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World's 10 Best Airports 2005 - Results Out  
User currently offlineVictorTango From India, joined Jan 2005, 500 posts, RR: 0
Posted (9 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 14386 times:

The World's 10 Best Airports

Hong Kong International is # 1

Asia's airports dominate the rankings. Not a single US airport in the list.

Here's the report

Olly

[Edited 2005-04-25 09:52:36]

59 replies: All unread, showing first 25:
 
User currently offlineCornish From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2005, 8187 posts, RR: 54
Reply 1, posted (9 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 14158 times:

Have to say that the Top 10 is no surprise at all. Most people would certainly put most of those airports at the top of their lists of airports that are enjoyable and hassle-free to fly from.


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User currently offlineComeAndGo From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 1041 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (9 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 14047 times:

Like take your shoes off please.

User currently offlineKtachiya From Japan, joined Sep 2004, 1793 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (9 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 13964 times:

Quoting Cornish (Reply 1):
Have to say that the Top 10 is no surprise at all

Really? I thought that KIX was a bit of a suprise to me. They were losing all that money til about 2 years ago. I guess they might become succesful after all if they can further strengthen their China routes.



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User currently offlineCornish From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2005, 8187 posts, RR: 54
Reply 4, posted (9 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 13956 times:

Quoting Ktachiya (Reply 3):
Really? I thought that KIX was a bit of a suprise to me. They were losing all that money til about 2 years ago. I guess they might become succesful after all if they can further strengthen their China routes.

Its a top 10 of passengers opinions - nothing to do with financial success or anything like that - otherwise you would indeed be right about KIX.



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User currently offlineNeilalp From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 1034 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (9 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 13899 times:

MSP first in N. America?! I would have to say there is probably much better choices. YVR and ATL in my 'passenger' opinion are much better than MSP. Don't get me wrong MSP is a nice airport, but I just don't believe it sits as #1 because it has a few Cinabuns or whatever makes the general public rate it highly.

User currently offlineAerorobnz From Rwanda, joined Feb 2001, 7184 posts, RR: 13
Reply 6, posted (9 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 13854 times:

I've been to 3 out of the top 10, and I would certainly agree with both SIN and MUC, SYD I haven't been to since 1998 so I can't comment on that really.

User currently offlineCornish From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2005, 8187 posts, RR: 54
Reply 7, posted (9 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 13832 times:

Quoting Aerorobnz (Reply 6):
I've been to 3 out of the top 10, and I would certainly agree with both SIN and MUC, SYD I haven't been to since 1998 so I can't comment on that really.

No-one could really argue with MUC, CPH and AMS being the best three airports in Europe either.



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User currently offlineBicoastal From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (9 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 13668 times:

http://www.airliners.net/discussions...eneral_aviation/read.main/2058244/

User currently offlineErela From Finland, joined Oct 2000, 152 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (9 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 13632 times:

Where's Helsinki??  Wink

User currently offlineUshermittwoch From Germany, joined Jan 2004, 2965 posts, RR: 16
Reply 10, posted (9 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 13584 times:

It's funny to see that MUC is in the Europe category and that LEJ is in the Eastern Europe category. I guess some "recent" political developments have not caught on yet...
And then I wonder if SXF was also considered "Eastern Europe"...



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User currently offlineNWADC9 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 4896 posts, RR: 10
Reply 11, posted (9 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day ago) and read 13411 times:

Wow, MSP is number one in North America! I'm shocked!  Wow!


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User currently offlineDAL767400ER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (9 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day ago) and read 13408 times:

Quoting Ushermittwoch (Reply 10):
It's funny to see that MUC is in the Europe category and that LEJ is in the Eastern Europe category. I guess some "recent" political developments have not caught on yet...

My thoughts exactly, not to mention that I would never say that LEJ is better than both PRG and DME. Ok, you have lots of space in LEJ, but that is only because of a lack of passengers. Their only real plus is the intermodal terminal.

Quoting Ushermittwoch (Reply 10):
And then I wonder if SXF was also considered "Eastern Europe"...

Of course, and TXL was considered Western Europe, just like in the good 'ole days  bomb   flamed  .


User currently offlineSA006 From South Africa, joined Sep 2003, 1883 posts, RR: 54
Reply 13, posted (9 years 3 months 4 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 12902 times:

Hmmm , I would've thought JNB would be number one in Africa instead on Cape Town. JNB's new domestic terminal is brilliant.

