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Best & Worst Airports of 2017

The airport guide, Sleeping in Airports has published its annual ranking of the best and worst airports per continent and in the world for 2017.

In the survey travellers were asked to rate airports in Europe based on their overall airport experience. They ranked their experience based on:

  • Comfort (Gate seating & availability of rest zones)
  • Services, facilities & things to do
  • Food options
  • Immigration/Security
  • Customer service
  • Cleanliness
  • Navigation and ease of transit
  • Sleepability

Sleeping in Airports summarizes the ranking ‘’We see some larger European travel hubs that continue to delight passengers with creative amenities and smooth processes. We’re also noticing an increase in the numbers and rankings of some smaller European airports.’’

The best European airports from the CEE region are in the Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia and Poland.

Lennart Meri Tallinn Airport in Estonia is the third best airport in Europe and the ninth best in the world.

Amsterdam Schiphol International Airport, Netherlands (AMS) is ranked 5 as the best in Europe. Wroclaw Copernicus Airport, Poland (WRO) is number 11, Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport, Hungary (BUD): 14, Warsaw Chopin Airport, Poland (WAW): 16, Prague Václav Havel Airport, Czech Republic (PRG): 25 and Riga International Airport, Latvia (RIX): 29. The winner is Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Finland (HEL)

The magazine has also published the list of worst airports. On the list of the worst airports in Europe there is only one airport from the CEE region, number 5: Cluj International Airport, Romania (CLJ)

The worst airport in Europe according to the magazine is Heraklion International Airport, Greece (HER) which is also chosen as the 4th worst in the world. On the list of 10 worst European airports there are four Greek airports, two German, one British, one Italian and one French.

See a complete list here: