Top 50 Best Airports in the World
Curious to know which airports in the world deserve the title ‘the best’? It is easy to define which one is the largest, the busiest, the one with the biggest number of airlines, but being ‘the best’ sounds very subjective, so we decided to check what actual passengers have to say about this in order to present you top 50 best world’s airports.
How we did it?
Among different approaches of making the list of the world’s best airports, we decided to collect Google reviews and ratings of real customers as the main source of data to rank the airports. Our goal was to rank the airports according to the rating they had at the moment.
Data was collected within a week’s period, so the list includes:
- Airports which handle 1 million or more passengers
- Airports which have more than 1000 Google Reviews
In case two (or more) airports have the same rating, we considered the number of reviews in relation to the number of passengers the airports handled in the last year. Therefore, airport with higher percentage of reviews in relation to its number of passengers is ranked higher.
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Top 50 World Best Airports
For each qualified airport in the list, we’ve included an example of a review which describes it best. As a result of our data analysis, here is a list of top 50 best airports in the world for 2019.
50. Helsinki Vantaa Airport (HEL), Finland
Helsinki Airport is an international airport serving Helsinki, the capital city of Finland. With its two terminals, the airport handles around 20 million passengers per year, making it the fourth busiest airport in Nordic countries.
Passengers are satisfied with the efficient and quick security check and love the easy train connection to the city center of Helsinki.
“Nice and modern airport with not too long walking distances inside the terminals. Luggage delivery is fast and everything works! One of the best airports I’ve visited if not the best.”
49. Osaka Airport (KIX), Japan
Kansai International Airport serves Osaka and the area around. The airport consists of two terminals handling around 27 million passengers per year. It is among the busiest airports in Japan and among the 30 busiest in Asia.
Passengers discuss the low fares of certain airlines and a free shuttle bus connection as great advantages.
“Easily the best airport I’ve ever been to. Efficient, well designed and clean! Everyone is so helpful and organized.”
48. Porto Airport (OPO), Portugal
Francisco de Sá Carneiro Airport, as it is fully named, is an international airport serving the second-largest city in Portugal. It is among the 3 busiest airports in Portugal, with over 10 million passengers every year.
Passengers are mainly satisfied with the airport’s well-organized security and a great offer in duty-free shops.
“We didn’t expect the airport at Porto to be this big. Very modern facility, very organized, and clean. Finding our ways to our rental car was very easy. All in all a very good and pleasant experience.”
47. Nagoya Airport (NGO), Japan
Chubu Centrair International Airport serves Nagoya, the largest city in the Chubu region of Japan. The airport is among the 10 busiest in the country with around 12 million passengers per year.
Passengers love spending time at the observation deck at the airport. Besides that, they are generally satisfied with the efficiency, food and shop offer as well as a great access to public transport.
“A 5 star regional airport, made on an artificial island. A fun place for flying, shopping, eating and plane-spotting. Can easily hang around with kids at the airport. Good transportation and parking facilities.”
46. Bangkok Airport (BKK), Thailand
Suvarnabhumi Airport or simply Bangkok Airport is an international airport serving Bangkok, Thailand. Being the busiest airport of the country, it is also among the 20 busiest airports in the world and among the 15 busiest in Asia with over 60 million passengers annually.
Passengers are mostly discussing the immigration check, most of them stating it is a well-organized and fast process. Another thing that impresses the passengers is the amazing offer of duty-free shops.
“Amazing airport. Clean toilets. Good staff members and nice attitude. Chill inside. Food courts and other gadgets are available. Nice decorated counters.”
45. Brasília International Airport (BSB), Brazil
Fully named Brasília–Presidente Juscelino Kubitschek International Airport is the airport serving Brasilia, the capital city of Brazil. It is the only airport serving the city with around 16 million passengers per year.
The airport is considered modern, well-maintained and very clean.
“Great modern architecture, small and quick queues for check ins. Enough shops for a small airport.“
44. Quito Airport (UIO), Ecuador
Mariscal Sucre International Airport serves Quito, the capital of Ecuador. It is the busiest airport in Ecuador and among the busiest in South America. Every year, the airport handles nearly 5 million passengers.
The airport is considered very comfortable with great staff. Passengers mention the good English spoken by the staff as well as clean bathrooms.
“Very nice airport, very clean and easy to get around. People that work here are very nice and polite. Really good experience.”
43. Sultan Hasanuddin Airport (UPG), Indonesia
Sultan Hasanuddin Airport serves the city of Makassar, the capital of Indonesian province of South Sulawesi. It mainly serves flights to the eastern parts of Indonesia handling annually more than 10 million passengers with the number rapidly growing.
Passengers consider the airport very comfortable and love its food offer.