-SA006  wave 



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User currently offlineLH526 From Germany, joined Aug 2000, 2356 posts, RR: 14
Reply 14, posted (9 years 3 months 4 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 11970 times:
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User currently offlineGodBless From Sweden, joined Apr 2000, 2752 posts, RR: 16
Reply 15, posted (9 years 3 months 4 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 11794 times:

Quoting Ushermittwoch (Reply 10):
And then I wonder if SXF was also considered "Eastern Europe"...

No matter where they put SXF, I am not surprised to not find it amongst the top 10 airports...

Too bad I have just been at four out of the ten top airports, and it's nice to know what other people think about them. In my personal Top 10 Copenhagen would definitely be ranked better, well and Arlanda would be found on the list aswell.  Wink

Max


User currently offlineCommavia From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 11522 posts, RR: 61
Reply 16, posted (9 years 3 months 4 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 11675 times:

I am not very surprised that HKG is #1. It is a phenomenal airport in every way, from design to services. Thoroughly enjoyed transiting there in '03.

User currently offlineLfutia From Netherlands, joined Dec 2002, 3339 posts, RR: 27
Reply 17, posted (9 years 3 months 4 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 11600 times:

Amsterdam in 2nd eh... not too shabby  Smile


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User currently offlineCubsrule From United States of America, joined May 2004, 22863 posts, RR: 20
Reply 18, posted (9 years 3 months 4 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 10882 times:

Quoting LH526 (Reply 14):
Where is Santiago SCL for christs sake?? gnasher

I'm going to guess that the nightmare that is getting to and from SCL hurt it. While in the airport, though, I would agree that it is one of South America's, and perhaps the world's, best.

It's a shame that half of DTW sucks. The World Gateway alone surely belongs on the list.



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User currently offlineJuanr From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (9 years 3 months 4 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 10710 times:

Lima best in South America???? Like Mario asked, Where is Santiago? This survey is bullshit.

Juan
SKBO


User currently offlineCO737 From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 143 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (9 years 3 months 4 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 10696 times:

Quoting NWADC9 (Reply 11):
Wow, MSP is number one in North America! I'm shocked!

I agree, that's a big surprise to me. MSP has really nice facilities but it sucks for connections (especially going from the B Concourse to G).



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User currently offlineCkfred From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 5209 posts, RR: 1
Reply 21, posted (9 years 3 months 4 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 10428 times:

MSP has some positives, but it is very spread out, particularly for making connections on NW. I would rate SFO, LAS, YYC, and SEA ahead of MSP.

I've never been to CVG, but people who have generally have nice things to say about it.


User currently offlineSVNFSM From Micronesia, joined Apr 2005, 2 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (9 years 3 months 4 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 10031 times:

Very pleasing that Amsterdam is that high up on the list. I have never had an easier time through customs and immigration than in AMS, and the layout is very simple and clean.

I would have enjoyed seeing ORD on the list, as much as I know it has its problems, and the weather never helps - I just love those lights on the ceiling in the underground walkway! I like the rest of the airport too!


User currently offlineJoFMO From Germany, joined Jul 2004, 2211 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (9 years 3 months 4 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 9857 times:

I am a little bit confused that Germany has the best European airport with Munich and at the same time the best one in eastern Europe with Leipzig.

Both airports are located next to the 12th degree longitude.

Or is the eastern part of Germany considered as eastern Europe? Maybe I have missed something and the GDR has been reastablished?


User currently offlineAviatorTJ From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 1838 posts, RR: 7
Reply 24, posted (9 years 3 months 4 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 9740 times:

Quoting CO737 (Reply 20):
I agree, that's a big surprise to me. MSP has really nice facilities but it sucks for connections (especially going from the B Concourse to G).

Not to necessarily defend my own airport here, because I am unsure of its number one position too, but that example you gave is kind of poor. B to G concourse is easy considering it is five minutes on moving sidewalks. I think you can get anywhere in that airport in ten minutes tops.

-TJ

Also, it might be interesting to see if MSP hangs up there in the next few years with the additional runway this fall and other concourse and terminal changes coming over the next few years.


