Friday, August 24, 2012

Top 10 airports in the world

Here's the top ten airports around the world. It doesn’t matter if you are flying from one of these airports or not because just being inside the airport is an experience in itself. Let's check it out, shall we?



Incheon - Top Ten Airports
This is the largest airport in South Korea and also ranks as one of the busiest airports in the world. It has the honor of being the best airport in the world for seven years in a row by Airports Council International. The interesting bit is that the airport has a golf course, spa, private sleeping rooms, a casino, gardens and even a museum. The airport is owned by the Government of South Korea and serves as a hub to Asiana Airlines, Korean Air and Polar Air Cargo.


Singapore - Top Ten Airports
The airport is also known as Changi Airport and is the main airport in Singapore. It is located around 17.2 kilometers northeast from the Changi and has been constructed on an area of 13 square kilometers. The airport serves more than hundred different airlines and it is owned by the government of Singapore. It serves as a hub to Jetstar Asia Airways, Jett8 Airlines, Qantas, Scoot, Slkair, Singapore Airlines, Singapore Airlins Cargo, Tiger Airways and Valuair.


Hong Kong - Top Ten Airports
It serves as the main international airport in Hong Kong and it is also known as Chek Lap Kok Airport. It has been built on the island of Chek Lap Kok. The airport started the commercial operations in the year 1998 after replacing Kai Tak. This particular airport operates the largest passenger terminal building in the world. The airport serves as a primary contribution to the economy of Hong Kong and it employs around 60,000 people. It serves as a hub to Air Hong Kong, Cathay Pacific, Dragonair, Evergreen International Airlines, Hong Kong Airlines, Hong Kong Express Airways and UPS Airlines.


Schiphol - Top Ten Airports
This is the primary international airport in all of Netherlands and it is located around 20 kilometers southwest of Amsterdam. The airport lies in the municipality of Haarlemmermeer. The airport is owned by the Schiphol Group and it serves as a hub to many airlines including Arkefly, Corendon Dutch Airlines, Delta Air Lines, KLM, Martinair, and Vueling. The airport ranks as the fourth busiest airport in all of Europe while the global ranking is number 12 with regards to the total passenger traffic.


Beijing - Top Ten Airports
It serves as the main international airport in Beijing, China. The airport is located about 32 kilometers northeast of Beijing city center. It is surrounded by the Shunyi District. This airport quickly ascended in the rankings of busiest airports and by the year 2009 it had become the busiest in all of Asia. The airport is owned by Civil Aviation Administration of China and serves as a hub to Air China, China Southern Airlines and Hainan Airlines. The airport is comprised of three different terminals with inter-terminal transportation available.


Flughafen Munchen - Top Ten Airports
The international airport of Munich, Germany is located around 28.5 kilometers northeast of Munich. The airport is located near the city of Freising and has been named in the memory of Franz Josef Strauss. The airport is owned by Flughafen Munchen GmbH and it serves as a hub to many different airlines including Air Berlin, Augsburg Airways, Lufthansa, Air Dolomiti, Air Independence, BinAir, Condor, Hamburg International and TUIfly. The construction of this particular airport started in the year 1980 and operations started in May 1992.


Flughafen Zurich - Top Ten Airports
This is the international airport of Zurich and is also known as Kloten Airport. It is the largest international airport in Switzerland and serves as a primary hub to Swiss International Air Lines. The airport itself is owned by Flughafen Zurich AG. The airport is situated around 13 kilometers north of Zurich city centre. Apart from the Swiss International Air Lines, it serves as a hub to Airberlin and Edelweiss Air. It served around 24,337,954 passengers in the year 2011. This particular airport is absolutely fantastic when it comes to the design and architecture.


Kuala Lampur International Airport - Top Ten Airports
This is the main airport of Malaysia and is one of the major airports in the South East Asian region. It is located around fifty kilometers away from the capital city of Kuala Lumpur. The airport is fully equipped to handle around 35 million passengers in a year. It is operated by Malaysia Airports. The airport is owned by the government of Malaysia and it serves as a hub for Malaysia Airlines, MASkargo, AirAsia and AirAsia X. The airport was built on the 27th June of year 1998 costing around $3.5 billion.


Vancouver International Airport - Top Ten Airports
This particular airport is located on Sea Island in Richmond, British Columbia, Canada. It is around 12 kilometers away from Downtown Vancouver. In the year 2011, it was ranked as the second busiest airport in all of Canada with respect to aircraft movement. The airport has won many different awards and has been considered amongst the top ten airport for around three years. The airport is owned by Transport Canada and it is managed by the Vancouver International Airport Authority. It serves as a hub to Air Canada, Air Canada Express and Air Transat.


Central Japan International Airport - Top Ten Airports
You remember how Burj Al Arab is constructed on an artificial island? Yeah, well, this entire airport has been constructed on an artificial island. It is located in Ise Bay, Tokoname City in Aichi Perfecture. It is 35 kilometers south of Nagoya in central Japan. This airport has been classified as a first class airport. This is the eighth busiest airport in the entire nation. It serves as a hub to Japan Airlines. It is the third off-shore airport in Japan right after the Nagasaki Airport and the Kansai International Airport. The airport is second to have been constructed on a manmade island.

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