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The top 10 airports in the world - United States still missing from the lineup

Skytrax just released the 2009 winners of their annual "best airport in the world" survey. In total, 8.9 million passengers participated in the 10 month survey.

Incheon Airport in South Korea took the top spot, knocking Hong Kong to second. Hong Kong had dominated the lineup for the past seven years.

As usual, no North American airports made the top 10 list, and anyone who has compared US airports with airports in the rest of the world will understand why.

Later this week, I'll take a closer look at the state of US airports, and try to determine why North American airport operators are so bad at operating decent facilities.

After the jump, you'll see the ten airports worthy of being included in the lineup, along with their 2008 ranking.

1

Incheon International Airport

3

2

Hong Kong International Airport

1

3

Singapore Changi

2

4

Zurich

8

5

Munich

4

6

Kansai

6

7

Kuala Lumpur

7

8

Amsterdam

11

9

Centrair Nagoya

12

10

Auckland

20



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