The annual poll conducted by PrivateFly came up with a list of airports considered to offer passengers spectacular views on approach, with votes being cast by travel experts and travel fans.

Queenstown Airport, which serves as a direct gateway to some of New Zealand’s most renowned scenery, topped the list as the voters’ favourite.  Other airports that made the Top 10 list included Las Vegas, Nice Cote D’Azur and Cape Town.

Bill Prince, deputy editor of GQ magazine and a member of the judging panel that put athe voting shortlist together, believes Queenstown Airport is a worthy winner as “a world class approach to a world class destination”.

PrivateFly’s Adam Twidell said, “New Zealand’s South Island has some of the most jawdropping natural scenery available anywhere in the world and Queenstown Airport’s landing offers the perfect airside introduction.”

Queenstown Airport chief executive Scott Paterson was thrilled with the accolade.“We’ve been in the Top 10 for the past few years so it’s very exciting to take out the number one spot, especially given the beauty of the other airport approaches worldwide,” he said. “The approach to Queenstown is truly spectacular and we’re delighted that so many travellers around the world think so too.”