In pics: World's 10 best airports

World | | May 5, 2012, 2:16 pm
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One of the largest airports in Southeast Asia, KLIA is the first airport in the world to be accredited with Airport Service Quality (ASQ) Assured certificate from Airports Council International, a non-profit trade organization of the world's airports.

One of the largest airports in Southeast Asia, KLIA is the first airport in the world to be accredited with Airport Service Quality (ASQ) Assured certificate from Airports Council International, a non-profit trade organization of the world's airports.

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HKIA has topped SKYTRAX' list for eight of the last thirteen years, a feat unmatched by any other airport in the world. It shares with Incheon and Changi the distinction of being the only airport

In the word to be given a full five-star rating. It is also the world's busiest airport by cargo traffic.

HKIA has topped SKYTRAX' list for eight of the last thirteen years, a feat unmatched by any other airport in the world. It shares with Incheon and Changi the distinction of being the only airport In the word to be given a full five-star rating. It is also the world's busiest airport by cargo traffic.

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The Netherlands' main international gateway has a very interesting history. The field where the airport lies used to be a lake in the 19th century, and Schiphol actually means 'Ship Grave', owing to the number of ships lost in the lake from storms.

The Netherlands' main international gateway has a very interesting history. The field where the airport lies used to be a lake in the 19th century, and Schiphol actually means 'Ship Grave', owing to the number of ships lost in the lake from storms.

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Changi Airport was SKYTRAX' best airport in 2000, 2006, and 2010. This year it was named the best airport for transit passengers and leisure amenities.

Changi Airport was SKYTRAX' best airport in 2000, 2006, and 2010. This year it was named the best airport for transit passengers and leisure amenities.

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Germany's second largest airport after Frankfurt, the Munich airport serves as one of the two hubs of the national flag carrier Lufthansa. It was voted Europe's best airport from in 2010, and from 2005
to 2008.

Germany's second largest airport after Frankfurt, the Munich airport serves as one of the two hubs of the national flag carrier Lufthansa. It was voted Europe's best airport from in 2010, and from 2005 to 2008.

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Vancouver International Airport has been named by SKYTRAX as the best airport in North
America in 2010 and 2011.

Vancouver International Airport has been named by SKYTRAX as the best airport in North America in 2010 and 2011.

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Central Japan International Airport Centrair, also known as Chubu Airport, is Japan's third most important international airport after Tokyo's Narita Airport and Osaka's Kansai Airport. 

Constructed on a man-made island in the Bay of Ise, Central Japan Airport was opened in February 2005. It is located about 40 kilometers south of Nagoya.

Central Japan International Airport Centrair, also known as Chubu Airport, is Japan's third most important international airport after Tokyo's Narita Airport and Osaka's Kansai Airport. Constructed on a man-made island in the Bay of Ise, Central Japan Airport was opened in February 2005. It is located about 40 kilometers south of Nagoya.

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Beijing Capital is the world's second busiest airport after Hartsfield-Jackson in Atlanta.
Its Terminal 3, which was opened in 2008 in time for the Beijing Olympics, is the world's second largest airport terminal and world's fifth largest building by area.

Beijing Capital is the world's second busiest airport after Hartsfield-Jackson in Atlanta. Its Terminal 3, which was opened in 2008 in time for the Beijing Olympics, is the world's second largest airport terminal and world's fifth largest building by area.

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Incheon was again named the world's best airport this year, garnering top 5 finishes in eight of the 10 eligible categories.
 
In a press release, SKYTRAX Chairman Edward Plaisted praised Incheon's  'consistency' in giving the best  experience to passengers.
 
Incheon, which first topped the list in 2009, was one of the only three airports in the world to have been given a five-star grade by SKYTRAX.

Its top-rate amenities include a golf course, a spa, an ice skating rink, a casino, and Museum of Korean Culture.

Incheon was again named the world's best airport this year, garnering top 5 finishes in eight of the 10 eligible categories. In a press release, SKYTRAX Chairman Edward Plaisted praised Incheon's 'consistency' in giving the best experience to passengers. Incheon, which first topped the list in 2009, was one of the only three airports in the world to have been given a five-star grade by SKYTRAX. Its top-rate amenities include a golf course, a spa, an ice skating rink, a casino, and Museum of Korean Culture.

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Switzerland's largest international airport is one of the only eight airports in the world to be given by SKYTRAX a four-star rating.

Switzerland's largest international airport is one of the only eight airports in the world to be given by SKYTRAX a four-star rating.