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Worlds Best Airports 2007  
User currently offlineWINGS From Portugal, joined May 2005, 2831 posts, RR: 68
Posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 7380 times:


http://www.airports.org/cda/aci/disp...t.jsp?zn=aci&cp=1-7-46^12875_9_2__

Best Airport Worldwide

1) Incheon, South Korea

2) Hong Kong
3) Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
4) Singapore
5) Dallas Fort Worth, USA

Best Airport Europe

1) Zurich, Switzerland

2) Brussels, Belgium
3=) Helsinki, Finland
3=) Porto, Portugal
Congratulations to my local airport.
5) Munich, Germany

Best Airport Americas[b]

1) Dallas Fort Worth, USA

2) Halifax, Canada
3=) Ottawa, Canada
3=) Detroit Metropolitan, USA
5) San Diego, USA

[b]Best Airport Middle East-Africa


1) Abu Dhabi, UAE

2) Cape Town, South Africa
3) Doha, Qatar
4) Johannesburg, South Africa
5) Durban, South Africa

Best Airport Asia-Pacific

1) Incheon, South Korea

2) Hong Kong
3) Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
4) Singapore
5) Central Japan (NGO)

Best Airport fewer than 5 Million Passengers

1) Halifax, Canada

2) Ottawa, Canada
3) Porto, Portugal
Congratulations to my local airport.
4) Malta
5) Sandefjord, Norway

Best Airport 5 - 15 Million Passengers

1) Central Japan (NGO)

2) Adelaide, Australia
3=) Helsinki, Finland
3=) Christchurch, New Zealand
5) Abu Dhabi, UAE

Best Airport 15 - 25 Million Passengers

1) Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

2) San Diego, USA
3) Zurich, Switzerland
4) Brussels, Belgium
5) Vancouver, Canada

Best Airport 25 - 40 Million Passengers

1) Incheon, South Korea

2) Singapore
3) Detroit Metropolitan, USA
4) Toronto, Canada
5) Munich, Germany

Best Airport over 40 Million Passengers

1) Hong Kong

2) Dallas Fort Worth, USA
3) Denver, USA
4) Amsterdam, Netherlands
5) Beijing, China

Best Domestic Airport

1) Austin, USA

2) Halifax, Canada
3) Ottawa, Canada
4) Dallas Fort Worth, USA
5) San Diego, USA

Airport People Award

Middle East-Africa) Abu Dhabi, UAE

Europe) Brussels, Belgium
Asia-Pacific) Incheon, South Korea
Americas) Halifax, Canada

Regards,
Wings


Aviation Is A Passion.
42 replies: All unread, showing first 25:
 
User currently offlineHelvknight From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 7365 times:

Congratulations to ZRH, best airport in Europe.

Also nice to see the dome at AUH again, lovely airport.


User currently offlineEK156 From United Arab Emirates, joined May 2005, 765 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 7285 times:

What???? Come on.... Abu Dhabi and Doha are definitely not the best airports..... NO WAY!!!!! I have travelled through AUH and DOH many times in the last 2-3 years and they are in NO WAY better than DXB or even BAH... or heck even BEY. Come on...... there is something wrong with this picture... wayyyyyyy wrong!!!!

User currently offlineBwest From Belgium, joined Jul 2006, 1379 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 7280 times:

Way to go BRU!
They're ranked quite well in various categories... I remember 2 years ago they were still voted the best in Europe.



I love my Airport Job! :)
User currently offlineRyan h From Australia, joined Aug 2001, 1575 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 7235 times:

Good to see my hometown airport, Adelaide making it into the list. Did not expect it to be that high on the list though.


South Australian Spotter
User currently offlineCaribb From Canada, joined Nov 1999, 1639 posts, RR: 8
Reply 5, posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 7205 times:

Congrats to all those city's airports! Nice to see Halifax and Ottawa share a little limelight for a change too. Good stuff.

User currently offlineCXfirst From Norway, joined Jan 2007, 3089 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 7166 times:

Quoting WINGS (Thread starter):
5) Sandefjord, Norway

 bigthumbsup 

Quoting WINGS (Thread starter):
2) Adelaide, Australia

 yuck  No true OZ will like that....except Adelaidians...... Big grin

-CXfirst



From Norway, live in Australia
User currently offlineDtwclipper From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 7162 times:

That is sooo coooool to see DTW up on that list.

It wasn't that long ago that we were on the other end of those stats....come 2008 we should top them all!



http://www.metroairport.com/project/DesignRendering.asp


User currently offlineMtsubshe From United States of America, joined Jan 2007, 67 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 7130 times:

i do not agree with abu dhabi as the best airport, last time i was in abu dhabi, it was hard to see the person standing next to you, because of all the cigaratte smoke, people smoke everywhere, it was like you are standing inside the smoking rooms,without any ventilation

User currently offlineBigJimFX From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 321 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 7120 times:

Can't believe DFW is up there a coupla times.... Whats that feeling you get deep in you gut???
Not shame....
Oh yeah, Pride! Haven't felt that in a while!

