Qatar's Hamad Airport Replaces Changi as the World's Best Airport 2024

Qatar’s Hamad Airport Replaces Singapore’s Changi as the World’s Best Airport 2024

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Calling all travel enthusiasts! There’s a new king in town when it comes to airports. The highly anticipated Skytrax World Airport Awards 2024 have been revealed, and there’s a surprising twist at the top. In a major upset, Doha‘s Hamad International Airport has soared to the number one spot, dethroning the long-reigning Changi Airport in Singapore. Changi, a 12-time champion, now holds the runner-up position but remains a powerhouse, winning “Best Airport in Asia” and “World’s Best Airport Immigration Service.”

Also read: Changi Airport Guide: Where to Eat, Shop, Play & More Before Your Flight in Singapore

Qatar crowned as the world’s best airport in 2024

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Hamad International Airport’s victory extends beyond the top spot. They also snagged the titles for “World’s Best Airport Shopping” and “Cleanest and Best Airport in the Middle East.”

While Doha takes centre stage, the rankings showcase a diverse range of impressive airports. Eight European hubs made the top 20, including Paris Charles de Gaulle. Asia also boasts a strong presence with seven airports in the top 20, featuring four Japanese contenders (including Tokyo‘s Haneda Airport and Narita Airport in the top five).

Top 10 airports around the world

World's Best Airport 2024

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  1. Hamad International Airport (Doha, Qatar)
  2. Changi Airport (Singapore)
  3. Incheon International Airport (Seoul, South Korea)
  4. Haneda Airport (Tokyo, Japan)
  5. Narita International Airport (Tokyo, Japan)
  6. Charles de Gaulle Airport (Paris, France)
  7. Dubai International Airport (United Arab Emirates)
  8. Munich International Airport (Germany)
  9. Zurich Airport (Switzerland)
  10. Istanbul Airport (Turkey)

These annual rankings, based on surveys of over 550 airports worldwide, provide valuable insights for travellers. Knowing which airports offer a smooth, enjoyable experience can significantly impact your overall journey, after all.

Also read: 10 Photo Spots in Doha to Light Up Your Instagram Feed

So, next time you’re planning your travels, consider these rankings. You might just find yourself enjoying a world-class experience at Doha’s Hamad International Airport, the world’s best airport in 2024.

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