“To win this prestigious award three years in succession is a remarkable achievement for Changi Airport Singapore, and underlines its popularity among air travelers as the world’s Best Airport,” said Edward Plaisted, CEO of Skytrax. “Changi Airport lives up to its reputation as the world’s Best Airport and rather than dwell on earlier success, the airport continues to innovate and concentrate on making the customer experience in the airport environment the most enjoyable.” Changi Airport was also voted Best Airport for Leisure Amenities, for its music bar lounges, cinemas, music deck, swimming pool, napping and rest areas, and the in-terminal Transit Hotel. “It is a great honor to be named World’s Best Airport by Skytrax for the third year running. This recognition is particularly pleasing for us as it comes at a time of transformation at Changi Airport,” said Lee Seow Hiang, CEO of Changi Airport Group. “We are excited about Changi Airport’s future as we expand to serve an increasing number of passengers.” The World Airport Awards are the most prestigious accolades for the airport industry, voted by customers in the largest, annual global airport customer satisfaction survey. The Awards are based on 13 million customer nominations across 112 nationalities of air travelers, and included 550 airports worldwide. The survey evaluates customer satisfaction across 39 key performance indicators for airport service and product – from check-in, arrivals, transfers, shopping, security and immigration, through to departure at the gate.]]>
Zaha Hadid Architects has released the first images of the design for what will be the world’s largest airport passenger terminal in China.
The Beijing New Airport Terminal Building, designed in collaboration with airport planners ADP Ingeniérie (ADPI), will initially accommodate 45 million passengers per year. It will be “adaptable and sustainable, operating in many different configurations dependent on varying aircraft and passenger traffic throughout each day,” said a press release by Zaha Hadid Architects (ZHA).
The terminal will feature an integrated multi-modal transport center with direct links to local and national rail services. Located in Daxing, Beijing, the new airport has been designed to cater for the fact that Beijing’s existing Capital Airport is already exceeding its planned capacity.
ZHA and ADPI have been working on the concept since winning an international bid competition in 2011. Led by Pritzker Prize winning British-Iraqi architect Zaha Hadid, ZHA’s projects include some of the world’s most popular, user-focused and adaptable civic architecture. Current projects include the Sleuk Rith Institute in Cambodia and the New National Stadium for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.]]>