Ranking the World's Best Airports

Not all airports are created equal. As a gateway to new experiences, reunions and international business, an airport can dishearten the most experienced traveller. Exceptional airports work hard to make passengers feel relaxed whilst other airports can be a holiday nightmare.

Analysing a number of different data points, we've ranked the world's biggest airports.

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Quality of Restaurants & Food

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Access to Shops

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Number of Lounges

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Likelihood of On-time Flight

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Quality of Restaurants & Food
Access to Shops
Number of Lounges
Likelihood of On-time Flight
Airport Hotel Quality
Shortest Distance to City Centre
Cheapest Cost Parking
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Airport
Country

Google Reviews

Quality of Restaurants & Food

Access to Shops

Number of Lounges

Likelihood of On-time Flight

Airport Hotel Quality

Shortest Distance to City Centre

Cheapest Cost Parking

Total (AVG)

1
Sheremetyevo Alexander S. Pushkin Intl
Russia
5.24
6.14
0.65
7.37
10.00
7.06
5.57
10.00
6.50
2
Heathrow
England
5.71
8.64
1.85
10.00
6.11
7.36
6.10
5.89
6.46
3
Piarco Int
Trinidad and Tobago
5.71
7.63
10.00
0.53
6.69
6.47
6.68
7.85
6.45
4
Suvarnabhumi
Thailand
7.62
8.51
0.36
8.42
7.26
4.85
5.08
9.18
6.41
5
Copenhagen
Denmark
6.67
8.82
1.73
3.68
6.39
6.72
8.49
8.25
6.34
6
José María Córdova Int
Colombia
8.57
9.65
2.25
1.58
6.50
9.36
4.58
8.16
6.33
7
Adelaide Intl
Australia
7.14
7.06
1.51
1.58
7.86
8.09
9.13
8.11
6.31
8
Calgary Int
Canada
5.24
8.68
2.17
2.11
7.34
9.02
7.31
8.45
6.29
9
El Dorado Int
Colombia
8.57
9.34
1.17
2.63
5.37
7.57
7.91
7.69
6.28
10
Hamad Intl
Qatar
8.57
8.82
0.85
1.05
7.51
8.60
7.69
7.07
6.27
11
Sangster Int
Jamaica
5.24
9.30
3.23
2.11
7.00
4.81
9.03
9.16
6.24
12
Wellington Intl
New Zealand
7.14
7.46
1.02
2.11
7.42
8.13
8.80
7.61
6.21
13
Singapore Changi
Singapore
10.00
8.03
4.30
6.32
6.96
4.38
6.45
3.16
6.20
14
Shanghai Hongqiao Intl
China
6.19
9.87
1.77
3.16
8.18
4.68
7.46
8.19
6.19
15
Brasília–Presidente Juscelino Kubitschek Intl
Brazil
7.62
8.77
2.84
2.11
7.58
3.91
8.31
8.18
6.17
16
King Shaka Int
South Africa
8.10
7.24
2.48
1.05
7.96
8.51
4.99
8.77
6.14
17
Helsinki
Finland
7.62
8.77
1.28
1.58
6.92
7.36
7.03
8.55
6.14
18
Brisbane
Australia
5.24
8.60
1.12
2.11
7.53
8.09
7.63
8.47
6.10
19
O. R. Tambo Int
South Africa
7.14
8.51
0.62
3.16
7.14
5.87
6.88
9.33
6.08
20
