Premium Travelers Name Incheon International Top Airport Global Traveler Readers have Chosen the Airport as the Best in the World

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Global Traveler Announces Incheon as an award winner.

Global Traveler is pleased to announce that Seoul Incheon International Airport has won the GT Tested Award for Best Airport in the World. The airport was awarded this honor by Global Traveler readers who participated in a survey that ran in the magazine from February 2006 to August 2006.

Incheon International Airport will be recognized at an awards luncheon on January 23, 2007 at the Jumeirah Essex House in New York City. Francis X. Gallagher, publisher and CEO of Global Traveler, will honor the winners at the gala ceremony, accompanied by Cynthia Nixon, star of Sex and the City. Nixon will speak to attendees on behalf of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

"The awards luncheon is a celebration of the accomplishments of all our award winners," Gallagher said. "Our readers have recognized them as the cream of the crop; however, this luncheon also reminds all of us that it's time to give back. By benefiting the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, we have the opportunity to help and celebrate personal good fortune by helping those hindered by misfortune. However, I do want to congratulate all of our winners for their achievements in the world of travel and the work they do that puts them a step ahead of the competition."

"I am very pleased to hear that Incheon International Airport (IIAC) has been chosen as 'Best Airport in the World' by Global Traveler readers around the world. I strongly believe that this is the fruit of 50,000 airport employees who have made continuous efforts to offer the best travel experience for all the travelers visiting the airport. IIAC will continue to keep its leading position with a ceaseless improvement to customer service and a successful completion of the second phase of construction by 2008. Furthermore, IIAC will proactively implement its vision and long-term strategies planned for sustainable growth," said Kunhae Park, executive vice president of Incheon International Airport Corporation.

For a complete list of winners and to read the full awards article, visit

About the Survey

Global Traveler conducted the third annual survey of its readers from February 1, 2006 to August 31, 2006, with open-ended questions for the best in 42 categories of business and luxury travel. A total of 13,653 completed questionnaires were received. The questionnaires were made available as a six-page insert in subscriber copies of the magazine and online at the Global Traveler website Only those questionnaires where more than 50 percent of the questions were completed were counted; those answering fewer than 50 percent of the questions were discarded. Responses also were screened for duplication. Members of the travel industry and employees of FXExpress Publications were not allowed to participate.

Survey respondents spent a mean number of 61 nights last year on international business trips and 76 nights on domestic business trips. They took an average of 18 international flights and 21 domestic flights per person during that period. Of all respondents, 76 percent were male and 24 percent were female; average age was 45.

About Incheon International Airport

Designed to serve as the premier transportation hub of Northeast Asia, Incheon International Airport began operations in 2001. Conveniently located along both the North Pacific and Siberian air routes and within a 3½ hours flight of 50 cities with populations more than 1 million, Incheon International Airport is rapidly becoming one of East Asia's key airports. Built on reclaimed land, Incheon International Airport can operate 24/7 while causing very minimal noise pollution. Furthermore, ideal geographic conditions give the airport almost unlimited expandability and allow it to handle some 60 airlines with connections to 130 destinations around the globe. By 2010, Incheon International Airport will stand tall at the center of the world economy, a futuristic airport city offering a competitive mix of logistics, business and leisure amenities. More than just an airport, Incheon International Airport presents a vision for the future.

About Global Traveler

A business travel publication that takes into account the sophisticated lifestyle interests of today's executive travelers, Global Traveler is the publication of choice among seasoned business travelers. Circulated nationally, Global Traveler is the only ABC-audited American magazine for the international business traveler, with ABC paid circulation of 60,055. The magazine has increased its frequency to12 issues per year, effective with the January 2007 issue.


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