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Helsinki ranks best airport in Europe this year

20 Oct 2017, 23:23 ( 20 Oct, 2017)

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Helsinki Airport. Photo Finavia.

The Helsinki Airport has been ranked as the best airport in Europe for 2017, according to a survey report conducted by The Guide to Sleeping in Airports based on votes of the travelers across the world.

Munich International Airport, Germany (MUC) secured second position among the top 30 airports in Europe in the report followed by Tallinn International Airport, Estonia (TLL), Zurich Kloten International Airport, Switzerland (ZRH),  Amsterdam Schiphol International Airport, Netherlands (AMS), Stockholm Arlanda Airport, Sweden (ARN), Copenhagen Kastrup Airport, Denmark (CPH), Dublin International Airport, Ireland (DUB), Porto Francisco Sá Carneiro Airport, Portugal (OPO) and Vienna International Airport, Austria (VIE).

The survey also ranked Heraklion International Airport, Greece (HER) as the worst airport in Europe followed by Rhodes International Airport, Greece (RHO), Paris Beauvais–Tillé, France (BVA),  Santorini National Airport, Greece (JTR), Cluj International Airport, Romania (CLJ), Rome Ciampino International Airport, Italy (CIA), London Luton Airport, United Kingdom (LTN), Chania International Airport, Greece, Greece (CHQ),  Berlin Schönefeld Airport, Germany (SXF) and Berlin Tegel Airport, Germany (TXL).

"The terminal is developing a reputation for being particularly calm, clean, and efficient. Multiple voters remarked on the speed of travel processes and the pleasant airport staff. The travel experience is further supported by a number of great amenities, including plenty of charging points, a few sleep pods, free Wi-Fi, and quick connections to the city", the Guide writes on their website.

The Guide asked travelers to rate airports in Europe based on their overall airport experience on their website. Travelers ranked their experience based on several factors: Comfort (Gate seating & availability of rest zones), Services, facilities & things to do, Food options, Immigration/Security, Customer service, Cleanliness, Navigation and ease of transit and Sleepability.

"This year, the airports voted onto the list of Best Airports in Europe highlight a range in traveller preferences. 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[…] seems there is some real competition for who can claim and hang onto the title of Best Airport in Europe!", The Guide commented on their website, according to a Finavia press release.

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