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YVR captures key industry award

May 17, 2012, Vancouver - YVR has been named Best Airport in North America for the third year in a row as part of the 2012 Skytrax World Airport Awards. YVR also ranked as the top airport in the world in its size category (10 to 20 million annual passengers).

May 17, 2012  By Carey Fredericks

The awards, announced last month in Vienna, Austria, recognize product and service quality from across the world’s airport industry and are based on an independent survey of 12 million passengers from 108 countries. Airports were ranked based on 39 criteria, including design and layout, retail facilities, cleanliness, clarity of flight information and signs, luggage handling and transportation.

The Fairmont Vancouver Airport Hotel was also recognized for the second year in a row in the Skytrax category for Best Airport Hotel in North America.

World's 2012 top ten airports, as ranked by Skytrax:

        1. Incheon International Airport


        2. Singapore Changi Airport

        3. Hong Kong International Airport

        4. Amsterdam Schiphol Airport

        5. Beijing Capital International Airport

        6. Munich Airport

        7. Zurich Airport

        8. Kuala Lumpur International Airport

        9. Vancouver International Airport

        10. Central Japan International Airport


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