Incheon International Airport, sometimes referred to as Seoul–Incheon International Airport, is the largest airport in South Korea, the primary airport serving the Seoul Capital Area, and one of the largest and busiest airports in the world. Since 2005, it has been rated the best airport worldwide by Airports Council International every year. It is also rated as the world’s cleanest airport and the world’s best international transit airport by Skytrax.
Incheon International Airport is located west of Incheon’s city center, on an artificially created piece of land between Yeongjong and Yongyu Islands. The two islands were originally separated by shallow sea. That area between the two islands was reclaimed for the construction project, effectively connecting the once separate Yeongjong and Yongyu islands. The reclaimed area as well as the two islands are all part of Jung-gu, an administrative district of Incheon. The airport holds a record of being ranked the Best Airport Worldwide for 11 consecutive years by the Airports Council International (ACI)’s Airport Service Quality Award from 2005 to 2016, and has also been rated the world’s best among airports of its size (25–40 million passengers) and region (Asia-Pacific) since 2012 due to the institution’s decision to discontinue the Best Airport Worldwide category. Incheon International Airport’s terminal has 111 boarding gates altogether, with 44 in Terminal 1, 30 in Concourse A (connected to terminal 1), and 37 in Terminal 2. The airport was constructed to share the demand for air transport in the 21st century and to serve as a hub airport in Northeast Asia.
Airport Code: ICN
Airport Addresses: 272 Gonghang-ro, Jung-gu, Incheon, South Korea
Main Airline: Asiana Airlines
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