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Two Indian airports among the world's best

Last updated on: April 19, 2013 09:58 IST

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Two Indian airports have bagged the 2013 World Airport Awards.

The World Airport Awards are managed by the air transport rating organisation, Skytrax Research of London, UK, which started the survey in 1999.

The 2013 Awards are based on 12.1 million airline passenger nominations, and include 395 airports worldwide.

Indira Gandhi International Airport, New Delhi

The Indira Gandhi International Airport has been ranked 10th among airports handling 30-40 million passengers per year.
Indira Gandhi International Airport is the busiest airport in India. With the commencement of operations at the new Terminal 3, it has become one of India's important aviation hubs, with a current capacity of handling more than 46 million passengers.

Zurich Airport was voted the best airport in this category.

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Rajiv Gandhi International Airport, Hyderabad

The Rajiv Gandhi International Airport has bagged the 8th rank in the 5-10 million passengers per year.

Hyderabad international airport has also been named amongst the world's top five in the annual Airport Service Quality (ASQ) passenger survey along with the ones at Seoul, Singapore, Hong Kong and Beijing.

Cape Town International Airport tops the list of airports under this category.

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Image: Rajiv Gandhi International Airport.
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Changi Airport, Singapore (Rank 1)

Singapore Changi Airport has been voted the World's Best Airport. This is the fourth time Changi airport has achieved the top prize - last claiming victory back in 2010. 

The awards are voted for by airport customers from around the world and this year the survey garnered 12.1 million responses. 

The airport also bagged the award for Best Airport in Asia and Best Airport for Leisure Amenities.

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Image: Changi Airport.
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Incheon International Airport (Rank 2)

Incheon International Airport is only one of three airports in the world to receive a five-star rating by Skytrax.

Last year's winner, Incheon International Airport achieved a second place finish in the global rankings, and achieved major success in taking the awards for Best Airport Staff Service - Asia and Best International Transfer Airport. 

The airport has a golf course, spa, private sleeping rooms, ice skating rink, a casino, indoor gardens and a Museum of Korean Culture. 

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Image: Incheon International Airport.
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Amsterdam Schiphol Airport

Amsterdam Schiphol Airport is Europe's 4th busiest and the world's 16th busiest by total passenger traffic in 2012.

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Hong Kong International Airport (Rank 4)

Hong Kong International Airport operates one of the world's largest passenger terminal buildings. 

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Image: Hong Kong International Airport.
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Beijing Capital International Airport (Rank 5)

One of the world's busiest airports, Beijing Capital International Airport is the main international airport serving Beijing.

The airport scores high on cleanliness, speedy security/immigration, clarity of signs and luggage handling.

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Image: Beijing Capital International Airport.
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Munich Airport (Rank 6)


Munich Airport is the second busiest airport in Germany in terms of passenger traffic behind Frankfurt Airport, and the seventh busiest airport in Europe.

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Image: Munich Airport.
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Zurich Airport (Rank 7)

Zurich Airport is Switzerland's largest international airport.

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Vancouver International Airport

It was the second busiest airport in Canada by aircraft movements and passengers.

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Image: Vancouver International Airport.
Photographs: Iqbal Sikander/Wikimedia Commons.

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Tokyo International Airport (Haneda)


Tokyo International Airport is one of the two primary airports that serve the Greater Tokyo Area in Japan. It is among the most punctual airports in the world.

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Image: Tokyo International Airport (Haneda).
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London Heathrow Airport (Rank 10)

London is the busiest city airport system in the world by passenger traffic.

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Frankfurt Airport (Rank 11)

Frankfurt Airport is by far the busiest airport by passenger traffic in Germany, the third busiest in Europe.

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Auckland International Airport (Rank 12)

Auckland Airport is one of New Zealand's most important infrastructure assets.

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Central Japan International Airport (Rank 13)

It is an airport on an artificial island in Ise Bay, Tokoname City in Aichi Prefecture, south of Nagoya in central Japan.

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Kuala Lumpur International Airport

It was ranked the 14th busiest airport in the world by international passenger traffic, and is the 5th busiest international airport in Asia.

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Helsinki-Vantaa Airport (Rank 15)

Helsinki-Vantaa Airport is the fourth largest airport among the Nordic countries.

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Narita International Airport (Rank 16)

Narita International Airport is the second-busiest passenger airport in Japan, busiest air freight hub in Japan.

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Copenhagen Airport (Rank 17)

It is the largest airport among the Nordic countries and one of the oldest international airports in Europe.

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Kansai International Airport (Rank 18)

Kansai International Airport is located on an artificial island in the middle of Osaka Bay.

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Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport (Rank 20)

It is the main domestic airport serving Shanghai. The airport was also mainland China's 5th busiest airport in terms of cargo traffic and the 7th busiest by traffic movements. 

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Abu Dhabi International Airport (Rank 20)

Abu Dhabi International Airport is one of the fastest growing airports in the world in terms of passengers, new airline operators and infrastructural development.

 



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