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World’s Best Airports, per Skytrax

With the world’s largest indoor waterfall, multi-story slides, a butterfly garden, and shops, restaurants, and events galore, it’s no wonder that Singapore’s Changi Airport is taking home Skytrax’s “World’s Best Airport” award for the 12th time. Changi Airport also landed in first place for World’s Best Airport Dining and World’s Best Airport Leisure Amenities.

Skytrax ranks airports and airlines worldwide in a wide range of overall categories and by region.

Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA) got the award for Best Airport In North America, followed by Vancouver International Airport (YVR), Houston Hobby Airport (HOU), and Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH).

World’s Cleanest Airports

Tokyo’s Haneda Airport (HND) took the top prize for World’s Cleanest Airport this year, while Vancouver International Airport (YVR) claimed the prize for World’s Cleanest Airport in North America.

Best Airport Art

Houston Airports receives the top prize this year for Best Airport Art.

Best New Airport Terminal

And LaGuardia Airport’s Terminal B got the nod this year for Best New Airport Terminal.

There are many more winners for airports around the world. See the full list here.

World’s Best Airports for 2019. And the World’s Cleanest Airport.

There are dozens of “Best Airports” lists that come out each year. Skytrax is one of the more notable lists that airports and, increasingly, passengers, pay attention to. That’s because the survey is based on extensive customer surveys and evaluates everything from check-in, arrivals and shopping to security and the experience at the gates.

Here are the Top 10 Airports for 2019.

  1. Singapore Changi Airport – winner for the 7th year in a row.
  2. Tokyo Haneda International Airport
  3. Incheon International Airport
  4. Hamad International Airport (Qatar)
  5. Hong Kong International Airport
  6. Chubu Centrair International Airport – (Nagoya, Japan; which recently opened a Seattle-themed 787 Dreamliner attraction)
  7. Munich Airport
  8. London Heathrow Airport
  9. Narita International Airport
  10. Zurich Airport

No U.S. airports made that top ten list, but on this list of the “bests” in other categories, Houston’s Bush International Airport won the inaugural award for World’s Best Website and Digital Services.

World’s Best Airport Dining : Hong Kong International Airport
World’s Best Airport Hotel : Crowne Plaza Changi Airport
World’s Best Airport Immigration Service : Hong Kong International Airport
World’s Best Airport Leisure Amenities : Changi Airport Singapore
World’s Best Airport Security Processing : Zurich Airport
World’s Best Airport Shopping : London Heathrow Airport
World’s Best Airport Staff : Narita International Airport
World’s Best Airport Terminal : T5, London Heathrow Airport
World’s Best Website & Digital Services : Houston Airports System
World’s Cleanest Airport : Tokyo Haneda Airport

Haneda Airport new International Terminal

A few other “Bests” of note:

Denver International Airport got the nod for Best Regional Airport in North America, while Vancouver International Airport took home the award for Best Airport in North America. And Seattle-Tacoma International Airport received the award for having the Best Airport Staff in North America.

See the full list of Skytrax 2019 awards here.