Airport is just face of every metropolitan city. When any person come in new country he always judge that country economy and other system by airport. So any country want good growth then that city should have good and beautiful airport. Airport plays a vital role in tourism industry as well. If any city has wide and beautiful Airport then automatically that city will attract more tourists. What is importance of airport in a city? Airports are economic engines and most of all a reflection of the communities they represent. The importance of airports as global business hubs is now being recognized globally. Airports allow global companies to establish operations in multiple cities and have certain managers and executives moved seamlessly between locations. Passenger traffic reflects level of economic development, demographics, business activity, and tourism. Land development on or near airport sites, mainly for industrial uses but also for tourism and recreation, generates additional economic activity. The economic impact of airport is increasing along with rapidly growing passenger and cargo traffic.
This is leading to a burst of activity in airport expansions around the world, with airports in many cases playing a strategic role in the economic development of the local community, region and country. Today’s increasingly global and high-tech economy is placing new demands on rural transportation systems. This requires more efficient intermodal systems, with the local airport serving as a key transportation link. General aviation airports make important contributions to agriculture, utilities, finance, fishing, and real estate industries by providing such services as crop-dusting, transportation of staff, visitors, and clients, and aerial, surveys and photographs. Today we share with you latest and beautiful airport of world and in this post you can get information which country has world most beautiful airport and which airport has best facilities for tourist. We also share with you world best airport ranking 2013 and latest picture of world most beautiful airports 2013-2014.which airport has world best lounge. Many country invest a lot of money to make their city’s airport more attractive to tourist in which Dubai and Singapore are top of the list. So let’s check Top ten world best airport 2013 & 2014.
Best Airports in the world 2013-2014
Here is the list of World Top 10 Airports 2013-2014
1 Singapore Changi Airport
Singapore is a vibrant city-state where you will find a pleasant blend of culture, cuisine, arts, people and architecture. Crammed with rampant energy and bustling with exciting events, countless unique and memorable experiences await your discovery.Singapore Changi Airport is Changi International Airport, or simply Changi Airport, is the main airport in Singapore. A major aviation hub in Southeast Asia, it is about 17.2 km (10.7 mi) north-east from the commercial centre in Changi, on a 13 square kilometres (3,200 acres) site.
The airport, operated by the Changi Airport Group, is the home base of Singapore Airlines, Singapore Airlines Cargo, SilkAir, Scoot, Tiger Airways, Jetstar Asia Airways, Valuair, and Jett8 Airlines. All these flights are operated from this big airport. It is very massive airport and is titled as the world best airport. Changi Airport serves more than 100 airlines operating 6,100 weekly flights connecting Singapore to over 220 cities in about 60 countries and regions worldwide.An important contributor to the economy of Singapore, more than 28,000 people are employed at the airport, which accounts for over S$4.5 billion in output.
Changi Airport has three passenger terminals with a total annual handling capacity of 66 million passengers. The airport has won 390 awards since 1981, including 23 ‘Best’ awards in 2011.
2 Amsterdam Schiphol Airport
Amsterdam Airport Schiphol is the Netherlands’ main international airport, located in southwest of Amsterdam, in the municipality of Haarlemmermeer. The biggest and busiest airport in the Netherlands is Schiphol Airport. It is also one of the major European airport transportation hubs efficiently handling over 40 million business and tourist passengers per year. The outstanding transport infrastructure means that Schiphol Airport is within easy reach of not only the city of Amsterdam but also practically the whole of the country. The airport’s official English name, Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, imitate the original Dutch word order.
The airport is the primary hub for KLM as well as for Arkefly, Corendon Dutch Airlines, Martinair and Transavia. The airport also serves as a European hub for Delta Air Lines and as a base for Vueling. Schiphol is considered to be an Airport City. Schiphol is not just an international airport; it can be classed as a tourist attraction all by itself. Amsterdam Schiphol Airport is also won the best airport in the world. The air airport has many facilities like shopping malls there are almost 100 indoor stores for shopping and other than that there are world best hotels inside the airport where you can enjoy the delicious food.
