The world's 20 best airports

The Skytrax World Airport Awards

are based on 12 million passenger surveys at 385 different airports,

grading the travel experience on 39 criteria. So where is the ideal

place to make a connection or a layover? Read on for the 20 best.

World's 20 best airports

Frankfurt Main Airport (Photo: Flickr/D Petzold)

World's 20 best airports

Sydney Airport (Photo: Flickr/Pedro Szekely)

World's 20 best airports

Kansai International Airport (Photo: Flickr/Hideyuki Kamon)

World's 20 best airports

Abu Dhabi International Airport(Photo: Wikimedia/Nuno Nogueira)

World's 20 best airports

Narita International Airport (Photo: Flickr/Hideyuki Kamon)

World's 20 best airports

Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport (Photo: Flickr/Thomas Depenbusch)

World's 20 best airports

Frankfurt Main Airport (Photo: Flickr/Christian Bortes)

World's 20 best airports

Tokyo International Airport Haneda (Photo: Flickr/Hideyuki Kamon)

World's 20 best airports

Auckland Airport (Photo: Flickr/Phillip Capper)

World's 20 best airports

Copenhagen Airport (Photo: Wikimedia/Dornum72)

World's 20 best airports

London Heathrow Airport (Photo: Wikimedia/Cdogg30)

World's 20 best airports

Central Japan International Airport (Photo: Flickr/Masakazu Matsumoto)

World's 20 best airports

Vancouver International Airport (Photo: Flickr/Jeff McNeill)

World's 20 best airports

Kuala Lumpur International Airport (Photo: Flickr/Hunny Alrohaif)

World's 20 best airports

Zurich Airport (Photo: Flickr/Jon Rawlinson)

World's 20 best airports

Munich Airport (Photo: Flickr/JasonParris)

World's 20 best airports

Beijing Capital International Airport (Photo: Wikimedia/Vladimir Menkov)

World's 20 best airports

Amsterdam Schiphol Airport (Photo: Wikimedia/Shirley de Jong)

World's 20 best airports

Hong Kong International Airport (Photo: Flickr/charclam)

Singapore Changi Airport takes off with 4.8% more passengers

Incheon International Airport

Safest airlines

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Finnair Celebrates 85th Anniversary In Milan

MILAN, ITALY - SEPTEMBER 16: The Cabin Crew of Finnair wearing old style uniforms attend Finnair 85th Anniversary Celebration at Malpensa Airport on September 16, 2008 in Milan, Italy. (Photo by Vittorio Zunino Celotto/Getty Images)

New Zealand Prepares For "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" World Premiere

AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND - NOVEMBER 24: Air New Zealand unveils a 777-300 aircraft with imagery from The Hobbit ahead of the "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" world premiere at Auckland International Airport on November 24, 2012 in Auckland, New Zealand.The imagery depicts characters from the upcoming film and extends the full 73 metre length of the aircraft. (Photo by Phil Walter/Getty Images)

Cathay Pacific Airlines

HONG KONG ? APRIL 16: Cathay Pacific airplanes stand on the tarmac of Chek Lap Kok airport April 16, 2003 in Hong Kong, China. Cathay Pacific Airways have cut their flights as a result of flying around 60% less passengers due to the SARS virus. Cathay Pacific along with other airlines will start to measure departing passenger's temperature's starting from the 17th April, arriving passenger's temperatures will be checked in the coming days. The government today announced an increase of 36 patients to 1268 persons infected with (SARS). Total deaths have risen to 61. (Photo by Christian Keenan/Getty Images)

Emirates Launches Daily A380 Flights From Dubai To Munich

MUNICH, GERMANY - NOVEMBER 25: The Emirates Airbus A380 registration A6-EDP lands at Munich Airport Franz Joseph Strauss on November 25, 2011 in Munich, Germany. Emirates Airlines has launched a new daily A380 service from Dubai to Munich with its first flight today. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images)

World's 10 safest and unsafest airlines

An Airbus A 340 airplane from United Arab Emirates airline Etihad airways is seen with special Formula 1 and Abu Dhabi Grand Prix colors, as it prepares for take off at Paris Roissy Charles de Gaulle airport in Roissy-en-France, north of Paris on November 13, 2012. AFP PHOTO / ALEXANDER KLEIN

