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Incheon International named world’s best airport

Seoul Incheon International airport has replaced Hong Kong International as the world's best airport

Seoul Incheon International airport has replaced Hong Kong International as the world’s best airport, the latest passenger satisfaction index produced by Skytrax shows.

According to the rankings, the South Korean hub is the airport held in the highest regard by international passengers.

The results, which help to decide the winner of the World’s Best Airport awards, are based on feedback provided by 8.6 million travellers over the last year.

While Hong Kong International has traditionally been the airport to beat, Incheon International came out on top this year thanks to excellent check-in, arrivals and departure gate ratings.

"We congratulate Incheon International Airport for achieving this title as World’s Best Airport for 2009," Skytrax CEO Edward Plaisted commented.

"Incheon is an airport that has been in the global top five ranking for the World Airport Awards during the past five to six years, and it is a great achievement for them to secure this premier mark of customer satisfaction."

Meanwhile, Hong Kong International Airport’s enduring popularity was reconfirmed recently when passenger traffic growth of 4.1 per cent was reported for April 2009.

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