Three SA airports among world's best

2014-03-28 08:41
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World's best airports

The 2013 World Airport Awards recently released its list of the top 100 airports in the world and three South African airports made it into the top 30. We take a look at the top 10.

Cape Town – Three South African airports have made it into Skytrax’s top 10 list of Domestic airports around the world.  

Durban’s King Shaka International Airport was voted third Best Domestic Airport in the world, after Tokyo International Airport Haneda in Japan and Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport in China.  

Cape Town International claimed the 6th position on the list, while OR Tambo in Johannesburg came in at number 10.  

While all the airports listed in this category serve as international airports, the feedback from domestic travellers is exceptionally good. 

Today.com reports that Singapore’s Changi Airport was voted the world’s Best Airport over all for the second year in a row.  

World Airport Awards by Skytrax are based on 12.85 million customer nominations and the survey included 410 airports.

Passengers were asked to rate 39 key performance indicators, including check-in, arrivals and transfers.  

Changi received a double accolade, as it was also named the best airport for leisure amenities, thanks to Terminal 2’s its spectacular ‘nature trail,’ boasting a cactus, orchid, sunflower and butterfly garden as well as a koi pond. Terminal Three also has Singapore's tallest indoor slide.



The Best Airports list is dominated by Asian and European Airports, with Vancouver International being the odd one out.  

Check out the Skytrax World Airport Awards top 10 Domestic Airports below

1. Tokyo International Airport Haneda, Japan
2. Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport, China
3. Durban King Shaka International Airport, South Africa
4. Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Airport, US
5. Denver International Airport, US
6. Cape Town International Airport, South Africa
7. Haikou Meilan International Airport, China
8. San Francisco International Airport, US
9. Sydney Airport, Australia
10. OR Tambo International Airport, South Africa  

Check out the Skytrax World Airport Awards top 10 Best Airports below

1. Singapore Changi Airport, Singapore
2. Incheon International Airport, South Korea
3. Munich Airport, Germany
4. Hong Kong International Airport, Hong Kong
5. Amsterdam Schiphol Airport, The Netherlands
6. Tokyo International Airport Haneda, Japan
7. Beijing Capital International Airport, China
8. Zurich Airport, Switzerland
9. Vancouver International Airport, Canada
10. London Heathrow Airport, UK

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