Top 10 International Airports in the World 2021

Have you ever wondered what the world’s biggest, busiest and most beautiful airports are? In this comprehensive post, we list ten of the biggest and busiest 2021 airports, based on the actual airport size and annual passenger traffic. Read on to find out.

First of all, lets mention on what bases the ranking was made, when assessing airports, 3 major factors were onto consideration

  • On-time performance: Departing and arriving on time is one of the essential quality factors. Therefore, we assessed airports according to their punctuality.
  • Service Quality: Based on surveys, this aspect includes everything from customer service to waiting times and cleanliness.
  • Food & Shops: Again, based on surveys, this aspect analyzed the quality and quantity of an airport’s food and shops offering. 

#1 — Hamad International Airport (Doha, Qatar)

The gold medal goes to Hamad International Airport in Doha.

Doha is Certified as a 5-Star Airport for facilities, comfort, cleanliness, shopping, food & beverages, staff service and security / immigration.

Talking about how product standards are meeting the global best practice in all aspects of measurements.

Photo Credit: Wikipedia

#2 — Tokyo International Airport (Tokyo, Japan)

Tokyo International Airport, known as Haneda Airport, is one of Tokyo’s two main airports. It is one of the world’s best airports and the world’s 4th busiest airport. In addition, the airport is considered the world’s cleanest domestic airport. The airport serves as a hub for Japan Airlines, All Nippon Airlines, Skymark Airlines, Air Do, and Solaseed Air.

Photo Credit: International airports review

#3 — Athens International Airport (Athens, Greece)

The 3rd of the A-listed Airports is Athens Airport, the airport was one of Europe’s top 30 busiest airports. Roughly 70 airlines from Europe, Asia, and America operate flights to Athens Airport.

Photo Credit: News trail

#4 — Afonso Pena International Airport (Curitiba, Brazil)

Curitiba Airport is located in Brazil’s south. However, most of the people out there never heard of the airport before. Nevertheless, the airport shows solid results across all sectors despite how the airport is affected by weather conditions like Fog and Smog in the morning.

Photo Credit: Wikipedia

#5 — Gdańsk Lech Wałęsa Airport (Gdansk, Poland)

Gdansk Airport is Poland’s third-largest airport. It has achieved overall good results and therefore ranks fifth. The airport can be proud of the excellent service quality and food. And despite the fact that it’s a rather small airport and the smallest airport among the top 10, about 20 airlines, mainly from Europe, operate flights to Gdansk.

Photo Credit: Wikipedia

#6 — Moscow Sheremetyevo Airport (Moscow, Russia)

Sheremetyevo is one of four airports in Moscow and Russia’s busiest airport. The airport was originally built as a military airport and converted to a commercial airport in 1959. And now its ranked the 6th among the list.

Photo Credit: Bne Intellinews

#7 — Singapore Changi Airport (Singapore)

Changi Airport is Singapore’s central airport and a major Asian aviation hub. The airport boasts a trove of exciting activities, from shopping and dining to entertainment. You can experience so many activities inside the airport like playgrounds, family zones and the airport has the islands tallest slide as well.

Not to mention the amazing food and shopping experience.

Wether you are travelling to Singapore or just for a layover, you will enjoy every part of the airport.

Photo Credit: Wikipedia

#8 — Hyderabad Rajiv Gandhi Airport (Hyderabad, India)

Rajiv Gandhi International Airport, the official name of Hyderabad Airport, is located on India’s east coast.

Hyderabad Airport has one passenger and one cargo terminal as well as two runways.

Photo Credit: News18

#9 — Tenerife North Airport (Tenerife, Spain)

Tenerife South Airport is the larger of Tenerife’s two airports. The airport has the IATA code TFS. Similar to Viracopos Airport, Tenerife South Airport is a medium-sized airport, serving 11 million passengers (pre-COVID). Since Tenerife is a popular European holiday destination, more than 50 predominantly European airlines serve the airport.

Photo Credit: Canary island destination

#10 — Viracopos/Campinas Airport (Capinas, Brazil)

We kick off the list of the world’s best airports with an airport from South America: Campinas Airport. Viracopos/Campinas Airport is located in the southern part of Brazil.

It has proved to be one of the top 10 in 2021, not to mention that it has operated (In terms of cargo) 216,000 metric tonnes in 2019.

Photo Credit: Wikipedia

Now that you have a list of the statistically best airports, tell us from your point of view: What is the best airport you have ever been at?


Sources

  • wikipedia.com
  • skytraxratings.com
  • infos10.com
  • visitsingapore.com
  • id1.de
  • Florida Escape (Cover Photo)

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