25 Post contains images AirPacific747 : I can feel a little nationalism coming up in me but as far as I know, CPH was no. 1 a couple of years ago.. can anyone confirm that? btw, I dont get w
26 AFB2Pilot : I have traveled out of CVG many times, and Im glad it ranked highly (in N. America at least) Its a great airport, the people and services are great!
27 Bassie2010 : When was the last time you have been there? The new European security regulations have not made things easier. If you have a connecting flight to a S
28 STLGph : I find polls like this to be near complete and utter bullshit. Out of there 5.3 million or so people "polled" they do not take into account variance o
29 AF022 : GRU being listed in the top 3 makes the entire survey a joke. and DXB? EK and DXB are two enterprises that the press love - they can do no wrong. i pe
30 Emrecan : Where is Istanbul Ataturk International Airport??? !!!
31 Lehpron : Who participated in this poll, regular flyers or vacationers or airport employees, etc? It is they who will curve the results. If any of us are surpri
32 KC135TopBoom : MSP best in North America? Not!!!!!!! CVG #2 in North America? I can go with that. SFO #3 in North America? I don't think so, SFO is now and always ha
33 Doona : Go CPH and CVG! Cheers Mats PS. ICN, I'm coming in june...
34 Jcavinato : I've been to eight of the ten on the list and would concur with them on the list. Great airports. From the States and my view: MSP is a like a barn on
35 Post contains images Blasphemystic : This topic was discussed about a month ago. SOrry Olly.
36 Post contains images CIDflyer : While I agree that MSP is a great airport, I really think that Northwest's terminal in DTW is absolutely beautiful. I suppose since the other half of
37 ILMneedsmore : Where is Orlando?? MCO is a great an beautiful airport!!
38 Mtnmanmakalu : I have to agree that YVR is a great airport, but ATL? I don't think Cinnabon's have anything to do with it being ranked worse than MSP..... The secur
39 Post contains images Aa777jr : Agreed. The link to the article looks like this "survey" is off someone's AOL home webpage. MSP in N America? Huh? I've never made a flight on time o
40 Premobrimo : I think MSP is awesome and I'm very proud it made number one in North America! I honestly have nothing bad to say about it. It will only get better al
41 OB1504 : Although I've heard marvelous things about SCL and the terminal and wonder why is wasn't on the list, I would also like to ask when the last time you
42 CO737 : Five minutes on moving sidewalks if you're going at an all out sprint the whole way. And to top it off, you have to go through that stupid mall (excu
43 6thfreedom : agree? SYD and BNE best for Australia? Obviously the pax didn't have to make an international-domestic vv connection. These airports are nightmares t
44 Premobrimo : Excuse me??? Have any of you been to MSP in the past 5 years??? There is a concourse connector that conveniently connects the A and B concourse to the
45 Post contains images Mrniji : LOL!! Yes, you did miss sth! - did you guys see the film Goodbye Lenin? Amazing! - or did you follow the development of "Die Partei" (from teh founde
46 Centrair : I hope that next year NGO is on that list. It makes KIX look like boring. I have been down there three times in the past month for work and each group
47 PADSpot : I do not know at all, why these airports (SXF, LEJ) are on this list ?! With 2-3 Mil. pax/year they aren't even regional airports on some other count
48 Post contains images JCS17 : MSP and SFO are on the list?! I don't know what the hell these guys are smoking. Have you ever had to go from Concourse F to the very end of Concourse
49 Post contains images Cxsjr : Hmmmm, what a suprise - not a single UK airport in the running, probably because they're ALL crap from the actual infrastructures through to the staff
50 6thfreedom : LOL... BAA has the management contract at Melbourne, so perhaps that explains MEL not being listed either!
51 Cxsjr : That figures big time!!!
52 Senorcarnival : Getting to GRU or EZE is no day at the park either. Isn't EZE located something like 50km from the city center? GRU has to be at least 20km from the
53 GoMEA : Wow, nice to see Beirut comes in 2nd just after Dubai in the Middle East. The duty free is simply amazing and they have the biggest duty free cigar sh
54 4xRuv : BCN 3rd in south Europe? I'm beginning to doubt this rating..... The only time I got lost in an airport (and I've been to a lot) was in BCN. And the s
55 FRAspotter : I'm surprised that FRA didn't make the list.
56 BuyantUkhaa : The shoe-check virus seems to be spreading! This morning in DUB I (and all pax) had to do the same, and apparently this is the result of a safety aud
57 SNBA319 : I dont agree with MUC for the european airports. I did some research on most european airports 1 1/2 years ago and compared to both CPH and AMS MUC is
58 SFOMEX : Hey, but it's the nicest dump ever used as an airport! I don't care about fog, give me a stylish and modern international terminal and I will conside
59 QANTASforever : Sydney as number 10 is a surpise. Don't get me wrong, I absolutely love SYD - it fully represents what aviation is to me - but it has never received a
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