World's 10 safest and unsafest airlines

A passenger aircraft of Taiwan's EVA Airways takes off from Sungshan airport in Taipei on October 31, 2010 as the capital city and Tokyo open a new air service. AFP PHOTO/PATRICK LIN

An Airbus jet of TAP Portugal airlines takes off in Lisbon airport

An Airbus jet of TAP Portugal airlines takes off in Lisbon airport December 20, 2012. REUTERS/Rafael Marchante (PORTUGAL - Tags: TRANSPORT)

World's 10 safest and unsafest airlines

A China Eastern Airlines plane (background) lands as a China Hainan Airlines plane queues up to take off at the Beijing Capital International airport, 04 November 2006. China's biennial air show in Zhuhai closed this weekend with 15 deals signed, involving 98 aircraft and valued at an estimated three billion USD, state press reported 06 November. AFP PHOTO/GOH CHAI HIN

Tiger Airways Resumes Flights

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 12: People board a Virgin Australia aeroplane on August 12, 2011 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)

Activity in Heathrow Airport's Terminal 5

LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 21: The tail-fin of a British Airways Boeing 747 aircraft is seen through the window of an adjacent plane at Heathrow airport's Terminal 5 on February 21, 2012 in London, England. Heathrow is the UK's largest airport with 89 airlines serving 176 different destinations in 90 countries around the world; in 2010 it handled 65.7 million passengers on over 449,000 flights. (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)


Undated handout photo of the Airbus A340-600 sporting the logo and colors of South African Airways . AFP PHOTO -AIRBUS /PASCAL PAVANI/pp

First International Flight Leaves Thailand After Thai Government Dissol

BANGKOK, THAILAND -DECEMBER 03: Passengers exit Thai Airways flight from Phuket, the first to arrive after the end of the seige, lands at Suvarnabhumi International Airport on December 3, 2008 in Bangkok, Thailand. Yesterday, a court dissolved Thailand's top three ruling parties for electoral fraud, banned the prime minister from politics for five years and thus brought down a government that has faced months of protests. Deputy Prime Minister Chaowarat Chanveerakul will become the caretaker prime minister. The on-going political crisis during the holiday season stranded 300,000 foreign tourists, paralysing Thailand's lucrative tourist industry. (Photo by Chumsak Kanoknan/Getty Images)

The Worlds Busiest International Airport

LONDON - MAY 18: A Turkish Airlines aircraft taxis down the runway at London Heathrow Airport on May 18, 2006 in London, England. Heathrow consists of four passenger terminals and is responsible for around half a million takeoffs/landings and transporting around 65 million passengers every year. (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)


Pakistani workers off-load relief goods from a Saudia Arabian cargo plane destined for the worst earthquake hit areas of Pakistan administered Kashmir from Chaklala air base in Rawalpindi, 17 October 2005. Helicopters resumed relief operations to stranded and desperate earthquake survivors in the snow-dusted mountains of Pakistani Kashmir after a full day lost to bad weather. AFP PHOTO/ ASIF HASSAN

KOR: North Korean Asylum Seekers Fly Into South Korea

INCHEON, SOUTH KOREA - JULY 28 : North Korean refugees get off an Korean Air plane and move into buses after arriving at Incheon International Airport on July 28 2004 in Incheon, South Korea. More than 200 North Koreans arrived in South Korea today in the second mass influx of defectors from the Stalinist state in two days. It is the largest single group of North Korean defectors to arrive in South Korea for resettlement. (Photo by Kim Dong-Hoon/Getty Images)

Brazilian Airports To Get Makeover For 2014 World Cup

World's 10 safest and unsafest airlines

An Air India domestic flight takes off from Sardar Vallabhbhai International Airport in Ahmedabad on May 12, 2012. National carrier Air India fired 25 more striking pilots and cancelled 16 domestic flights, as a pilot walkout entered its fifth day. Pilots are protesting against former Indian Airlines pilots, who moved to Air India when the two state-run companies merged in 2007, being trained for new Boeing 787 Dreamliner airplanes. Some 200 pilots who worked for Air India, which was the international carrier, before it was merged with domestic carrier Indian Airlines are on strike. AFP PHOTO / Sam PANTHAKY