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Singapore Is, To No Surprise, The World’s Best Airport…Again

By Victoria M. Walker

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Singapore’s Changi Airport, which features a slide, a movie theater, and multiple gardens is, to no surprise at all, the world’s best airport.

That’s according to SkyTrax, which polled air travelers around the world in its 2018/2019 World Airport Survey.

Changi Airport has long been beloved by travelers worldwide for its expansive stock of amenities. You can take in art installations, a rain vortex, and shop at luxury brands like Moncler. You can even watch planes take off while in the restroom.

Other top airports include Tokyo Haneda and Narita, Seoul Incheon, Munich, and London Heathrow. No U.S. airport cracks the top 30, with Denver’s airport coming in at number 32. Numbers 36 through 38 were Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson, Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky, and Houston’s George Bush, respectively.

In its explanation for the award, SkyTrax said on its website, “Singapore Changi Airport connects customers to over 200 destinations worldwide, with 5000 arrivals and departures a week by 80 international airlines.” It continued, “In 2017, Changi Airport celebrated a key milestone, serving 60 million passengers from close to 100 countries around the world.”

Getting to Singapore from the U.S. is now easier than ever if you’re inclined to check out its world-famous airport.

In 2018, Singapore Airlines launched what is considered the longest non-stop flight in the world, its Newark to Singapore route. The route covers over 9,000 miles and is a whopping 18 hours in flight time.

“Singapore Airlines has always taken pride in pushing the boundaries to provide the best possible travel convenience for our customers, and we are pleased to be leading the way with these new non-stop flights using the latest-technology, ultra-long-range Airbus A350-900ULR,” said Singapore Airlines’ CEO Goh Choon Phong said in a statement before the launch.

The flight includes business and first class seats only, which gives passengers more legroom than in economy seating.

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Victoria M. Walker

Victoria M. Walker is an award-winning multimedia journalist and full-time lecturer in the Department of Media, Journalism, and Film at her alma mater, Howard University. She was previously the breaking news and viral content video editor at The Washington Post.

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