PDX (again) lands Travel + Leisure top airport honor
Flying into PDX this summer? Youre landing at the No. 1 airport in the nation, according to readers of Travel + Leisure magazine.
Its the third year in a row that Portland International Airport has taken the top spot in Travel + Leisure's annual survey. This years survey found that PDX was user-friendly, open, airy and efficient.
This airport is truly an extension of the city, according to Travel + Leisure. You can order Middle Eastern fare from a Aybla Grill food cart and buy socks, bike helmets, and even yoga mats sporting the pattern found on the unforgettable carpet lining the terminals.
"We are excited and honored to receive this award," says Daren Griffin, Port of Portland director of Airport Operations. "This is a tribute to the entire PDX team that works hard every day to provide an outstanding customer experience. We try to think through the entire passenger experience and keep improving to provide seamless and enjoyable travel through the airport."
The top 10 best airports, according to Travel + Leisure magazine:
Portland International Airport
Indianapolis International Airport
Tampa International Airport
Austin-Bergstrom International Airport
Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport
Dallas Love Field
John Wayne Airport, Santa Ana, Calif.
Pittsburgh International Airport
Nashville International Airport
Portland International Jetport, Maine
The honor is part of Travel + Leisures annual Worlds Best Awards survey, which looked at all kinds of travel-related issues, like hotels, airlines, cities, islands, cruise lines and spas. Magazine readers voted for their favorites in nearly all those categories.
According to a news story by reporter Melanie Lieberman, PDXs annual score has climbed in the past couple of years. Even pilots and flight attendants love PDX, calling it easy to navigate and an enjoyable place to work, Lieberman wrote.