Mariscal Sucre Int
Ecuador
7.62
8.46
1.56
1.58
8.21
8.26
4.51
8.47
6.08
21
Chhatrapati Shivaji Intl
India
9.05
9.69
0.41
3.16
5.76
1.74
8.89
9.71
6.05
22
Jorge Newbery
Argentina
6.67
6.32
0.49
0.53
7.33
9.23
8.75
9.11
6.05
23
Tenerife North
Spain
6.67
5.35
1.10
0.53
8.60
9.79
8.17
7.99
6.03
24
Indira Gandhi Intl
India
8.57
9.08
0.68
4.74
7.15
2.38
6.99
8.40
6.00
25
Don Mueang Int
Thailand
5.71
9.39
0.25
3.16
7.54
6.43
6.24
9.18
5.99
26
Christchurch Intl
New Zealand
6.67
4.43
1.11
1.58
7.87
9.40
8.43
8.03
5.94
27
Kuala Lumpur Intl
Malaysia
7.14
8.03
1.26
3.68
6.05
6.47
6.64
8.26
5.94
28
Jomo Kenyatta Int
Kenya
4.76
9.17
0.54
2.11
6.06
6.89
8.34
9.68
5.94
29
Adolfo Suárez Madrid–Barajas
Spain
6.19
7.59
1.30
3.16
7.10
6.64
7.11
8.35
5.93
30
Vancouver Int
Canada
7.14
7.19
2.47
3.16
6.66
5.15
8.02
7.40
5.90
31
McCarran Int
USA
6.67
7.41
1.24
2.63
6.63
6.81
8.11
7.62
5.89
32
Salgado Filho Int
Brazil
6.19
4.96
1.25
0.53
7.53
8.43
8.80
9.34
5.88
33
Comodoro Arturo Merino Benítez Int
Chile
5.24
5.57
1.23
5.26
7.44
7.40
7.28
7.30
5.84
34
Ministro Pistarini Int
Argentina
6.67
9.47
1.83
1.05
6.45
8.43
5.25
7.60
5.84
35
Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta Int
USA
6.19
7.37
0.62
5.79
7.33
4.85
7.96
6.50
5.83
36
Rio de Janeiro–Antonio Carlos Jobim Intl
Brazil
6.67
8.68
1.39
3.16
7.77
5.49
7.43
6.04
5.83
37
Congonhas-São Paulo
Brazil
6.67
7.32
0.29
0.53
7.42
7.19
8.48
8.62
5.82
38
Incheon Intl
South Korea
9.05
7.59
1.05
5.79
5.38
6.09
2.54
9.07
5.82
39
Haneda
Japan
8.57
8.03
0.21
2.11
8.91
5.74
6.39
6.51
5.81
40
Jeju Intl
South Korea
6.19
9.25
0.20
1.05
7.20
5.62
9.41
7.51
5.80
41
Palma de Mallorca
Spain
5.71
9.12
0.32
1.58
5.54
6.72
8.65
8.62
5.78
42
Tancredo Neves Int
Brazil
7.14
8.03
1.61
0.00
7.58
8.60
3.79
9.41
5.77
43
Leonardo da Vinci–Fiumicino
Italy
5.24
8.82
1.37
2.11
5.12
9.19
5.45
8.75
5.76
44
Dublin
Ireland
6.67
9.25
0.70
1.58
4.94
6.21
8.37
8.35
5.76
45
Kansai Intl
Japan
7.62
7.50
1.67
1.58
8.30
9.23
2.44
7.75
5.76
46
Athens Intl Eleftherios Venizelos
Greece
8.10
6.67
1.99
3.16
5.94
10.00
1.83
8.17
5.73
47
Frankfurt am Main
Germany
5.71
8.16
1.82
5.26
4.43
5.23
8.16
6.85
5.70
48
Punta Cana Int
Dominican Republic
5.24
6.97
1.62
1.05
7.20
5.70
10.00
7.71
5.69
49
Jorge Chávez Int
Peru
6.19
9.08
0.86
1.58
7.53
5.49
8.39
6.29
5.68
50
Hong Kong Intl
Hong Kong
8.57
8.38
2.08
3.68
4.60
7.96
5.25
4.72
5.66
51
Düsseldorf
Germany
4.76
6.80
1.33
1.58
5.15
7.87
8.80
8.68
5.62
52
Viracopos Int
Brazil
8.10
8.33
0.38
0.53
7.90
5.45
7.78
6.39
5.61
53
Barcelona–El Prat Josep Tarradellas
Spain
4.76
8.86
0.98
2.11
4.49
7.74
7.91
7.82
5.58
54
São Paulo–Guarulhos Int
Brazil
6.67
7.19
0.10
3.68
6.99
