Asia’s top 10 Airports


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Asia’s 10 best airports

Asia's 10 best airports


New Delhi: A modern feel and efficiency are two big requirements for air travellers while choosing the best airports across the world. Some airports, which used to be the best years ago, are now overcrowded, while some other airports have either weather problems or they lack sophisticated air traffic control.

In a recent survey done by London-based Skytrax, there were five Asian airports among the world’s 10 best airports picked by air travellers. These include Incheon, Singapore, Beijing, Hong Kong and Tokyo’s Haneda airports.

The airports look awesome, have the  best of amenities for air travellers and above all, make air travel an unforgettable experience. 

What’s remarkable about these airports is not just their quality and facilities, but they have some of the largest number of  passengers  passing through and yet they retain such a high level of service, cleanliness, and luxury. 

Here we bring  you the list of Asia’s ten best airports:

Asia’s 10 best airports

1. Incheon International Airport, Korea

This enormous airport serves over 70 airlines and 30,000,000 passengers.  



If you find yourself here don’t forget to check out the golf course, spa, sleeping rooms, the casino, gardens, ice skating rink and museum.  

So much to do, you might just need a longer layover.    

2. Singapore Changi Airport

This is an airport that manages to move seven times the size of its population through its airport every year.  



Changi Airport is known for its shopping and boasts 40,000 square metres of commercial space.  

So if you have a layover of any length of time you can shop and eat to your hearts content.  

There’s also a fitness centre, swimming pool, a slide and nature trail at this airport. 





3. Hong Kong International Airport

It’s the third busiest airport in the world, taking care of some 50.9 million passengers a year, which makes its service and excellence just that much more impressive. 



And Hong Kong is not just content to sit on its laurels, it plans to add another 20 gates over the coming decade.  

You can also play golf here during your layovers. And its washrooms and dining also rate.

4. Beijing Capital International Airport

This airport is the busiest in Asia, jetting 78 million people a year through its doors. It ranks 2 for its immigration service.










5. Kuala Lumpur International Airport

This airport is considered one of Asia’s main destination hubs with a concept “Airport in the forest, forest in the airport” with plenty of green space around about.  



The great thing too is that if you are at LCCT with a significant layover, it’s possible to shoot over to KLIA and utilise the services there and then return for your flight. 



6. Central Japan International Airport

Built on an artificial island in Ise Bay in the Chūbu region of Japan, Central Japan International was named the best regional airport in Asia.

7. Tokyo International Airport Haneda

Tokyo International Airport opened in 1931 and was originally the capital’s main hub for international air traffic before the development of Narita Airport in 1978.  



Since then, the hub has assumed responsibility for the Japanese capital’s domestic travellers. 

Tokyo airport has assumed responsibility for the Japanese capital’s domestic travelers.



8. Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport

Hongqiao is the primary domestic airport serving Shanghai.  



While less glamorous than Pudong, the city’s primary international port, it was recently the beneficiary of an expansion worth more than $2 billion.

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9. Narita International Airport, Tokyo

Narita is the primary passenger airport in and around Tokyo, handling the majority of international flights in and out of Japan.



10. Indira Gandhi International Airport, Delhi

This airport now boasts of an annual passenger capacity of over 60 million, including the state of the art Terminal-3 (T3) which can handle 34 million passengers.  



35 million passengers passed through IGIA in 2011 CY including 10 million international passengers (both records in Indian aviation).  

The airport also handled over 600,000 tonnes of cargo and over 300,000 aircraft movements in 2011 CY.


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Terrifying Airports of the World


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23 Terrifying Runways That Will Stoke Your Fear of Flying
Flying can be a white-knuckle affair for even the heartiest of travelers. But it turns out what you shouldreallyfear are airports; almost 60 percent of all aircraft incidents happen there during taxiing, take-off, approach or landing. Here are runway horrorshows from around the globe that may make you rethink your next trip.

Barra Airport, in the Hebrides off the West Coast of Scotland. Yes, it is a beach for take-off and landing. At least it’s only for daytime flights.

