Which are the world's best airports? Singapore's Changi airport wins award for third year in a row

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Changi airport in Singapore: Voted the world's best airport for the third year in a row (Source: Corbis)

Everyone loves a holiday, but airports are often a caveat, with travellers enduring long queues just to check in. Then there are the hours spent in the waiting area, before joining the mad rush to find the departure gate.

But holidaymakers after a more enjoyable travel experience should check out some of these airports, named as the world's best at the 2015 World Airport Awards held at the Passenger Terminal Expo in Paris.

Singapore Changi grabbed first place for the third year running, and it also marked the sixth time the airport won. It's one of the best places to shop and dine in Singapore, as well as being home to the city state's tallest slide.

"Rather than dwell on earlier success, the airport continues to innovate and concentrate on making the customer experience in the airport environment the most enjoyable," Mr Edward Plaisted, chief executive of UK-based consultancy Skytrax that organised the awards, said.

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However, if your air-miles won't stretch all the way to Singapore, there are some alternatives closer to home. Zurich Airport took sixth place, while London Heathrow came in eighth, followed by Amsterdam Schiphol.

The awards were based on 13.02 million customer nominations, and looked at customer satisfaction across performance indicators for airport service and product.

1.Singapore Changi

Incheon International Airport

3.Munich Airport
4. Hong Kong International
5.Tokyo International Haneda
6.Zurich Airport
7.Central Japan International
8.London Heathrow
9.Amsterdam Schiphol
10.Beijing Capital
11.Vancouver International Airport
12.Kansai International Airport
13.Frankfurt Airport
14.Narita International Airport
15.Auckland International Airport
16.Copenhagen Airport
17.Taiwan Taoyuan
19.Kuala Lumpur International
20.Brisbane Airport
21Sydney Airport
22.Hamad International Airport
23.Cologne / Bonn
24.Johannesburg Airport
25.Melbourne Airport
26.Cape Town Airport
28.Durban International Airport
29.Abu Dhabi International Airport
31.Shanghai Hongqiao
32.London City Airport
33.Denver International Airport
34.Dusseldorf Airport
35.Lima Airport
36.San Francisco International
37.Barcelona Airport
38.Vienna International Airport
39.Dubai International Airport
40.London Gatwick
41.Gimpo International Airport
42.Gold Coast Airport
43.Toronto Pearson
45.Hamburg Airport
46.Bahrain International Airport
47.Bangkok Airport
48.Paris CDG Airport
49.Oslo Airport
50.Chengdu Airport
51.Moscow Domodedovo
52.Lisbon Airport
53.Haikou Airport
55.Athens Airport
56.Halifax Stanfield
57.Jakarta International Airport
58.Delhi International Airport
59.Guayaquil Airport
60.New York JFK
61.Stockholm Arlanda
62.Dallas/Fort Worth
63.Adelaide Airport
64.Bengaluru Airport
65.Porto Airport
66.Guangzhou Airport
67.Keflavik Airport
68.Billund Airport
69.Budapest International
70.Hyderabad Airport
71.Istanbul Atatürk
72.Shenzhen Airport
73.London Stansted
74.Xi'an International Airport
75.Perth Airport
76.Christchurch Airport
77.Muscat International Airport
78.Brussels Airport
79.Nice Côte d'Azur
80.Manchester Airport
81.Dublin Airport
82.Birmingham Airport
83.Sanya International Airport
84.Moscow Sheremetyevo
85.Prague Airport
86.Minneapolis-St Paul
87.Montréal Trudeau
88.Boston Logan
89.Panama Airport
90.Shanghai Pudong
91.Luxembourg Airport
92.Chicago O'Hare
93.Fukuoka Airport
94.Bogota El Dorado
95.Geneva Airport
96.Detroit Wayne County
97.Malta Airport
98.Los Angeles Airport
100.Mauritius Airport

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