North America is known for many things: an influential pop culture, some of the world's top universities, breathtaking national parks, and some of the world's best cities. But it turns out that there is one thing it is not known for: airports.
Air travel industry experts Skytrax has released their annual report of the world's top 100 airports, based on votes and surveys submitted by international air travellers around the world – and it looks like North America failed to take the cake. None of Canada or the United States' airports made it to the top ten, with Vancouver's International Airport coming in close at number thirteen – one spot up from last year. Cincinnati/Kentucky made it to #26, with Denver coming in close at #28. Raleigh-Durham meanwhile sat at an embarrassing #95.
On the upper end of the list, Singapore's Changi Airport attained the coveted number one spot for the fifth year in a row; with free 24-hour movie theaters, a rooftop swimming pool and butterfly gardens, their achievement doesn't really come as a surprise. Rounding out the top five are Tokyo's Intl Haneda, South Korea's Incheon Intl Airport, Munich Airport and Hong Kong's Intl Airport. Let's just hope that North America will take a cue from these cities and make their airports great again.
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