Best Airports of 2017 (Complete Lists)

Date: October 15, 2017

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Top 5 Best Airports in Africa

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  1. Cape Town International Airport, South Africa (CPT)
  2. Johannesburg O.R. Tambo International Airport, South Africa (JNB)
  3. Durban King Shaka, South Africa (DUR)
  4. Kigali International Airport, Rwanda (KGL)
  5. Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport, Mauritius (MRU)


We would have liked to include more airports, but frankly, based on the survey results and traveller comments we weren't convinced there were actually 10 airports worth being on a "Best Airports" list. You can help us with next year's survey, by rating the airports you visit throughout the year. The more responses we have, the easier it is for us to determine a larger list.

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Top 25 Best Airports in Asia

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  1. Singapore Changi International Airport, Singapore (SIN)
  2. Seoul Incheon International Airport, South Korea (ICN)
  3. Tokyo Haneda International Airport, Japan (HND)
  4. Hong Kong International Airport, Hong Kong (HKG)
  5. Tokyo Narita International Airport, Japan (NRT)
  6. Taipei Taoyuan International Airport, Taiwan (TPE)
  7. Bangkok Suvarnabhumi International Airport, Thailand (BKK)
  8. Mumbai Chatrapati Shivaji International Airport, India (BOM)
  9. New Delhi Indira Gandhi International Airport, India (DEL)
  10. Kuala Lumpur International Airport, Malaysia (KUL)
  11. Osaka Kansai International Airport, Japan (KIX)
  12. Iloilo International Airport, Philippines (ILO)
  13. Mactan–Cebu International Airport, Philippines (CEB)
  14. Hyderabad Rajiv Gandhi International Airport, India (HYD)
  15. Bangalore Bengaluru International Airport, India (BLR)
  16. Cochin International Airport, India (COK)
  17. Davao Francisco Bangoy International Airport, Philippines (DVO)
  18. Karachi Jinnah International Airport, Pakistan (KHI)
  19. Lahore Allama Iqbal International Airport, Pakistan (LHE)
  20. Brunei International Airport, Brunei (BWN)
  21. Trivandrum International Airport, India, (TRV)
  22. Clark International Airport, Philippines (CRK)
  23. Bali Ngurah Rai International Airport, Indonesia (DPS)
  24. Jakarta Soekarno–Hatta International Airport, Indonesia (CGK)
  25. Kolkata Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport, India (CCU)

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Top 10 Best Airports in the Middle East

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  1. Doha Hamad International Airport, Qatar (DOH)
  2. Dubai International Airport, United Arab Emirates (DXB)
  3. Amman Queen Alia International Airport, Jordan (AMM)
  4. Prince Mohammad bin Abdulaziz Airport (Medina), Saudi Arabia (MED)
  5. Tel Aviv Ben Gurion International Airport, Israel (TLV)
  6. Beirut–Rafic Hariri International Airport, Lebanon (BEY)
  7. Bahrain International Airport, Bahrain (BAH)
  8. Muscat International Airport, Oman (MCT)
  9. Abu Dhabi International Airport, United Arab Emirates (AUH)
  10. Tehran Imam Khomeini International Airport, Iran (IKA)

We would have liked to include more airports, but unfortunately, the region did not receive enough votes. You can help us with next year's survey, by rating the airports you visit throughout the year. Click here to start the 2018 Best & Worst Airports survey.

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Top 30 Best Airports in Europe

