Nearly 165,000 T+L Readers Complete 2023 Survey

T+L readers continue to favour the big hubs in Asia and the Middle East, where many long-haul flights connect

MUMBAI, July 13 (The CONNECT) – Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport (CSMIA) has been ranked 4th in the list of Travel + Leisure readers’ favourite international airports of 2023.  Singapore’s Changi airport has been adjudged number 1.

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CSMIA is the only Indian airport to make the cut, this recognition underscores the airport’s commitment to constantly providing an exceptional travel experience to passengers along with world-class hospitality.

International airports have recently evolved beyond mere transit hubs, serving as complete destinations and CSMIA stands tall with offerings and experiences that redefines modern air travel for passengers with a wide range of amenities including shopping, dining, and entertainment options.

The International airports featured on the list were specifically rated on criteria such as access, check-in and security, restaurants & bars, shopping, and design. Respondents rated several international airports based on each of these characteristics. The average of the final scores then resulted in the ranking of the airports.

CSMIA attributed the accolade to the hardwork and dedication of its teams who go above and beyond every day to deliver “memorable passenger experiences”.

Every year for the World’s Best Awards survey, T+L asks readers to weigh in on travel experiences around the globe, to share their opinions on the top hotels, resorts, cities, islands, cruise ships, spas, airlines, and more. Nearly 165,000 T+L readers completed the 2023 survey, an increase of nearly 25 percent over pre-pandemic voting levels. A total of more than 685,000 votes were cast across over 8,500 unique properties such as hotels, cities and cruise lines

The Full List

1. Singapore Changi Airport: Singapore

WBA Hall of Fame honoree. Reader Score: 94.42

2. Dubai International Airport: Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Reader Score: 89.98

3. Hamad International Airport: Doha, Qatar

Reader Score: 86.75

4. Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport: Mumbai, India

Reader Score: 86.47

5. Incheon International Airport: Incheon, South Korea

Reader Score: 84.96

6. Haneda (Tokyo International) Airport: Tokyo, Japan

Reader Score: 84.66

7. Istanbul Airport: Istanbul, Turkey

Reader Score: 83.36

8. Abu Dhabi International Airport: Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Reader Score: 82.75

9. Zurich Airport: Zurich, Switzerland

WBA Hall of Fame honoree. Reader Score: 82.74

10. Narita International Airport: Narita, Japan

Reader Score: 81.72