World's best airports 2019: Singapore airport wins the crown, New Delhi's IGI at 59th

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Singapore Changi Airport (Representational image)
Singapore Changi Airport (Representational image)

New Delhi : A recent world airport survey came up with list of top 100 airports for 2019. The surevy has been conducted on the basis of voted by air travellers around the world. And, Changi Airport in Singapore has been crowned as the world's best aviation hub for the seventh time in a row. New Delhi's Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport featured at number 59, according to the Skytrax World Airport Awards. 

 4 Indian airports are in the top 100 among 550 airports surveyed. The list has been compiled by the UK-based Skytrax, a consultancy firm which runs an airline and airport review and ranking site, featuring 100 airports 

The prestigious accolade was awarded at the Passenger Terminal Expo 2019 in London 

"To be voted the World's Best Airport for the seventh consecutive year is a truly fabulous achievement for Changi Airport, and this award continues to underline the airport's popularity with international air travellers," Edward Plaisted, CEO of Skytrax said. 

Coming to world best airport in Singapore, Changi Airport is known for its rooftop swimming pool, two 24-hour movie theaters and shopping spots. 

The award came ahead of the much awaited Jewel Changi terminal, in April which will feature the world's tallest indoor waterfall. The airport also has been awarded for best hotel and its leisure facilitates

At number two on the list is Tokyo International Airport (Haneda), up one place from 2018. This hub also won World's Best Domestic Airport and World's Cleanest Airport. 

New Delhi's IGI Airport was eight points up this year after featuring at the 66th spot in 2018. 

The other Indian airports in the list were Mumbai's Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport at 64, down one point from the previous year, the Rajiv Gandhi Hyderabad International Airport at 66, up 10 points and Bengaluru's Kempegowda International Airport at 69, down five points.