5.28
5.84
8.84
5.57
55
Auckland
New Zealand
5.24
8.38
1.57
2.11
5.39
5.83
6.80
9.13
5.56
56
Narita Intl
Japan
7.62
7.68
2.95
4.21
7.41
5.53
0.00
9.08
5.56
57
Chicago O'Hare Int
USA
4.76
7.46
0.55
5.26
6.32
6.55
5.89
7.63
5.55
58
Los Angeles Int
USA
4.29
7.50
0.48
6.32
7.03
4.64
6.79
7.18
5.53
59
Dubai Intl
UAE
8.57
9.52
0.17
4.21
5.41
4.21
7.98
3.98
5.51
60
Perth
Australia
2.86
5.35
0.85
2.63
7.84
9.23
7.66
7.67
5.51
61
Gold Coast
Australia
4.29
9.61
0.95
1.05
5.43
8.38
6.09
8.08
5.49
62
Amsterdam Schiphol
Netherlands
7.62
7.72
0.67
1.05
5.11
7.53
6.70
7.49
5.49
63
Zurich
Switzerland
8.57
9.56
2.16
2.63
4.79
4.85
8.25
3.04
5.48
64
Denver Int
USA
6.67
7.41
0.88
2.63
6.68
9.45
1.81
8.19
5.47
65
Dallas/Fort Worth Int
USA
5.24
7.59
0.85
4.74
6.24
6.43
5.01
7.62
5.47
66
Toronto Pearson Int
Canada
4.76
8.42
1.41
4.74
5.54
6.09
6.30
6.21
5.43
67
Charlotte Douglas Int
USA
3.81
8.29
0.40
1.58
6.91
5.53
8.48
8.47
5.43
68
Melbourne
Australia
3.81
8.20
0.81
3.16
6.15
6.34
6.39
8.47
5.42
69
Moscow Domodedovo
Russia
5.71
7.11
0.35
3.16
7.02
7.53
3.06
9.27
5.40
70
Taiwan Taoyuan Int
Taiwan
7.14
8.82
0.63
2.63
7.96
7.15
2.79
6.03
5.39
71
Gran Canaria
Spain
7.14
5.61
0.67
0.53
7.19
8.85
4.95
7.99
5.37
72
Cape Town Int
South Africa
7.14
8.46
1.81
1.05
8.01
3.06
7.18
6.25
5.37
73
Montréal–Pierre Elliott Trudeau Int
Canada
5.24
8.64
1.05
2.11
6.44
5.70
6.89
6.75
5.35
74
Shanghai Pudong Intl
China
4.29
9.39
3.47
4.74
7.96
0.89
2.98
8.81
5.32
75
Málaga–Costa del Sol
Spain
4.76
5.44
0.99
0.53
5.81
8.51
7.82
8.67
5.32
76
Lisbon Portela
Portugal
3.81
6.80
0.83
1.58
3.68
7.66
9.18
8.85
5.30
77
Canberra
Australia
5.71
5.26
0.46
1.05
7.56
6.51
8.86
6.78
5.27
78
Guangzhou Baiyun Intl
China
5.71
8.42
1.18
4.21
7.62
2.04
4.93
7.99
5.26
79
Vienna Int
Austria
6.67
7.37
1.65
1.58
5.00
6.89
7.18
5.77
5.26
80
San Francisco Int
USA
6.67
7.76
0.78
4.21
5.32
4.85
7.02
5.36
5.25
81
Munich
Germany
6.67
7.50
3.02
2.11
4.60
5.79
4.64
7.53
5.23
82
Manchester
England
0.95
8.51
1.25
3.16
4.60
7.06
8.49
7.66
5.21
83
Marrakesh Menara
Morocco
3.33
4.12
2.25
1.05
5.13
7.79
8.37
9.56
5.20
84
Sydney
Australia
3.81
7.68
1.65
3.16
5.97
5.40
8.63
5.21
5.19
85
Cairns
Australia
3.81
0.88
2.81
1.58
7.39
7.23
9.10
8.64
5.18
86
Seattle–Tacoma Int
USA
4.76
9.04
0.80
3.68
7.30
4.68
6.54
4.44
5.16
87
Sabiha Gökçen Intl
Turkey
5.24
7.24
0.40
1.05
7.68
7.62
3.18
8.86
5.16
88
Salvador-Deputado Luís Eduardo Magalhães Intl
Brazil
3.81
6.58
1.22
0.00
7.51
6.94
6.54
8.68
5.16
89
Gatwick
England
4.76
8.82
0.79
4.74
4.66
7.40
3.21
6.64
5.13
90
Stockholm Arlanda
Sweden
5.71
6.62
1.31
2.63
5.46
7.19
3.68
7.87
5.06
91
Tan Son Nhat Intl
Vietnam
4.76
9.56
0.00
