Top 10 cleanest airports in the world – guess who's not on the list?


Travellers at a departure hall at Haneda Airport, said to be the world’s cleanest airport in 2024. — Bloomberg

While airports are often rated and ranked for punctuality or entertainment and dining options available to passengers waiting before a flight, travellers can’t deny that cleanliness – in washrooms and other public areas – is a key element of comfort in any long journey. In this regard, Asian airports are setting an example for the world.

According to Skytrax, the London-based consulting organisation specialising in airline analysis, Japan’s airports provide the world with a masterclass in cleanliness, with no fewer than four hubs in the Top 10 list of this ranking. Among the airports on the list are Tokyo’s Haneda and Narita, Chubu Centrair International Airport in Nagoya, and Kansai International Airport, which serves Osaka, Kyoto and Kobe.

Seoul’s Incheon International Airport and the Singapore Changi Airport are also on the list.

The only European airport to make the list is Zurich Airport in Switzerland, while the only other airport outside of Asia to crack the top 10 is Hamad International Airport in Doha, Qatar.

As with Skytrax’s other numerous rankings dedicated to the best airlines in terms of entertainment, comfort and catering, this ranking is also based on the opinions of customers who share their impressions via satisfaction surveys carried out in over 570 airports. – AFP Relaxnews

The Chubu Centrair International Airport in Nagoya is also a five-star airport, according to Skytrax. — HandoutThe Chubu Centrair International Airport in Nagoya is also a five-star airport, according to Skytrax. — Handout

World’s Cleanest Airports 2024 (Skytrax)

1. Haneda Airport in Tokyo, Japan

2. Incheon International Airport in Seoul, South Korea

3. Singapore Changi Airport, Singapore

4. Hamad International Airport in Doha, Qatar

5. Chubu Centrair International Airport in Nagoya, Japan

6. Narita International Airport in Tokyo

7. Kansai International Airport in Osaka

8. Hong Kong International Airport, Hong Kong

9. Taoyuan International Airport in Taoyuan City, Taiwan

10. Zurich Airport in Zurich, Switzerland

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