Zurich Airport ranked as one of the top 10 best airports in the world

Zurich Airport ranked as one of the top 10 best airports in the world

The latest World Airport Awards by Skytrax has ranked Zurich as the ninth-best airport in the world. Despite the disruption expected in Switzerland over the summer, Zurich managed to beat out prestigious airports in Hong Kong and Amsterdam to earn one of the top spots.

Best airports in the world ranked

Every year, Skytrax publishes the World Airport Awards, the centrepiece of which is a list of the 100 best airports in the world. To make the list, the UK-based consultancy firm looks at surveys ranking passenger experience while at the airport, ease of access (i.e. public transport connections), check-in and security services, flight transfers and retail availability.

This year's ranking saw Doha Hamad International Airport in Qatar retain the title of best airport in the world. The airport also won the award for the cleanest airport in the Middle East and the best airport that serves 15 to 20 million passengers a year.

Zurich has the best airport security in the world

European airports also did well in this year's top 10, with Paris Charles de Gaulle coming sixth and Munich Airport coming seventh. The airport in Munich was also named the best airport in central Europe.

In the ranking for 2022, Zurich Airport - the largest in the alpine nation - came in ninth place overall. The airport was also recognised with individual awards, being named as having the best airport security in the world and being the cleanest airport in Europe.

Despite the good showing in 2022, the airport has actually fallen down the order after coming seventh in 2021. This is possibly due to the adverse effects of staff shortages and high demand caused by the end of the COVID pandemic. Sadly, the airports in Basel and Geneva did not make it into the top 100.

Top 10 best airports in the world in 2022

According to travellers around the world, these are the 10 best airports in the world in 2022:

  1. Hamad International Airport (Doha)
  2. Tokyo Haneda International Airport
  3. Singapore Changi Airport
  4. Tokyo Narita Airport
  5. Incheon International Airport (Seoul)
  6. Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport
  7. Munich Airport
  8. Istanbul Airport
  9. Zurich Airport
  10. Kansai International Airport (Kyoto)

To find out how the ranking is calculated, check out the Skytrax website.

Jan de Boer


Jan de Boer

Jan studied in York and Sheffield in the UK, obtaining a master's in broadcast journalism and a bachelor's in history. He has worked as a radio DJ, TV presenter, and...

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