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  1. Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Finland (HEL)
  2. Munich International Airport, Germany (MUC)
  3. Tallinn International Airport, Estonia (TLL)
  4. Zurich Kloten International Airport, Switzerland (ZRH)
  5. Amsterdam Schiphol International Airport, Netherlands (AMS)
  6. Stockholm Arlanda Airport, Sweden (ARN)
  7. Copenhagen Kastrup Airport, Denmark (CPH)
  8. Dublin International Airport, Ireland (DUB)
  9. Porto Francisco Sá Carneiro Airport, Portugal (OPO)
  10. Vienna International Airport, Austria (VIE)
  11. Wroclaw Copernicus Airport, Poland (WRO)
  12. Oslo Gardermoen Airport, Norway (OSL)
  13. Brussels Zaventem Airport, Belgium (BRU)
  14. Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport, Hungary (BUD)
  15. Athens Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport, Greece (ATH)
  16. Warsaw Chopin Airport, Poland (WAW)
  17. Alicante–Elche Airport, Spain (ALC)
  18. Cork Airport, Ireland (ORK)
  19. Glasgow International Airport, United Kingdom (GLA)
  20. Málaga–Costa del Sol Airport, Spain (AGP)
  21. Düsseldorf Airport, Germany (DUS)
  22. Edinburgh Airport, United Kingdom (EDI)
  23. Milan–Malpensa Airport, Italy (MXP)
  24. Keflavík International Airport, Iceland (KEF)
  25. Prague Václav Havel Airport, Czech Republic (PRG)
  26. London Heathrow Airport, United Kingdom (LHR)
  27. Barcelona–El Prat Airport, Spain (BCN)
  28. Lisbon Portela Airport, Portugal (LIS)
  29. Riga International Airport, Latvia (RIX)
  30. Lyon-Saint-Exupéry Airport, France (LYS)


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Top 30 Best Airports in North America

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  1. Vancouver International Airport, Canada (YVR)
  2. Portland International Airport, USA (PDX)
  3. Tampa International Airport, USA (TPA)
  4. Minneapolis – St. Paul International Airport, USA (MSP)
  5. Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport, USA (DTW)
  6. Dallas-Fort Worth International, USA (DFW)
  7. Anchorage Ted Stevens International Airport, USA (ANC)
  8. Indianapolis International Airport, USA (IND)
  9. San Francisco International Airport, USA (SFO)
  10. Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, USA (PHX)
  11. Montréal–Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport, Canada (YUL)
  12. Denver International Airport, USA (DEN)
  13. Atlanta Hartsfield–Jackson International Airport, USA (ATL)
  14. Las Vegas McCarran International Airport, USA (LAS)
  15. Calgary International Airport, Canada (YYC)
  16. Houston George Bush Intercontinental Airport, USA (IAH)
  17. Orlando International Airport, USA (MCO)
  18. Seattle–Tacoma International Airport, USA (SEA)
  19. Washington Dulles International Airport, USA (IAD)
  20. Philadelphia International Airport, USA (PHL)
  21. Charlotte Douglas International Airport, USA (CLT)
  22. Nashville International Airport, USA (BNA)
  23. Ottawa Macdonald–Cartier International Airport, Canada (YOW)
  24. Cleveland Hopkins International Airport, USA (CLE)
  25. Salt Lake City International Airport, USA (SLC)
  26. Dallas Love Field, USA (DAL)
  27. Orange County John Wayne Airport, USA (SNA)
  28. Albuquerque International Sunport, USA (ABQ)
  29. Pittsburgh International Airport, USA (PIT)
  30. San Antonio International Airport, USA (SAT)


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Top 10 Best Airports in South & Central America

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  1. Guayaquil José Joaquín de Olmedo International Airport, Ecuador (GYE)
  2. Montevideo Carrasco International Airport, Uruguay (MVD)
  3. Bogota El Dorado International Airport, Colombia (BOG)
  4. Rio de Janeiro–Galeão International Airport, Brazil (GIG)
  5. Medellin José María Córdova International Airport, Colombia (MDE)
  6. Quito Mariscal Sucre International Airport, Ecuador (UIO)
  7. Buenos Aires Aeroparque Airport, Argentina (AEP)
  8. Lima Jorge Chávez International Airport, Peru (LIM)
  9. Buenos Aires Ezeiza Airport, Argentina (EZE)
  10. Panama City Tocumen International Airport, Panama (PTY)


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Top 5 Best Airports in the South Pacific

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  1. Adelaide Airport, Australia (ADL)
  2. Wellington International Airport, New Zealand (WLG)
  3. Auckland Airport, New Zealand (AKL)
  4. Brisbane Airport, Australia (BNE)
  5. Noumea La Tontouta International Airport, New Zaledonia (NOU)


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Top 10 Best Airports for Overall Experience

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Travellers used the airports on this list either as a final destination, a home airport or for a transit/layover stop.