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Water, water, Chubu Centrair International Airport, water, water. (Tokoname, Japan.)

Fun & Info @ Keralites.netPhoto: Kyodo News/AP

Approaching the Congonhas Airport in the middle of Sao Paulo, Brazil is highly challenging for pilots.

Fun & Info @ Keralites.netPhoto:Joao Carlos Medau

Another risky beach airport: the Copalis State Airport’s (Grays Harbor County, Washington) runway is located between the Copalis River delta and a barrier of rocks.

Fun & Info @ Keralites.netPhoto:Alex Derr

The mountain runway at Courchevel Airport (France) is just 545m long. As if that’s not scary enough, it’s also got a gradient of 18.5% and a vertical drop at the end.

Fun & Info @ Keralites.netPhoto:Peter Robinett

Gibraltar Airport is located between a bustling city and a crashtastic mountain. Moreover, its 1800m long (short) runway intersects the Winston Churchill Avenue, Gibraltar’s busiest road, which has to be closed every time a plane lands or departs.

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This is the Gustaf III Airport aka Saint Barthlemy Airport on the Caribbean island of Saint Barthlemy. The short airstrip starts with a slope and ends on the beach.

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Kai Tak International Airport, famous and hated for its heart-stopping approach low over Hong Kong, ended its 73-year reign of terror in 1998.

Fun & Info @ Keralites.netPhoto: Vincent Yu/AP

Kansai International Airport, Osaka, Japan. Approaching this feels like your pilot is about to land on water.

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Between mountains and the Atlantic Ocean, on the island cliffs, waits the frightening Madeira Airport (Portugal).

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Look at the horrifying Matekane Air Strip in Lesotho (Africa). 400m, and then nothing.

Fun & Info @ Keralites.netPhoto:Tom Claytor

Narsarsuaq Airport, Greenland. Severe turbulences and winds from the surrounding fjords make this airport a hard task for pilots. Only daytime take-offs and landings allowed, thankfully.

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Paro International Airport, the home of the Royal Bhutan Airlines, is located at an altitude of 2236m and surrounded by over 5000m-high-peaks of the Himalayas. Night or foggy landings are strictly prohibited.

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Pegasus White Ice Runway, Antarctica, the southernmost of three airfields serving McMurdo Station. Believe it or not, aircraft take off and land here all year long.

Fun & Info @ Keralites.netPhoto:Tech. Sgt. Shane A. Cuomo/U.S. Air Force

Because of the short (2300m) runway at Princess Juliana International Airport (St. Maarten), large planes fly right over the tourists’ head on Maho Beach. It’s a spectacular sightfrom the ground.

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A densely populated neighborhood, a cramped runway, active volcanoes, and frequent fog make Quito’s high-altitude airport a threat for only a little longer; Ecuador’s main airport is going to be moved to an agricultural setting 12 miles (20km) northeast of the city.

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Svalbard Airport in Longyearbyen on the Norwegian archipelago Svalbard in the Barents Sea was built upon a layer of permafrost in 1975. Continuous repaving makes it a hard landing place, literally and figuratively.

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The Tenzing-Hillary Airport (Lukla, Nepal) is located 2860m above sea level, and its runway is only a few hundred meters long.

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Toncontn International Airporthas an extremely short runwayand a mountainous surroundingin Honduras.

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Toronto Islands Airport (Ontairo, Canada) is another pinpoint landing site. Andthere’s a nude beachclose to the runway, which I’m sure isn’t the least bit distracting.

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Juancho E. Yrausquin Airport, Saba. This Caribbean landing site is surrounded by high hills, and both ends of the runway drop into the sea.

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Wellington, New Zealand: short runway, hilly landscape, strong crosswinds, turbulent landings.

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Williams Field, Antarctica, has two snow runways limited to ski-equipped aircraft during the summer season. Airplanes land on 8m of compacted snow, lying on top of 80m of ice, floating over 550m of water. Must be a blood-chilling experience.

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