Robin Hood Doncaster Sheffield named best airport!
It takes a bit more than duty free and gaudy souvenirs to keep passengers happy these days, and with international airports such as Singapore Changi and South Korea's Incheon raising the bar all the time, how do our homegrown hubs compare?
The best airports in the world offer top notch customer service and facilities in award-winning buildings, featuring anything from fine dining restaurants, live music and casinos to spas, relaxing gardens and comfy napping spots.
Our trusty HolidayExtras.com globetrotters know what makes a good departure airport, and when rating their home airports they will no doubt be looking at facilities including shops, bars, restaurants and WiFi, as well as cleanliness, comfort and customer service.
The following key factors can also make the difference between loving and loathing for a UK airport: location, public transport links, signage, length of security and immigration procedures, and walking distance to the gates.
More than 100,000 customers voted in the Holiday Extras Customers' Awards 2012, with Robin Hood Doncaster Sheffield picking up the award for best airport in the UK.
The 2012 best airport shortlist