The world’s most Instagrammed airports
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.