Global airport rankings name Cincinnati best in U.S.

The Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport has been named the top airport in the U.S. in global airline quality rankings in the annual Skytrax World’s Best Airport Awards. Dayton International Airport failed to crack the Top 100. PHOTO/STAFF
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The Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport has been named the top airport in the U.S. in global airline quality rankings in the annual Skytrax World’s Best Airport Awards. Dayton International Airport failed to crack the Top 100. PHOTO/STAFF

The Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International, which is a popular departure point for many Dayton-area residents, was the the highest-ranking U.S. airport and 26th among the Top 100 airports in the world in the annual Skytrax World’s Best Airport Awards, also known as the Passenger’s Choice Awards.

The airport, located in Hebron, Ky., just south of Cincinnati, was also named “The Best World Airport Serving 5 – 10 Million Passengers Per Year,” and earned second place for “World’s Best Regional Airport.”

Dayton International Airport was not included on the Top 100 list.

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The Cincinnati airport is much smaller and has fewer amenities compared to its larger counterparts, including airports in New York and Los Angeles, but it was among the cleanest facilities providing an enjoyable and relaxing travel experience, according to the Skytrax.

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However, no U.S. airport cracked the Top 10 of the global airline quality rankings, reflecting continued airport infrastructure and services problems domestically.

Singapore Changi Airport was named as the World’s Best Airport by air travellers for the fifth consecutive year.

The 2017 Skytrax World Airport Awards Top 10:

1. Singapore Changi Airport

2. Tokyo International Airport (Haneda)

3. Incheon International Airport (Seoul, South Korea)

4. Munich Airport (Germany)

5. Hong Kong International Airport

6. Hamad International Airport (Doha, Qatar)

7. Chubu Centrair Nagoya (Japan)

8. Zurich Airport (Switzerland)

9. London Heathrow Airport

10. Frankfurt Airport (Germany)