Some airports around the world are nothing less than a fantasy. Apart from providing waiting facilities, they have spas, restaurants, video games, shopping, lounges, cafes, video games and many other services. Here is a list of the Top ten coolest airports in the world. Our honorable mentions include Qatar’s Doha Airport, London Heathrow’s controversial Terminal 5, and Vancouver International Airport
10. Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport
Opened for domestic and international flights on 28 September 2006, the Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport is also known as the New Bangkok International Airport. It is one of the two international airports present in Bangkok. Wide, spacious and beautiful, the Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport is one of the coolest airports in the world. With a 600 hundred room novetel, the airport boasts a sleek business lounge. Though, you have to beware of the lengthy immigration process and long distance walks.
9. Auckland International Airport
The busiest airport of New Zealand, Auckland International Airport contributes $14 Billion to the country’s economy. It is one of the two airports present in New Zealand along with the Christchurch airport. At a capacity of 45 flight movements per hour, the Auckland International Airport is one of the coolest airports in the world. Beautifully built with great shopping facilities, the airport is the 4th busiest airport in Australasia.
8. Beijing Capital International Airport
The busiest Asian airport, Beijing Capital International is the prime hub of Air China. Due to large number of passengers, an extra terminal 3 was added during the 2008 Beijing Olympics. Terminal 3 is the second largest airport terminal in the world after Dubai’s International Airport. Apart from providing free WiFi facilities to the passengers, terminal 3 offers a ultra-luxurious business lounge.
7. Amsterdam Schiphol Airport
The major international airport of Netherlands, Amsterdam Schiphol Airport is the 4th busiest airport in Europe. Owned by the Schipol group, the airport is located in the municipality of Haarlemmermeer. Exquisitely built with world class facilities, the Amsterdam Schiphol Airport is one of the coolest airports in the world. With amazing spa and pedicure facilities (Xpress Spa), the airport boasts great wine and food (Bubbles Bar and Cafe Amsterdam)
6. Zurich Airport
The largest international airport of Switzerland, the Zurich airport is owned by the Flughafen Zürich AG. Located at 8 miles north of the central Zurich, the airport boasts wonderful services with short distances between the gates. One of the coolest airports of the world, the airport is the prime hub of Swiss International Airlines. Beautifully built, this is one of the airports you must consider having a ‘behind the scene’ look.
5. Kuala Lumpur International Airport
Built at a usurious cost of $3.5 Billion, the Kuala Lumpur International Airport is one of the prime airports of south east Asia. Located at about 35 km from the Kuala Lumpur city, the airport boasts a kick-ass infrastructure making it one of the coolest airports in the world. The 4th busiest airport in Asia, Kuala Lumpur International offers free WiFi, great massage parlors, and premium lounges.
4. Munich Airport
With 38.7 million travelers in 2013, Munich airport is the seventh busiest airport of Europe. Owned by Flughafen München GmbH, the airport is beautifully built and is one of the coolest airports of the world. Acting as a secondary hub for Lufthansa, Munich airport boasts a FC Bayern fan store. The airport is known for its sophisticated and calm ambiance as it provides a delightful passenger experience.
3. Hong Kong International Airport
The second busiest airport of the world makes every flight break worth. An important factor to the economy of Hong Kong, Hing Kong International has about 65,000 employees. Also known as the Chek Lap Kok Airport, the Hong Kong International boasts a 4-D Extreme Cinema, free-of-charge Play Stations, and many other features that make it one of the coolest airports of the world. In-airport magicians keep you amused while you wait for your flight.
2. Seoul Incheon International Airport
The largest airport in South Korea, the Incheon International offers many services to keep the passengers entertained. The airport boasts the Incheon Korean Culture museum along with a beautiful pine garden. With a golf course, specialized spa’s, sleeping rooms, casino, ice skating rink, the Incheon International is without doubt one of the coolest airports of the world.
1. Singapore Changi Airport
One of the coolest and most beautifully built airports of the world, Singapore Changi is the major aviation hub of Southeast Asia. A major factor in the economy of Singapore, Changi airport has about 28,000 employees contributing $4.5 Billion dollars to the economy. With airport gardens, spa facilities, music, and delicios dining, the Singapore Changi Airport has consistently been ranked as the number 1 airport of the world.