“Free wifi, lot of food merchants, have a very good mushola on waiting room, nice airport”
42. Malta International Airport (MLA), Malta
Malta International Airport is the only airport in Maltese archipelago. It is located next to the capital city of Valletta. Each year, the airport handles over 6 million passengers.
Passengers are very satisfied with the overall airport service, especially with the fast security check.
“Clean and well organised. Complimentary drinks and biscuits while you wait. Staff really friendly. Best airport I’ve ever been through.”
41. Bali Airport (DPS), Indonesia
Ngurah Rai International Airport or simply Bali Airport serves the city of Denpasar in Indonesia. It is among the busiest airports in Indonesia with around 23 million passengers handled each year.
Immigration check is mostly discussed and most passengers seem to be satisfied with it. Besides that, they are impressed with the airport’s unique design and architecture.
“Always smiled when I landed here, beautiful tidy and cleanest airport in Indonesia.”
40. Copernicus Airport Wroclaw (WRO), Poland
Copernicus Airport Wroclaw is an international airport serving the city of Wroclaw in Poland. The airport has one terminal and handles around 3 million passengers each year, making it one of the busiest Poland airports.
Passengers are satisfied with the organized and efficient security check. The airport itself tries to reply to most of the passenger’s reviews.
“Very nice airport. Extremely easy to get through security and board the plane. Highly recommended! :)”
39. Manau International Airport (MAO), Brazil
Also known as Eduardo Gomes International Airport, the airport serves the Manaus metropolitan area in Brazil. It is among the 5 busiest airports in the country with around 3 million passengers per year.
Passengers usually have general compliments for this airport liking its infrastructure and facilities.
“Very good infrastructure. Neat and tidy with helpful officials.The processing time is minimal and the staff are helpful.”
38. Lviv International Airport (LWO), Ukraine
Fully named Lviv Danylo Halytskyi International Airport is an airport serving Lviv Oblast in Ukraine. The airport has two terminals and handles around 1.5 million passengers every year, making it one of the busiest airports in Ukraine.
Passengers are satisfied with the overall services at the airport, especially its comfort. Many specifically praise the chocolate shop worth visiting.
“Never had an issue! So far doing a great job keeping it clean and organized! Good job! Keep it this way and more 5* will be added your way!”
37. Carriel Sur International Airport (CCP), Chile
Carriel Sur International Airport serves the city of Concepcion, Chile. The airport is among the largest ones in the country. Regarding the passenger traffic, it handles around a million passengers per year.
Passengers are mostly satisfied with the overall cleanliness of the airport. Also, they consider the airport as modern and easy to navigate.
“Super comfortable and easy access to boarding gate”
36. Dallas Love Field Airport (DAL), Texas, USA
Dallas Love Field Airport is an international airport serving Dallas in Texas, USA. With its main terminal and Legend terminal, the airport handles around 16 million passengers per year.
Most of the passengers are satisfied with the variety of restaurants and food options at restaurants. Security check is also mainly discussed and most passengers had a good experience.
“Quick to get through security, but they are thorough. everyone was very friendly, lots of decent food options in the terminal area”
35. Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT), Pennsylvania, USA
Formerly known as Greater Pittsburgh International Airport, this airport serves Pittsburgh in Pennsylvania, USA. The airport is among the top busiest in the state with almost 10 million passengers per year.
Passengers are mostly satisfied with the convenient and fast security check as well as with the good offer of restaurants.
“This may be in my top 3 of airports in the country. It is efficient in every way. I can’t find many faults with it.”
34. New Chitose Airport (CTS), Japan
New Chitose Airport is located on Hokkaido in Japan and it serves the Sapporo metropolitan area. The airport is among the 5 busiest airports in Japan with more than 20 million passengers each year.
Passengers are mainly impressed with the great offer of souvenirs at the airport and a great onsen. They often mention the food court with Asian cuisine.
“The airport is great and friendly staff, information centers on every corner and good restaurants, seats are everywhere to rest and have a map to guide you through the airport. Good and cool airport!”
33. John Wayne Airport (SNA), California, USA
John Wayne Airport serves the Orange County and the Greater Los Angeles area in California, USA. With its three terminals and around 10 million passengers per year, the airport is among the busiest in the Greater Los Angeles area.
Passengers are mostly discussing the security check, most of them being satisfied with how fast it is, as well as with the friendly staff working there. Many are also content with the car rental and traffic experience.
“Well laid out & easy to get around. Plenty of shops & food to occupy your time while waiting to board.”
32. Tampa International Airport (TPA), Florida, USA
Tampa International Airport is an airport serving Tampa Bay Area in Florida, USA. It is one of two airports in the country with flights to Cuba. The airport is among the 30 busiest airports in the USA with around 22 million passengers per year.
