World's Best Airports of the year 2019

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      The best airports in the world


      eDreams has compiled around 80.000 reviews from our 2018 travellers to create the Best Airports in the World List. Factors taken into consideration for this list were the variety and quality of waiting areas, airport services, shopping areas and restaurants.

      Fifty percent of last year's airports made the list while five new ones have been included. Discover the best airports of 2019 and find a quick overview of our study.

      Top 10 of the World's Best Airports


      Rank Airport Country Score
      1 Singapore Changi Airport (SIN) singapore flag Singapore 4,43
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      "Ultramodern, pleasant passenger service and committed to the tourism and hospitality industry." Edgardo, Argentina
      2 Brisbane Airport (BNE) australia flag Brisbane, Australia 4,25
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      "I think it is a very nice airport with plenty to see and enjoy waiting for your flight!" Shan, New Zealand
      3 Zurich Airport (ZRH) switzerland flag Zurich, Switzerland 4,19
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      "One of the best, top!" Sergio, Portugal
      4 Munich Franz Josef Strauss Airport (MUC) Germany Flag Munich, Germany 4,17
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      "The Munich airport is very comfortable. It is well indicated and offers for waiting the free W-Lan service for passengers." Tony, Spain
      5 Istanbul Atatürk International Airport (IST) Turkey flag Istanbul, Turkey 4,13
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      "Atatürk International is a huge airport equipped with very modern technology and very clean!" Sadife, Germany
      6 Stockholm Arlanda Airport (ARN) sweden Flag Stockholm, Sweden 4,13
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      "Everything was perfect!" Aleksandar, Serbia
      7 London Heathrow Airport (LHR) UK flag London, United Kingdom 4,09
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      "Wonderful airport!" Anis, UK
      8 Bangkok Suvarnabhumi International Airport (BKK) Tailandia Flag Bangkok, Thailand 4,06
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      "Love this place!" Phil, Australia
      9 Hamburg Fuhlsbuttel Airport (HAM) Germany Flag Hamburg, Germany 4,02
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      "Good airport. Easy parking. Manageable size of the terminals." Ralf, Germany
      10 Tel Aviv Ben-Gurion International Airport (TLV) israel flag Tel Aviv, Israel 4,01
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      "Ben-Gurion is awesome!" Zelmo, USA

      The Winner of Best Airport in 2019 is... Singapore Airport! For the second year in a row it claims the top spot. Brisbane and Zurich clinch second and third place, respectively. Zurich and Istanbul kept themselves on the list, but Zurich dropped a place in the ranking and Istanbul, two places. On the other hand, Munich and London improved on their 2018 performance; Munich going up a place and London jumping three places.

      New airports that made the list this year are Brisbane, Stockholm, Bangkok, Hamburg, and Tel Aviv. When staying for long periods of time at an airport, it's important to choose one that fulfills your needs. This list can you give an idea of the best airports, based on factors such as a variety of restaurants, friendliness of staff, cleanliness of amenities, shopping areas, good organization, or easy access.




      Best Airports by Category



      Best airports
      for eating


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

      The top listed in this category is for Singapore Airport thanks to its fine cuisine. For the third year running Zurich Airport has made the top three for its restaurants. In 2019, Munich Airport in Germany makes the list. A nice meal and a fine selection of restaurants is appreciated by passengers while they're waiting from a flight or have a connection.


      Best airports
      for shopping


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

      Just the same as last year, Singapore, Zurich, and Munich are the best ranked for shopping. Airports are a great idea for shopping; be it for last minute gifts, something for the trip ahead or even just window shopping. Make sure to put some budget aside for some shopping at the airport the next time you travel!


      Best airports
      for waiting areas


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

      Singapore and Zurich make the category for the third year running! Munich Airport joins the best waiting rooms category. We know how uncomfortable it can be to sleep or wait an airport, but at these airports you can relax and enjoy a stress-free time before your flights. Regardless of which category you value the most, this year the same airports have topped each list! So enjoy these three airports before flying to your next destination.

      Airport Fun Facts


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      Which is the biggest airport in the world?

      Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International, USA is the largest airport in the world as defined by the number of people passing through each year.

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      Which is the best UK airport?

      Heathrow Airport in London ranked as the best UK airport.

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      Which is the best airport to sleep in?

      The many respite areas, the Transit Hotel, and the shower services at Singapore Changi Airport make it one of the best airports to sleep in.

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      Airport with the strangest name

      Batman Airport in Turkey and Useless Loop Airport in Australia are the airports with the strangest name.

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      Coincidence?

      Finnair's flight 666 travels from Copenhagen to Helsinki, where the aiport code is HEL.

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      Oldest airport in the world

      College Park Airport in Maryland, USA has been operating since 1909, what makes it the World's oldest airport.

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      The world's most dangerous airport

      Juancho E. Yrausquin Airport on Saba island in the Caribbean may be the world's most dangerous airport with its runway only 400m long, reputed to be the shortest commercial air strip in the world!

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