We keep talking about travelling and we have informed you about many different tourist destinations and various countries but what makes all of that possible? It is the airports ladies and gentlemen, and therefore it occurred to me that a list of airports should be compiled. This particular list talks about the top ten airports around the world. It doesn’t matter if you are flying from one of these airports or not because just being inside the airport is an experience in itself. You can share your experiences. Enjoy the read!
10. CENTRAL JAPAN INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
You remember how Burj Al Arab is constructed on an artificial island? Yeah, well, this entire airport has been constructed on an artificial island. It is located in Ise Bay, Tokoname City in Aichi Perfecture. It is 35 kilometers south of Nagoya in central Japan. This airport has been classified as a first class airport. This is the eighth busiest airport in the entire nation. It serves as a hub to Japan Airlines. It is the third off-shore airport in Japan right after the Nagasaki Airport and the Kansai International Airport. The airport is second to have been constructed on a manmade island.
9. VANCOUVER INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
This particular airport is located on Sea Island in Richmond, British Columbia, Canada. It is around 12 kilometers away from Downtown Vancouver. In the year 2011, it was ranked as the second busiest airport in all of Canada with respect to aircraft movement. The airport has won many different awards and has been considered amongst the top ten airport for around three years. The airport is owned by Transport Canada and it is managed by the Vancouver International Airport Authority. It serves as a hub to Air Canada, Air Canada Express and Air Transat.
8. KUALA LUMPUR INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
This is the main airport of Malaysia and is one of the major airports in the South East Asian region. It is located around fifty kilometers away from the capital city of Kuala Lumpur. The airport is fully equipped to handle around 35 million passengers in a year. It is operated by Malaysia Airports. The airport is owned by the government of Malaysia and it serves as a hub for Malaysia Airlines, MASkargo, AirAsia and AirAsia X. The airport was built on the 27th June of year 1998 costing around $3.5 billion.
7. FLUGHAFEN ZURICH
This is the international airport of Zurich and is also known as Kloten Airport. It is the largest international airport in Switzerland and serves as a primary hub to Swiss International Air Lines. The airport itself is owned by Flughafen Zurich AG. The airport is situated around 13 kilometers north of Zurich city centre. Apart from the Swiss International Air Lines, it serves as a hub to Airberlin and Edelweiss Air. It served around 24,337,954 passengers in the year 2011. This particular airport is absolutely fantastic when it comes to the design and architecture.
6. FLUGHAFEN MUNCHEN
The international airport of Munich, Germany is located around 28.5 kilometers northeast of Munich. The airport is located near the city of Freising and has been named in the memory of Franz Josef Strauss. The airport is owned by Flughafen Munchen GmbH and it serves as a hub to many different airlines including Air Berlin, Augsburg Airways, Lufthansa, Air Dolomiti, Air Independence, BinAir, Condor, Hamburg International and TUIfly. The construction of this particular airport started in the year 1980 and operations started in May 1992.