I also can't help but notice it's jump since I left Customer Service  flamed 



I'd like to thank me for flying Me Airways...
User currently offlineSB From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2006, 216 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 7054 times:

Can't disagree with KUL ... One of the nicest airports I've had the normally dubious pleasure of being stuck in :p

Halifax has come a long way in the last few years. I remember when it was nothing more than a dump. Great improvement.

I'm somewhat surprised AMS isn't on the list. One of my favourites in Europe, and I've seen many.

S.



"Confirm leave the hold and maintain 320kts?!"
User currently offlineJeffrySkY From Singapore, joined Feb 2004, 178 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 6751 times:

I find these rankings highly incredulous ... I mean DOH displacing established airports like DXB off the list when the former doesn't even possess airbridges for boarding ? I am not saying DOH is a third-rate airport, but when it comes to rankings like these, there must be a certain sense of discrimination and consistency with other renowned ranking standards.

And AMS missing from the list of World's Best Airports? Well, everyone has their own opinions to assert, but there just isn't any convincing consistency between some of these rankings and other previously published ranking standards.

Just adding the impetus to the fact that these ranking standards are to be taken with a SACK of salt. :-P


User currently offlineAirStatDFW From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 378 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 6706 times:

Quoting BigJimFX (Reply 9):
I also can't help but notice it's jump since I left Customer Service

Well I think you do better in your current job anyways. Glad to See DFW on top of the America's!!

AirStatDFW


User currently offlineCoronado990 From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 1611 posts, RR: 2
Reply 13, posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 6679 times:

San Diego is number #2 worldwide before Zurich for airports between 15-25 million? Wow that's excellent!!


Uncle SAN at your service!
User currently offlineTAP1972 From Portugal, joined Dec 2003, 396 posts, RR: 3
Reply 14, posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 6374 times:

Hi

It's great to see Porto airport...I was surprised

Regarding Schipol, I think it deserves a better ranking


User currently offlineStirling From Italy, joined Jun 2004, 3943 posts, RR: 21
Reply 15, posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 6244 times:

Quoting BigJimFX (Reply 9):
Can't believe DFW is up there a coupla times.... Whats that feeling you get deep in you gut???

Indigestion.
I can't believe DFW beat out DEN or DTW. Did AA slip someone on the voting committee a couple of free drink coupons or something? Know you all don't give a hoot, but I can think of 10 airports right now that are superior to DFW!

And I totally don't understand why SAN is in there, sure, an airport right in the middle of major American city is a nice feature, but!....PDX is much nicer in that category.

Quoting BigJimFX (Reply 9):
I also can't help but notice it's jump since I left Customer Service

Shame, shame, shame!
 Wink



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User currently offlineThomasphoto60 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 4021 posts, RR: 26
Reply 16, posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 6189 times:

Quoting Stirling (Reply 15):
but I can think of 10 airports right now that are superior to DFW!

Thats the understatement of the year

Quoting Stirling (Reply 15):
Did AA slip someone on the voting committee a couple of free drink coupons or something

Yeah, I suspect someone's palms were greased by 'Evil Eagle'  duck .

Thomas



"Show me the Braniffs"
User currently offlineBrandonb From United States of America, joined Jan 2007, 71 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 6083 times:

Although I've never had to deal with DFW security It's really easy to get around DFW and that's why I like it.

User currently offlineLHboyatDTW From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 6059 times:

Quoting Dtwclipper (Reply 7):



Quoting Stirling (Reply 15):

 checkmark 

DTW is certainly going to be up there this time next year where the North Terminal should be in operations

How the hell did DFW get there? It's a pit and a royal pain in the ass to change planes in (okay not as bad as some airports, but I've seen better)

AMS deserves a better ranking. Where's Kansai?


User currently onlineLAXdude1023 From India, joined Sep 2006, 7807 posts, RR: 25
Reply 19, posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 5991 times:

Quoting LHboyatDTW (Reply 18):
How the hell did DFW get there? It's a pit and a royal pain in the ass to change planes in (okay not as bad as some airports, but I've seen better)



Quoting Thomasphoto60 (Reply 16):
Thats the understatement of the year



Quoting Stirling (Reply 15):
Indigestion.
I can't believe DFW beat out DEN or DTW. Did AA slip someone on the voting committee a couple of free drink coupons or something? Know you all don't give a hoot, but I can think of 10 airports right now that are superior to DFW!

Out of curiosity have any of you been to DFW in the last 10-12 months? DFW is not what it was even a year ago. They have made sooooo many improvements to that airport to the point where its now my favorite airport to change planes it. Its nice, theyve cleaned it up, skylink is a dream and the international terminal is amazing. I can honestly say DFW is one of the easiest airports to go to/through now. SOOOO much better than ATL, ORD or my beloved LAX.

IAH is also a great airport. Texas must be doing somthing right.



Stewed...Lewd...Crude...Irreverent...Belligerent
User currently offlineDIA77 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 706 posts, RR: 6
Reply 20, posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 5978 times:

Nothing against the city of Dallas, but I'm really surprised DFW is up there. I think its a great airport if Dallas is your final destination, but it has to be one of my least favorite airports to connect in.

