When you visit another country, the airport speaks on behalf of the country, isn’t it? The framework of the airport briefs you about how your tour to the country is going to be. You get all excited and thrilled. You get mesmerized with the beauty of the giant and think if it is actually human made. You realize how great can man think and of course this greatness is worldwide. Every country offers a different, magnificent, gigantic and enthralling welcome to ensure you a trustworthy and happy stay on its land. Sometimes you get to see an airport that showcases its country’s cultural richness and sometimes you witness the diverse arts transformed into structures. After all, the country’s pride lies in here. Let us check a list of 15 international airports with the most amazing infrastructures.
15 . Beijing Capital International Airport, China
Beijing Airport is the busiest airport in Asia and second busiest in the world. It facilitates a ‘global kitchen’ housing 72 stores from all over the globe. One can get Chinese authentic cuisine, Western Countries’ staples, bakery goods, fast foods, ice creams etcetra. Many Chinese traditional elements such as Mehnai and carvings that imitate the Nine-Dragon Wall have been employed for the interior decorations that give a glimpse of the rich Chinese culture.
14 . Helsinki Airport, Finland
An astounding fact about this Finnish Airport is that it was originally built for the 1952 Summer Olympics in Helsinki. It is the leading long haul airport in Northern Europe. It has total 21 long haul routes to travel to North America and Asia and several other charter long haul destinations.
13 . Vancouver International Airport, British Columbia, Canada
Vancouver Airport has won the award for the Best Airport in North America by Skytrax for seven times in a row. It has also been in the top fifteen best airports list since many years. One can witness the unique British Columbian architecture featuring one of the most extensive collections of the Pacific North West Coast Native Arts in the world. There is a large waterfall inside the airport that attracts the commuters.
12 . Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, Netherlands
This airport was earlier built as a military airbase. However, after the end of the World War I, civilian use of the airport also began. Surprisingly, it works on a single terminal concept having three departure halls. Amsterdam Airport is the perfect starter to visit the scenic beauties of Netherlands.
11 . Frankfurt Airport,Germany
The Germans build this airport even before World War I took place. This airport stood tall even through the Second World War although the enemy countries tried hard to destroy it. There have been many rules and regulations for this airport such as ban on night flights and restrictions for German air travelers and so on.
10 . Hamad International Airport, Doha, Qatar
Qatar from the Middle East has set up a spectacular and enormous airport that is just two years old. Almost all the countries have their flights landing here and it is majorly used by passengers for a connecting flight. This airport is about to become the largest in the Middle East.
9 . Kansai International Airport, Osaka, Japan
Japan once again proved its uniqueness by constructing an airport on an artificial island in the middle of the Osaka Bay. Yes, you read it correctly. Engineers overcame the high risks of earthquakes and typhoons to build this airport and it is a great success indeed.
8 . London Heathrow Airport, England
Heathrow is the busiest airport in the United Kingdom. The interior of this airport will make you think it is a huge mall. Earlier Heathrow had six runways arranged in the form of a hexagram and now they have extended those runways. You can see the hexagram from air.
7 . Zurich Airport, Switzerland
The Zurich Airport gives a perfect insight into the exotic Swiss locations that people around the globe crave to visit. The excitation levels get a boost on the sight of its endearing infrastructure.
6 . Chubu Centrair International Airport, Nagoya, Japan
Japan wanted to further experiment with constructing artificial islands. Yes, after Kansai International Airport, they built Chubu Airport on another artificial Island in the Ise Bay. An interesting fact about this off shore airport is that the fastest μSky Limited Express Service connects the airport to the nearest station for people to travel.
5 . Hong Kong International Airport, China
Your excitement level is already high when you are going to Disneyland in Hong Kong and then your excitement level reaches zenith once you land at the Hong Kong International Airport. It is simply that delightful and marvelous.
4 . Tokyo Haneda International Airport, Japan
Japan again! This surprisingly a non off shore airport stands one of the busiest airports of the world. This airport is constructed on several beaches of the Tokyo Bay. It is one of the oldest ones as it has been through times of World War II and also when Japan was occupied by foreign forces.
3 . Munich Airport, Germany
This international airport is the first airport outside Asia to be ranked 5-star airport by Skytrax and it has also won the Best Airport award in Europe eight times which indeed is a trophy to Germany. One can see the best of the German architectures under one roof and it is astonishing to the core.
2 . Incheon International Airport, Seoul, South Korea
Since 2005, it has been rated as one of the best airports worldwide by the Airports Council International. It has also been termed as the world’s cleanest airport and the world’s best international transit airport by Skytrax. Inside the airport, there is a golf course, spa, private sleeping rooms, ice skating rink, a casino, indoor gardens and it also houses a Museum of Korean Culture. All of this in one airport, multi-functional, isn’t it?
1 . Singapore Changi Airport, Singapore
This airport has been winning the title of the Best Airport for four consecutive years by Skytrax. It is one of the busiest airports for international passenger traffic and cargo traffic. Also, it is one of the largest transportation hubs in the South East Asia. This 34 years old airport has won over 500 awards. Changi Airport constantly reduces the effects of the ageing infrastructure by upgrading its physical assets and building new facilities to be availed by the commuters. Unanimously, this one has to be the most stunning and breathtaking airport worldwide for its bemusing infrastructure.
If you happen to visit these 15 amazing international airports, you will not be able to help yourself from getting mesmerized by these enchanting and captivating giants!