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It's official - Dublin Airport is the 81st best airport in the world

Singapore has the nicest one in case you’re wondering

shutterstock_92853325 Source: Shutterstock/Pavel Ignatov

AIRPORTS CAN BE a bit of a chore, particularly for the likes of backpackers or business travellers who have to spend an awful lot of time in them.

But not all of them are horrible it seems.  The World Airport Awards (yes, that’s an actual thing) has just announced its rankings of the top 100 for 2015 and plucky little Dublin Airport has made it in at number 81.

 

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When you consider there are some 41,821 (as of 2013) airports in the world, finishing in the top 100 isn’t to be sniffed at.

shutterstock_237731782 Singapore Changi Airport Source: Shutterstock/Seqoya

The awards were based on 13.02 million customer nominations, and looked at customer satisfaction across performance indicators for airport service and product.

Singapore Changi claims the top spot, its third successive year of doing so, and its sixth top gong in all.

In fact, in the sixteen years that the awards have been running the the top prize has never gone to any airport outside Asia.  Actually, it’s never gone to any airport outside the three of Hong Kong, Singapore, and Incheon (South Korea).

shutterstock_152616305 Incheon Airport, South Korea Source: Shutterstock/Tanjala Gica

Europe has some catching up to do it seems.

Anyway, without further ado, the top ten airports in the world are:

  1. Singapore Changi
  2. Incheon International Airport
  3. Munich Airport
  4. Hong Kong International
  5. Tokyo International Haneda
  6. Zurich Airport
  7. Central Japan International
  8. London Heathrow
  9. Amsterdam Schiphol
  10. Beijing Capital

Meanwhile, down in the eighties, Dublin Airport is led by Nice Côte d’Azur and Manchester, while just behind in 82nd and 83rd place are Birmingham and Sanya International Airport respectively.

Hallowed company.

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