World’s Best Airport Two Years in a Row

Beating out Tokyo's Haneda and Singapore's Changi, which came second and third respectively, Qatar's Hamad International Airport has hung on to the title of "World's Best Airport" for the second year in a row.

Singapore's international hub lost the top spot in 2021, having previously been named the world's best airport for eight years in a row. Tokyo's Narita and Seoul's Incheon airports rounded out the top five.

The Skytrax World Airport Awards were announced at the Passenger Terminal Expo in Paris. The rankings are based on passenger satisfaction surveys that cover check-in, arrivals, transfers, shopping, security, immigration, and departure.

"Whilst airports worldwide continued to be impacted by the pandemic throughout 2021, Hamad International Airport served 17.1 million passengers in 2021 and continued with its expansion plans," said Edward Plaisted of Skytrax.

Hamad International Airport had 7.1 million passengers pass through in the first quarter of 2022, the airport reported. The airport plans to expand its capacity to 60 million passengers annually.

Hamad is currently the seventh-busiest international airport in the world, according to data from analysts OAG. London's Heathrow is number one, followed by Dubai International.

Brisbane won three regional awards for the Australia/Pacific: best airport, best airport staff and cleanest airport. Pullman Brisbane Airport won best airport hotel for Australia/Pacific, while Adelaide won the region's "best regional airport" award.

Auckland Airport slipped down five places from 35 last year to 40.