Skytrax has once again named the Top 100 Airports in the World. The airline valuation company, now in its 21st year of existence, completed this prestigious list in February, shortly before the coronavirus pandemic broke out in March. More than 550 airports were judged on the basis of 39 criteria including comfort, ambience and design of terminals, public transport options, efficiency and prices, and friendliness of airport staff.
Once again this year, airports in Europe and Asia occupied most of the top spots, while airports in North America and Australia only secured two spots in the top 20. Asia has advanced the most in this year’s list, with eight airports in the top ten, with Japan’s two airports in the top four.
US airports failed to make it into the top 30. In France, Roissy-Charles De Gaulle airport ranks 20th. These airports have likely changed in appearance during the pandemic, but they are still worth a visit when international travel resumes.
The most famous international gateway in Paris has jumped 10 places to rank 20th among the best airports in the world. Air France is the airport’s largest carrier, which connects the world to Paris and also offers connections to European and intercontinental destinations.
Copenhagen Airport dropped four places to find itself in 19th position in this year’s ranking. Scandinavian Airlines and Norwegian Air Shuttle are the airport’s main carriers, serving the Danish capital region and the southern edge of Sweden, including the nearby city of Malmö.
Taoyuan International Airport in Taiwan
Taoyuan International Airport dropped five places to find itself in 18th position in this year’s ranking. The North Taiwan Airport serves the country’s capital, Taipei, as the island nation’s main international gateway and hub for most of its airlines, including China Airlines and EVA Air, Mandarin Airlines, UNI Air, Tigerair Taiwan and Starlux.
Melbourne Airport moved up six places to take 17th place in this year’s ranking. It serves Melbourne’s economic hub and is a busy international hub with Qantas, Virgin Australia, Jetstar and Regional Express, also offering extensive domestic routes and some international services.
Vienna International Airport
Vienna International Airport moved up three places to place 16th in this year’s ranking. Austria’s main international gateway is a hub for Austrian Airlines and TK.
Helsinki-Vantaa Airport has moved up five places from the 2019 ranking, earning it 15th place on this year’s list. Finnair uses the airport as its main hub to connect Finland to the world and provide intercontinental connections between North America, Europe and Asia more info to visit: http://liveblogcenter.com/