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Singapore's Changi Airport Named Best in the World Again Despite Covid-19 Fallout

Empty check-in counters are pictured at Singapore's Changi Airport, following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) March 30, 2020. REUTERS

Empty check-in counters are pictured at Singapore's Changi Airport, following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) March 30, 2020. REUTERS

Changi Airport has long been considered the gold standard in airports thanks to features like orchid and butterfly gardens and a rooftop pool.

  • AFP Relaxnews Singapore
  • Last Updated: May 13, 2020, 5:42 PM IST
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Singapore’s Changi Airport has been named the world’s best airport for the eighth consecutive year. Skytrax announced on Monday the winners of the World Airport Awards 2020 which, like years previous, is dominated by airports in Asia and Europe.

Though planes, for the most part, have been grounded by the pandemic and airports stand largely empty, Skytrax decided to release the winners of their annual awards “…to bring some cheer into the airport industry in these difficult times.” The original awards ceremony was scheduled for April 1.

Changi Airport has long been considered the gold standard in airports thanks to features like orchid and butterfly gardens and a rooftop pool. But last year, the airport widened the gap with its competitors with the opening of Jewel Changi Airport, a glass complex that includes a living rainforest, indoor walking trails and the world’s tallest indoor waterfall, the Rain Vortex, which stands 40 meters.

Here are the top 10 airports of 2020:


1. Singapore Changi Airport

2. Tokyo Haneda Airport

3. Hamad International Airport Doha

4. Incheon International Airport

5. Munich Airport

6. Hong Kong International Airport

7. Narita International Airport

8. Central Japan International Airport

9. Amsterdam Schiphol Airport

10. Kansai International Airport

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