Life | 1 week ago

How many of these have you passed through on your travels?

For many travellers, airports are places to be endured rather than enjoyed on your way to or from an intended destination, but some do their best to make the experience as tolerable as possible.

Singapore Changi Airport is obviously doing a pretty decent job of doing just that as, for the fifth year in succession, it was voted as the world's best airport by air travellers at the 2017 Skytrax World Airport Awards.

The awards are based on millions of passenger surveys and it’s probably no surprise that Singapore topped the chart once again considering that included amongst the facilities available to passengers in its three terminals are two 24-hour movie theatres (in which passengers can watch movies for free) and a rooftop swimming pool.

Munich Airport, Zurich Airport, London Heathrow and Frankfurt Airport were the European inclusions in the top ten, while Dublin Airport (above) made the list at number 77; you can see the top 100 in full here.

The world’s top 10 airports

1    Singapore Changi Airport

2    Tokyo International Airport (Haneda)


3    Incheon International Airport

4    Munich Airport

5    Hong Kong International Airport

6    Hamad International Airport

7    Chubu Centrair Nagoya

8    Zurich Airport

9    London Heathrow Airport

10  Frankfurt Airport

Episode 5 of our brand new podcast The Capital B has arrived!

This week's pod includes:

  • The Irish video game maker, Bobby Healy, who made millions in Mexico before anyone heard of the internet and how being Irish is like being a global credit card;

  • 25-year-old Carlow man Illann Power, talks getting kicked out of school for selling chocolate bars, moving to New York and selling his whiskey company for €40 million;

  • Sarah, the baked bean expert of coolbeans, talks farts and why putting 'vegan' on a brand means it definitely won't sell.

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