YVR voted best airport in North America for 8th straight year

Paul International Airport (MSP) is the best in North America.

BIAL receiving the Skytrax award in Paris on Tuesday. "This recognition affirms our service belief which we have held steadfast all these years - putting passengers at the heart of all we do", he added.

The Skytrax World Airport Awards were first presented in 1999 and this year 13.82 million passengers cast their votes for more than 550 airports all over the world.

The World Airport Awards, also known as the Passengers Choice Awards, evaluated traveler "experiences across different airport service and product key performance indicators - from check-in, arrivals, transfers, shopping, security and immigration through to departure at the gate", Skytrax said. "From amenities such as the pedestrian tunnel, shuttle service, full-service lounges, proximity to downtown and shorter lines to the award-winning airlines, this top worldwide ranking further demonstrates that the airport is recognized as a world-class facility that drives business, creates jobs, facilitates tourism and serves as an important gateway to Toronto". While we expand our facilities to serve more passengers in the coming years, we will continue to work closely with all our airport partners to further enhance the Changi Experience. "Over the past few months, we have innovated and introduced many new initiatives that focus on easing travelling".

This ranking is testament to HIA's continued commitment to delivering the highest standard of service to our passengers, and to exceeding their expectations on every level.

Following from victories in 2011 and 2012, Hamburg Airport has won the famous Skytrax World Award in the "Best Regional Airport Europe" category for the third time showing, once again, Hamburg's leading position amongst Europe's non-hub airports.

When it comes to dining, Hong Kong leads the way, while Taiwan's Taoyuan got the top spot in the best airport staff category.

"We are delighted to be the beneficiary of this award", says Patrick Gosselin, general manager of Fairmont Vancouver Airport. It caters to over 22 million passengers annually and is growing at the rate of 22.5% year-on-year basis.