eDreams has just published the ranking of the Best Airports in the World 2013, a study based on thousands of customer opinions collected over the past year. At each airport users evaluated several aspects such as services offered, the variety of shops, restaurants, bars, and waiting lounges.
Asian Airports, the Best in the World
Although the top three positions are held by Asian airports, Narita International in Tokyo, Singapore’s Changi Airport and Suvarnabhumi in Bangkok, for the first time since 2010, two European airports have crept into the top five: Germany’s Hamburg Airport and Sweden’s Stockholm-Arlanda Airport.
In fact, Germany has another highly valued airport for travelers, the Munich Airport, which appears in seventh place, behind Hong Kong International Airport. Finishing off the top 10 ranking are Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (8th), Dubai International Airport (9th) and Helsinki-Vantaa Airport (10th).
Factors such as the attention to passengers, efficient and quick baggage claim, availability of waiting lounges and the selection of eating establishments and shops are crucial elements to meet the needs of travelers and be named one of the best airports in the world.
The Best European airports for Bars & Restaurants, Shopping and Waiting Lounges
Although there are no European airports that come in first for any of these categories, there is a dominant European presence in each of them. For Bars & Restaurants, the Hamburg, Munich and Amsterdam airports mentioned above make the list of top 10 best airports in the world to eat. Other European airports included in this list are the UK’s London Heathrow, Denmark’s Copenhagen Airport and Ireland’s Dublin Airport.
As for the best airports for shopping, the positive opinion of eDreams travelers added Zurich Airport to the ranking. Zurich Airport is the busiest airport in Switzerland, and it also offers a large variety of duty-free shops, restaurants and even child care and a chapel.
The most European dominated category is that of Waiting Lounges, where seven out of the top ten airports chosen by eDreams travelers are from the Old Continent: Hamburg Airport, Dublin International Airport, Munich Airport, Vienna Airport, Zurich Airport, Amsterdam Airport Schiphol and London Heathrow.
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