Passengers are very satisfied with the Security Department describing it as ‘professional’ and ‘organized’. Above all, passengers are impressed with the train connection to the car rental service and parking lots.
“Huge but incredibly easy to get around. Sometimes it feels like a compacted city because of amenities transportation. It is also clean”
31. Izmir Airport (ADB), Turkey
Named after the former Turkish prime minister, İzmir Adnan Menderes Airport is an international airport serving the city of Izmir in Turkey. The airport is among the 5 busiest airports in Turkey with approximately 12 million passengers per year.
Passengers are satisfied with the airport in general, but they tend to discuss several downsides such as cleanliness of the toilets and multiple security check procedure.
“Efficient passport control and fast luggage carousel facility – also loved the fact that Duty Free shop is located in arrivals hall as well as in Departures”
30. Indianapolis International Airport (IND), Indiana, USA
Indianapolis International Airport serves Indianapolis in Indiana state. Serving mostly flights across the USA, it is among the 50 busiest airports in the country with almost 10 million passengers every year.
Passengers are very satisfied with a quick security check and easy navigation through the airport. Some also mentioned that the airport contributed to making their travelling easier.
“Beautiful and efficient! One of the best and most organized airports in the country! Highly recommend for this great city!”
29. Monterrey International Airport (MTY), Mexico
Monterrey International Airport serves Monterrey, the capital of Mexican state of Nuevo Leon. The airport has three terminals and around 10 million passengers handled per year which places it among the top 5 busiest airports in Mexico.
Passengers are mostly impressed with the airport’s fast security check. The main downside seems to be the staff’s lack of knowledge of languages.
“Nice cosy airport, many places to eat, have a dessert, coffee or eat, usually organized and with good seating, clean restrooms”
28. Athens International Airport (ATH), Greece
Athens International Airport Eleftherios Venizelos is the main airport serving Athens, Greece. It is the largest among dozens of airports in Greece and among the 30 busiest in Europe with around 25 million passengers annually.
According to the passengers, the airport is well organized with smooth and efficient security check.
“A good airport. Signs are well marked. Easy to navigate to metro. Well organized. Clean. Lots of seating. Lots of shops and restaurants. Makes travelling so much less stressful”
27. Jakarta Airport (CGK), Indonesia
Soekarno–Hatta International Airport, SHIA or Soetta abbreviated, is an international airport serving the Jakarta metropolitan area on the island of Java, Indonesia. The airport is among the busiest airports in both Asia and the world with a number of passengers approaching 70 million each year.
Passengers are mostly discussing the airport’s toilets, they are satisfied with overall cleanliness, as well as the design and architecture of the airport. Still, the airport’s air conditioning seems to be a problem. The immigration check seems to be fast and satisfying.
“Very clean, and well organized. Most labels are written in English, Chinese, Arabic and Indonesian languages. One of the most modern and comfortable Airports.”
26. Viracopos International Airport (VCP), Brazil
Viracopos/Campinas International Airport serves the municipality of Campinas in Sao Paolo, Brazil. It is among the busiest airports in Brazil with nearly 10 million passengers per year.
Passengers are satisfied with the airport’s cleanliness, organization and the variety of facilities, as well as with the overall great service.
“Very clean and everything is well marked. Security was way too get through and there are lots of food and drink options.”
25. Surabaya Airport (SUB), Indonesia
Juanda International Airport is among the 5 busiest airports in Indonesia, serving the city Surabaya and Malang metropolitan area. It handles over 20 million passengers each year. The airport is often listed among the best airports in terms of service quality.
Many passengers praise the cleanliness and comfort of the airport and they seem to be satisfied with the ways of transportation to and from the airport.
“Great airport, every information can we get so easy about delayed etc. The atmosphere is good and the flowers are beautiful. The service is good.”
24. Recife International Airport (REC), Brazil
Fully named Recife/Guararapes–Gilberto Freyre International Airport, is the airport serving the city of Recife in Brazil. The airport handles around 8 million passengers per year and the number continues to grow.
According to passengers, the airport is comfortable and well organized. Still, passengers seem to be less satisfied with duty-free shops.
“One of the greatest airports I have ever seen. Nice staff, nice parking structure. Very organized place.”
23. Kolkata Airport (CCU), India
Fully named Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport, Kolkata Airport serves the Kolkata (or Calcutta) metropolitan area of the Indian state West Bengal. The airport is among 5 busiest airports in India handling more than 20 million passengers per year.
Passengers seem to be very satisfied with the food court offer, as well as the overall cleanliness of the airport. Many also admire the good infrastructure in general.
