O nline travel agency eDreams, that offers deals in regular and charter flights, low-cost airlines, hotels, car rental etc. has evaluated the 2016 reviews made by its customers to create the ranking about the best airports in the world. In total, more than 65,000 opinions were submitted by eDreams users and Helsinki-Vantaa in Finland was considered the best airport in the world. Helsinki-Vantaa, the airport of the Finnish capital, received this year the highest score thanks to the efficiency of security checks, the optimal cleaning standards and the top-notch services provided to the passengers.
Eight out of ten airports in the ranking are European, including new entries Frankfurt, Geneva and Dublin. Bangkok International Airport sits on a seventh spot followed by Tel Aviv Ben Gurion Airport. According to eDreams customers, this last airport is also the best one for doing shopping. Copenhagen and Zurich were also popular in terms of shopping. The best airports for eating are Dallas/Fort Worth Airport, Zurich Airport and Frankfurt in Germany. The last three also have the best waiting areas.
The online travel agency also managed to calculate which are the worst airports in the world and Berlin Schönefeld airport (SXF) tops the list, followed by London Luton Airport (LTN), New York LaGuardia Airport (LGA), New York J. F. Kennedy Airport (JFK), and Brussels South Charleroi Airport (CRL). Lima J. Chávez International airport (LIM) is listed sixth, followed by Rome Ciampino International airport (CIA) and Berlin Tegel airport (TXL). The top ten is completed by French airports Paris Charles De Gaulle airport (CDG) and Paris Orly airport (ORY).
On the Skytrax ranking, Lima´s Jorge Chávez International airport is ranked 49th. El Dorado, Colombia´s national Airport took over Lima as best operating airport on South American soil last year.
And speaking of travelling, global passenger traffic rose 9.6% in the first month of the year, the biggest increase in five years, driven by the 8% increase in the number of flights made by the airlines, according to IATA data. The volume of passengers transported in January at the international level increased by 9.3% compared to the same month of 2016, with growth in all regions of the world.
To see eDreams´ ranking of best and worst airports, click here