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These are the top 5 airports flying high in 2021



The ratings are in and according to aviation enthusiasts, the following airports have surpassed the mark with flying colours.

HIA passenger terminal and carpark

The results on the world’s best airports are in and to the surprise of many, they’re not what we expected. 

Singapore’s Changi Airport, renowned for its hustle and bustle of international cargo and passenger traffic, and beautiful interior designs, took the top spot for eight years in a row.

But this year, the South East Asian airport has been dethroned in an unforeseen twist. 

1st Place: Doha Hamad Airport

HIA passenger terminal at sunset

Ranking first in the 2021 Skytrax World Airport Awards is Doha Hamad, also known as Qatari Hub. 

Doha Hamad swapped places with Changi this year, after placing third in the 2020 report. 

Engr. Badr Mohammed Al-Meer, Chief Operating Officer at Hamad International Airport (HIA), says the airport is honoured to be crowned the World’s Best Airport of 2021.

“This is a truly remarkable achievement for HIA and the State of Qatar, and an endorsement from our travellers for our commitment to service excellence,” Al-Meer says.

“As we look towards the future, HIA remains devoted to boosting our efforts in providing the best airport experience to all our passengers.”

The Qatari Hub also won the titles of Best Airport in the Middle East, the World’s Best Airport in the 25 to 35 million Passenger category, and the Best Airport Staff in the Middle East

2nd Place: Tokyo Haneda Airport

Haneda Airport Terminals

Holding position in second place for another year is Tokyo’s Haneda Airport. 

It’s one of the Japanese capital’s two major airports and is home to Japan Airlines and All Nippon Airways. 

More recently, the Japanese airport saw the arrival and departure of several athletes for 2020s Tokyo Olympic games.

Haneda Airport tarmac at night

In a newly introduced category, Tokyo Haneda Airport was awarded a 5-star COVID-19 Airport Safety Rating.

This award follows their success in meeting very high standards of hygiene and safety protocols put in place to prevent the spread of coronavirus during their preparation for the Olympics. 

Qatar’s airport also received the same award in 2020, being the first airport in the Middle East and Asia to receive the 5-star rating.

3rd Place: Singapore Changi Airport

Changi Jewel

Despite falling two places from the top, Singapore’s Changi Airport still finds itself in the top five.

This year, the eight-time winner was named the World’s Best Airport in the 10 to 15 million Passenger category and took the awards for the World’s Best Airport Staff and the Best Airport Staff in Asia.

Changi terminals

While it may come to the disappointment of fans who regularly praise the airport for it’s ease, quality food and beverage options and overall comfort, Changi still sits high in third place as one of the most beautiful airports in the world. 

4th Place: Seoul Incheon Airport

Seoul Incheon Airport

Sitting comfortably in fourth place is Incheon International Airport in South Korea. 

One of the largest and busiest airports in the world, Incheon International seems like something from Futurama

The airport thrives off delivering the ultimate experience for their passengers, providing plenty of space to relax, unwind and to get lost in Seoul’s culture.

5th Place: Tokyo Narita Airport

Narita Airport Terminal 1

Tokyo is fortunate enough to see both of it’s airports placed in the top 5 with Tokyo Narita International Airport earning a spot this year. 

Having placed seventh in 2020, the airport located in the capital’s east advanced two steps higher to make it to fifth place. 

While they may have not received the 5-star COVID-19 Airport Safety Rating like their Haneda counterpart, Narita International Airport is applauded for their high health and hygiene standards and continuous efforts to keep everyone safe during the pandemic. 

Narita Airport shopping strip

Results for the 2021 Skytrax World Airport Awards are obtained from the Annual Airport Customer Survey for the Passenger’s Choice Awards with data collected between August 2020 and July 2021.

Travellers are to vote for their favourite or best airport experiences, with many taking the COVID-19 pandemic into consideration this year.

For the full list of the World’s Top 100 Airports for 2021 and more airline awards, head to Skytrax’s website.

Written by Rebecca Borg

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Romanian police foil Andrew Tate’s $15 Million asset reclamation bid



Controversial figure Andrew Tate’s attempt to reclaim £10 million worth of assets seized by Romanian authorities has been decisively rejected.

Tate, a former kickboxing world champion turned internet personality, had waged a legal battle to regain control of properties, luxury cars, and investments seized during a 2018 raid.

However, the Romanian courts remained unyielding in their stance, leaving Tate empty-handed.

The courtroom drama unfolded as Andrew Tate, known for his controversial social media posts and controversial opinions, faced off against Romanian prosecutors who argued that the assets in question were obtained through illegal means.

The case hinged on allegations of tax evasion and money laundering, with Tate vehemently denying any wrongdoing.

His bid to convince the court that the assets were obtained legally ultimately fell short, as the judges ruled against him.

The decision leaves Andrew Tate, once a prominent figure in the online fitness and self-help communities, grappling with a significant setback.

With his assets remaining under Romanian authorities’ control, questions now arise about his future endeavors and whether he will continue to be an influential presence on social media.

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Media heiress eyes sale for Paramount parent



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This potential deal could mark a significant shift in the entertainment industry and has captured the attention of industry insiders and movie enthusiasts alike.

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Paramount has a rich history and a vast library of beloved films, and fans are eager to know if this change in ownership will bring about any significant alterations to the studio’s creative direction and projects.

The implications for Skydance Media, known for producing blockbuster franchises like “Mission: Impossible” and “Terminator,” are worth considering.

Will this acquisition broaden their influence in the entertainment world, and how might it reshape their film and television offerings?

Furthermore, the timing of this potential deal is intriguing, as the entertainment industry continues to adapt to evolving consumer preferences and digital streaming platforms. Could this merger be a strategic move to strengthen both companies’ positions in an ever-changing market, and what role might streaming services play in their future plans?

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This workforce crisis has thrown a massive wrench into the gears of progress, leaving experts scrambling to find innovative solutions.

The dire situation has left both government officials and private sector leaders scratching their heads.

With a surge in infrastructure initiatives aimed at improving the country’s roads, bridges, and public utilities, the shortage of skilled laborers is posing a substantial threat. The looming question on everyone’s mind: Can we complete these essential projects on time and within budget?

The shortage of workers, particularly in fields such as construction, engineering, and transportation, has led to increased competition for available labor, resulting in rising labor costs and project delays. Infrastructure projects are vital not only for public safety but also for economic growth, making this shortage a national concern that can’t be ignored.

As lawmakers debate potential solutions, the clock is ticking, and the fate of these critical infrastructure investments remains uncertain.

The nation eagerly awaits answers, hoping that innovative strategies will emerge to ensure that these projects can proceed smoothly, ultimately benefiting the economy and society at large.

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