3 Hong Kong International Airport
Hong Kong International Airport is one of the top airports of the world. Hong Kong International Airport is the main airport in Hong Kong. It is located on the island of Chek Lap Kok. The airport is also colloquially known as Chek Lap Kok Airport to differentiate it from its predecessor, the closed Kai Tak Airport. The airport has been commercially operational since 1998, replacing the former Kai Tak Airport, and is an important regional trans-shipment centre, passenger hub and gateway for destinations in Mainland China and the rest of Asia. Hong Kong International Airport is linked to the city’s urban areas via an impressive chain of highways, railways and bridges. It also remains one of the world’s largest and most popular airports, and has been known as the world’s best airport.
The terminals contain extensive facilities for shopping, dining, leisure and entertainment. The Hong Kong International Airport is also home to one of the world’s largest passenger terminal buildings It is operated by the Airport Authority Hong Kong, 24 hours a day, and is the primary hub for Cathay Pacific, Dragonair. It is a focus city for many airlines, including China Airlines and China Eastern Airlines, which serves 18 flights to Hong Kong per day from 15 cities. HKIA is an important contributor to Hong Kong’s economy, with approximately 60,000 employees. About 90 airlines operate flights from the airport to over 150 cities across the globe.
4 Beijing Capital International Airport
Beijing Capital International Airport is one of the beautiful airport and its interior is also very good.Beijing Capital International Airport is the main international airport serving Beijing. It is located northeast of Beijing’s city center in an enclave of Chaoyang District and the surroundings of that enclave in suburban Shunyi District. The airport is owned and operated by the Beijing Capital International Airport Company Limited, a state-controlled company. It consists of three terminal buildings. The high standard of services and facilities has attracted 66 airlines to operate here. Currently, the airport has flight connections to some 88 domestic and 69 foreign cities.
There are four expressways leading to the airport with two of them running directly from northeastern Beijing to the airport and two others connecting with nearby highways. Capital Airport will still act as the international hub and construction of a fourth runway to expand its capacity is being planned. Beijing Capital has rapidly ascended in rankings of the world’s busiest airports in the past decade. Beijing Capital International Airport is the second busiest airport in the world in terms of passenger throughput behind Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.Beijing Capital International Airport is the main hub for Air China, the flag carrier of the People’s Republic of China, which flies to around 120 destinations (excluding cargo) from Beijing. Hainan and China Southern Airlines also use the airport as their hub.
5 Tokyo International Airport (Haneda)
Tokyo International Airport is commonly known as Haneda Airport or Tokyo Haneda Airport. It is one of the two primary airports that serve the Greater Tokyo Area in Japan. It is located in Ōta, Tokyo south of Tokyo Station.Haneda handles almost all domestic flights to and from Tokyo, while Narita International Airport handles the vast majority of international flights. Haneda handled 66,795,178 passengers in 2012. By passenger throughput, it was the second busiest airport in Asia and the fourth busiest in the world, after Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson Airport, Beijing Capital Airport and London Heathrow Airport. With Haneda and Narita combined Tokyo has the third busiest city airport system in the world, after London and New York City. It consists of three terminal buildings terminal 1 which is mainly used by JAL and its subsidiary airlines, terminal 2 which is mainly used by ANA and its subsidiary airlines, and the international terminal which handles all international flights.
6 London Heathrow Airport
London Heathrow Airport or Heathrow is a major international airport serving London, England, United Kingdom. Located in the London Borough of Hillingdon, in West London, Heathrow is the busiest airport in the United Kingdom and the third busiest airport in the world in terms of total passenger traffic, handling more international passengers than any other airport around the globe. Around 90 airlines fly from Heathrow to over 180 locations worldwide, carrying nearly 68 million passengers and 1.3 million tons of cargo each year. Heathrow has five terminals, two main runways, and a cross wind runway. The airport provides a wide range of facilities including those for business, children and disabled travelers. It also offers a full range of 1st class airport services. Heathrow handles more international passengers than any other airport in the world.It is also the busiest airport in Europe by passenger traffic and the third busiest by traffic movements.
