The Best Airport in The World in 2012 : Incheon Airport, South Korea

The Best Airport in The World in 2012 : Incheon Airport, South Korea

South Korea is a country that has become the center of attention. Just look at fashion styles, Korean dramas to Korean music known by the nickname K-Pop is so global. Not limited to that alone, the main airport in the country is also home to the world's attention because it has successfully scooped various awards each year. The airport is Incheon Airport.

Incheon Airport or Incheon International Airport (IATA: ICN, ICAO: RKSI) is about 48 km from Seoul, the capital of South Korea. The airport is replacing Gimpo International Airport which is not able to accommodate the increasing number of passengers in South Korea in 1990 since this country was elected as the venue for the Summer Olympics in 1988.

The airport was built in 1992 and officially opened on March 29th, 2001. Construction of the airport was gradually entering the second phase in 2002 and completed in 2008. Since it first opened in 2001, Incheon Airport which was designed by Denver's direct Architects, was awarded as one of the best airports in the world. The airport was built to accentuate South Korean culture. Dome roof of the airport is also a picture of a South Korean traditional temple.

In addition to being the world's best airports, Incheon Airport has also become the busiest airport in the world by connecting 173 cities in 53 countries served by approximately 90 airlines of whole world. The airport terminal building is wide, reaching approximately 594,000 square meters. Entering the airport terminal, the South Korean cultural atmosphere will be very thick at all ranging from the ornaments, the stores to the airport terminal officers dressed in South Korean traditional.

Three runways and 44 boarding gates at the airport are able to accommodate huge aircraft such as the Airbus A380. The boarding process at the airport also quite fast, only takes about nineteen minutes and twelve minutes for the arrival process. In fact the, world standards applies for 60 minutes for boarding process and 45 minutes for arrival process.

By the International Airport Council, Incheon Airport was granted the best airport in the world in 2005-2010, respectively. In 2011 the position was taken by the Hong Kong International Airport, but in 2012 Incheon Airport regained the title. Even by Skytrax, Incheon Airport has been named as one of five-stars airports in the world.

Incheon Airport prioritizes the passenger’s comfort, that’s why this airport gets the title. You can just simply look at the cleanliness of the airport which has a tremendous level, a comfortable airport lounge, internet special room, special shower and changing clothes room. In addition, there are also other facilities such as golf courses, children's games zone, salon, spa, various shops selling various typical souvenirs of South Korea, the food court to fine dining restaurant. There is even a special studio that can be used by tourists to take pictures wearing South Korean traditional outfit.

Arts entertainment can be enjoyed at Incheon airport because there is a mini museum where you can listen to South Korean traditional music. Not only that, at the airport is also available traditional South Korean bathhouse rarely found in many other airports in the world. While in the basement of the terminal, the tourists are offered by a variety of flowers in a small garden located along the hallway. To move from one terminal to another, the passenger need not to worry because there’s a monorail available between terminals that facilitate the passengers to switch terminals. If you want proof, you can quickly create a schedule traveling to the Country of Ginseng and get ready to admire the best airports in the world. Happy traveling!

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