“The best airport I have ever seen. Very well maintained, nice and clean. Every facilities available in there. Every staff are cooperative and helping.”
22. Kochi Airport (COK), India
Cochin International Airport serves the city of Kochi, in the Indian state of Kerala. It consists of three terminals and is fully solar powered. The airport is the busiest one in the state of Kerala with around 10 million passengers per year.
As expected, the reviews show that passengers are delighted with the fact that the airport is fully solar powered and eco-friendly.
“The airport was very clean and well maintained. It was lovely to know that this airport is 100% powered by solar. Great initiative.”
21. Tokyo Haneda Airport (HND), Japan
Tokyo Haneda Airport or simply Haneda Airport is one of two airports serving the capital of Japan and its wider area. The airport is among the 5 busiest airports in Asia, as well as in the world, handling 85-90 million passengers every year.
Passengers are mostly satisfied with the fact that the airport is situated in the city center. A lot of them also praise the amazing observation deck.
“Haneda Airport is very nice. The customer service is superb and it is very clean and spacious. I would definitely recommend this airport if you are flying into Tokyo!”
20. Hong Kong International Airport (HKG), China
Hong Kong’s main airport is also referred to as Chek Lap Kok Airport because of its location on the island of the same name. The airport is among the 10 world’s busiest airports with around 75 million passengers annually, but also among the busiest airports by cargo traffic.
Passengers are mostly satisfied with the fast security check and friendly staff. They also love the relaxing and comfortable ambience of the airport.
“Super clean and well equipped. A lot of stores. One of the best airports I’ve ever been to.”
19. Portland International Airport (PDX), Oregon, USA
Portland International Airport is the largest airport in the state of Oregon, in the USA, often referred as PDX. With its two passenger terminals, the airport handles around 20 million passengers per year.
A good number of reviews points out the fast and efficient security. When it comes to interior, passengers are mostly impressed with the celebrity carpet and live music.
“My favorite airport ever. It has undergone major renovations. The carpet is the best. Easy to get in and out.”
18. Zürich Airport (ZRH), Switzerland
Zurich Airport, also known as Kloten Airport, is the largest among the airports in Switzerland, serving the city of Zurich and its canton. The airport has three terminals for both domestic and international flights. Regarding the traffic, the airport handles over 30 million passengers per year.
Passengers are mainly praising the train connections and the airport is in most cases described as ‘well organized’ and ‘very efficient’.
“One of the best and the cleanest airports I have ever been. Kind and polite ground staff. Well organized procedures from the customs until the boarding gates. Pricey shops.”
17. Bogota Airport (BOG), Colombia
El Dorado International Airport is the largest and busiest airport in Colombia, serving the city of Bogota. Consisting of two terminals, it is among the 5 busiest airports in Latin America with more than 30 million passengers handled per year.
In most cases, the reviews are describing the airport’s great organization and comfort.
“Excellent airport, Such a nice and well organized airport. Plenty of taxis and bus services available at curbside. Many wonderful shops and restaurants throughout the airport facility.”
16. Hamad International Airport (DOH), Qatar
Hamad International Airport replaced the former Doha Airport in 2014. Therefore, it is the only airport serving Qatar, located in the capital city of Doha. The airport has one terminal with plans for further expansions.
Passengers are mostly satisfied with the airport’s offer for long layovers. Also, most of them love the airport’s interior and exterior.
“An airport and a museum. Beautiful works of art and installations are available to see in different places. Great variety of food and cafe options. Great gifts and duty free. Love the atmosphere.”
15. Dubai International Airport (DXB), United Arab Emirates
Dubai International Airport is among 5 busiest airports in terms of total number of passengers in the world with around 90 million passengers handled per year. The airport serves the city of Dubai, United Arab Emirates and it is consists of 3 terminals. It covers a couple of hundred destinations, covering all six continents with more than 100 airlines.
Many reviews refer to the immigration check, usually stating it is a fast process. The airport resembles a shopping mall rather than an airport due to many facilities and duty-free shops with which the passengers are very impressed.
“Dubai international airport is the most amazing airport. No matter if your flight is delayed, the duty free is so huge that one can easily pass time seeing around the things.”
14. Medellin Airport (MDE), Colombia
José María Córdova International Airport, the second largest airport in Colombia is located in Rionegro. Also known as Medellin Airport, it handles above 8 million passengers per year. The airport hosts both domestic and international flights.
Passengers seem to have good impressions of airport’s cleanliness, especially the bathrooms.
“Clean, organized, good customer service, nice and warm people.”
13. Muscat International Airport (MCT), Oman
Formerly known as Seeb International Airport, Muscat International Airport serves Muscat, the capital city of the Sultanate of Oman. The airport has undergone recent expansion, now consisting of two terminals, serving both domestic and international flights to Europe, Asia and Africa.
