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South Korea's Incheon Airport voted best in the world

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And no UK airports in the top 10 list, just shows how dissapointing our airports are. Asia is a clear winner here with 6 out of the top ten in the list. SEOUL, South Korea (CNN) -- South Korea's … Read More
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suspended8y, 2w agoPosted 8 years, 2 weeks ago
And no UK airports in the top 10 list, just shows how dissapointing our airports are. Asia is a clear winner here with 6 out of the top ten in the list.


SEOUL, South Korea (CNN) -- South Korea's Incheon International Airport has been voted the best in the world, according to a 10-month survey of airline passengers.

Incheon, located about 70 km (43 miles) from Seoul, often ranks among the busiest airports in the world.

It boasts a golf course, spa, private sleeping rooms, a casino, and indoor gardens that, according to the airport's Web site, offer "travelers an oasis of calm and tranquility permeated with the refreshing scent of pine."

It is no surprise then that the annual survey conducted by the British-based consultancy group, Skytrax, ranked Incheon the No. 1 airport.

The survey asked 8.6 million passengers at 190 airports to rate the facilities based on their experiences at check-in, arrival, departures and transfers.

Incheon edged out Hong Kong's International Airport and Singapore's Changi Airport -- but barely.

"At one stage, it looked possible there might be a dead-heat result between these top three airports," Skytrax said in a statement.

The annual survey also judged airports on individual categories.

Dubai International Airport in the United Arab Emirates came out tops for having the best duty-free shops, Hong Kong serves the best food, Helsinki-Vantaa in Finland is least likely to lose passengers' bags and Japan's Kansai International has the cleanest restrooms.

The top 10 airports, according to the survey, are:

Incheon International Airport in Seoul, South Korea
Hong Kong International Airport
Singapore Changi Airport
Zurich Airport in Switzerland
Munich Airport in Germany
Kansai International Airport in Japan
Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Malaysia
Amsterdam Airport Schiphol in the Netherlands
Central Japan International Airport Centrair
Auckland Airport in New Zealand


From CNN. Links below
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suspended#2
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Skytrax's airport ratings Heathrow only has a 3 star
#3
would be interesting to see at which place the first appearence of a UK airport is.
#5
I'm surprised Heathrow even got 3 stars. 1 star would have been more appropriate.
#6
Korea will be 'fuming' . .

LBI never made the list :shock:









:p
#8
DarkKnight
Wow, Tom Hanks should have made The Terminal there, lol


give these koreans an incheon, they take a mile
#9
Amsterdam Airport Schiphol in the Netherlands
Munich Airport in Germany


Very clean.

Good beer.

Quick baggage reclaim.

Ticks all the boxes really :)
#10
myaser88
give these koreans an incheon, they take a mile


http://www.ratemyclan.com/members/tumbleweed2.gif









Ok, I lol'd a little . . . .
#11
No mention of fukoka airport :thinking:
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myaser88
give these koreans an incheon, they take a mile

mbgringo
Ok, I lol'd a little . . . .


Me too lol, even though i'm sure i've heard that one before somewhere
#13
to be fair, I love T5 at heathrow; its very quick to get through and is very nice inside. The BA club, first and exec club lounges are sooo nice.
#14
Monkeybumcheeks
No mention of fukoka airport :thinking:

to hell with it






:p
#15
"It boasts a golf course, spa, private sleeping rooms, a casino, and indoor gardens that, according to the airport's Web site, offer "travellers an oasis of calm and tranquillity permeated with the refreshing scent of pine."

Is it strange to want to go to an airport for a holiday? :)
#16
My personal favourite is Chep Lap Kok :p
Seriously, it is amazing !!
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Ungreat
"It boasts a golf course, spa, private sleeping rooms, a casino, and indoor gardens that, according to the airport's Web site, offer "travellers an oasis of calm and tranquillity permeated with the refreshing scent of pine."

Is it strange to want to go to an airport for a holiday? :)


Strange? I've already bought my tickets, gambling chips and golf clubs :-D
lol
#18
I suppose all the major airports of the world that don't appear on the list are because they are the busiest.

How many of the busiest top 10 are on that list?

If you travel via a nice quiet tranquil airport it is bound to make you happier and lead to a better experience.
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greg_68
I suppose all the major airports of the world that don't appear on the list are because they are the busiest.

How many of the busiest top 10 are on that list?

If you travel via a nice quiet tranquil airport it is bound to make you happier and lead to a better experience.


Hong Kong International is the 9th busiest in the world/ 3rd busiest in Asia by passenger numbers and 2nd busiest in the world by Cargo numbers

Incheon is 4th busiest in the world by Cargo numbers

Singapore Changi is 10th busiest in the world by cargo numbers

So they are not little grass runway strip airports, and these three are the only 5 star rated airports
#20
Only 1 of the top 10 in the world then.

Cargo airports hardly count.
suspended#21
greg_68
Only 1 of the top 10 in the world then.

Cargo airports hardly count.


Both Passenger and Cargo planes depart and arrive at airports so it will increase how busy it is
#22
DarkKnight
Both Passenger and Cargo planes depart and arrive at airports so it will increase how busy it is


Not going to turn this into an argument, I just think that the worlds busiest airports are always going to struggle to seem as pleasant as the smaller ones.
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greg_68
Not going to turn this into an argument, I just think that the worlds busiest airports are always going to struggle to seem as pleasant as the smaller ones.


It's ok, i don't want any arguments too, just a discussion is fine :thumbsup:
You are right that a more busier airport will have less ease in creating a more pleasant experience for the customers, but for example with the money gained from the monopolization of UK Airports from BAA, they could easily spend a few quid to improve their airports. so i think the list is not mostly due to the capacity, just down to the company, seeing as almost all of the airports on this list are from one continent.
#24
schipol is up in the top ten? interesting.... i didnt think it was all that.
#25
amansk
schipol is up in the top ten? interesting.... i didnt think it was all that.


You can remember going there ;-):w00t:

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