Singapore's Changi dethroned as world's best airport, Qatar takes the crown

This year the title has switched, with 12-time winner Singapore being edged out of the top spot by its Middle Eastern rival in the Skytrax World Airport Awards 2024

By Seema Mesal
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Singapores Changi dethroned as worlds best airport Qatar takes the crown

Singapore's Changi Airport was also named the best airport in Asia, and best in the world for its immigration services


The race for the "world's best airport" crown has been a two-horse affair in recent years, with Doha's Hamad International and Singapore Changi leading the pack.

This year the title has switched, with 12-time winner Singapore being edged out of the top spot by its Middle Eastern rival in the Skytrax World Airport Awards 2024.

In a strong showing for Asia, Seoul Incheon bagged third place - also being named 2024's most family friendly airport - while Tokyo's twin facilities of Haneda and Narita  took fourth and fifth spots.


Hamad International has a history of success, having previously won the title twice, with its last victory in 2022. CEO Badr Mohammed Al Meer expressed his delight at the timing of this year's award, coinciding with the airport's milestone 10th year of operations.

 "This year, HIA celebrates its milestone 10th year of operations, and we are truly honoured that passengers have voted us the best airport in the world for a third time," said Al Meer. 

"Skytrax prestigious awards reflect the dedication of our employees who every day help innovate and maintain our leading position," he added.


Following closely behind Singapore's Changi Airport, Seoul Incheon Airport secured third place, with Tokyo's Haneda and Narita airports rounding out the top five.

Among the New Zealand airports, Auckland was the sole representative in the top 100 ranking, climbing to 45th place from 51st. It also claimed the fifth spot in the category for Best Airports catering to 5 to 10 million passengers.

 For the second consecutive year, Melbourne was crowned the best airport in the Australia/Pacific region, surpassing Brisbane and Auckland. Christchurch secured the 8th spot, with Wellington following closely in 10th.


 The Skytrax World Airport Awards are determined by customer satisfaction survey.

These are the world's best airports of 2024, alongside last year's rankings:

1.    Doha Hamad (2)


2.    Singapore Changi (1)

3.    Seoul Incheon (4)

4.    Tokyo Haneda (3)


5.    Tokyo Narita (9)

6.    Paris CDG (5)

7.    Dubai (17)


8.    Munich (7)

9.    Zurich (8)

10.Istanbul (6)

11.Hong Kong (33)

12.Rome Fiumicino (13)

13.Vienna (11)

14.Helsinki-Vantaa (12)

15.Madrid-Barajas (10)

16.Centrair Nagoya (16)

17.Vancouver (20)

18.Kansai (15)

19.Melbourne (19)

20.Copenhagen (14)

 (Except for the headline, this story has not been edited by NDTV staff and is published from a syndicated feed.)


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