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15 June 2009

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Incheon International Airport Named Worlds Best Airport 2009

World’s best airport number one spot has been given to Incheon International Airport in Soul Korea, by Skytrax who carried out a worldwide study by airline reviewers and secret shoppers.

Incheon won the top spot pushing Hong Kong into second place and Singapore into third place.

More than 8.5 Million passengers took part in the study by Skytrax, which measured 39 factors from check in, and staff appearance to the cleanliness of the aeroplane toilets, more than 190 Worldwide Airports were surveyed.

2009 Top 10 Airports

1.    Incheon International Airport
2.    Hong Kong International Airport
3.    Singapore Changi
4.    Zurich
5.    Munich
6.    Kansai
7.    Kuala Lumpur
8.    Amsterdam
9.    Centrair Nagoya
10.   Auckland

2009 Best in region airport winners

  • Africa Best Airport: Cape Town
  • Asia Best Airport: Incheon Int'l
  • Australia/Pacific Best Airport: Auckland
  • Europe Best Airport: Zurich
  • Middle East Best Airport: Tel Aviv
  • North America Best Airport: Dallas/Fort Worth
  • South America Best Airport: Lima
  • Central America Best Airport: Panama

2009 Best in Category Awards Winners

  • Best Duty Free Shopping: Dubai
  • Easiest International Transit Airport: Incheon International
  • Best Airport Dining: Hong Kong
  • Best Terminal Cleanliness: Incheon International
  • Cleanest Airport Washroom: Kansai
  • Best Terminal Cleanliness: Incheon International
  • Best Baggage Delivery: Helsinki
  • Best Leisure Amenities: Singapore
  • Best Immigration Service: Kuala Lumpur
This is just a handful of the airports in the world; the others need a lot of improvement to catch up the best airports. With the increase of budget Airlines, Youth Hostels and budget hotels accommodation, there is an evermore varied and demanding amount of people travelling via Air. If the other airports worldwide want to ever be in the top 10 or 20 then they need to take a close look at what the winners are doing right in their airports and copy their success

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