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World's most STUNNING airports

Last updated on: December 9, 2011 15:46 IST

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Airports around the world are getting bigger and better to cater to the rising demands of travelers.

These airports with all the modern amenities make travel a memorable experience.

Here's a look at some of the beautiful airports around the world...

Changi International Airport, Singapore

Changi Airport is the main airport in Singapore. A major aviation hub in Southeast Asia, Changi Airport serves more than 100 airlines flying to 200 cities worldwide. It has won over 360 awards for service excellence since 1981.

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Image: Changi International Airport.


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Beijing International Airport, China

Beijing Capital International Airport is currently the 2nd busiest airport in the world in terms of passenger traffic.

The Terminal 3 inaugurated in 2008 for the Olympic Games, is the second largest airport terminal in the world and the fifth largest building in the world by area.

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Image: Beijing International Airport.
Photographs: Getty Images.

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HongKong International Airport

Hong Kong International Airport has won eight Skytrax World Airport Awards for customer satisfaction in eleven years. HKIA also operates one of the world's largest passenger terminal buildings.

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Munich Airport, Germany

Munich Airport is the second busiest airport in Germany in terms of passenger traffic and the seventh busiest airport in Europe.

It is the world's 12th busiest airport in terms of international passenger traffic.

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Carrasco International Airport, Uruguay

Carrasco International Airport is the largest airport in Uruguay.

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Kuala Lumpur International Airport, Malaysia

Kuala Lumpur International Airport is capable of handling 35 million passengers. It was ranked as the 18th busiest airport in the world by international passenger traffic, and the 7th busiest international airport in Asia.

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Denver International Airport, United States

It is the largest international airport in the United States, and the third largest international airport in the world. Denver International Airport is the 11th-busiest airport in the world by passenger traffic.

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Incheon International Airport, South Korea

One of the largest and busiest airports in the world, it was rated the best airport in the world from 2006 to 2010 by the Airports Council International and received the full 5-star ranking by Skytrax.

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Zurich Airport, Switzerland

It is Switzerland's largest international flight gateway and hub to Swiss International Air Lines. The airport is currently ranked as a 4-star airport by Skytrax.

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Lyon Satolas Airport, France

Lyon Satolas Airport is one of the two airports located in the agglomeration of Lyon, France. It is France's fourth busiest airport.

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Marrakech Menara Airport, Morocco

It is an international airport that receives flights from Europe and Casablanca and some of the Arab world nations.

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Sondika Bilbao Airport, Spain

Bilbao Airport is located in Loiu, in the Basque Country. It is the most important airport of the Basque Country and northern Spain. Designed by Santiago Calatrava, the new main terminal was opened in 2000.

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Tempelhof International Airport, Berlin

Tempelhof International Airport or Berlin Tempelhof opened in 1923. This airport is the world's first one to have a railway station built underground. The railway station was opened in 1927 and is known as Platz der Luftbrucke.

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Amsterdam Schiphol Airport, The Netherlands

Netherlands' main international airport, Schiphol is ranked as Europe's 5th busiest and the world's 15th busiest by total passenger traffic.

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Auckland Airport, New Zealand

Auckland Airport is the largest and busiest airport in New Zealand with over 13 million passengers a year.

The airport has been rated in the top 3 worldwide for airports handling 5-15 million passengers annually.



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