World's finest airports 2022 named: Doha's Hamad maintains prime spot whereas Sydney Airport's rating plummets


Qatar’s Hamad International Airport has held on the the title of “World’s Best Airport” for the second 12 months in a row, whereas Sydney Airport’s rating has plummeted.

Hamad International beat out Tokyo’s Haneda and Singapore’s Changi, which got here second and third respectively.

Singapore’s worldwide hub misplaced the highest spot in 2021, having beforehand been named the world’s finest airport for eight years in a row.

Tokyo’s Narita and Seoul’s Incheon airports rounded out the highest 5.

The Skytrax World Airport Awards have been introduced on the Passenger Terminal Expo in Paris in a single day. The rankings are primarily based on passenger satisfaction surveys that cowl check-in, arrivals, transfers, purchasing, safety, immigration, and departure.

“Whilst airports worldwide continued to be impacted by the pandemic throughout 2021, Hamad International Airport served 17.1 million passengers in 2021 and continued with its expansion plans,” mentioned Edward Plaisted of Skytrax.

Hamad International Airport had 7.1 million passengers go by way of within the first quarter of 2022, the airport reported. The airport plans to broaden its capability to 60 million passengers yearly.

Qatar will host the FIFA World Cup in November and December, with greater than 1.5 million guests anticipated to go to throughout the soccer event.

Hamad is at present the seventh busiest worldwide airport on this planet, in line with information from analysts OAG. London’s Heathrow is primary, adopted by Dubai International.

Despite Japan’s borders being closed to most foreigners, Tokyo’s Haneda nonetheless managed to be the world’s eighth busiest primarily based on OAG’s figures, when combining home and worldwide seats out there.

Brisbane was the very best ranked Australian airport within the awards checklist, coming in at quantity 22 (up from 32 final 12 months). Melbourne dropped 4 locations from 22 to 26, whereas Sydney plummeted to forty first from twenty eighth final 12 months.

Brisbane gained three regional awards for the Australia/Pacific: finest airport, finest airport employees and cleanest airport. Pullman Brisbane Airport gained finest airport lodge for Australia/Pacific, whereas Adelaide gained the area’s “best regional airport” award.

“The last few years have been tough for our people and for our industry, yet despite these challenges we are proceeding with some really exciting new leisure, retail and commercial projects on the airport precinct,” mentioned Gert-Jan de Graaff, Brisbane Airport’s chief govt officer.

“More than $2.5 billion will be invested at the airport over the next 5 years, which will enhance our reputation as Australia’s vibrant, 24/7 airport city. “

Australia’s airports, notably Sydney, have come below hearth in current months for lengthy queues and understaffed terminals as journey bounced again after pandemic restrictions eased.

Sydney and Melbourne airports are holding job gala’s with the intention to appeal to staff to assist deal with their employees shortages. The airports have warned passengers to reach three hours earlier than flights and put together for lengthy queues at check-in and safety throughout the busy July journey interval.

World’s finest 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)