Tokyo’s Haneda Airport has managed to snag the top spot as world’s most cleanest airport.

Awarded airline rating organization Skytrax as part of their World Airport Awards, Haneda’s cleanliness — specifically of the floors, seating, public areas, and restrooms — helped his Japan hub become No. 1.

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

Haneda — which also was named the No. 4 overall best airport in the world by Skytrax — has also lead the way with nine of the other top 10 cleanest all being in Asia. In fact, Japan itself has four on the list, with Centrair Nagoya in fifth place, Tokyo Narita in sixth, and Kansai in seventh. 

Seoul Incheon in South Korea took the second spot, while Singapore Changi claimed third, and Doha Hamad snagged fourth. The list was rounded out by Hong Kong in eighth place and Taiwan Taoyuan in ninth. The tenth spot went to the only non-Asian airport, Switzerland’s Zurich. 

The World Airport Awards also named the top cleanest airport in each region. Here in the Americas, the top North American terminal was Vancouver and South America’s was Quito, Ecuador, while the Central American and Caribbean honors went to Costa Rica’s Juan Santamaría.

Elsewhere around the globe, Cape Town took the top spot in Africa, Brisbane for Australia/Pacific, Shanghai Hongqiao for China, Azerbaijan’s Baku for Central Asia, and Bangalore for India and South Asia.

Of course overall award winners also topped their regional categories: Tokyo Haneda for Asia, Zurich for Europe, and Doha Hamad for the Middle East.

With more than 8.5 billion passengers flying a year, the cleanliness factor at airports has become more essential than ever.

This year marks the 25th anniversary of Skytrax’s flagship awards, based on customer satisfaction surveys for more than 570 airports in three languages (English, Spanish, and Chinese) with travelers from more than 100 countries. 

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