By Balogun Kamilu Lekan
5. Tokyo Haneda Airport
Haneda Airport in Tokyo was primarily a domestic airport for many years, but it is now gaining long-distance flights and a sizable international clientele.
It’s not Narita, the busy international hub of the nation 45 miles from the capital that is infamous for, among other things, the $200 cab fare required to get there.
Contrarily, Haneda is only ten miles from the city center, but Haneda also impresses travellers with the comfort and cleanliness of its terminals, a variety of dining and shopping options, and quick access to downtown Tokyo via public transportation.
4. Zurich Airport
The primary hub for Swiss, which runs first-class and business-class lounges, is Zurich, which also happens to be Switzerland’s largest international airport. These clubs are no joke, thanks to their champagne and whiskey bars.
You can browse dozens of stores in the airport. The variety of restaurants and bars and the outdoor observation deck with sweeping views of the activity on the runways are also popular.
3. Seoul Incheon International Airport
On reclaimed land in the port city of Incheon, Seoul’s primary international airport opened 21 years ago and has been growing ever since.
As part of the airport’s plan to double its capacity to 100 million passengers annually, a second passenger terminal opened in 2018. Incheon International, which primarily serves the nation’s two main airlines, Korean and Asiana, also receives praise for its roomy VIP lounges and extras like an indoor ice rink, a spa, and a “Cultural Street” with regional food and dance performances.
Despite being 30 miles from the capital, a high-speed rail connection takes 43 minutes to travel from the terminal to the city centre.
2. Singapore Changi Airport
Changi has established itself as a destination in and of itself and is a perfect entry point to numerous regional locations.
The airport unveiled the Moshe Safdie-designed Jewel in 2019, with a 14,000-square-foot Canopy Park under a vast glass dome, indoor forests, waterfalls, and other features.
Other amenities include outdoor decks, the first airport butterfly garden in the world, an accessible 24-hour movie theatre, and even a rooftop pool and hot tub with runway views.
1. Istanbul Airport
Istanbul has long served as a crossroads for trade and travel, so it only makes sense that the Turkish city has now fully assumed its role as a major international transportation hub in the era of air travel.
The new IST, which debuted in 2018 to much fanfare and boasted ambitious plans to become the largest airport in the world, is praised for its cutting-edge design by Grimshaw Architects, which has won accolades for its focus on sustainability and efficiency.
The airport is ready to establish itself as a significant global player thanks to high-tech features like a fleet of robots to guide passengers through the 818 million-square-foot hub and runway capacity to move a total of 90 flights per hour.
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