The 2017 Top Three Airports for Transit Passengers
March 24, 2017
Traveling can be so exciting, but depending on your destination it might take some time getting there. Commercial flights with layovers tend to be much less expensive than non-stop flights so many people choose flights with one or several transit stops before arriving at their destination. Skytrax, a leading global air travel guide for airline reviews, lounges and airport reviews and ratings released the 2017 World’s Best Airport for Transit Passengers list. Here are the top three airports for transit passengers and some of the great things you can do while in transit.
South Korea’s Seoul Incheon airport is large and a comfortable place for transit passengers to spend time waiting for their connecting flights. The airport offers entertainment options such as Oseong Observatory, Traditional Royal Procession, Paradise Casino, an ice skating rink, golf course, gardens, free tours and the Korean Culture Experience. A nice perk for transit passengers is the airport offers free showers and economy class travelers can purchase access to several airport lounges.
Singapore’s Changi airport consists of four terminals all with the exclusive leisure and entertainment services for transit passengers to enjoy. In Terminal 1 visitors can enjoy options like Kinetic Rain, Cactus Garden, Swimming Pool with Jacuzzi and Water Lily Garden. In Terminal 2 you can find the Orchid Garden, Sunflower Garden, Enchanted Garden and the Entertainment Deck. Make your way to Terminal 3 and check out the Movie Theatre, Koi Pond, Hair, Beauty and Spa, Butterfly Garden and The Slide @T3.
Hong Kong International Airport
Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) handled 70.5 million passenger trips and 4.52 million tons of cargo in 2016. Around 1,100 aircraft movements and over 100 airlines link HKIA with about 190 destinations worldwide every day, making it the world's busiest cargo gateway and one of the world's busiest passenger airports. Hong Kong airport has 320 retail shops, restaurants, coffee shops and popular entertainment choices. Some of the best attractions to experience while at the airport include the Aviation Discovery Center, Dream Come True Educational Park, GreenLive AIR, and UA IMAX Theatre @Airport.
The complete list of the 2017 World’s Best Airports for Transit Passengers can be found here.