For the second year running, Vancouver International Airport has been named the best airport in North America in an international survey.

The annual World Airport Survey, performed by Skytrax, collected answers from more than 11 million questionnaires distributed to passengers around the world. Respondents rated each airport in 39 categories, including accessibility, cleanliness, friendliness of staff and shopping choices.

YVR was trailed by Cincinnati and Denver's airports in the continental awards, announced Wednesday.

Passengers also named the Fairmont Vancouver Airport as the best airport hotel on the continent, and YVR ranked second in staff service excellence.

Hong Kong International Airport won the 2011 award for airport of the year. Singapore's Changi Airport and South Korea's Incheon International Airport placed second and third. For full results, click here.

YVR has been named in the top three North American airports for the last four years, placing first in 2010, second in 2008 and third in 2009.