The Hong Kong International Airport was named the world's best for the seventh
year in an annual survey of passengers, with Asian airports dominating the top positions in the list.
The annual survey conducted by Skytrax, a U.K.-based consultancy, judges airports on more than
40 categories, ranking them after collecting 8.2 million questionnaires completed
by passengers over a 10-month period.
The passengers judged 190 airports on factors like shopping, dining, staff courtesy,
baggage delivery and wait-times at security, reports the Age.com.au.
Hong Kong, with its reputation for efficiency and comfort, bested airports in
Singapore and Seoul, South Korea, which ranked second and third.
Also in the top 10 were airports in Kansai, Japan, and Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Airports in Europe - Munich, Germany; Copenhagen, Denmark; Zurich, Switzerland; and
Helsinki, Finland - took most of the remaining top spots.
Cape Town, South Africa rounded out the list at No.10.
Missing from the list were any airports in the United States.