Vancouver International Airport has been named Best Airport in North America for the third year in a row as part of the 2012 Skytrax World Airport Awards. YVR also ranked in the top ten airports worldwide and the only one in North America to be in the top ten.
The awards, announced today in Vienna, Austria, recognize product and service quality across the world’s airport industry and are based on an independent survey of 12 million passengers from 108 countries. Airports were ranked based on 39 criteria, including design and layout, retail facilities, cleanliness, clarity of flight information and signs, luggage handling and transportation.
The award is a testament to the strong partnerships in place at YVR with airlines, government agencies, business partners, retailers and volunteers. More than 23,600 people to come work on YVR’s Sea Island home every day.
The Fairmont Vancouver Airport Hotel was also recognized for the second year in a row in the Skytrax category for Best Airport Hotel in North America.
The top 10 airports in the world are:
1 Incheon International Airport
2 Singapore Changi Airport
3 Hong Kong International Airport
4 Amsterdam Schiphol Airport
5 Beijing Capital International Airport
6 Munich Airport
7 Zurich Airport
8 Kuala Lumpur International Airport
9 Vancouver International Airport (Vancouver also ranked number one in airports in the 10-20 million range)
10 Central Japan International Airport
See the full results at http://www.worldairportawards.com/.