Here’s a list of top ten international airports across the world that leave the travelers spell-bound.
The world’s busiest airport by international passengers traffic, it is home to Emirates, the largest airline in the Middle East. Want to know more. Well, it is a house for two open-air gardens, spas, a gym and a swimming pool- who needs to a hotel to go to right?
CAPE TOWN INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, SOUTH AFRICA
This is South Africa’s second busiest airport and the continent’s third busiest. Opened in 1954, the terminal features a split-level design with arrivals and departures on distinct levels.
Majorly a hub of domestic and regional flights, it is the seventh busiest airport in the country. Hongqiao Airport was used as a Japanese airbase during the Second Sino-Japanese War (1937-1945).
BEIJING CAPITAL AIRPORT, CHINA
Beijing Capital Airport is considered as the busiest airport in whole of Asia in terms of number of passengers that it serves. It also boasts of world’s second largest terminal building (Terminal 3) after Dubai Airport.
SYDNEY AIRPORT, AUSTRALIA
Did you know that Sydney Airport is the oldest commercial airport in the world, operating since 1919? Today it is Australia’s busiest airport, capable of handling more than 35 million passengers a year.
TAIWAN TAOYUAN INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, TAIWAN
Next in the line is Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport, which happens to the country’s largest airport. But did you know that it was earlier known as Chiang Kai-shek International Airport? It currently has two terminals that are connected by the TTIA Skytrain, a driverless transport system.
NARITA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, JAPAN
Also referred to as Tokyo Narita Airport, it is one of two airports that serves the Greater Tokyo area. Narita has the longest runway in Japan and handles around 50 per cent of the country’s international passenger traffic.
VANCOUVER INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, CANADA
It happens to be the second busiest Airport in Canada and the only North American airport to cut into this list. It is one of the few international airports that has a terminal for floatplanes.
AMSTERDAM AIRPORT SCHIPHOL, THE NETHERLANDS
Europe’s third busiest airport started as a military airbase in 1916 and civilian use started only after the end of World War I. One of the unique features of the airport is that passengers can also hold wedding ceremonies inside its premises.