1.58
3.73
4.85
8.87
7.02
5.05
92
Milan Malpensa
Italy
3.81
8.60
1.38
3.16
4.90
8.60
2.40
7.49
5.04
93
Paris Orly
France
3.81
8.90
0.80
1.05
5.33
4.60
7.34
8.03
4.98
94
Brussels
Belgium
5.24
7.85
1.09
1.05
3.46
4.81
7.95
8.18
4.95
95
Beijing Capital Intl
China
3.81
9.91
0.89
4.74
7.19
0.00
5.45
7.17
4.90
96
Ninoy Aquino Intl
Philippines
2.38
9.52
0.31
2.63
3.17
5.02
7.31
8.81
4.89
97
Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam Int
Mauritius
6.67
3.20
1.80
1.58
7.24
6.98
2.50
9.03
4.88
98
Soekarno–Hatta Intl
Indonesia
8.10
10.00
0.54
4.21
0.00
1.66
5.02
7.57
4.64
99
Cairo Int
Egypt
6.19
5.70
0.07
2.11
4.26
3.91
5.94
8.75
4.62
100
Oslo
Norway
6.67
7.63
0.37
0.53
6.80
6.17
2.44
5.88
4.56
101
Charles de Gaulle
France
3.33
6.54
1.44
3.68
4.10
5.45
5.22
6.13
4.49
102
John F. Kennedy Int
USA
5.24
5.83
1.76
6.32
6.94
3.06
5.71
0.00
4.36
103
Hangzhou Xiaoshan Intl
China
5.71
8.16
0.18
1.05
5.08
3.53
5.36
4.65
4.22
104
Berlin Tegel
Germany
0.00
6.01
0.50
1.58
4.81
6.00
8.36
4.12
3.92
105
London Stansted
England
0.00
8.86
0.51
0.53
2.59
7.28
1.32
7.35
3.56
106
Tenerife South
Spain
5.24
0.00
0.75
1.05
4.95
8.68
0.72
6.81
3.53
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Methodology

We collected data from the 30 largest airports for each continent. Any airports with missing data points were removed, this gave a total of 106 airports.

For each category, we sifted through the internet for the most recent and reputable data. Because these data sources were in a variety of different formats, min-max normalisation was used to standardise the data into a score between 0 and 10. The overall rankings are then determined by the airport's overall average score.

Google Reviews

Looks at the rating of each airport on Google Reviews.

Google

Quality of Restaurants & Food

The average user rating of up to 70 restaurants and food outlets that are within the airport.

Google

Access to Shops

The number of shops to the number of annual passengers.

ifly.com

Number of Lounges

The number of airport lounges across all terminals.

Sleeping in Airports

Likelihood of On-time Flight

Looks at the percentage of flights which took off within 15 minutes of departure time between June 2018 - May 2019.

Flight Stats Performance Reports

Airport Hotel Quality

Average rating of hotels within a 3-mile radius of the airport

Booking.com

Shortest Distance to City Centre

Looks at the distance (KM) from the airport to the city centre which the airport serves.

Google Maps

Cheapest Cost Parking

The cost of parking for one-week (01.08.19 - 07.08.19) collected from each official airport website.

Sources