Seoul Incheon Airport Reviews
Seoul Incheon Airport Reviews
Seoul Incheon International Airport (IIA) (IATA: ICN, ICAO: RKSI) (Korean: 인천국제공항) is the largest airport in South Korea, the primary airport serving the Seoul National Capital Area, and one of the largest and busiest airports in the world.
For seven years in a row (2005–2012), Seoul Incheon Airport it was rated the best airport worldwide by Airports Council International. The airport has a golf course, spa, private sleeping rooms, ice skating rink, a casino, indoor gardens and a Museum of Korean Culture. Airport authorities claim that average departure and arrival takes only 19 (60 minutes world-wide industry average) and 12 minutes (45 minutes) respectively, significantly lower than the rest of the world, making it one 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 2012 by Business Traveler. Incheon International Airport also claims that it has only a 0.0001% baggage mishandling rate.
Located 48 km (30 mi) west of Seoul, the capital and largest city of South Korea, Seoul Incheon International Airport is the main hub for Korean Air, Asiana Airlines, Jeju Air, and Polar Air Cargo. The airport serves as a hub for international civilian air transportation and cargo traffic in East Asia.
Seoul Incheon International Airport is also currently Asia’s eighth busiest airport in terms of passengers, the world’s fourth busiest airport by cargo traffic, and the world’s eighth busiest airport in terms of international passengers in 2010. In 2011, 35,062,376 passengers used the airport.
The Seoul Incheon 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.
ATMs / Cash Machines – Yes – throughout the terminal (landside and airside).
Car Rentals – There are two car rental companies at the airport: Kumho (hours: open 24 hours) • Avis (hours: 6am – 10pm). Location: 1F, Near Exits 3 & 1.
Casino – Then head over to the the Paradise Golden Gate Casino at the Hyatt Regency, located 3 minutes away.
Cell Phone Rentals – Location: Landside, 1F & 3F • (Duty-free Area) 3F • (Concourse) 3F. The 1F location is open 24 hours.
Currency Exchange – There are four banks located landside and many foreign exchange offices located landside and airside. At the time of this update, there did not appear to be any offices open 24 hours.
Food / Dining – The following food & beverage concessions are open 24 hours:
»Landside: KFC (1F, Center, West side of Millennium Hall) • Lotteria (3F, Near Check-in Counter D) • McDonald’s (1F, Center, Near Millennium Hall) • Sanuki Bore (1F, Near Arrival Hall C, Exit 6)
»Airside: Delisky • Café Atelier (Duty-free Area, 3F, Near Gate 113) • Café Amoje (Duty-free Area, 3F, Near Gate 2) • Food Capital Concourse (Duty Free, 3F, Near Gate 30) • Food Capital Concourse (Duty Free, 3F, Near Gate 118)
Gardens – There are 7 gardens located inside the terminal: Pine Tree Garden (Millennium Hall, 1F, Passenger Terminal) • The Flowering Tree (Welcoming Hall, 1F, Passenger Terminal) • Rock Garden (Welcoming Hall, 1F, Passenger Terminal) • Flower Gardens (Welcoming Hall, 1F, Passenger Terminal) • Cactus Garden (Welcoming Hall, 1F, Passenger Terminal) • Water Gardens (Welcoming Hall, 1F, Passenger Terminal) • Four Gracious Plants Garden (East Wing & West Wing, B1, Passenger Terminal)
Golf Course – The Sky72 Golf Club is a 330-yard driving range, 18-hole putting course. Location: International Business Area. Hours: 0530-2300
Information Desk – info not available
IT Experience Center – Get your hands on some cutting edge electronics at the IT Experience Center. Location: Level 3F, Duty free Area, Near Gate 14, Airside. Hours: 8am – 8pm.
Korean Culture Experience – If you are just passing through the airport, you may be interested in learning of Korean culture while you are here. The airport has an area dedicated to Korean history, culture and activities.
Korean Culture Museum – The museum showcases a collection of relics covering a 5,000-year timeline, thereby offering visitors a memorable opportunity to experience Korean culture and history at a single location. Location: Transfer Lounge (Level 4F) Hours: 0700-2200
Traditional Culture Experience – The airports most popular attraction is the cultural experience zone. Here visitors can learn how to make traditional artifacts such as pencil cases, fans, and “lucky bags” from the resident faculty of the Korea Cultural Heritage Foundation, and then take these items back home with them. There are also traditional performances including masque dances and twelve-stringed Korean harp recitals on stage. Location: Level 3F, near Gate 31 in the west wing and Level 3F, near Gate 24 in the east wing.Fee: free. Hours: 0700-2200
Laundry Service – Location: Landside, B1, West side
Luggage Storage / Lockers – There are the storage centers in the public area of the Passenger Terminal (on the 3rd & 1st floor). Rate: approx. $5 – $9 per day. Hours: 0600-2200
Arrivals – Korean Express Parcel Service – Level 1F, near Exit F/3F.
Arrivals – Hanjin Express – Level 1F, near Exit A.
Departures – Korean Express Parcel Service – Level 3F, near Check-in M.
Departures – Hanjin Express – Level 3F, near Check-in A.
Observation Deck – At the “Airstar Terrace you can rest in the “Relax Chairs” and enjoy great views of the aircraft taking off and landing. The “Fresh Bar” serves up fresh coffee and juices and sandwiches. While the “Dessert Bar” will satisfy your sweet tooth with its variety of chocolates, candies and cookies. Located Level 4F. Hours: 0700-2100
Pharmacy – There are 3 pharmacies inside the airport. Locations: B1 (Hours: 7:00am – 8:30pm) 3F, near Gate 28 (Hours: 6:30am – 9:30pm) • Duty Free, Center of Concourse (Hours: 7:00am – 9:00pm)
Prayer Room – Locations:Duty Free, Concourse 2F, Near gate 29 • Concourse 4F. Hours: open 24 hours
Showers – Hub Lounge: Airside, Transfer Service Complex, 4th Floor• Spa on Air: Airside, B1, East Side. Hours: open 24 hours. Fee: $
Skating Rink – An all-season ice rink is located in the Transporation Center, landside. Rate: Free (Skate rental fee: Adult-4,000won • Teenagers-3,000won • Children-2,000won)
Smoking – There smoking lounges located at these areas in the Passenger Terminal, Departure Area, 3F, Next to Gates 10, 12, 15, 30, 40 and 45 Hours: open 24 hours.
Spa – At the “Spa on Air”, you can enjoy a sauna, soaking tubs, private sleeping rooms, meeting rooms, a snack bar and Thai-style massages. Location: Airside – B1 (east side). Hours: 24 hours.
Transit Tours – If you are in transit and have some time to kill, you can take one of the airport’s transit tours ranging from 1-8 hours. A few tour possibilities include Yongungsa Temple,Wolmi Park, Fish Market, Sinpo Market, and Dora Observatory. Rate: $10-$100.
Internet – Free WiFi is available at Seoul Incheon Airport. Connect to the “NAVER – Free WiFi Service” network.
There are also internet lounges offering free internet access. Hours: Open 24 hours.
Locations: Level 2F, Near Arrivals A and E, Landside • Duty-free Area, Level 3F, Near gates 14 and 30, Airside.
Airport opening hours:
Open 24 hours
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