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15 airports ranked best in the world

Last updated on: May 31, 2013 08:41 IST

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International Air Transport Association estimates that airlines will welcome about 3.6 billion passengers in 2016. That's about 800 million more than the 2.8 billion passengers carried by airlines in 2011.

With air travel set to increase exponentially around the world, let's take a look at some of the best airports in the world, according to Skytrax, a United Kingdom-based aviation research organisation.

Source: Skytrax

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Image: Members of London's Metropolitan Police Ladies tug an Airbus A320 jet for 100 feet during a race at John F Kennedy International Airport in New York. The annual race is a fundraising competition to benefit the charity Joining Against Cancer in Kids.
Photographs: Eduardo Munoz/Reuters

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Singapore Changi Airport

City: Singapore

Country: Singapore

Global rank: 1

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Image: A view of Singapore's skyline.
Photographs: Pablo Sanchez/Reuters

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Incheon International Airport

City: Seoul

Country: South Korea

Global rank: 2

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Image: A subway station in the Gangnam area of Seoul, South Korea.
Photographs: Lee Jae-Won/Reuters

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Amsterdam Schiphol Airport

City: Amsterdam

Country: The Netherlands

Global rank: 3

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Image: Cyclists visit a Dutch tulip field in Noordwijk.
Photographs: Michael Kooren/Reuters

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Hong Kong International Airport

City: Hong Kong

Country: Hong Kong

Global rank: 4

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Image: A five-metre-high sculpture 'Pentateuque' by contemporary French artist Fabien Merelle is displayed in Statue Square at Hong Kong's financial district.
Photographs: Bobby Yip/Reuters

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Beijing Capital International Airport

City: Beijing

Country: China

Global rank: 5

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Image: Passengers walk inside a subway station in Beijing, China.
Photographs: Kim Kyung-Hoon/Reuters

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Munich Airport

City: Munich

Country: Germany

Global rank: 6

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Image: A view of Munich's townhall in Germany.
Photographs: Michaela Rehle/Reuters

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Zurich Airport

City: Zurich

Country: Switzerland

Global rank: 7

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Image: Zurich's main shopping street Bahnhofstrasse in Switzerland.
Photographs: Arnd Wiegmann/Reuters

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Vancouver International Airport

City: Vancouver

Country: Canada

Global rank: 8

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Image: Snowboarders ride a chair lift on one of the many snow runs during night skiing on Grouse Mountain with the city of Vancouver, British Columbia, down below, in Canada.
Photographs: Andy Clark/Reuters

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Tokyo International Airport

City: Tokyo

Country: Japan

Global rank: 9

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Image: Japan's Mt Fuji, covered with snow, is seen through Shinjuku skyscrapers in Tokyo.
Photographs: Kimimasa Mayama/Reuters

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Heathrow Airport

City: London

Country: The United Kingdom

Global rank: 10

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Image: Traffic on the road and the Thames passes the Houses of Parliament in London.
Photographs: Suzanne Plunkett/Reuters

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Frankfurt Airport

City: Frankfurt

Country: Germany

Global rank: 11

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Image: A view of Frankfurt's skyline in Germany.
Photographs: Kai Pfaffenbach/Reuters

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Auckland International Airport

City: Auckland

Country: New Zealand

Global rank: 12

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Image: People cross a street after rainfall in central Auckland.
Photographs: Stefan Wermuth/Reuters

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Central Japan International Airport

City: Nagoya

Country: Japan

Global rank: 13

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Image: A woman browses in Fast Retailing's Uniqlo casual clothing store in Tokyo.
Photographs: Toru Hanai/Reuters

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Kuala Lumpur International Airport

City: Kuala Lumpur

Country: Malaysia

Global rank: 14

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Image: A view of the KLCC Park in central Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Photographs: Sim Wei Yang/Reuters
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Helsinki-Vantaa Airport

City: Helsinki

Country: Finland

Global rank: 15


Image: A tram that has been converted into a rolling pub combines sightseeing with a night on the town in Helsinki, Finland.
Photographs: Agnieszka Flak/Reuters

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