Qatar’s Hamad Worldwide Airport has held on the the title of “World’s Finest Airport” for the second 12 months in a row, whereas Sydney Airport’s rating has plummeted.
Hamad Worldwide beat out Tokyo’s Haneda and Singapore’s Changi, which got here second and third respectively.
Singapore’s worldwide hub misplaced the highest spot in 2021, having beforehand been named the world’s greatest airport for eight years in a row.
Tokyo’s Narita and Seoul’s Incheon airports rounded out the highest 5.
The Skytrax World Airport Awards have been introduced on the Passenger Terminal Expo in Paris in a single day. The rankings are primarily based on passenger satisfaction surveys that cowl check-in, arrivals, transfers, buying, safety, immigration, and departure.
“While airports worldwide continued to be impacted by the pandemic all through 2021, Hamad Worldwide Airport served 17.1 million passengers in 2021 and continued with its growth plans,” mentioned Edward Plaisted of Skytrax.
Hamad Worldwide Airport had 7.1 million passengers go by within the first quarter of 2022, the airport reported. The airport plans to increase its capability to 60 million passengers yearly.
Qatar will host the FIFA World Cup in November and December, with greater than 1.5 million guests anticipated to go to in the course of the soccer event.
Hamad is presently the seventh busiest worldwide airport on the planet, based on information from analysts OAG. London’s Heathrow is primary, adopted by Dubai Worldwide.
Regardless of Japan’s borders being closed to most foreigners, Tokyo’s Haneda nonetheless managed to be the world’s eighth busiest primarily based on OAG’s figures, when combining home and worldwide seats obtainable.
Brisbane was the very best ranked Australian airport within the awards checklist, coming in at quantity 22 (up from 32 final 12 months). Melbourne dropped 4 locations from 22 to 26, whereas Sydney plummeted to forty first from twenty eighth final 12 months.
Brisbane gained three regional awards for the Australia/Pacific: greatest airport, greatest airport workers and cleanest airport. Pullman Brisbane Airport gained greatest airport resort for Australia/Pacific, whereas Adelaide gained the area’s “greatest regional airport” award.
“The previous couple of years have been powerful for our folks and for our trade, but regardless of these challenges we’re continuing with some actually thrilling new leisure, retail and industrial tasks on the airport precinct,” mentioned Gert-Jan de Graaff, Brisbane Airport’s chief government officer.
“Greater than $2.5 billion might be invested on the airport over the subsequent 5 years, which is able to improve our popularity as Australia’s vibrant, 24/7 airport metropolis. “
Australia’s airports, significantly Sydney, have come beneath fireplace in latest months for lengthy queues and understaffed terminals as journey bounced again after pandemic restrictions eased.
Sydney and Melbourne airports are holding job festivals with a view to entice employees to assist deal with their workers shortages. The airports have warned passengers to reach three hours earlier than flights and put together for lengthy queues at check-in and safety in the course of the busy July journey interval.
World’s greatest airports for 2022
- Doha Hamad (Qatar)
- Tokyo Haneda (Japan)
- Singapore Changi
- Tokyo Narita (Japan)
- Seoul Incheon (South Korea)
- Paris CDG (France)
- Munich (Germany)
- Istanbul (Turkey)
- Zurich (Switzerland)
- Kansai (Japan)