flightright, the consumer portal for air passenger compensation, has today released a round-up of the best and and worst airports to kill time in. Check out the best airports in the world in which to wait for a flight, below:
Changi Airport, Singapore
Changi seems almost more like a zoo than an airport. Travellers can relax between flights in the enchanted garden or butterfly garden, or even embark on a nature trail. Not to mention there is a rooftop swimming pool.
Koh Samui Airport, Thaliand
For passengers looking for some peace and quiet in the airport, they need look no further than Thailand’s leading airport. It may be small, but it is well known for its stylish design and relaxing departure lounge.
Incheon International Airport, South Korea
Looking for things to do at the airport? Incheon boasts an ice skating rink where travellers can amuse themselves for hours on end.
Hong Kong International Airport
Passengers travelling through Hong Kong may not even wish to leave the airport, owing to the extravagant attractions, which include a 4D extreme cinema and nine hole golf course.
Dubai International Airport
As one of the world’s busiest airports, the list of attractions on offer is seemingly endless. Notable features include a swimming pool, zen garden and a ‘snoozecube’ for sleep-deprived passengers.
Conversely the following airports don’t fare quite so well…
Ninoy Aquino International Airport, Manila
Passengers stopping off mid-journey in the Philippines have little to look forward to aside from overcrowded terminals, lack of air conditioning and reportedly filthy toilets.
Beauvais-Tille International Airport, Paris
Travellers probably won’t want to hang around this airport for too long, since it isn’t open 24 hours, but rather shuts down every night. It has also been likened to a bus terminal.
Luton Airport, London
Considering the queuing for hours, extortionate prices and security hassle, it is no surprise that Luton Airport has several times been voted as the worst UK airport.
Benazir Bhutto International Airport, Pakistan
Described by one passenger as a ‘central prison’, the Pakistani airport is known as being one of the most overcrowded. Rude security staff provide an added bonus.
Tashkent International Airport, Uzbekistan
Passengers visiting Tashkent reported shuttle bus drivers getting lost on the premises, long customs queues, multi-page forms to be filled in for both arrival and departure, and little concept of queueing.