Singapore loses its best airport crown to Doha while Melbourne tops Australia/Pacific in Skytrax awards

Hamad International Airport in Qatar has been named the world’s best airport.

Hamad International Airport in Qatar has been named the world’s best airport at the Skytrax World Airport Awards, knocking Singapore’s Changi off the top spot.

Named the world’s best airport 12 times previously, Changi Airport came in at second place this year, followed by Seoul Incheon, Tokyo Haneda and Tokyo Narita.

Hamad International Airport achieved a significant milestone in 2023, serving over 45 million passengers, a 31 per cent increase compared to the previous year, surpassing the momentum established during the historic FIFA World Cup.

“This is a remarkable achievement for Hamad International Airport, as it celebrates its 10th anniversary of operational excellence, connecting passengers seamlessly from all around the world,” said Qatar Airways Group CEO Mohammed Al-Meer.

“It is a testament to the dedication of our team and partners, who have contributed to providing passengers with the finest travel experience.

“At the heart of our growth strategy lies the passengers’ journey, their evolving needs, and our commitment to meeting and exceeding their expectations. We remain dedicated to pushing the boundaries of the industry to maintain our position as the world’s premier airport.”

Melbourne Airport also got a mention as the best airport in Australia/Pacific, while Adelaide Airport was named best regional airport in Australia/Pacific, while Perth Airport also scooped the title of best airport staff service in the region.

Melbourne was also the only Aussie airport in the global top 20, coming in at number 19.

Melbourne Airport CEO Lorie Argus said the airport is “committed to enhancing our travellers’ journeys”.

“Thank you to all of our passengers that made this award possible, it is truly humbling to be voted Australia and the Pacific’s best airport and we look forward to continuing to serve you,” she said.

View the full list of this year’s Skytrax winners here.