Chubu Centrair International Airport in Nagoya, Japan was named the World’s Best Regional Airport 2022 at the Skytrax Airport Awards, which took place in Paris during the Passenger Terminal Expo on Thursday 16 June.

Dusseldorf Airport in Germany took second place in the regional airports category, while Haikou Meilan Airport took third place. Other regional hubs that claimed wins at the airport awards included Copenhagen Airport which won the World’s Best Airport Immigration Processing Award, and Zurich Airport, which once again was awarded the World’s Best Airport Security Processing Award.

Hamad International Airport in Doha, Qatar was named the World’s Best Airport overall for the second year running. Other major wins include Singapore Changi Airport, which won awards for the World’s Best Airport Staff Service and the World’s Best Airport Dining. Meanwhile Istanbul Airport won the awards for the World’s Best Airport Shopping and as the Most Family Friendly Airport.

The World’s Cleanest Airport award was given to Tokyo Haneda Airport, as was the World’s Best Domestic Airport, the Best Airport in Asia and the Best Airport PRM and Accessible Facilities. King Khalid Airport in Riyadh secured the award as the World’s Most Improved Airport.

The awards are voted for by customers in the largest, annual global airport customer satisfaction survey, which assesses customer service and facilities across more than 550 airports.

“Our congratulations go to all of the award winning airports for whom the last two years have been extremely difficult having to cope with the many restrictions of COVID-19 and the severe drop in travel demand,” said Edward Plaisted of Skytrax. “With air travel quickly returning to a more normal level, the challenge for all airports is to now deliver the highest standards to customers with increased travel expectations.”

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