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World’s 10 Cleanest Airports in 2024 Revealed … and None are in North America

by Aoife O’Riordan

May 8, 2024

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World airline and airport star rating program Skytrax recently unveiled its 2024 list of the world’s cleanest airports. Skytrax also awards titles like best airport in the world, best airport staff and best new airport terminal.

“Following the COVID-19 pandemic, the standards of airport cleanliness have become much more important to customers and airports maintaining these highest standards are well featured in the best airport cleanliness results,” Skytrax said on its website.

This year’s cleanest airport in the world is Tokyo Haneda Airport in Japan. Also named the No. 4 best airport in the world by Skytrax in another recent award, Tokyo Haneda Airport is a certified 5-star airport.

Four Japanese airports made the top 10 cleanest airports in the world this year, including Chubu Centrair International Airport, Nagoya (No. 5); Tokyo Narita International Airport (No. 6); and Kansai International Airport (No. 7).

So, what are the world’s 10 cleanest airports?

  1. Tokyo Haneda International Airport
  2. Incheon International Airport
  3. Singapore Changi Airport
  4. Hamad International Airport, Doha
  5. Chubu Centrair International Airport, Nagoya
  6. Tokyo Narita International Airport
  7. Kansai International Airport
  8. Hong International Kong
  9. Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport
  10. Zürich Airport

The awards also revealed the cleanest airport in each continent/major region. Cape Town International Airport took the top spot as the cleanest airport in Africa, while Brisbane Airport claimed first in Australia. China’s cleanest airport in 2024 is Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport, Asia’s is Tokyo Haneda International Airport, and Europe’s is Zürich Airport.

Vancouver International Airport is the cleanest airport in 2024 in North America; Mariscal Sucre Quito International Airport, Ecuador, in South America; Heydar Aliyev International Airport in Azerbaijan in Central Asia/CIS; Kempegowda International Airport Bengaluru in India & South Asia; and Juan Santamaría International Airport, Costa Rica, in Central America & the Caribbean.

The world’s cleanest airports were selected on factors such as cleanliness of the overall terminals, floors, seating, restrooms and public areas, as well as hygiene standards.

What are your thoughts on these ratings? Do you agree with them? What’s the cleanest airport you’ve been to? What’s the dirtiest airport you’ve been to? In terms of airport cleanliness, what aspects are most important to you? Tell us your thoughts. Email us at [email protected]. Please include your full name and location.

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