The world’s most Instagrammed airports

Instagrammed airports

Airports have become more than just a place where a trip begins or ends. Source: Justin Lim/Unsplash

WE live in an age of digital connectivity and social media acceptability has progressively become one of the most important factors in choosing a vacation destination.

In fact, a study released last year by Scholfields revealed that 40 percent of the of 1,000 millennials surveyed picked a holiday spot based on how Instagrammable it is.

But many people don’t wait until they’ve summited a mountain or are laying on a powder-sand beach to update their Instagram as airline ticket provider Globehunters found out when it analyzed the Instagram mentions of airports around the world.

South Korea’s Incheon International Airport proved to be most popular among traveling #wanderlusters with over a million posts. After all, the airport has been voted as one of the world’s best airports for 12 years running.

As well as innovative facilities, Incheon International Airport also offers travelers immersive cultural workshops and exhibitions in two areas near the duty-free zone. Outbound travelers can learn how to make hanji (traditional Korean paper), among other activities, all free of charge.

Globehunters gathered its findings by searching each airport’s full name as well as location name, airport code, and airport name in its native language.

Asia-based airports claimed 18 spots on the 50 most Instagrammed airports list.

Europe nabbed 15 spots with England’s London Heathrow Airport taking the second position on the list with 557,239 posts.

The Americas racked up 17 of the world’s most Instagrammed airports including O’Hare International Aiport in Illinois with 161,768 posts and New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport with 95,099 posts.

Asia’s airports claimed over a third of the spots on the list.

Here’s a rundown of Asia’s most Instagrammed airports.

Tokyo, Japan: Haneda Airport – 339,376 

Singapore: Singapore Changi Airport – 323,269

Tokyo, Japan: Narita International Airport – 184,052

Dubai, UAE: Dubai International Airport – 139181

Bangkok, Thailand: Suvarnabhumi Airport – 132,846 

Tangerang, Indonesia: Soekarno-Hatta International Airport – 122,213 

Tokoname, Japan: Chubu Centrair International Airport – 85,630

Hong Kong, China: Hong Kong International Airport – 64,216

Doha, Qatar: Hamad International Airport – 52,058

Mumbai, India: Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport – 34,211

Taipei, Taiwan: Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport – 30,321

New Delhi, India: Indira Gandhi International Airport – 23,955

Shanghai, China: Shanghai Pudong International Airport – 15,826 

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia: Kuala Lumpur International Airport – 12,403

Beijing, China: Beijing Capital International Airport – 12,370 

Guangzhou, China: Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport – 4,694

To see the full list of the world’s most Instagrammed airports head over to Globehunters.