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Vancouver's YVR named the #1 airport in North America

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It seems it depends who you ask. A FlightNetwork poll last year found that YVR was the third-worst airport in Canada. But on Wednesday, YVR was named the #1 airport in North America by the Skytrax World Airport Awards, and it's the fifth consecutive year YVR has received the honour. At number 9 worldwide, it's also the only North American airport to be included in the global top 10.

“To earn a fifth consecutive ranking as the top airport in North America as voted by passengers all over the world is truly a remarkable feat,” said Craig Richmond, President & CEO, Vancouver Airport Authority. “This award is about more than just YVR’s iconic art and architecture; it encompasses our superior customer care and efficient processes, our shopping and dining options and more. Ultimately, this award is a powerful testament to the commitment of the YVR community – 24,000 strong – to go beyond, every day.”

This Skytrax World Airport Awards rankings are based on the results of 12.85 million surveys completed by customers at 410 airports worldwide.

Here's the full global Top 10 list:

  1. Singapore Changi Airport
  2. Incheon International Airport
  3. Munich Airport
  4. Hong Kong International Airport
  5. Amsterdam Schiphol Airport
  6. Tokyo International Airport Haneda
  7. Beijing Capital International Airport
  8. Zurich Airport
  9. Vancouver International Airport
  10. London Heathrow Airport


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