Air travel is no longer a luxury commodity – on the contrary, it proves to be as indispensable to everyday life as medicine or telecommunications.
Apart from occupying a pivotal role in the social development, aviation also brings enormous benefits to modern economies by unlocking their potential for more profitable trade and tourism.
Without a shadow of a doubt it might be stated that airports form a particularly important part of a country‘s transport infrastructure on which its economy, trade and business depend. Evidently, airports enable and ensure the efficient movement of people and goods across vast distances, consequently strengthening ties between communities, regions, and countries as well as encouraging economic growth.
Due to these principle reasons, countries actively invest in their airports to maintain necessary quality and attract as many tourists as possible. However, not every airport matches the highest standards of service and deserves to be called “best“. Therefore, in order to find out which airports are definitely worth visiting for an unforgettable travel experience, they constantly are under the watchful eye of the companies that annually do rankings based on a wide range of assessment items.
The 2017 Awards were based on 13.82 million airport survey questionnaires completed by 105 different nationalities of airline customers during the survey period. The survey operated from July 2016 to February 2017, covering 550 airports worldwide and evaluating traveller experiences across different airport service and product key performance indicators – from check-in, arrivals, transfers, shopping, security and immigration through to departure at the gate.