  1. Singapore Changi International Airport, Singapore (SIN)
  2. Seoul Incheon International Airport, South Korea (ICN)
  3. Tokyo Haneda International Airport, Japan (HND)
  4. Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Finland (HEL)
  5. Hong Kong International Airport, Hong Kong (HKG)
  6. Vancouver International Airport, Canada (YVR)
  7. Tokyo Narita International Airport, Japan (NRT)
  8. Munich International Airport, Germany (MUC)
  9. Tallinn International Airport, Estonia (TLL)
  10. Zurich Kloten International Airport, Switzerland (ZRH)

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Top 25 Most Sleep Friendly Airports

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Ratings are based on "Sleepability" scores".

  1. Singapore Changi International Airport, Singapore (SIN)
  2. Seoul Incheon International Airport, South Korea (ICN)
  3. Tallinn International Airport, Estonia (TLL)
  4. Vancouver International Airport, Canada (YVR)
  5. Kuala Lumpur International Airport, Malaysia (KUL)
  6. Munich International Airport, Germany (MUC)
  7. Tokyo Haneda International Airport, Japan (HND)
  8. Hong Kong International Airport, Hong Kong (HKG)
  9. Rio de Janeiro–Galeão International Airport, Brazil (GIG)
  10. Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Finland (HEL)
  11. Amsterdam Schiphol International Airport, Netherlands (AMS)
  12. Tokyo Narita International Airport, Japan (NRT)
  13. Bangkok Suvarnabhumi International Airport, Thailand (BKK)
  14. Dubai International Airport, United Arab Emirates (DXB)
  15. Zurich Kloten International Airport, Switzerland (ZRH)
  16. New Delhi Indira Gandhi International Airport, India (DEL)
  17. Doha Hamad International Airport, Qatar (DOH)
  18. Porto Francisco Sá Carneiro Airport, Portugal (OPO)
  19. Minneapolis – St. Paul International Airport, USA (MSP)
  20. Taipei Taoyuan International Airport, Taiwan (TPE)
  21. Ho Chi Minh City Tan Son Nhat International Airport, Vietnam (SGN)
  22. Portland International Airport, USA (PDX)
  23. Vienna International Airport, Austria (VIE)
  24. Mumbai Chatrapati Shivaji International Airport, India (BOM)
  25. Montevideo Carrasco International Airport, Uruguay (MVD)

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Top 25 Best Airports for Layovers

Ratings are based on travellers who used the airport as a transit/layover stop.

  1. Singapore Changi International Airport, Singapore (SIN)
  2. Seoul Incheon International Airport, South Korea (ICN)
  3. Munich International Airport, Germany (MUC)
  4. Zurich Kloten International Airport, Switzerland (ZRH)
  5. Doha Hamad International Airport, Qatar (DOH)
  6. Vancouver International Airport, Canada (YVR)
  7. Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Finland (HEL)
  8. Hong Kong International Airport, Hong Kong (HKG)
  9. Amsterdam Schiphol International Airport, Netherlands (AMS)
  10. Dubai International Airport, United Arab Emirates (DXB)
  11. Tokyo Narita International Airport, Japan (NRT)
  12. Tallinn International Airport, Estonia (TLL)
  13. Taipei Taoyuan International Airport, Taiwan (TPE)
  14. New Delhi Indira Gandhi International Airport, India (DEL)
  15. Dallas-Fort Worth International, USA (DFW)
  16. Rio de Janeiro–Galeão International Airport, Brazil (GIG)
  17. Kuala Lumpur International Airport, Malaysia (KUL)
  18. Bangkok Suvarnabhumi International Airport, Thailand (BKK)
  19. Ho Chi Minh City Tan Son Nhat International Airport, Vietnam (SGN)
  20. Copenhagen Kastrup Airport, Denmark (CPH)
  21. Vienna International Airport, Austria (VIE)
  22. Hyderabad Rajiv Gandhi International Airport, India (HYD)
  23. Bogota El Dorado International Airport, Colombia (BOG)
  24. Oslo Gardermoen Airport, Norway (OSL)
  25. Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport, USA (DTW)

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