These are the 15 best airports in the world

Consumer aviation website Skytrax has published its latest annual World Airport Awards and for the fifth consecutive year, Singapore's Changi International Airport took home the crown as the world's best airport. The facility serves as one of Southeast Asia's largest transit hubs and is a major cog in the city-state's bustling economy.

"Winning the Skytrax World's Best Airport Award for the fifth consecutive year is an immense encouragement to our 50,000-strong airport community at Changi Airport, every one of whom is passionate about delivering the most memorable airport experience to our passengers," Changi Airport Group CEO Lee Seow Hiang said in a statement. "This recognition affirms our service belief which we have held steadfast all these years - putting passengers at the heart of all we do."

The Skytrax annual rankings are based on the impressions of nearly 14 million flyers from 105 countries. More than 550 airports were included in the survey, which covers 39 service and performance parameters, including facility comfort, location of bathrooms, and the language skills of the airport staff.

Here's a closer look at the other airports that made it to the top of the prestigious Skytrax list: