Traveling in the East you will certainly notice Incheon International Airport in South Korea. Besides it is one of the largest airports in Asia, there are more interesting facts to be told.
First of all, Incheon International Airport was opened in 2001, when Gimpo Airport needed to be unloaded with international flights. As a result, international flights were almost in full transferred to Incheon Airport.
Incheon International Airport is considered to be the largest airport in South Korea. Korean Air and Asiana Airlines are based here. Today this rather young airport has already shown its potential. To begin with, many facilities, especially security and medical services, were improved dramatically with the application of the newest technological achievements to answer to the terrorist and epidemic danger of our century.
Incheon International Airport seems to be the most advanced airport in technological aspect. Great variety of air carriers from over the world cooperates with Incheon International Airport. Aeroflot and Air Astana, Air Canada and Air China, Air France and Air India, Air Paradise and Air Sahara, Alitalia and All Nippon Airways, Cathay Pacific and China Airlines, Continental Airlines and CSA Czech Airlines, Dalavia Far East Airlines and Delta Airlines, Egyptair and Emirates, Eva Airways and Garuda Indonesia, Hainan Airlines and Japan Airlines, KLM Royal Flying Company and Lufthansa, Malaysia Airlines and Northwest Airlines, Orient Thai Airlines and Philippine Airlines, Pulkovo Aviation and Qantas, Qatar Airways and Sakhalinsky Aviatrassy, Shanghai Airlines and Siberia Airlines, Singapore Airlines and Turkish Airlines, Thai Airways and Uni Air, United Airlines and Vietnam Airlines, Vladivostok Avia and Xiamen Airlines include Incheon International Airport in their destination list.
Incheon International Airport lies on Yeongjong Island, which is included into the City of Incheon. It is connected with Seoul, the capital of South Korea, with several bus and limousine routes. The highway between Incheon and Seoul is completed now, so it is easier to go from international airport to the domestic one and back. It will be appreciated by those of you, who will make fast tour across South Korea by Air. The rail line will also be soon finished.
Incheon International Airport was called "The Best in Service Award in Class" during the First International Conference on Airport Quality and Service. It was also granted the silver award and the second position as "The Best Airport in the World" with Hong Kong Airport on the first position and Singapore International Airport on the second.
Incheon International Airport shows excellent example of what modern airport could be like and what quality of service it could provide. If you are interested in air traveling or air traveling industry, or just interested in new technologies, perhaps, you should see and use it.