1. Singapore Changi Airport
Changi has taken the top spot in this T+L’s World’s Best Awards list for eight straight years — since the category debuted — but the global hub hasn’t been resting on its laurels. In April 2019, the opening of Jewel Changi Airport, a massive stand-alone complex, added some extra sparkle to this top-flight facility. Jewel’s indoor waterfall, children’s playgrounds, street-food–style vendors, and numerous shops are cool enough that even locals make day trips to this airport for fun — high praise by any standard. Voters had much to applaud, as well. “I could’ve taken a vacation in the airport alone,” one reader marveled. “It’s the best airport I’ve ever been to,” said another, who continued by saying, “I had a long layover and part of it was spent exploring the airport as well as the city. It’s absolutely beautiful and the food selection is great.” Interestingly, Singapore Airlines, a major presence at Changi, was this year’s top international carrier — for the 25th straight year. Seems when it comes to air travel, Singapore simply does everything right.