No U.S. airport made the top 10 and unsurprisingly New York's LaGuardia Airport in did not make the list.
Earlier this year, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said: "LaGuardia Airport is ranked the worst airport in America. That is a disgrace, my friends. And it is unacceptable." Vice President Joe Biden said the facility was comparable to what you'd find in a Third World country.
Asian top two
Incheon International, the primary airport serving Seoul, South Korea, came in second in the rankings just as it did last year. It also won awards for best international transit and best immigration service.
The former, according to Plaisted, "remains one of our most hotly contested awards categories, and for Incheon to triumph for the second consecutive year is true testament to the quality of customer experience."
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Hong Kong International came in fourth place, ensuring Asia had three airports in the top five. Hong Kong took home awards for best dining experience and best baggage delivery, with Skytrax praising the airport for being a consistent high performer since the survey began 15 years ago.
"With its vibrant local culture, Hong Kong airport, caters well for both local and international customers and this is something that is recognised enthusiastically by the survey respondents," Skytrax said.
In third and fifth place, respectively, were two major European hubs, Munich and Amsterdam Schiphol. The former airport returned to the top three for the first time since 2006, clinching the awards for best airport in Europe and Central Europe as well as for best staff on the Continent thanks to what Skytrax called its "renowned Bavarian hospitality."
In sixth, seventh and eighth places were Tokyo Haneda International Airport, Beijing Capital International and Zurich, with the ninth spot taken by Vancouver International, the only airport from North America on the list and retaining the award for best facility on the North American continent.
"Vancouver International Airport continues to be a popular choice amongst passengers—not only as a gateway into northwestern Canada but also a transit point for travelers heading to other regions of North America," Skytrax's Plaisted said.
The 10th spot was claimed by London's Heathrow, ensuring that no U.S. airports made it into the top 10. The U.K. capital's largest airport held on to the best terminal award for Terminal Five as well as winning best airport shopping for a fourth consecutive year.