An airport is not only a transit point or cargo port but also helps to build the image of national tourism and contributes to GDP. To meet the transportation needs and attract tourism, many countries have invested in building airports to become one of the "must visit" attractions when coming to this country. Let's take a look at 10 impressive airports that was invested billions of dollars in the world.

1. Singapore Changi International Airport (SIN)

Changi International Airport recently continued to lead the world's best airport in the Readers' Choice award of Conde Nast Traveler magazine. Changi is the seventh busiest airport in the world and the second busiest in Asia. Changi Airport welcomes about 82 million passengers a year and is expected to open Terminal 5 in 2030, welcoming 50 million passengers more. Not only carrying out the function of transferring huge volumes of passengers and cargo, but Changi Airport also is a famous tourist attraction. In addition to the famous butterfly gardens, hanging gardens and indoor waterfalls that became symbols of tourism, Changi Airport does offer relaxation, shopping, and becoming a center of finance with a doubling of visitors every 15 years.

2. Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL)

Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport or commonly known as Atlanta Airport is the international gateway to the United States and is the busiest airport in the world with 104 million passengers in 2016. It is also an important airport in the United States, with the majority of nearly 1 million flights a year being domestic. Atlanta International Airport has 2 main terminals, domestic and international terminals with 207 airport exits. It is the primary hub of Southwest Airlines, Delta Air Lines and its corporate Delta Connection ExpressJet and is the headquarters of Delta's Technical Operations Center. )

3. Daxing International Airport, Beijing (PKX)

Beijing Daxing International Airport officially began operation in 2019, and was expected to serve over 100 million passengers, 4 million tons of goods per year. Daxing International Airport is located on an area of ​​2,680 hectares with 8 civilian runways and is connected to Beijing by high-speed road and high-speed rail. Airport investment is 17 billion USD. In addition to its impressive design, Daxing Airport also applies advanced technologies such as facial recognition or robotics to update flight information.

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4. Istanbul Airport, Turkey (IST)

Istanbul Airport officially came into operation in 2019, replacing Ataturk Istanbul Airport with a capacity of 90 million passengers per year. The airport is expected to receive 200 million passengers a year when completed in 2028. Istanbul airport will have 6 runways and 2 terminals with a total area of ​​76 km2, making Turkish Airlines become a "big brand" in aviation. Services at the Istanbul Airport are also invested with a unique lounge where guests can read books, play billiards, have audio entertainment, a restaurant and a children's play area,...

5. Long Thanh Airport, Vietnam

Long Thanh airport is scheduled to be inaugurated in 2025. When completing 3 phases, it is expected to handle 100 million passengers and 5 million tons of cargo per year. Total investment is 16 billion USD. Long Thanh International Airport covers an area of ​​5,000ha with 4 runways that can accommodate large aircraft and 4 modern terminals. Impressive airport design is central lighting and focuses on common spaces with more green areas.

6. Frankfurt Airport, Germany (FRA)

Frankfurt International Airport is one of the largest airports in the world and Europe, serving 61 million passengers in 2015 with 2 terminals. This is the main headquarters of Lufthansa. Frankfurt Airport is scheduled to open Terminal 3 in 2024 to serve 19 million passengers more. The investment of terminal 3 is 4.5 billion USD. The opening of Terminal 3 and upgrading Frankfurt airport will not only make the airport a transit hub for Europe, but also serve tourists better with airport services, shopping, and dining.

7. Incheon Airport, South Korea (ICN)

Incheon International Airport is the main airport of Seoul, the largest airport in Korea, and also an important gateway to East Asia and Asia. This is one of the top three airlines "The world's best airports" by the Airports Council International - ACI. Incheon Airport Terminal 2 with a total investment of 4.3 billion USD was completed in 2018 and serves 18 million passengers per year, bringing the total number of visitors to Incheon airport up to 72 million. Terminal 2 also applies modern and automated technologies to help touchless and shorten airport check-in time.

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8. Hong Kong Airport (HKG)

Hong Kong International Airport is one of the largest airports in Asia and the gateway to East Asia and Southeast Asia. This is also one of the top 3 "World's Best Airport" according to Skytrax, next to Changi Airport and Incheon Airport. The airport construction cost is up to 20 billion USD on an area of ​​12 square kilometers. Airport capacity is up to 87 million passengers and 9 million tons of cargo per year. This is one hub of the Oneworld aviation alliance and an important contribution to the Hong Kong economy with more than 60,000 jobs here.

9. Haneda Airport, Tokyo (HND)

In 2018, the total number of arrivals to Haneda Airport was 87 million, which is the 5th busiest airport in the world. Haneda Airport is one of the most-loved airports in Asia because of its efficient allocation and cleanliness. According to statistics by OAG Aviation Data Company, Haneda is the most punctual airport in the world. In 2010, Haneda Airport was upgraded and expanded with three terminals with full wifi facilities, airport lounges, standard hotel rooms, and plenty of shopping and dining options.

10. Hamad International Airport, Qatar (DOH)

Hamad Airport was opened in 2014 and is considered the most luxurious airport in the world. This is the hub of Qatar Airways and serves 30 million tourists and 2 million tons of cargo each year. Hamad International Airport overwhelmed passengers with its unique design, immense corridors and lounges, luxury shops, restaurants, swimming pools, and gyms. Hamad Airport has only 1 terminal with 5 lounges, but it costs 15 billion USD on an area of ​​2,185ha.


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