Toronto's Pearson Airport named one of North America's top 10 best airports

May 13 2020, 7:27 am

While travel might be on hold for a little longer, Skytrax has released its annual World Airport Awards and Toronto’s Pearson Airport has been ranked the top airport serving 50 to 60 million passengers, and is also one of North America’s best airports.

Additionally, YYZ ranks as the 42nd best airport in the world, which represents a jump from 50th place in 2019.

Toronto was ranked the best airport serving 50 to 60 million passengers in 2020.

It’s followed by Barcelona–El Prat Airport in second place, and San Fransisco International Airport in third.

Best Airports 2020: 50 to 60 million passengers

  1. Toronto Pearson International Airport
  2. Barcelona Josep Tarradellas Barcelona–El Prat  Airport
  3. San Francisco International Airport
  4. Seattle-Tacoma International Airport
  5. Shenzhen Bao’an International Airport
  6. Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport
  7. Istanbul Airport
  8. Charlotte Douglas International Airport
  9. Las Vegas McCarran International Airport
  10. Orlando International Airport

According to this year’s global ranking, two other Canadian airports that ranked in the top 100 are Vancouver International Airport at number one, and Montreal Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport at number nine.

Skytrax’s airport rankings are based on passenger comfort and airport design.

The annual Skytrax rankings are deemed by some as one of the most prestigious and recognized awards in the aviation industry. Besides ranking airports overall, it also surveys other aviation industry aspects such as analyzes airlines, airline lounges, airport hotels, airport dining, airport shopping, and airport staff.

Here’s what Skytrax’s top 10 best airports in North America looked like for this year.

Best Airports in North America 2020

  1. Vancouver International Airport
  2.  Houston George Bush International Airport
  3. Cincinnati-Northern Kentucky International Airport
  4. Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport
  5. Toronto Pearson International Airport 
  6. Dallas-Forth Worth International Airport
  7. San Francisco International Airport
  8. Seattle-Tacoma International Airport
  9. Montreal International Airport
  10. William P. Hobby Airport