Tuesday, May 7, 2013

2013 World Airport Awards by Skytrax

Airports are a critical part of the transportation infrastructure. Last month, the 2013 World Airport Awards were announced by air transport rating organization, Skytrax Research of London, UK. The Airport Survey has operated since 1999, and this year it garnered 12.1 million airline passenger nominations, and included 395 airports worldwide. The survey evaluates 39 airport Service and Product key performance indicators - from check-in, arrivals, transfers, shopping, security and immigration through to departure at the gate. This year, Singapore Changi Airport came out on top as "The World's Best Airport." This is the fourth time the airport has achieved the top prize; it last claimed victory in 2010.

Terminal 3, Courtesy Changi Airport Group, changiairport.com

Among The World's Top 100 Airports, Asia and Europe were particularly well represented in the top 20 positions with these total placements:
  • Asia: 10
  • Europe: 7
  • Middle East: 1
  • North America: 1
  • Australia / Pacific: 1

For additional information, refer to worldairportawards.com, including the announcement, The World's Top 100 Airports and The World's Best Airports - by region.

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