Passengers seem to be very impressed with the airport’s interior. Still, the WiFi seems to be a downside as passengers are not being satisfied with the procedure of getting the WiFi password.
“Brilliant airport. Well designed and maintained. Seamless design for human interaction with infrastructure. Staff always respectful and approachable. Remember to have all your necessary Visa documents filled out prior to going through immigration.”
12. Guayaquil Airport (GYE), Ecuador
José Joaquín de Olmedo International Airport is considered the largest airport in Ecuador and among the busiest airports in the country. It serves the country’s second largest city, Guayaquil, and it handles over 4 million passengers per year.
Reviews are very diverse, complimenting different aspects, but mostly stating that the airport is very comfortable.
“Recently rebuilt. easy, simple, tidy, with a lot of light and different kinds of restaurants. Looks better than many airports in the US.”
11. Delhi Airport (DEL), India
Indira Gandhi International Airport, or simply Delhi Airport, is the busiest airport in India serving the city of New Delhi. With around 70 million passengers, it is among the 15 busiest airports in the world and among the 10 busiest in Asia. Currently, there are three passenger terminals with a plan of expansion in the future years.
Most top rated reviews are related to the airport’s infrastructure, as well as the impressive interior. Many passengers state the airport follows international standards.
“One of the best airports in the world. Lots of facilities and helpful staff. Security is well taken care of here along with the directions to different gates. Very well designed and ambiance is very classy.”
10. Medan Airport (KNO), Indonesia
Kualanamu International Airport is among the 5 busiest airports in Indonesia, serving the city of Medan. The airport handles more than 12 million passengers per year. Consisting of one terminal, it hosts both domestic and international flights.
Reviewers often describe the airport as comfortable. The same applies for the check-in procedure and the airport’s design.
“Very nice airport. Train connection to town for 100k. Bus on the right when you exit.Enjoy because after you’ll not have this level of quality…”
9. Afonso Pena International Airport (CWB), Brazil
Afonso Pena International Airport, also known as Curitiba Airport is an international airport serving the city of Curitiba, Brazil. The airport has one terminal and handles more than 6 million passengers per year.
Passengers describe the airport as organized and clean with kind staff and good food.
“Nice, cleanly airport that is easy to navigate. Their staff was kind enough to use a translator with me and find the singular employee that was fluent in English in order to answer my questions. Great experience!”
8. Hyderabad Airport (HYD), India
Rajiv Gandhi International Airport, also known as Hyderabad Airport, serves the city of Hyderabad, the capital of the Indian state of Telangana. It is among the 10 busiest airports in India. Hyderabad Airport has one passenger terminal and hosts both domestic and international flights.
Reviewers are impressed with the airport’s great infrastructure and maintenance, often stating that the airport satisfies the international standards. The airport company itself often replies to reviews, showing the interest in each customer’s opinion.
“The whole process of boarding a plane was made hassle-free by the airport security staff and the quick checking procedures. The overall cleanliness is appreciable. There is a lot of e-bus available to access the outskirts of the city of Hyderabad”
7. Ufa International Airport (UFA), Russia
Ufa International Airport is the main airport serving the capital city of the Russian state, Republic of Bashkortostan. It is among the 10 busiest airports in Russia with around 3 million passengers per year. The airport has two terminals, hosting both domestic and international flights.
The airport is often described as efficient, clean, comfortable with friendly staff.
“Newly renovated. Very clean and modern.it is easy to navigate through the airport terminal. Service is very efficient.”
6. Incheon International Airport (ICN), South Korea
Incheon International Airport is the largest airport in South Korea, serving the capital city Seoul. The airport is among the largest and busiest in the world, and it is often included on top of the lists of ‘the best’ airports in the world. Also, according to estimated time of departure and arrival, it is ranked among the fastest airports in the world.
Reviewers are mainly reflecting on immigration check with many great experiences.
“This airport is amazing. It’s calm and spacious and rarely a wait in any lines. It’s clean and functions as an airport should – fast and easy. Everyone I’ve talked to here has been kind and polite.”
5. Mumbai Airport (BOM), India
Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport, or simply Mumbai Airport, is the busiest airport in India, along with Delhi Airport, handling around 50 million passengers per year. It serves the Mumbai Metropolitan Area and consists of two terminals.
Passengers seem to be mostly impressed with the airport’s interior and infrastructure. A good number of reviews that give 5 stars have similar extensive descriptions of the airport which kind of makes us question the relevance of the reviews.
“Classy airport… one of the best airports across countries visited… very vibrant, facilities, shops, support, frequency of flights everything is at its peak. Best!!”
