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Need a reality check on your picks for the world’s best airports?
The 2013 Skytrax World Airports Awards were announced this week. The awards are based on surveys completed by 12 million flyers, reflecting “the total passenger experience at each airport, for departures, arrivals, transit through to the departure gate.”
Domestic U.S. flyers won’t be surprised to find that no U.S. airports made the top-10 list. Or the top 25. Or the top 29.
Among North American airports, only Vancouver International was in the top 10, ranked at number eight. The best-rated U.S. airport, Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International, came in at number 30 overall.
Five of the 10 most popular airports are in Asia, including the favorite, Singapore’s Changi Airport. The top 10:
The top-10 North American airports:
That’s a pretty lackluster showing for the U.S., which in some ways has the most evolved commercial aviation system in the world. Airports apparently are not among our priorities.
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