For travelers looking for a pleasant airport experience, Asia remains the best bet. Singapore’s Changi is the planet’s best airport for the seventh straight year, according to the latest rankings by Skytrax. It’s followed by Tokyo’s Haneda, Seoul’s Incheon and Doha’s Hamad, with Hong Kong rounding out the top five.
But Singapore was beaten by its old rival when it came to filling up before a flight, as Hong Kong grabbed the top spot for the best airport dining experience. Munich Airport, in seventh place on the best airport list, was the highest ranked among airfields in Europe, sitting just one place ahead of London Heathrow.
Airports in the U.S. were absent from the top 10 list on an airport customer survey that’s been conducted annually since 1999. Vancouver was the highest ranked airport in North America, at 17, while Denver was the best placed among U.S. airports at 32. New York’s JFK fell five places to 74.
At EU level, few other airport made it in the top 20, with Frankfurt placed 12th, Amsterdam 14th and Copenhagen 15th. Australia also fared well with Brisbane airport ranked 18th, while Sydney placed at 21st place.