Brisbane & Gold Coast Airports Among World's Best

12 March 2015
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Two Queensland airports are flying high after being ranked among the world's best at the Skytrax World Airport Awards in Paris overnight.

The Brisbane and Gold Coast terminals took out 20th and 42nd place respectively on the Skytrax World's Top 100 Airports list.

Brisbane Airport took home more than one title, also awarded for having the Best Airport Staff in the Australia/Pacific region, and snagging third place for airports servicing between 20 and 30 million travellers (topped by Zurich and Copenhagen).

Brisbane Airport Corporation Managing Director Julieanne Alroe made sure to recognise the individual achievement behind receiving these awards.

"More than 21,000 people come to work every day in one of the 420 individual businesses located at Brisbane Airport," she says.

"These awards are a tribute to the incredible work of each and every one of those people who strive to provide the best possible services and facilities to travellers".

Southern sibling the Gold Coast Airport was named the Best Regional Airport in the Australia/Pacific region, as well as the ninth Best Regional Airport overall.

Gold Coast Airport Chief Operating Officer David Collins says the awards are significant as they are based purely on customer feedback.

Changi Airport in Singapore retains its top position, while Incheon, Munich, Hong Kong and Tokyo airports round out the top five.

Other Australian airports that made the top 100 were Sydney (21), Melbourne (24), Adelaide (66) and Perth (76).

Ashton Rigg

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