Saturday, 12 April 2008

Airport Service Quality Awards 2007

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The Airports Council International recently announced the Airport Service Quality Awards 2007 winners, in Shanghai.

Here are the results:

BEST AIRPORTS WORLDWIDE
1) Incheon, South Korea
2) Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
3) Singapore
4) Hong Kong
5) Central Japan (NGO)

BEST AIRPORT BY REGION

Africa
1) Johannesburg, South Africa
2) Cape Town, South Africa
3) Durban, South Africa
4) Nairobi, Kenya

Asia-Pacific
1) Incheon, South Korea
2) Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
3) Singapore
4) Hong Kong
5) Central Japan (NGO)

Europe
1) Oporto, Portugal
2) Zurich, Switzerland
3=) Helsinki, Finland
3=) Munich, Germany
5) Southampton, UK

Latin America & Caribbean
1) Guayaquil, Ecuador
2) San José, Costa Rica
3) Mexico City, Mexico
4) Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago
5) Curaçao, Antilles

Middle East
1) Tel Aviv, Israel
2) Doha, Qatar
3) Abu Dhabi, UAE
4) Muscat, Oman

North America
1) Dallas Fort Worth, USA
2) Halifax, Canada
3) Ottawa, Canada
4) San Diego, USA
5) Detroit Metropolitan, USA

BEST AIRPORT BY SIZE OF AIRPORT

fewer than 5 million passengers
1) Halifax, Canada
2) Ottawa, Canada
3) Guayaquil, Ecuador
4) Porto, Portugal
5) Cairns, Australia

5 – 15 million passengers
1) Central Japan (NGO)
2) Tel Aviv, Israel
3) Auckland, New Zealand
4) Christchurch, New Zealand
5) Adelaide, Australia

15 – 25 million passengers
1) Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
2) San Diego, USA
3) Zurich, Switzerland
4) Vancouver, Canada
5) Melbourne, Australia

25 – 40 million passengers
1) Incheon, South Korea
2) Singapore
3) Detroit Metropolitan, USA
4) Minneapolis St. Paul, USA
5) Munich, Germany

over 40 million
1) Hong Kong
2) Dallas Fort Worth, USA
3) Denver, USA
4) Houston George Bush, USA
5) Amsterdam, Netherlands

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That second part got me interested in the 'size' (number of passengers annually) of certain airports so I looked it up (all are approximate numbers of course).

The order changes a bit depending on sources but the busiest international airports are:

1. Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport - 84,846,639
2. O'Hare International Airport (Chicago) - 77,028,134
3. Heathrow Airport (London) - 67,530,197
4. Haneda Airport (Tokyo) - 65,810,672
5. Los Angeles International Airport - 61,041,066
6. Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport - 60,226,138
7. Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport - 56,849,567
8. Frankfurt Airport - 52,810,683
9. Beijing Capital International Airport - 48,654,770
10. Denver International Airport - 47,325,016
11. McCarran International Airport (Las Vegas) - 46,193,329
12. Amsterdam Airport Schiphol - 46,065,719
13. Madrid Barajas Airport - 45,501,168
14. Hong Kong International Airport - 43,857,908
15. John F. Kennedy International Airport (New York City) - 43,762,282
16. Bangkok International Airport - 42,799,532
17. George Bush Intercontinental Airport (Houston) - 42,550,432
18. Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport - 41,436,737
19. Newark Liberty International Airport (New Jersey) - 36,724,167
20. Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport - 35,972,673
21. Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport - 35,612,133
22. Singapore Changi Airport - 35,033,083
23. Narita International Airport (Tokyo) - 34,975,225
24. Orlando International Airport - 34,640,451
25. London Gatwick Airport - 34,172,492
26. San Francisco International Airport - 33,574,807
27. Miami International Airport - 32,533,974
28. Philadelphia International Airport - 31,768,272
29. Toronto Pearson International Airport - 30,972,577
30. Munich Airport - 30,757,978

More airports/stats here.

(From what I can gather Shanghai Pudong: 20+ million, Sydney Kingsford Smith: 29 million)

Interesting fact:

Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport, Shanghai, People's Republic of China
The worlds busiest domestic-only airport until service began to Tokyo in October 2007. It only handles 19.3 million passengers, but only defeated Chicago Midway International Airport by around 0.5 million passengers. The international passenger services are served by Shanghai Pudong International Airport, which handles around 60% of the traffic within Shanghai. It is 15th busiest in Asia and 62nd busiest in the world.

1 comment:

Amyee said...

I am not surprised that Sydney didn't make any of the 'best of' list of airports - they really really need to sort out the traffic here!