The Best Airports in the World 2019

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      The best airports in the world


      eDreams has collected approximately 80,000 reviews from last year's travelers to create the Best Airports in the World List. Variety and quality of restaurants, shopping facilities, airport service, and waiting areas are the main causes taken into consideration for reviewing the airports.

      Half of the best airports of last year stayed in the list, and we have five new ones. Discover the rankings of the best airports of 2019 and a quick overview of our study.

      The 10 Best Airports in the World


      Rank Airport Country Score
      1 Singapore Changi Airport (SIN) singapore flag Singapore 4,43
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      "I think the best airport I have ever been: clean, modern, avant-garde, amazing! Anonymous, Spain"
      2 Brisbane Airport (BNE) australia flag Brisbane, Australia 4,25
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      "Overall, I was very happy and everything went well! Miller, Australia"
      3 Zurich Airport (ZRH) switzerland flag Zurich, Switzerland 4,19
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      "Nothing to say about Zurich Airport. Everything is always impeccable: flights and service. Goreti, Lisboa"
      4 Munich Franz Josef Strauss Airport (MUC) Germany Flag Munich, Germany 4,17
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      "Munich Airport is one of the best I know: clean, services, shopping, etc... Christian, France"
      5 Istanbul Atatürk International Airport (IST) Turkey flag Istanbul, Turkey 4,13
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      "Excellent! Very good services. Cesar, Argentina"
      6 Stockholm Arlanda Airport (ARN) sweden Flag Stockholm, Sweden 4,13
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      "The best airport I have ever seen! Vesna, Croatia"
      7 London Heathrow Airport (LHR) UK flag London, United Kingdom 4,09
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      "It's very nice and beautiful! Moona, England"
      8 Bangkok Suvarnabhumi International Airport (BKK) Tailandia Flag Bangkok, Thailand 4,06
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      "Fabulous airport. One of the best I've used! Rossco, Australia"
      9 Hamburg Fuhlsbuttel Airport (HAM) Germany Flag Hamburg, Germany 4,02
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      "Good modern airport! Carlino, Italia"
      10 Tel Aviv Ben-Gurion International Airport (TLV) israel flag Tel Aviv, Israel 4,01
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      "A great airport! It is very clean, food and drink is not too expensive, shops available for every income, a lot of space to sit down, and free wifi and chargers. Calli, Germany"

      Winner for Best Airport in 2019 is... Singapore Airport! Two consecutive years winning the gold prize. Second and third place is for Brisbane and Zurich, respectively. Zurich and Istanbul managed to stay on the list, but each went down one ranking. On the other side, Munich and London improved compared to last year ranking; Munich went up one place and London, three standings.

      Five of the best airports are based in Europe and four in Asia. New airports that made the cut this year are Brisbane, Stockholm, Bangkok, Hamburg, and Tel Aviv. If you are staying long enough at the airport, it's important to choose one that satisfies your needs. This ranking can give you an idea to which airport you should visit when traveling to one of these countries either for their friendly staff, clean amenities, dining and shopping options, well organization, or easy access.




      Best Airports by Category



      Best Airports
      for Eating


      1. Singapore-Changi Airport
      2. Zurich Airport
      3. Munich Airport

      The first place in this category is for Singapore Airport for its rich cuisine. For the third consecutive year, the Zurich Airport is in the top 3 for its restaurants. This year, the airport of Munich in Germany made it to the list. A good plate of food and an extensive variety of restaurants is well received by passengers when they have to wait for a flight or when arriving from one.


      Best Airports
      for Shopping


      1. Singapore-Changi Airport
      2. Zurich Airport
      3. Munich Airport

      Same as last year! The airports of Singapore, Zurich, and Munich are the best for shopping. No matter what's the reason for your shopping, these airports are a good idea: either for windows shopping, buying a last minute gift or because you forgot something. For your next trip to these airports, don't forget to bring an extra budget to enjoy the stores.


      Best Airports
      for Waiting Areas


      1. Singapore-Changi Airport
      2. Zurich Airport
      3. Munich Airport

      Singapore and Zurich have made its way for this category for three years in a row! Munich Airport has joined to the best waiting rooms category. We know how disturbing is to wait for a flight or to sleep on an airport, but in these three airports you can forget about stressing and you can experience a pleasing wait. On top of that, this year regardless which category we are talking about, the same three airports appear. So if you are doubtful of your next trip destination, you got three great options here!

      Airport Fun Facts


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      Which is the biggest airport in the world?

      Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International has more people pass through each year than any other airport in the world.

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      Which is the best airport in North America?

      Vancouver Airport in Canada is ranked as the best airport in North America.

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      Which is the best airport to sleep in?

      Singapore Changi Airport is one of the best airports to sleep in, with its Transit Hotel, shower services, and many respite areas.

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      Airport with the strangest name

      Batman Airport in Turkey and Useless Loop Airport in Australia have the weirdest name.

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      Coincidence?

      You can travel on Finnair's flight 666 from Copenhagen to HEL (Helsinki Airport).

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      Oldest airport in the world

      The world's oldest airport is in USA: College Park Airport in Maryland since 1909.

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      The world's most dangerous airport

      The most dangerous airport in the world may be Juancho E. Yrausquin Airport on Saba island in the Caribbean. Its runway is reputed to be the shortest commercial strip in the world: only 1300ft long!

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