The impressive attractions of Changi Airport in Singapore that make it considered the best in the world for the sixth consecutive year

The impressive attractions of Changi Airport in Singapore that make it considered the best in the world for the sixth consecutive year


Changi airport in Singapore has been on the throne of the best airport in the world for six consecutive years.

The title is awarded by Skytrax, which annually conducts a global survey that responds to almost 14 million users in more than 100 countries.

The results, published this week, ratify the first position for Changi, which he has held since 2013.

Changi Airport
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Image caption The airport tries to offer a relaxing experience to its users.

The survey measures satisfaction levels in 39 aspects, ranging from security, migration area , quality of care , connections and shopping areas, to details such as cleaning, restaurant prices, the availability of electrical connectors and silent areas. 

Every year some 60 million passengers pass through there . Every week, about 7,200 planes depart and arrive from Changi.

Changi Airport
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Image caption Changi Airport transports more than 60 million people per year.

The airport of Changi had high or very high ratings in all categories, but also has a number of features that make the place an attraction in itself, beyond being a simple place of passage.

At Rava we show you some of the features that make Changi one of the favorite airports for travelers around the world.

The luxury

The airport has the appearance of a sophisticated shopping mall, with more than 350 stores. In addition to its 4 terminals, Changi has the JetQuay terminal, which is normally used by private airliners and includes showers and rooms for a nap.

Changi even has a characteristic smell of orchid tea , which is part of its strategy for users to remember it as a special place.

Changi Airport
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Image caption Changi airport has several gardens with native plants from Singapore.

The attractions

Changi airport has its own movie theater , videogame rooms and spas. It also has a four-story slide, a garden of plants native to Singapore and another with more than 100 cactus species and plants from arid areas of Africa and America.

Another of its attractions is an interactive installation of 9 meters high in which people can share their photos and see them displayed on 64 screens of 42 inches.

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Image caption One of the attractions of the airport is a four-story slide.

The art

In the four terminals of Changi there are passages with more than 10 works of kinetic art . One of the most striking is “The kinetic rain”, consisting of more than 1,600 hanging bronze drops that move and form figures such as an airplane, a kite or a dragon.

Another of the most recognized is “One million times”, a wall with 504 clocks that rotate in a synchronized to create hypnotizing patterns.

Changi Airport
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Image caption In these interactive screens people can share their photographs.

Your plans for the future

By 2019, the Changi airport plans to open the Jewel Changi, a new terminal with which it will increase its traffic capacity to 85 million passengers per year.

The space is designed as an indoor forest, with its own clouds of steam and a waterfall 40 meters high on which light shows will be screened.

Changi Airport
Image caption The new Jewel Changi terminal plans to increase the airport’s capacity to 85 million a year. Photo: courtesy Changi Airport.

The 5 best airports in the world *

1. Changi Airport, Singapore

2. Incheon Airport, South Korea

3. Haneda Airport, Tokyo, Japan

4. Hong Kong Airport, Chek Lap Kok, Hong Kong

5. Hamad Airport, Doha, Qatar

The 5 best airports in Latin America *

1. El Dorado Airport, Bogotá, Colombia (46 worldwide)

2. Mariscal Sucre Airport, Quito, Ecuador (47 worldwide)

3. Jorge Chávez Airport, Lima, Peru (49 worldwide)

4. José Joaquín de Olmedo Airport, Guayaquil, Ecuador (70 worldwide)

5. Sao Paulo-Guarulhos Airport, Brazil (does not appear within the first 100 posts published by Skytrax)

* According to the Skytrax survey

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