User currently offlineThomasphoto60 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 4021 posts, RR: 26
Reply 21, posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 5926 times:

Quoting LAXdude1023 (Reply 19):
Out of curiosity have any of you been to DFW in the last 10-12 months?

Well I am in Dallas at least thrice a month, and occasionally fly into DFW, (though I usually hop aboard one of COEX's ERJs into DAL). Frankly, I have had many bad experiences at DFW, but those events admittedly were years ago. Still I can not see how DFW ranked so high (and no I am not suggesting that IAH had made the list. Frankly with those banjo gates at B from the airport's original 60s era design, probably hurt IAH's efforts in these rankings).

Thomas



"Show me the Braniffs"
User currently offlineQantasA333 From Australia, joined Jan 2007, 538 posts, RR: 4
Reply 22, posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 5635 times:

Congratulations on my hometown ADL to get ranked No# 2 in the 5-15mil pax. Hopefully we can gain No# 1 position next time!

I will be flying out of ADL to SYD in one months time (exactly) and can't wait to go through the airport which feels so spacious. Oh, and I will be posting a trip report for the trip!

Once again congratulations ADL!


User currently offlineKC135TopBoom From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 12179 posts, RR: 51
Reply 23, posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 5613 times:

Quoting BigJimFX (Reply 9):
Can't believe DFW is up there a coupla times....



Quoting BigJimFX (Reply 9):
I also can't help but notice it's jump since I left Customer Service

Jim, that is why DFW improved so much.  rotfl   rotfl   rotfl 

Quoting AirStatDFW (Reply 12):
Quoting BigJimFX (Reply 9):
I also can't help but notice it's jump since I left Customer Service

Well I think you do better in your current job anyways.

No, he isn't, I'm his BOSS.  Angry  Angry  Angry

Quoting LHboyatDTW (Reply 18):
How the hell did DFW get there? It's a pit and a royal pain in the ass to change planes

Have you tried the new train? That makes interline or same airline connections very easy. Nice views of the airport, and airplanes, too.  bigthumbsup 

Quoting DIA77 (Reply 20):
Nothing against the city of Dallas, but I'm really surprised DFW is up there.

DFW is not only owned by Dallas, but by Fort Worth, too.  Wow!

I do want to point out that this was a customer service award for DFW, and all those other airports. It has nothing to do with any airline, just the customer service functions the airports provide, like parking, ground transportation services, concessions, train service between terminals, and a few other functions.


User currently offlineBrianHames From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 795 posts, RR: 2
Reply 24, posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 5483 times:

On what did they base their choices? I thought Beijing Capital was a dump. Unless they are judging based on how fast the ground crew unloads the luggage...

25 Post contains links SJC4Me : I thought TPA was America's favorite airport.... http://www.visittampabay.com/static/index.cfm?contentID=85 ...and Changi (WSSS) was voted the worlds
26 Nzrich : Cool to see my home town airport CHC get in the lists also ..
27 Post contains images BigJimFX : 1/5th boss...Awww I didn't know ya cared! All things aside DFW has made various improvements over the past year or so. Better FID's, Skylink, more Am
28 Post contains images 9MMAR : 3 awards to KUL. Way to go!
29 Ktachiya : I wonder if they are taking intl and domestic connection times into account. I am suprised to see the new NGO in there. I was expecting to see HND in
30 Mozart : Let me check how credible this ranking is: is CDG last in all relevant categories? For if it isn't, then this study is not objective.
31 Post contains images Stylo777 : take a look on that website. DXB got the "DG's Special Recognition Award"
32 AADC10 : If you read the press release, these are "best airports" for "customer service" whatever that means. It is possible to have terrible overcrowded facil
33 BOE773 : Good to see LHR did not make the list!
34 Post contains links and images Andaman : Good to see Helsinki is still going strong, no3 both both in Europe and globally among aiports with 5-15 milj passenges. Only thing is that the traffi
35 PYP757 : Brussels second best airport in Europe? Now that's a joke! I am a Belgian living in the States, and fly there quite often. Definitely not my favorite
36 Steeler83 : I wonder what the top 10 list looks like for airports in the 5 mil-15mil category... I see that no US airports made the top 5 list. Does anyone have t
37 JRDC930 : Im Glad LAX JFK ORD EWR arent on there, they'd have to have been out of their minds to consider those good. I personaly think ONT is a great airport,
38 Andaman : AMS is there, 4th: airports over 40 milj passengers. I have been always wondering why I never see Oslo ranked... it´s modern, stylish, well connecte
39 Greg76 : I have to agree, I went through DFW during the Ice Storm in January, even though my connection to LBB was cancelled and I had to fly to MAF.. riding t
40 LAXdude1023 : Everyone has different opinions. For exapmle, DFW was ranked and I think DFW is a great airport and alot on A.net have said they hate it. Ill be the
41 PanAm747 : I am guessing nobody doing the ranking travelled through SAN's terminal one. Not horrible, but not anything other than "adequate" or "average". Termin
42 MPDPilot : I am surprized by DFW. except for the new terminal D the airport is kind of run down. Last time I was there I was unimpressed with the rest of the fac
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