hong Kong
  8. Zurich
  9. Kansai Osaka
  10. Doha Hamad

The World’s Most Improved Airports


  1. Soekarno–Hatta
  2. Hamad Doha
  3. Houston IAH
  4. Delhi
  5. Haikou Meilan
  6. Guangzhou
  7. Phoenix
  8. Tokyo Narita
  9. Paris CDG
  10. Los Angeles

The World’s Best Airport Hotels


  1. Crowne Plaza Changi Airport
  2. Pullman Guangzhou Airport
  3. Hong Kong Sky City Marriott
  4. Hilton Munich Airport
  5. Regal Airport Hong Kong
  6. Langham Place Beijing
  7. Fairmont Vancouver Airport
  8. Mövenpick Hotel Bahrain
  9. Hilton Frankfurt Airport
  10. Sofitel Heathrow

The World’s Best Airport Staff Service


  1. Taiwan Taoyuan
  2. Seoul Incheon
  3. Tokyo (Haneda)
  4. Singapore Changi
  5. Central Japan
  6. Kansai
  7. Kuala Lumpur
  8. Narita
  9. Hong Kong
  10. Vienna

The World’s Best Airports for Dining


  1. Hong Kong
  2. Singapore Changi
  3. Tokyo Narita
  4. Seoul Incheon
  5. Doha Hamad
  6. Kansai Osaka
  7. Centrair Nagoya
  8. London Heathrow
  9. Houston
  10. Munich

The World’s Best Regional Airports


  1. Centrair Nagoya
  2. Cincinnati / Northern Kentucky
  3. Hamburg
  4. Denver
  5. Cologne / Bonn
  6. Durban King Shaka
  7. London City
  8. Dusseldorf
  9. Xi’an
  10. Gimpo

The World’s Best Airport Shopping


  1. London Heathrow
  2. Seoul Incheon
  3. Hong Kong
  4. Singapore Changi
  5. Doha Hamad
  6. Dubai
  7. Amsterdam Schiphol
  8. Paris CDG
  9. Frankfurt
  10. Zurich

The Best Airports classified by Passenger numbers are:


Tokyo Haneda Airport
Best Airport: 60 million+ passengers


Singapore Changi Airport
Best Airport: 50 million+ passengers


Munich Airport
Best Airport: 40-50 million passengers


Hamad International Airport
Best Airport: 30-40 million passengers


Zurich Airport
Best Airport: 20-30 million passengers


Centrair Nagoya
Best Airport: 10-20 million passengers


Cincinnati / Northern Kentucky
Best Airport: 5-10 million passengers


London City Airport
Best Airport: under 5 million passengers


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