Top 20 Airports in the World

voted for by airline customers around the world. The World Airport Awards are the most prestigious award for the airport industry widely known as the Passengers Choice Awards.

1. Singapore Changi Airport

Top 20 Airports in the World-Singapore Changi Airport

Airport type: Public / Military
Operator: Changi Airport Group & Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore
Serves: Singapore
Location: Changi, Singapore
Hub for: Jetstar Asia Airways, Scoot, SilkAir, Singapore Airlines, Singapore Airlines Cargo and Tigerair

2. Incheon International Airport

Top 20 Airports in the World-Incheon International Airport

Airport type: Public
Operator: Incheon International Airport Corporation
Serves: Seoul Metro Area
Location: Jung District, Incheon, South Korea
Hub for: Asiana Airlines, Eastar Jet, Jeju Air, Jin Air, Korean Air and Polar Air Cargo.

3. Munich Airport

Top 20 Airports in the World-Munich Airport

Airport type: Public
Operator: Flughafen Munchen GmbH
Serves: Munich, Germany
Location: Nordallee 25, 85356 Munchen, Germany
Hub for: Air Dolomiti, Condor, Lufthansa, Lufthansa CityLine.

4. Hong Kong Intl

Top 20 Airports in the World-Hong Kong Intl

Airport type: Public
Operator: Airport Authority Hong Kong
Serves: Hong Kong
Location: Chek Lap Kok, Hong Kong
Hub for: Air Hong Kong, Cathay Pacific, Dragonair, Hong Kong Airlines, Hong Kong Express Airways, Kalitta Air and UPS Airlines.

5. Tokyo Intl Haneda

Top 20 Airports in the World-Tokyo Intl Haneda

Airport type: Public
Operator: Civil Aviation Bureau, MLIT, Japan Airport Terminal Co., Ltd. and Tokyo International Air Terminal Corp.
Serves: Greater Tokyo Area
Location: Ota, Tokyo, Japan
Hub for: Japan Airlines, All Nippon Airways, Skymark Airlines, Air Do and Solaseed Air.

6. Zurich Airport

Top 20 Airports in the World-Zurich Airport

Airport type: Public
Owner: Flughafen Zurich AG
Serves: Zurich, Switzerland
Location: Kloten, Rumlang, Oberglatt, Winkel and Opfikon
Hub for: Belair, Edelweiss Air, Germania Flug, Helvetic Airways, Swiss Global Air Lines and Swiss International Air Lines.

7. Chubu Centrair International Airport

Top 20 Airports in the World-Chubu Centrair International Airport

Airport type: Public
Operator: Central Japan International Airport Co., Ltd. (CJIAC)
Serves: Nagoya, Japan
Location: Tokoname, Aichi, Japan
Hub for: All Nippon Airways and Japan Airlines.

8. Heathrow Airport

Top 20 Airports in the World-Heathrow Airport

Airport type: Public
Operator: Heathrow Airport Limited
Serves: London, United Kingdom
Location: London Borough of Hillingdon
Hub for: British Airways.

9. Amsterdam Airport Schiphol

Top 20 Airports in the World-Amsterdam Airport Schiphol

Airport type: Public
Operator: Schiphol Group
Serves: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Location: Haarlemmermeer
Hub for: Corendon Dutch Airlines, Delta Airlines, KLM, KLM Cityhopper, Martinair Cargo, Transavia and TUI Airlines Netherlands.

10. Beijing Capital International Airport

Top 20 Airports in the World-Beijing Capital International Airport

Airport type: Public
Operator: Beijing Capital International Airport Company Limited
Serves: Beijing
Location: Chaoyang-Shunyi
Hub for: Air China, China Southern Airlines, Hainan Airlines.

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11. Vancouver International Airport

Top 20 Airports in the World-Vancouver International Airport

Airport type: Public
Operator: Vancouver Airport Authority
Serves: Metro Vancouver
Location: Richmond, British Columbia
Hub for: Air Canada and Pacific Coastal Airlines.

12. Kansai International Airport

Top 20 Airports in the World-Kansai Airport

Airport type: Public
Operator: New Kansai International Airport Co., Ltd.
Serves: Greater Osaka Area
Location: Izumisano, Sennan & Tajiri Osaka, Japan
Hub for: All Nippon Airways, FedEx Express, Japan Airlines, Jetstar Japan, Nippon Cargo Airlines and Peach

13. Frankfurt Airport

Top 20 Airports in the World-Frankfurt Airport

Airport type: Public
Operator: Fraport
Serves: Frankfurt, Germany
Location: Frankfurt, Germany
Hub for: AeroLogic, Condor, Lufthansa, Lufthansa CityLine and Lufthansa Cargo

14. Narita International Airport

Top 20 Airports in the World-Narita International Airport

Airport type: Public
Operator: Narita Airport Authority (NAA)
Serves: Greater Tokyo Area
Location: Narita, Chiba, Japan
Hub for: All Nippon Airways, Delta Air Lines, Japan Airlines, Jetstar Japan, Nippon Cargo Airlines, Peach, United Airlines and Vanilla Air

15. Auckland Airport

Top 20 Airports in the World-Auckland Airport

Airport type: Public
Operator: Auckland International Airport Limited
Serves: Auckland
Location: Mangere, Auckland, New Zealand
Hub for: Air New Zealand and Virgin Australia

16. Copenhagen Airport

Top 20 Airports in the World-Copenhagen Airport

Airport type: Public
Owner: Kobenhavns Lufthavne
Serves: Copenhagen, Denmark
Location:  Kastrup, Tarnby.
Hub for: Air Greenland, Cimber, Danish Air Transport, Jet Time, Norwegian Air Shuttle, Scandinavian Airlines, Thomas Cook Airlines Scandinavia and TUIfly Nordic

17. Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport

Top 20 Airports in the World-Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport

Airport type: Public
Operator: Taoyuan International Airport Corporation
Serves: Taipei, Taoyuan, and Hsinchu
Location: Dayuan, Taoyuan, Taiwan
Hub for: China Airlines, EVA Air, Tigerair Taiwan, TransAsia Airways and V Air

18. Helsinki-Vantaa Airport

Top 20 Airports in the World-Helsinki-Vantaa Airport

Airport type: Public
Operator: Finavia
Serves: Helsinki, Finland
Location: Vantaa
Hub for: Finnair, Nordic Regional Airlines, Norwegian Air Shuttle and TUIfly Nordic.

19. Kuala Lumpur International Airport

Top 20 Airports in the World-Kuala Lumpur International Airport

Airport type: Public
Operator: Malaysia Airports
Serves: Greater Klang Valley
Location: Sepang, Selangor, Malaysia
Hub for: AirAsia, AirAsiaX, Malaysia Airlines, Malindo Air and MASkargo.

20. Brisbane Airport

Top 20 Airports in the World-Brisbane Airport

Airport type: Public
Owner: Brisbane Airport Corporation Pty Limited
Serves: Brisbane, Queensland
Location: Brisbane Airport, Queensland
Hub for: Alliance Airlines, Jetstar Airways, Qantas, Tigerair Australia and Virgin Australia.

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