4. Tallinn Airport (TLL), Estonia
Tallinn Airport, also known as Lennart Meri Tallinn Airport is the largest airport in Estonia, serving the country’s capital. It consists of one passenger terminal with second passenger terminal being planned. Hosting both domestic and international flights, the airport handles around 3 million passengers per year.
The reviews are diverse but often pointing out how security check is fast and efficient. Others state that the airport is comfortable, and many see a tram connection and sleeping capsules as main benefits.
“One of the best airports in the world. Exactly how a small airport should be. Extremely modern, clean and efficient”
3. Bangalore Airport (BLR), India
Also known as Kempegowda International Airport, Bangalore Airport is an international airport serving the city of Bangalore or Bengaluru, the capital city of the Indian state Karnataka. It is among the busiest airports in India with more than 30 million passengers per year.
Passengers are mostly impressed with the airport’s infrastructure, the beautiful garden and cooperative staff.
“A beautiful and clean terminal. Very polite staff that are willing to help you out with your queries. Very good facilities in order to make sure that you enjoy your journey.”
2. Montevideo Airport (MVD), Uruguay
Fully named General Cesáreo L. Berisso International Airport is an international airport serving the capital city of Uruguay, Montevideo. It is currently the main and busiest airport serving the capital, with around 2 million passengers per year. It offers both domestic and international flights, mainly to Europe and the rest of America.
Reviews are often related to the airport’s impressive architecture and child-friendly facilities.
“This is a great little airport. It has some nice shops. Everything goes fast. From airline checking, security to customs. Bus line stop out front. McDonalds and restaurant to eat. This is how an airport should operate.”
1. Singapore Changi Airport (SIN), Singapore
Singapore Changi Airport, or simply Changi Airport, holds the title of ‘the world’s best airport’, which is no surprise since it is a number one on most airport rankings. It is an international airport located in Changi, eastern end of Singapore, with four terminals and the fifth one being planned. Changi is among the 10 busiest airports in Asia and currently among the 20 busiest in the world with more than 65 million passengers handled per year.
The reviews are mostly about Changi Airport’s impressive interior and a large number of facilities where passengers can spend their time.
“The best airport I have seen so far. You can easily spend a day at the airport sightseeing. Great shopping great food. Entertainment deck. Theater. Garden. Transit hotels. You name it they have it.”
Best airports in Africa
Contrary to the expectations, airports in Africa turned out to be a great surprise as many of them had a big number of reviews and fairly good ratings, especially when compared to some of the European airports.
|Cape Town Airport (South Africa) – 4.1 ★|
|Johannesburg Airport (South Africa) – 4.1 ★|
|Cairo Airport (Egypt) – 3.9 ★|
|Dar es Salaam Airport (Tanzania) – 3.7 ★|
|Nairobi Airport (Kenya) – 3.6 ★|
|Algiers Airport (Algeria) – 3.6 ★|
|Borg El Arab Airport (Egypt) – 3.5 ★|
|Lagos Airport (Nigeria) – 3.4 ★|
|Sharm El Sheikh Airport (Egypt) – 3.4 ★|
|Marrakesh Menara Airport (Morocco) – 3.3 ★|
|Tunis Carthage Airport (Tunisia) – 3.3 ★|
|Hurghada Airport (Egypt) – 3.1 ★|
|Addis Ababa Airport (Ethiopia) – 3.1 ★|
|Casablanca Airport (Morocco) – 2.9 ★|
Best airports in Asia
In line with the expectations, Airports in Asia not only had the biggest number of reviews, but also the best ratings.
Therefore, these airports qualified to the top 50 in the greatest number, with Indonesian airports, Indian airports and airports in Japan as leading ones.
