Incheon International Airport Tourism

Attractions in Incheon International Airport

Incheon International Airport (IIA) (IATA: ICN, ICAO: RKSI) (Korean: 인천국제공항, 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. The airport has a golf course, spa, private sleeping rooms, an ice skating rink, a casino, indoor gardens and a Museum of Korean Culture. Airport authorities claim that average departure and arrival takes 19 minutes and 12 minutes respectively, as compared to worldwide average of 60 minutes and 45 minutes respectively, ranking it among of the fastest airports in the world for customs processing. Its duty-free shopping mall has been rated the world's best for three years in a row in 2013 by Business Traveller. Incheon International Airport also claims that it has only a 0.0001% baggage mishandling rate. The airport opened for business in early 2001 to replace the older Gimpo International Airport, which now serves mostly domestic destinations plus shuttle flights to alternate airports in China, Japan, and Taiwan. 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. Seoul Incheon International Airport's terminal has 76 boarding gates altogether, with 44 in the main terminal and 30 in Concourse A.


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Facts and Stats for Incheon International Airport*

  • Pollution Statistics in Incheon International Airport

    Know the pollution level of Incheon International Airport before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 59.62 (Moderate)
    • Water Pollution 28.57 (Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 25 (Low)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 32.14 (Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 25 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 21.43 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 50 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 39.29 (Low)
  • Incheon International Airport: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Incheon International Airport for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Incheon International Airport.

    • Burglary and Theft 42.07 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 40.24 (Moderate)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 40.24 (Moderate)
    • Corruption and Bribery 30.49 (Low)
    • Car Stealing 35 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 41.25 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 44.51 (Moderate)
    • Drug offense 35.98 (Low)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 62.2 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 57.93 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 46.95 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 37.5 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 39.63 (Low)
  • Living in Incheon International Airport - Quality of Life

    • Safety Index 59.48 (Moderate)
    • Climate Index 71.08 (High)
    • Pollution Index 51.19 (Moderate)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 27 (Low)
    • Health Care Index 100 (Very High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 8.33 (Moderate)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Incheon International Airport

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Incheon International Airport

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.08 USD
    • International Movie per seat 9.38 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 46.91 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 93.82 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 65.68 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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