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Top 10 Best Airports
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Here is a list of the world's best airports for 2010 from the new book, 'Lonely Planet's Best in Travel 2010'. If you have a choice of where to have a lengthy airport wait between connections, try one of these airports.
|1.||CHANGI AIRPORT, Singapore||
Changi constantly wins all critics' awards for best performance. If you are lucky enough to have a lengthy layover, you should take one of the complementary bus tours of downtown Singapore. Other features of the airport include an on-site pool, custom-designed lounges or even book a hotel room by the hour.
|2.||PRINCESS JULIANA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, St Maarten||
If you have time before your departure, make their way to Maho, a beautiful beach at the tip of the runway. Though take note of the sign that 'low flying and departing aircraft blast can cause physical injury'.
|3.||INCHEON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, South Korea||
Has cutting-edge amenities. It is the perfect airport for the business-minded traveller, offering loads of conference rooms, multimedia facilities and VIP lounges, all covered with wi-fi.
|4.||KEFLAVIK INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, Iceland||
It's like a Scandinavian space station, with smooth designer lines, swish sensi-flush toilets. But best of all is the adjacent Blue Lagoon, a spa secreted behind the rolling tundra.
|5.||HONG KONG INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, Hong Kong||
This new airport is one of only three airports in the world to be awarded Skytrax's prestigious five-star ranking, which is based on numerous ergonomic criteria (the other two airports are Changi and Incheon International).
|6.||JUANCHO E YRAUSQUIN AIRPORT, Saba||
Saba is home to the world's shortest runway, measuring a measly 400m in length. Flights connect the scrubby bump in the ocean to its Antillean neighbours.
|7.||KANSAI INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, Japan||
A massive man-made island and technological marvel, offering travellers the ultimate in Japanese hospitality.
|8.||DUBAI INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, United Arab Emirates||
A big shopping esplanade as you would expect - a duty-free heaven, with almost 2 sq km of space to swipe your plastic.
|9.||VANCOUVER INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, Canada||
The airport boasts one of the largest collections of local indigenous art in the world.
|10.||MUNICH AIRPORT, Germany||
You can practice your putting at the 18-hole mini-golf course, or wander out to the viewing platform to watch the planes rev their engines before lift-off.
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