|Singapore Changi Airport (Singapore) – 4.7 ★|
|Bangalore Airport (India) – 4.5 ★|
|Mumbai Airport (India) – 4.5 ★|
|Incheon Airport (South Korea) – 4.5 ★|
|Hyderabad Airport (India) – 4.4 ★|
|Medan Airport (Indonesia) – 4.4 ★|
|Delhi Airport (India) – 4.4 ★|
|Muscat Airport (Oman) – 4.4 ★|
|Dubai Airport (UAE) – 4.4 ★|
|Hamad Airport (Qatar) – 4.4 ★|
|Hong Kong Airport (China) – 4.4 ★|
|Tokyo Haneda Airport (Japan) – 4.4 ★|
|Kochi Airport (India) – 4.3 ★|
|Kolkata Airport (India) – 4.3 ★|
|Surabaya Airport (Indonesia) – 4.3 ★|
|Jakarta Airport (Indonesia) – 4.3 ★|
|Izmir Airport (Turkey) – 4.3 ★|
|New Chitose Airport (Japan) – 4.3 ★|
|Bali Airport (Indonesia) – 4.2 ★|
|Sultan Hasanuddin Airport (Indonesia) – 4.2 ★|
|Bangkok Airport (Thailand) – 4.2 ★|
|Nagoya Airport (Japan) – 4.2 ★|
|Osaka Airport (Japan) – 4.2 ★|
|Narita Airport (Japan) – 4.2 ★|
|Ankara Airport (Turkey) – 4.2 ★|
|Abu Dhabi Airport (UAE) – 4.1 ★|
|Tel Aviv Airport (Israel) – 4.1 ★|
|Kuala Lumpur Airport (Malaysia) – 4.1 ★|
|Taiwan Taoyuan Airport (Taiwan) – 4.1 ★|
|Gimpo Airport (South Korea) – 4.1 ★|
|Bahrain airport (Bahrain) – 4.0 ★|
|Ahmedabad Airport (India) – 4.0 ★|
|Riyadh Airport (Saudi Arabia) – 4.0 ★|
|Dammam Airport (Saudi Arabia) – 4.0 ★|
|Fukuoka Airport (Japan) – 4.0 ★|
|Madras Airport (India) – 3.9 ★|
|Dhaka Airport (Bangladesh) – 3.9 ★|
|Penang Airport (Malaysia) – 3.9 ★|
|Noi Bai Airport (Vietnam) – 3.9 ★|
|Antalya Airport (Turkey) – 3.9 ★|
|Okinawa Airport (Japan) – 3.9 ★|
|Osaka Airport (Japan) – 3.9 ★|
|Sharjah Airport (UAE) – 3.8 ★|
|Da Nang Airport (Vietnam) – 3.8 ★|
|Chiang Mai Airport (Thailand) – 3.8 ★|
|Kota Kinabalu Airport (Malaysia) – 3.8 ★|
|Guangzhou Baiyun Airport (China) – 3.8 ★|
|Sabiha Gökçen Airport (Turkey) – 3.7 ★|
|Don Mueang Airport (Thailand) – 3.7 ★|
|Ho Chi Minh City Airport (Vietnam) – 3.6 ★|
|Phuket Airport (Thailand) – 3.6 ★|
|Kuwait Airport (Kuwait) – 3.5 ★|
|Shanghai Pudong Airport (China) – 3.5 ★|
|Beijing Airport (China) – 3.5 ★|
|Kathmandu Airport (Nepal) – 3.4 ★|
|Cebu Airport (Philippines) – 3.4 ★|
|Jeddah Airport (Saudi Arabia) – 3.2 ★|
|Manila Airport (Philippines) – 3.2 ★|
Best airports in Australia
Surprisingly, although there is a good number of airports in Australia, only 4 of them had sufficient number of reviews to crack our list.
|Brisbane Airport – 3.7 ★|
|Melbourne Airport – 3.4 ★|
|Sydney Airport – 3.4 ★|
|Perth Airport – 3.2 ★|
Best airports in Europe
On the other hand, airports in smaller countries which don’t have that many passengers, impressed with the number of reviews and managed to get on the list (e.g. Croatian airports).
Best airports in North America
Despite the belief that the American airports are in the top world’s airports, according to our data, only a few of them managed to enter our list of 50 best airports.
Moreover, biggest known airports in USA ended on the bottom of our list of best airports in North America.
