Skytrax’ World Airport Awards were recently announced and to no one’s surprise, Singapore’s Changi Airport got top honors for the 7th consecutive year. This was the first time in the 20-year history of the awards that an airport won that title for 7 years in a row.
In fact, Asia appeared to have the overall upper hand this year, as the top 3 airports all came from that region of the world (Tokyo Haneda was #2, Seoul Incheon was #3), and of the top 10 airports listed, a total of six were from Asia.
Notably missing from the list of the Top 10 was any airport from the United States, or even North America as a whole. You had to go embarrassingly far down the list to find them…
Vancouver International Airport, which is in the midst of a $9.1 billion series of expansions over the next 20 years, was #17 – that was the highest-ranking airport in North America. It was the 10th year in a row that YVR got the distinction of best airport in the continent.
Meanwhile, the highest ranking U.S. airport was Denver, which was in 32nd place (but…but…but the talking gargoyle?!?!?!)
That’s not to say that Changi didn’t deserve to be #1. I still haven’t been there (fingers crossed for 2020!) but based on pictures and descriptions, it just looks wonderful!
I mean, they’ve got this (#1 on the post)!
And all of this!
And holy cow, just look at what they did this past Christmas!
But I sure wish that some airports from the United States were that cool. Granted, JFK is going to have their huge $13 billion renovation that’s supposed to start next year, but will it be enough to bring them up to something better than #74?
Anyway, here are the world’s top 100 airports, in numerical order, from Skytrax’ site.
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