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Seoul Incheon Airport, South Korea. Author and Copyright Marco Ramerini
Seoul Incheon Airport, South Korea. Author and Copyright Marco Ramerini

Seoul-Incheon Airport: among the best airports in the world

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South Korea’s most important airport is Seoul Airport. Whose official name is Incheon International Airport, but which is also known as Seoul-Incheon Airport. This ultra modern airport is located on an island along the west coast of South Korea. The airport is located in the territory of the satellite city of Incheon about 60 km from the center of Seoul. This airport is the main base of the air companies Korean Air, Asiana Airlines, Jeju Air, and Polar Air Cargo.

The airport was built on two islands which were artificially joined together for the construction of the airport. The realization of the work took about nine years of work. This is due to delays due to the economic crisis that hit the country in the late nineties of the last century. This airport was inaugurated in 2001 to replace the old Gimpo International Airport which has since been used exclusively for domestic flights and flights to the neighboring states of Japan, China and Taiwan.


Seoul airport has been considered (according to the rankings drawn up by Airports Council International and Skytrax), for over a decade, the best airport in the world. This is due to the quality of services available to passengers, both for cleaning, and for waiting and transit times. Among the services available to passengers, the airport has a golf course, spa, private bedrooms, ice skating rink, casino, covered gardens. In addition there are free tours and excursions for passengers in transit. It also houses a museum of Korean culture. The toilets are very clean. The standards of service and passenger assistance are excellent and of a high standard. At the critical points you will find multilingual staff for passenger assistance.

The airport is connected to Seoul by a railway line which has several interconnections with the metro of the Korean capital. The railway also connects the new Seoul-Incheon Airport with the old Gimpo International Airport. Of course there are also shuttle, bus and taxi services.

If you are in transit at Seoul-Incheon Airport you can take advantage of an excellent free service. Which is that of the Free Tours for those in transfer through Seoul-Incheon airport.

The official page of the Airport.



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