|Portland Airport (Oregon, USA) – 4.4 ★|
|Indianapolis Airport (Indiana, USA) – 4.3 ★|
|Tampa Airport (Florida, USA) – 4.3 ★|
|John Wayne Airport (California, USA) – 4.3 ★|
|Pittsburgh Airport (Pennsylvania, USA) – 4.3 ★|
|Dallas Love Field Airport (Texas, USA) – 4.3 ★|
|Vancouver Airport (Canada) – 4.1 ★|
|San Jose Airport (California, USA) – 4.1 ★|
|Raleigh Airport (North Carolina, USA) – 4.1 ★|
|Houston Hobby Airport (Texas, USA) – 4.1 ★|
|Detroit Airport (Michigan, USA) – 4.1 ★|
|San Antonio Airport (Texas, USA) – 4.0 ★|
|Sacramento Airport (California, USA) – 4.0 ★|
|Las Vegas Airport (Nevada, USA) – 4.0 ★|
|Baltimore Airport (Maryland, USA) – 4.0 ★|
|Nashville Airport (Tennessee, USA) – 4.0 ★|
|Salt Lake City Airport (Utah, USA) – 4.0 ★|
|Minneapolis Airport (Minnesota, USA) – 4.0 ★|
|San Francisco Airport (California, USA) – 3.9 ★|
|San Diego Airport (California, USA) – 3.9 ★|
|Reagan Airport (Washington DC, USA) – 3.9 ★|
|Denver Airport (Colorado, USA) – 3.9 ★|
|Phoenix Airport (Arizona, USA) – 3.9 ★|
|Dulles Airport (Washington DC, USA) – 3.8 ★|
|Austin Airport (Texas, USA) – 3.8 ★|
|Houston Airport (Texas, USA) – 3.8 ★|
|Boston Logan Airport (Maine, USA) – 3.8 ★|
|Atlanta Airport (Georgia, USA) – 3.8 ★|
|John F Kennedy Airport (New York, USA) – 3.7 ★|
|Montreal Airport (Canada) – 3.7 ★|
|Orlando Airport (Florida, USA) – 3.7 ★|
|Calgary Airport (Canada) – 3.7 ★|
|Chicago Midway Airport (Illinois, USA) – 3.7 ★|
|Dallas-Fort Worth Airport (Texas, USA) – 3.7 ★|
|Oakland Airport (California, USA) – 3.7 ★|
|Miami Airport (Florida, USA) – 3.6 ★|
|Toronto Pearson Airport (Canada) – 3.6 ★|
|Fort Lauderdale Airport (Florida, USA) – 3.6 ★|
|Seattle Airport (Washington, USA) – 3.6 ★|
|Los Angeles Airport (California, USA) – 3.5 ★|
|Chicago O’Hare Airport (Illinois, USA) – 3.5 ★|
|Honolulu Airport (Hawaii, USA) – 3.3 ★|
|Philadelphia Airport (Pennsylvania, USA) – 3.3 ★|
|Charlotte Airport (North Carolina, USA) – 3.3 ★|
|New Orleans Airport (Louisiana, USA) – 3.2 ★|
|Newark Airport (New Jersey, USA) – 3.0 ★|
|Kansas City Airport (Kansas, USA) – 3.0 ★|
|Laguardia Airport (New York, USA) – 2.7 ★|
Best airports in South America
Airports in South America ended up with a quite good number of reviews and high ratings. Brazilian airports are dominating the list with impressive 18 airports included.
|Montevideo Airport (Uruguay) – 4.6 ★|
|Afonso Pena Airport (Brazil) – 4.4 ★|
|Guayaquil Airport (Ecuador) – 4.4 ★|
|Medellin Airport (Colombia) – 4.4 ★|
|Bogota Airport (Colombia) – 4.4 ★|
|Recife Airport (Brazil) – 4.3 ★|
|Viracopos Airport (Brazil) – 4.3 ★|
|Monterrey Airport (Mexico) – 4.3 ★|
|Carriel Sur Airport (Chile) – 4.2 ★|
|Manau Airport (Brazil) – 4.2 ★|
|Quito Airport (Ecuador) – 4.2 ★|
|Brasília Airport (Brazil) – 4.2 ★|
|Belo Horizonte Airport (Brazil) – 4.2 ★|
|El Tepual Airport (Chile) – 4.1 ★|
|Belem Airport (Brazil) – 4.1 ★|
|Santos Dumont Airport (Brazil) – 4.1 ★|
|Buenos Aires Airport (Argentina) – 4.1 ★|
|Tijuana Airport (Mexico) – 4.1 ★|
|Cartagena Airport (Colombia) – 4.1 ★|
|Ezeiza Airport (Argentina) – 4.0 ★|
|Cordoba Airport (Argentina) – 4.0 ★|
|Rio de Janeiro-Galeão Airport (Brazil) – 4.0 ★|
|São Paulo-Guarulhos Airport (Brazil) – 4.0 ★|
|São Paulo-Congonhas Airport (Brazil) – 4.0 ★|
|Guadalajara Airport (Mexico) – 4.0 ★|
|Mexico City Airport (Mexico) – 3.9 ★|
|Porto Alegre Airport (Brazil) – 3.8 ★|
|Fortaleza Airport (Brazil) – 3.8 ★|
|Lima Airport (Peru) – 3.8 ★|
|Punta Cana Airport (Dominican Rep.) – 3.7 ★|
|Santiago Airport (Chile) – 3.7 ★|
|Vitoria Airport (Brazil) – 3.6 ★|
|Cancún Airport (Mexico) – 3.6 ★|
|Goiânia Airport (Brazil) – 3.5 ★|
|Florianópolis Airport (Brazil) – 3.5 ★|
|Salvador Airport (Brazil) – 3.4 ★|
|Greater Natal Airport (Brazil) – 3.4 ★|
|Panama City Airport (Panama) – 3.2 ★|