London City Airport among most scenic in world

If you're flying to any of these, make sure you get a window seat

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UK, England, London, Docklands, London City Airport at dusk

London's City Airport has made it into the world's top ten most scenic airports, according to a Forbes report.

The city's newest airport beat stiff competition from some of the most spectacular destinations in the world, including Cape Town Airport in South Africa.

Every year, private jet charter broker PrivateFly asks the public to vote for their favourite airport approaches. This year there were more than 2,000 votes, covering 147 airports, including Grand Canyon and Rio De Janeiro, neither of which reached the top ten.

In first place for 2015 was Queenstown Airport on New Zealand's South Island. PrivateFly chief executive Adam Twidell, a pilot, described the airport as idyllic .

"New Zealand's South Island has some of the most jawdropping natural scenery anywhere in the world and Queenstown Airport's landing offers the perfect airside introduction."

How many of your favourites made the top ten? Find out below. And if you're flying to any of these airports, make sure you get a window seat.

The world's most scenic airport approaches

The world's most scenic airport approaches


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