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And the best airport in the world…is not in Australia

Aviation rating firm SkyTrax has announced its annual World Airports Awards for 2022, with Qatar’s Hamad International Airport taking out the top spot for the second year running. 


In the first quarter of 2022, Qatar’s airport had 7.1 million passengers pass through the terminals. A further 1.2 million passengers will utilise the airport with Qatar’s hosting of the World Cup later this year.


Tokyo’s Haneda Airport came second while also being the best airport in Asia. 


Singapore’s Changi Airport, which came first in 2020, came third. 



Airports were judged on things like terminal layout, comfort within the airport, seating, Wi-Fi availability, restaurant options, retail vendors and level of staff service, News Corp reported. 


None of Australia’s international airports managed to crack the top 20, with Brisbane Airport taking out the highest spot for an Australian airport at 22. 


That said, Brisbane Airport also took out three awards for the Australia/Pacific region – best airport, best airport staff and cleanest airport.


Melbourne Airport dropped four spots to 26, while Sydney dropped 13 places to 41st position on a global scale.


World’s best airports for 2022

1. Doha Hamad (Qatar)

2. Tokyo Haneda (Japan)

3. Singapore Changi

4. Tokyo Narita (Japan)

5. Seoul Incheon (South Korea)

6. Paris CDG (France)

7. Munich (Germany)

8. Istanbul (Turkey)

9. Zurich (Switzerland)

10. Kansai (Japan)


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Published: 20 June 2022

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