Heathrow is London’s main airport, having replaced RAF Northolt and the earlier and better-known Croydon Airport, and together with Gatwick, Southend, Stansted, Luton and London City. The airport maintains 76,600 jobs directly and around 116,000 indirectly in the immediate area and this, together with the large number of global corporations with offices close to the airport. Heathrow is the primary hub for British Airways and the primary operating base for Virgin Atlantic.
7 Frankfurt Airport
Frankfurt am Main Airport commonly known as Frankfurt Airport and known in German as Flughafen Frankfurt am Main or Rhein-Main-Flughafen, is a major international airport located in Frankfurt, Germany. Run by transport company Fraport, Frankfurt Airport is by far the busiest airport by passenger traffic in Germany, the third busiest in Europe.it is also one of the best airport in the world. Frankfurt Airport serves the most international destinations in the world, serving 264 destinations in 113 countries. With a freight throughput of 2.07 million metric tons in 2012. it is the second busiest airport in Europe by cargo traffic. Frankfurt Airport is the main hub of Lufthansa, Germany’s flag carrier, and of Condor Flugdienst. Due to capacity constraints in Frankfurt, Lufthansa has established a secondary hub at Munich Airport, where many key medium and long-haul routes are available.
8 Denver International Airport
Denver International Airport also known as DIA is an airport in Denver, Colorado. At 140 square kilometers (35,000 acres) it is the largest airport in the United States by total area, and the second largest airport in the world after King Fahd International Airport. In 2012 Denver International Airport was the 11th-busiest airport in the world by passenger traffic with 53,156,278 passengers. It was the fifth-busiest airport in the world by aircraft movements with over 635,000 movements. The airport is in northeastern Denver and is operated by the City & County of Denver Department of Aviation. DIA was voted Best Airport in North America. Denver its fastest-growing market. Denver International Airport is the only airport in the United States to have put into practice an ISO 14001-certified environmental management system covering the entire airport.
9 Dubai International Airport
Dubai International Airport is an international airport serving in Dubai. It is a major airline hub in the Middle East, and is the main airport of Dubai. It is situated in the Al Garhoud district northeast of Dubai. The airport is operated by the Department of Civil Aviation and is the home base of Dubai’s international airlines, Emirates, FlyDubai and Emirates SkyCargo , the Emirates hub is the largest airline hub in the Middle East,Emirates handles 65% of all passenger traffic, and accounts for 50% of all aircraft movements at the airport. Dubai Airport is also the base for low-cost carrier, Flydubai. Dubai Airport is spread over an area of 8,640 acres (3,500 ha) of land. In 2012 DXB handled a record 57.7 million in passenger traffic, a 13.2% increase over 2011. This made it the 10th busiest airport in the world by passenger traffic.
dubai International was the fastest growing airport for international passengers in 2009 and continues to be one of the busiest airports in the world in terms of international passenger and cargo traffic. Dubai International is connected to over 220 destinations across six continents through some 130 scheduled airlines. The total number of commercial aircraft movements was 344,245 in 2012. Dubai International is an important contributor to the Dubai economy, employing approximately 58,000 people, and indirectly supports over 250,000 jobs in Dubai.
10 Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport
Suvarnabhumi Airport also known as Bangkok International Airport is one of two international airports serving Bangkok, Thailand. The other one is Don Mueang International Airport. Suvarnabhumi was officially opened for limited domestic flight service and opened for most domestic and all international commercial flights in 2006. The airport is currently the main hub for Thai Airways International, Bangkok Airways and Orient Thai Airlines. It also serves as regional gateway and connecting point for various foreign carriers. The building was designed by Helmut Jahn of Murphy / Jahn Architects. It was constructed primarily by ITO JV.
The airport has the world’s tallest free-standing control tower (132.2 metres or 434 feet), and the world’s fourth largest single-building airport terminal. Suvarnabhumi is the fourteenth busiest airport in the world, sixth busiest airport in Asia, and the busiest in the country, having handled 53 million passenger with a total of 96 airlines.